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New Tech Connect+ Benefit!

FMCA Tech Connect+ is a benefit package that brings technology offers to FMCA members. Offers include tech product discounts and mobile data plans.

What do you get? For just $49.99 monthly, you’ll have access to a Sprint mobile hotspot data plan, plus discounts on WiFi extenders and products. With Sprint, you’ll get full, un-throttled and uncapped 3G and 4G LTE speed.

To take advantage of this benefit, your FMCA membership dues must be active for at least one year. And stay tuned – we plan to offer more discounts to this benefit package!

Why not take part in a benefit package that keeps you connected at a lower cost?

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Read Member F470953 GAIL RUSSELL's Review of the Tech Connect+ Sprint MIFI Plan Below:

Signed up for FMCA Tech Connect+ and taking advantage of the Sprint Unlimited Hotspot Plan

I would say I started with Hotspot Authorization at 11:30AM, it is now 8PM and my Hotspot Battery is at 32%.

I am very pleased with both the Franklin R-910 Hotspot and the Sprint unlimited data plan. Everything is working flawlessly. I am in a rural area, 30 miles from the nearest city (Buffalo, NY) and I have had enough signal strength to do everything I wanted to do on my computers & tablets and ereaders, fast & flawlessly.

I found the Hotspot intuitive to use and easy to operate. I even liked the way it felt with its rubber armour coating! After 8-1/2 hours of continuous running, the Hotspot feels cool to the touch all over. If I had to tell one Hotspot fault, it would be the display screen font type is very small, making it hard to read.

Tomorrow I will play around with more of my WiFi capable devices and let you know what I think. The unlimited data plan is just great to have! No more running to public hotspots for me like when my old data plan was getting near its limit. I am in Computer Nerd Heaven!

Gail Russell
F470953

New FMCA Verizon Benefit!

FMCA has a new Verizon MIFI Member Benefit! CLICK HERE to learn more.

Perry Registration Is Open!

Finally, registration for FMCA’s 97th International Convention and RV Expo, scheduled for March 15 through 18, 2018, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter is open. Click Here to register.

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Hi, Jim and Chris.

I just read "Internet by data card for motorhomers" and found it very informative.

I have been full-timing now for two years and use "free" Wi-Fi or sometimes buy a week or a month of Tengo.

At FMCA’s Bowling Green convention, the guy at the Verizon booth was telling me that using Wi-Fi for banking is very risky, easy to hack, and that his air card is much safer. I don't fully trust anybody selling something to give straight skinny.

I have a Windows firewall turned on and use AVG antivirus. 

What is your attitude toward security on general Wi-Fi connections and ID theft?

Thank you.

Bill Elsenpeter, F399509

Bill,
 
This is one of the most frequent questions we get. There is a lot of misinformation out there. We regularly use Wi-Fi for financial transactions. We are careful.
 
Banking is not a bigger risk on Wi-Fi than connecting any other way.  Your bank handles the security using SSL encryption from your computer through the local Wi-Fi Network, through the Internet to the bank AND back. If someone was “sniffing” at the hotspot, all they would see is gibberish. That encryption has never been compromised.

Make sure you are on a secure Web site for transactions. You will see “http:” in the address bar and you will see a lock icon on the browser.  Sometimes the whole address line will be green.
 
Now, IF your computer is already infected with a Trojan or keylogger, you have a problem regardless of how you connect.  Keep your computer up-to-date and protected with a personal firewall and antivirus and anti spyware programs.  There are good, free utilities for that.
 
Connect only to legitimate hotspots. We have heard of "Man in the middle" fake hotspots. Those usually happen in airports and high-volume business locations, but I’ve never heard of one in RV parks.
 
Internet Security is an issue not to be taken lightly. There are crooks in this world. It is up to you to maintain a secure computer. Stay informed. If you suspect a problem, contact your bank by phone.

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