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Old 09-12-2012, 08:57 PM   #16
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I haven't used the "Browser" yet on my StraightTalk phone (just got it recently) because I'm near WiFi and have my laptop 95% of the time. I just got the $30 a month plan so I don't have unlimited data. One thing to consider, that I didn't know till I got it, is that picture messaging uses data as well as texts. Straight Talk's $45 a month plan has unlimited talk/text/data. You could also consider a Verizon pay-as-you go, $50 a month with unlimited talk/text/web.

If you're that concerned about having your house empty, though, I second the suggestion to get a house sitter. Yes, you can check the webcams when you're away, but what can you do about it in Florida? Having a person going and staying at the house, or even just checking in on it every day, will be a great deterrent. Also, you can put some lamps on timers to come on/go off in the evening so it looks like someone is home. Stop your mail, have UPS/FedEx hold any deliveries, etc. till you get home.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:29 PM   #17
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We have a friend who will stop by everyday. We already use timers on several lights in our home. I don't like coming home to a dark house. We also have a device called a "fake TV" that simulates a TV being on http://www.faketv.com/

When we vacation, we screw a "C" clamp into the roller track of the garage door to prevent anyone from opening the door. And it works because I forgot it was there and the door would not go up.

Having the ability to view the camera's give me some peace of mind and if something happens to the house while we are in Florida we would just come home.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:20 AM   #18
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Here is a picture that he took yesterday morning. It was a bit foggy and he took it at a distance. LOL!!

That is a GOOD photo. Thanks of posting it!
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Wanted to post an update

We decided on VM and bought the htc evo v phone 4G phone.
The service has been great. The picture/video quality is excellent!

We stayed at the Poly and had a room facing the MK so I decided to record the Halloween fireworks from our balcony. I could not believe how clear the audio/video was from that far away!
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