This might be a very stupid question, but I've looked over the FAQs and am still wondering. We travel in the US (Oregon to Florida), Mexico (Baja and the Mainland) and hope to get to Canada next summer. Will a tripod work for all those countries? I've read that SatMex5 (which is what we'd use for the US and Mexico) will not work in Canada.
Is the only way to get connectivity in Canada and Mexico to get a MotoSat (roof mount)?
harvestmoon: The issue is not tripod vs. DataStorm, the issue is the footprint of the satellite you are assigned to, and whether you need to change satellite assignments. To take a look at the satellites' footprints, here is a link to a page in our Glossary section. It appears that "automatic roof mount" users have an easier time switching satellites because we are dealing with VAR's who may charge us $50 to change satellites. Tripod users, dealing directly with Direcway, have a more difficult, if not impossible, time trying to get assigned to a different satellite. If you can find a satellite whose footprint will cover the area you are planning to travel in, then you would not face the issue of changing satellites, and a tripod will work just fine.
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