Max HD2 Mini with two US carriers - reliability?


#1

Hi,

The background:
We are debating whether to invest in an HD2 Mini, deployed with a Verizon and an AT&T LTE card.

A Balance 30LTE has worked reasonably well with one SIM card (occasionally flaky connectivity) but a Balance 30 we have deployed with a Verizon U620L USB modem has been unusable - the B30 locks up after a while.

The question:
For those of you with an HD2 mini with two simultaneously used SIM cards, what have your reliability and speed experiences been?


#2

we use almost exclusively the MAX series with duel SIM cards. half of our deployed units are US/ EU and those work great as the yachts cross into the Carib. switch over is (for the most part) seamless. where I run into the most trouble is when a well meaning mate confuses the card slots or the guests haul boogies thru data and it runs out.

the US/US MAX does really well for dependable service. what seems to work the best is 2 dif carriers ie AT&T and T-Mobile. most of my clients will do an “account” with “pre-paid” as far as speeds you couldn’t tell the difference if they are running 1 5G card or 2. what happens 90% of the time is that the pre-paid runs out or hits its “throttle” then when the speeds drop it does put a lag on the account side.

hope this helps


#3

We ended up with a MAX Transit Duo. So far, so well (though it has not really been stress-tested). The ability to optimize the trade off between AT&T (inexpensive, slow) and Verizon (fast, expensive) is delightful.