Off the grid living

Mariamaria87

Junior Member
What are the Internet options for semi off the grid living? We want to get away from it all; however, the internet is needed for part-time work/school
 

brokenwave

Well Known Member
Satellite Internet called Vis Sat, I believe. Star Link in a few years.
You will need a generator/Solar system for long term stays. .

We built in Cholla before electric went in, 2-3 day stays were OK just running a small generator for minimal power needs.
After trying to stay for 7-10 days at a time, we realized more power was necessary to really have comforts like using fans and lights.
After laptops/Internet came about more power is needed.

Finally when power came into Cholla we could run A/C which is necessary in July-mid Oct,
unless you enjoy sleeping with night temps 85-90 with humidity levels at 75-80%. I sure can't sleep with those conditions.

When the ocean temps are 88-90, a cool breeze off the ocean is fiction.
 

richwi

Well Known Member
The internet satellite company is Viasat. I had it for awhile. It’s relatively expensive. Star link isn’t available here yet.
 

Old55

Well Known Member
You will roast in the summer… in my area ( Santo Tomas) you get service from a antennesystem.I would suggest looking into renting a house in Ejido Alvaro Obregon 6 miles inland from Santo Tomas …be super cheap and have a beer store with a town full of people that actually tolerate Americans …helpful friendly and kind
 

CheddarBob

Well Known Member
You will roast in the summer… in my area ( Santo Tomas) you get service from a antennesystem.I would suggest looking into renting a house in Ejido Alvaro Obregon 6 miles inland from Santo Tomas …be super cheap and have a beer store with a town full of people that actually tolerate Americans …helpful friendly and kind
Gives a whole new meaning to sveaty nuts.
 

Mexico Joe

Cholla Bay 4 Life
You will roast in the summer… in my area ( Santo Tomas) you get service from a antennesystem.I would suggest looking into renting a house in Ejido Alvaro Obregon 6 miles inland from Santo Tomas …be super cheap and have a beer store with a town full of people that actually tolerate Americans …helpful friendly and kind
What's the beach access ramp looking like these days down in ST? Still able to get a vehicle down that thing?
 

Old55

Well Known Member
He has that bronco with the big tires…really big but your new boat would be better in Lobos where we launched your kayak that time….woody would launch you and there are a couple of good places to rent there these days
 

corndog

Junior Member
What are the Internet options for semi off the grid living? We want to get away from it all; however, the internet is needed for part-time work/school
Mariamaria87, If you have access to a cell tower, Telcel has 4 plans, cost betwen $ 299 & $499 per month (pesos) We have the 125gb with speeds to 50 mbps.. it says unlimited but they mention they will slow the speed down if you use over the specified amount of gb's.. however they never have..ours works without any interruptions.. the 125 gb plan is not for some reason on the first page, if you browse the site you will find it. It' an inexpensive option that actually works good. https://www.telcel.com/personas/telefonia/planes-de-renta/tarifas-y-opciones/internet-en-tu-casa If Telmex or any other internet is available they probably won't sell you the plan.. P.S. if they do slow the speed, the cost to speed it back up is $100 pesos per 25 extra gb's..
 
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