Shakespeare’s WebWatch internet hotspot is designed to let coastal and inland boaters forgo satellite antennas and data plans.
WebWatch serves a Wi-Fi hotspot and high-definition TV antenna, with online access for as many as 32 devices. Speeds can reach 4G from nearby Wi-Fi signals or cellular signals with a data-only AT&T SIM card. On mobile, WebWatch can achieve 3G speeds using GSM-based networks from T-Mobile, Cricket and more.
At all speeds, the technology automatically switches from receiving cell signals to using Wi-Fi hotspots, based on signal strength. This method, according to Shakespeare, saves money on data charges and provides uninterrupted connectivity.
The WCT-1 version of WebWatch has a built-in HDTV antenna, providing access to free local TV network programming.
Pricing: WebWatch WCT-1 costs $899; WebWatch WC-1 without HDTV is $699. Through March, Shakespeare dealers are offering $100 off last year’s prices on the WC-1 model.
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