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Old 08-18-2019, 04:50 PM   #1
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Which one?
Spypoint or Moultrie
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Old 08-18-2019, 04:56 PM   #2
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Iím going to give the spypoint link micros a try. $120 right now at bass pro. For the money it wonít hurt plus t-mobile gets great service at my place. Iíve spent $120 on junk before so if 2 out of 3 work Iíll be alright with that. Mixed reviews but more good than bad!


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Old 08-18-2019, 04:58 PM   #3
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I have read very little good about either.
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Old 08-18-2019, 04:59 PM   #4
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Spypoint sucks!!!!!

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Old 08-18-2019, 05:00 PM   #5
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I’m going to give the spypoint link micros a try. $120 right now at bass pro. For the money it won’t hurt plus t-mobile gets great service at my place. I’ve spent $120 on junk before so if 2 out of 3 work I’ll be alright with that. Mixed reviews but more good than bad!


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This ^^^^ is exactly the logic they are counting on.



Just go get a Covert and be done with it.
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Old 08-18-2019, 05:01 PM   #6
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I set up a SPYPOINT yesterday morning, my first texting cam and working good so far. Only been a day so we will see
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Old 08-18-2019, 05:03 PM   #7
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This ^^^^ is exactly the logic they are counting on.



Just go get a Covert and be done with it.


What about spartan?


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Old 08-18-2019, 09:32 PM   #8
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Cuddeback?
I like their program
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Old 08-18-2019, 09:34 PM   #9
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My covert is doing well
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Old 08-18-2019, 09:40 PM   #10
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Don’t know about the Micro but my SPYPOINT Evos have worked flawlessly
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Old 08-18-2019, 09:48 PM   #11
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My Spypoint Evo worked for about 6 days and went belly up yesterday.
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Old 08-18-2019, 09:53 PM   #12
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just bought a moultrie for our place in east texas. will report back in a month or two.
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Old 08-18-2019, 09:56 PM   #13
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Spypoint sucks!!!!!

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X2 and their customer service is equally as bad, and have been for years.
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Old 08-19-2019, 12:49 AM   #14
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My SPYPOINT Link-S is amazing.


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Old 08-19-2019, 01:59 AM   #15
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After experience with both, I'd say look elsewhere.
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:10 AM   #16
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I e had a spypoint out for a month now, no issues. It’s been great so far.
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:18 AM   #17
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I have had good luck with Snyper cell cams. Been using them for 4 years now. I am in McMullen county withy spotty service. The locations with bad service I use a Spypoint long range antenna.
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:51 AM   #18
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I have 3 Spypoint cameras now. 2 micros and 1 dark. All work just fine.
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Old 08-19-2019, 07:11 AM   #19
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I know you didn’t ask about Bigfoot cameras, but I have 2 of them and they work great.
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Old 08-19-2019, 07:13 AM   #20
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Have a SPYPOINT link micro out and it stopped sending pics after a month. Will be returning to academy
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Old 08-19-2019, 07:15 AM   #21
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What about spartan?


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I only know one person who has a Spartan and he loves it.
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Old 08-19-2019, 07:31 AM   #22
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Ive been running my first Spartan for about 3 weeks now in east texas and am loving it so far.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:18 AM   #23
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I have a few Spartans and all my hunting buddies use the.. about 12 cams total. All work great. Pics and videos . Buy from herd360.com if you message him on fb and ask for a coupon code he will provide a good deal. He gets them out fast and usually arrive within 2 days of ordering.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:36 AM   #24
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I have had good luck with Snyper cell cams. Been using them for 4 years now. I am in McMullen county withy spotty service. The locations with bad service I use a Spypoint long range antenna.


Another vote for Snyper. I hunt out in the hills of Sonora with very little service. The built in signal booster works amazingly well.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:46 AM   #25
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My Snyper has worked well. Just started a Covert about a week ago. Jury is still out on it.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:59 AM   #26
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After experience with both, I'd say look elsewhere.
What problems did you have with the Moultrie?
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:08 AM   #27
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My Stealthcam has worked well and the data plan for 4Gigs worth of data for a year is only $75. Stealthcam has been out for a year now with more then 10k pics and has only used 1.18G of 4G data. Dad tried the Moultrie and could not get it to work correctly so returned to academy and exchanged for spypoint. I also have the Spypoint micro and so far the 1 month free it has worked well.
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:17 AM   #28
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Spartan is what Im about to get and all my buddies use
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:50 AM   #29
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From my time on here I have seen more positive reviews for Covert and Spartan. Lots of folks have had these cameras in the field for multiple years with no issues. Reliability and stability matters when these things are out in the elements and far from home.

I know Covert just came out with a budget cell camera, the E1, meant to compete with Spypoint and other value cell cameras.
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:55 AM   #30
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I have the moultrie camera on the att network. Been out for about 3 weeks and works great. Haven't had any issues with it yet and for the price u cant beat it.
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:12 AM   #31
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Nothing "budget" about the E1, still $300 compared to spypoints $115 micro link at academy.

Personally have a code black AT&T covert, impressed with it so far.

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From my time on here I have seen more positive reviews for Covert and Spartan. Lots of folks have had these cameras in the field for multiple years with no issues. Reliability and stability matters when these things are out in the elements and far from home.

I know Covert just came out with a budget cell camera, the E1, meant to compete with Spypoint and other value cell cameras.
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Old 08-19-2019, 12:07 PM   #32
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I tried the Spypoint. Very very easy set up. Could not get a signal. Pics average to below average.

Bought the Cubbeback. Got a signal and so far so good. I give it both thumbs up.
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Old 08-19-2019, 12:18 PM   #33
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I use the Arlo security with ATT. Have (5) of them out now. Expensive but works great, web based, live feed (which I love), motion video. Had issues with the batteries dying but one of my buddies devised a bigger solar panel and battery and no issues since. I check it every morning and it's like Christmas in August.
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:34 AM   #34
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:37 AM   #35
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Do not waste your money on bad cameras that have mixed reviews. Made that mistake bc I wanted to "save".

Do it right the first time and buy a Spartan. They aren't that much more and definitely worth it.
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:40 AM   #36
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Do not waste your money on bad cameras that have mixed reviews. Made that mistake bc I wanted to "save".

Do it right the first time and buy a Spartan. They aren't that much more and definitely worth it.
Just pulled the trigger and bought a Spartan. In the past I've been burned trying to save and I've always ended up having to go buy the expensive, quality product in the long run. Hope it works well!
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:46 AM   #37
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Just pulled the trigger and bought a Spartan. In the past I've been burned trying to save and I've always ended up having to go buy the expensive, quality product in the long run. Hope it works well!
I love mine.
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:48 AM   #38
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Iím going to give the spypoint link micros a try. $120 right now at bass pro. For the money it wonít hurt plus t-mobile gets great service at my place. Iíve spent $120 on junk before so if 2 out of 3 work Iíll be alright with that. Mixed reviews but more good than bad!


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I have two of them I love them. Bought a Verizon and a Nationwide cellular. Been testing them at my house no issues. Academy has em on sale 119.00
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:58 AM   #39
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I have two of them I love them. Bought a Verizon and a Nationwide cellular. Been testing them at my house no issues. Academy has em on sale 119.00
Do you get good service where they will be setup? I had problems with my spypoint. I have no service where spartan is up and it still works like a charm whenever I am away.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:53 AM   #40
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Do you get good service where they will be setup? I had problems with my spypoint. I have no service where spartan is up and it still works like a charm whenever I am away.
Spypoints suck. Never again.
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:11 PM   #41
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I've been running the same 3 snypers for several years.
Once they're set-up and working they work pretty good and take really good quality pictures.
AT&T has jacked with the service from time to time which causes issues but like most other brands they want you to only use their app which negates most of the problems I've encountered with the phone company.
Also they don't let you command a picture like some of the higher end cameras.

Whatever you run be sure to set it up with solar also. Cell cams chew through batteries.
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:17 PM   #42
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Anyone tried the Cuddeback??
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:22 PM   #43
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I have a few Spartans and all my hunting buddies use the.. about 12 cams total. All work great. Pics and videos . Buy from herd360.com if you message him on fb and ask for a coupon code he will provide a good deal. He gets them out fast and usually arrive within 2 days of ordering.
that's legit will for sure look into that!
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:14 PM   #44
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I have a Spypoint link dark. I've had it out almost a year. I get 70-120 pictures every morning. I did have to buy the external antenna. I love the camera.
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Old 08-21-2019, 02:18 PM   #45
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Anyone tried the Cuddeback??

Yes I have the Cuddeback. I also have another camera linked to the "home" camera. Been out for a couple of weeks in an area with highly questionable cell service. So far so good.



I tried the Spypoint with a long-range cell antenna on a pole, etc. Could not get it to hook up to cell service. I will say that Spypoint has the better set-up and interface.
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Old 08-21-2019, 03:19 PM   #46
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I have the Cuddelink system with 3 long range IR j cameras, a repeater, and a cellular home (not a camera). I have all cameras/repeater/home set up with D-CELL batteries and they have been out for about 40 days. The nice thing about the system is the Cell home can be placed in an area with the best cell signal and the other cameras don't matter what the cell signal is as long as you can link through the network back to the home camera.

I used the three cameras last year without the cell home with just the cuddelink network and they did a reasonable job. I plan to add 4 more cameras next week. So far the system seams to work as advertised just don't expect high res thumb nail pictures.

As far as Cuddeback is concerned they definitely have their quirks compared to other cameras, it will take a little time to figure out how the menus work. They also don't have python cable locks, they have these plastic genius mounts that i don't think are so genius.

They have a new Cellular home camera that costs $200.00 while the old one cost $400.00, the difference is that the new camera has to be activated on a cell plan to function so understand that before you buy one.

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