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Not to sidetrack the convo, but... didn't know LTE was going away. When is this happening? 5G still sucks in terms of coverage.
I guess I’ll wait and see if the coverage becomes less. So far on the lake or anywhere I have traveled the cellular has been adequate. I also have a hotspot or Verizon mifi that I had purchased before my cellular tablet which is great when my xfinity goes out I still have TV and internet. I am overdue to get phone. So it will be a significant jump from what I use today.
 

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It appears that all 3G service grinds to a halt this year, with the timing depending on the provider (means we have to replace all of our iPhones as they are 3G)

T-Mobile has announced they will be shutting down Sprint's 4G LTE in June. As I can't find information on Verizon and AT&T LTE plans, perhaps they are not changing?

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ImHowl

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I was in your same boat...(pun intended) last year. I ended up flush mounting a simrad into my dash. I do not fish, so I didn't mount the transducer. My reasoning was based on the following:
1. Brightness. Max brightness on my simrad is 1200 nits. Some phones and tablets may reach 1200 nits, or 1000 nits max, but when they get hot, they dim the screen. Every time I use my phone out on the boat the screen will dim with the phone getting hot. I wanted something that would stay bright even in the heat.
2. Dedicated GPS maps. I boat off the Chesapeake Bay, Elizabeth and James rivers. I can cover a lot of territory and wanted to know water depths real time. Navionics on a tablet/phone will do this for you...however, see number 1.
3. Ease of use. Since this is flush mounted and hard wired, I don't have to do anything extra. Boat batteries get turned on, simrad comes on. Boat batteries go off, simrad goes off. No tablet or phone to remember, charge, etc.
4. Flush mount. I did not want a unit that I was unable to flush mount. I didn't want anything suction cupped or pedestal mounted next to the throttles. I wanted a cleaner look. I understand not wanting to drill holes, cut, etc. I don't know what boat you have, but I can tell you this was EASY. It looks almost factory.
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Robconn

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I was in your same boat...(pun intended) last year. I ended up flush mounting a simrad into my dash. I do not fish, so I didn't mount the transducer. My reasoning was based on the following:
1. Brightness. Max brightness on my simrad is 1200 nits. Some phones and tablets may reach 1200 nits, or 1000 nits max, but when they get hot, they dim the screen. Every time I use my phone out on the boat the screen will dim with the phone getting hot. I wanted something that would stay bright even in the heat.
2. Dedicated GPS maps. I boat off the Chesapeake Bay, Elizabeth and James rivers. I can cover a lot of territory and wanted to know water depths real time. Navionics on a tablet/phone will do this for you...however, see number 1.
3. Ease of use. Since this is flush mounted and hard wired, I don't have to do anything extra. Boat batteries get turned on, simrad comes on. Boat batteries go off, simrad goes off. No tablet or phone to remember, charge, etc.
4. Flush mount. I did not want a unit that I was unable to flush mount. I didn't want anything suction cupped or pedestal mounted next to the throttles. I wanted a cleaner look. I understand not wanting to drill holes, cut, etc. I don't know what boat you have, but I can tell you this was EASY. It looks almost factory.
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Yes that does look professional grade install. And large enough to make out map features.
 

Crob83

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I got a used Garmic 63cv off a member on here for a hell of a deal. Installed it myself with a buddy and love it. Don't have to worry about messing with my phone or any of that jazz. Didn't want to get lost on the TN lakes I was not familiar with thay have 0 service. Now it's not flushed mounted, it's on a ram mount but I have no complaints
 

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1BadTundra

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I was in your same boat...(pun intended) last year. I ended up flush mounting a simrad into my dash. I do not fish, so I didn't mount the transducer. My reasoning was based on the following:
1. Brightness. Max brightness on my simrad is 1200 nits. Some phones and tablets may reach 1200 nits, or 1000 nits max, but when they get hot, they dim the screen. Every time I use my phone out on the boat the screen will dim with the phone getting hot. I wanted something that would stay bright even in the heat.
2. Dedicated GPS maps. I boat off the Chesapeake Bay, Elizabeth and James rivers. I can cover a lot of territory and wanted to know water depths real time. Navionics on a tablet/phone will do this for you...however, see number 1.
3. Ease of use. Since this is flush mounted and hard wired, I don't have to do anything extra. Boat batteries get turned on, simrad comes on. Boat batteries go off, simrad goes off. No tablet or phone to remember, charge, etc.
4. Flush mount. I did not want a unit that I was unable to flush mount. I didn't want anything suction cupped or pedestal mounted next to the throttles. I wanted a cleaner look. I understand not wanting to drill holes, cut, etc. I don't know what boat you have, but I can tell you this was EASY. It looks almost factory.
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I was thinking one of these... But I have no room to mount one.
 

ImHowl

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Post a photo of your dash. Maybe the forum can help brainstorm.
 

HawaiiBreeze

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Give me the On Board GPS and Dont drill into the hull if you can help it for the Transducer. Wiring to the head unit goes up into the gravity drain in the wet locker and then tees off up through the holds to the dash. The onboard GPS is a boat saver for me. Our bay is so full of reefs that you need one eye on the GPS and one eye on where you are going. Maybe a tablet mounted unit with the paid app would work but this was a better solution for me. I can tilt the unit up so it's easy to stand and look forward and glance down. The most used accessory on my boat.

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1BadTundra

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Give me the On Board GPS and Dont drill into the hull if you can help it for the Transducer. Wiring to the head unit goes up into the gravity drain in the wet locker and then tees off up through the holds to the dash. The onboard GPS is a boat saver for me. Our bay is so full of reefs that you need one eye on the GPS and one eye on where you are going. Maybe a tablet mounted unit with the paid app would work but this was a better solution for me. I can tilt the unit up so it's easy to stand and look forward and glance down. The most used accessory on my boat.

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Nice setup... I like the VHF too.
 
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