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Title: My Midnight Verizon Data plan
Post by: sieg on June 05, 2016, 07:28:19 AM
I need to set up remote monitoring of a classic installation
I plan to connect the classic to a Sierra Wireless Raven RV50 https://www.sierrawireless.com/products-and-solutions/routers-gateways/rv-50/ (https://www.sierrawireless.com/products-and-solutions/routers-gateways/rv-50/)
Verizon has the closest cell tower.  I need to choose a Verizon data plan.

How much data is transmitted between the Classic and the My Midnight Server per month ? Will a 1GB plan work?

Can the Classic update frequency be changed to only upload data once a day to save data and modem power?

Can My Midnight send out email or text alerts for things such as low battery voltage or lost contact with classic?
Title: Re: My Midnight Verizon Data plan
Post by: Resthome on June 05, 2016, 10:20:03 AM
I need to set up remote monitoring of a classic installation
I plan to connect the classic to a Sierra Wireless Raven RV50 https://www.sierrawireless.com/products-and-solutions/routers-gateways/rv-50/ (https://www.sierrawireless.com/products-and-solutions/routers-gateways/rv-50/)
Verizon has the closest cell tower.  I need to choose a Verizon data plan.

How much data is transmitted between the Classic and the My Midnight Server per month ? Will a 1GB plan work? Believe it sends data once every 15 min or so. Not sure how much data is transmitted. Although I believe Andrew answered that question once before

Can the Classic update frequency be changed to only upload data once a day to save data and modem power? No

Can My Midnight send out email or text alerts for things such as low battery voltage or lost contact with classic?No
Title: Re: My Midnight Verizon Data plan
Post by: Resthome on June 05, 2016, 10:26:26 AM
I need to set up remote monitoring of a classic installation
I plan to connect the classic to a Sierra Wireless Raven RV50 https://www.sierrawireless.com/products-and-solutions/routers-gateways/rv-50/ (https://www.sierrawireless.com/products-and-solutions/routers-gateways/rv-50/)
Verizon has the closest cell tower.  I need to choose a Verizon data plan.

How much data is transmitted between the Classic and the My Midnight Server per month ? Will a 1GB plan work? Believe it sends data once every 15 min or so. Not sure how much data is transmitted. Although I believe Andrew answered that question once before

Can the Classic update frequency be changed to only upload data once a day to save data and modem power? No

Can My Midnight send out email or text alerts for things such as low battery voltage or lost contact with classic?No

Look here http://kb1uas.com/mnsforum/index.php?topic=1444.msg11986#msg11986 (http://kb1uas.com/mnsforum/index.php?topic=1444.msg11986#msg11986)
Title: Re: My Midnight Verizon Data plan
Post by: sieg on June 05, 2016, 11:45:15 AM
Thanks!

I also thought I had seen information on the amount of data before but my search today was unable to find it.  Seems to me it was around 1GB per month but I wanted to check. I just got the funds to install the 4G gateway so my next step is sorting out the correct data plan.   
Title: Re: My Midnight Verizon Data plan
Post by: Resthome on June 05, 2016, 12:29:18 PM
Thanks!

I also thought I had seen information on the amount of data before but my search today was unable to find it.  Seems to me it was around 1GB per month but I wanted to check. I just got the funds to install the 4G gateway so my next step is sorting out the correct data plan.

The info from Andrew who developed the app for Midnite is in my link above.
Title: Re: My Midnight Verizon Data plan
Post by: sieg on June 05, 2016, 08:01:32 PM
Thanks again.  Looks like the smallest Verizon data plan will be more than enough data for me.
Title: Re: My Midnight Verizon Data plan
Post by: RJD on December 01, 2017, 12:33:15 AM
Does anyone know if there is another link that has the information pertaining to the data requirements for the classic? (the link in the previous post seems to go to a dead location..
Thanks in advance to anyone who can provide an update or alternative.

RD
Title: Re: My Midnight Verizon Data plan
Post by: Resthome on December 01, 2017, 01:00:34 AM
Does anyone know if there is another link that has the information pertaining to the data requirements for the classic? (the link in the previous post seems to go to a dead location..
Thanks in advance to anyone who can provide an update or alternative.

RD

The forum was move from HalfCrazy's server back to MidNite when he left the company.  If you run into any of these old link change the first two sections of the URL to what is shown below.

http://midniteftp.com/forum/index.php?topic=1444.msg11986#msg11986 (http://midniteftp.com/forum/index.php?topic=1444.msg11986#msg11986)