Best carrier/hotspot for Caltrain

Mar 24, 2018 6 Comments

Need to commute from Southbay to SOMA and want to be able to work on the train. Any recommendations for which carrier works best along that route (have the iPhone 8)? Verizon store offered me the standalone router as a $20/month add on. Do people use those?


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TOP 6 Comments
  • Amazon tNJN12
    T-Mobile unlimited. Done. Good enough.
    Mar 24, 2018 1
    • Google Craptaker
      T-Mobile gets awful reception. I have it and wish I didn’t. I have a work phone on Verizon and I always use that to hot spot on the train, never my personal phone.
      Mar 24, 2018
  • Apple quintana
    Thanks all! Guess it’s a straight shot between ATT and Verizon.
    Mar 25, 2018 0
  • I use AT&T hotspots.

    Does not work very well on bullet trains (too fast). But otherwise works when not underground or under an overpass.
    Mar 24, 2018 0
  • Pinterest 82mwqp3x
    I’ve tried both AT&T and Verizon multiple times over the past few years on Caltrain. AT&T beats Verizon hands down for Caltrain. I use Verizon for my personal cell plan for the coverage, but I have a prepaid AT&T hotspot plan because it is that much better.
    Mar 24, 2018 0
  • Amazon Methane
    I used both Verizon and Sprint as that's what my company carried. Verizon was better. You will get bad reception near South SF with the tunnels etc
    Mar 24, 2018 0


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