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Old 04-27-2021, 08:47 AM   #1
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Needs to be ATT. Best bang for the buck?
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Old 04-27-2021, 08:54 AM   #2
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Covert.....
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:00 AM   #3
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Spartan hands down. Way better pics. I sold ALL my coverts and now run all spartan LTE's

Spartan LTE camera $251 shipped to your door nad $75 for a year of unlimited pics and $36 a year for the Spartan App if you want it
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:04 AM   #4
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Spartan is what we run... May I ask why it needs to be ATT?
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:04 AM   #5
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Bang for the buck is the Tactacam Reveal. Walmart and Tractor Supply sells them for $99. They are hard to find in stock. I’ve bought 3 from Walmart the last couple weeks. Tactacam has ATT and Verizon
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:05 AM   #6
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Spartan is what we run... May I ask why it needs to be ATT?
ATT works at the deer killin place. Verizon phones are paperweights there.
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:12 AM   #7
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Bang for the buck is the Tactacam Reveal. Walmart and Tractor Supply sells them for $99. They are hard to find in stock. Iíve bought 3 from Walmart the last couple weeks. Tactacam has ATT and Verizon
Weird, looking at the WM and TSC websites, neither list it.
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:30 AM   #8
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Coverts. I have 11 of them running 365 days a year.
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:35 AM   #9
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Wait for the ‘21 Tactacams to come out
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:37 AM   #10
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Weird, looking at the WM and TSC websites, neither list it.

They couldnít keep up with the demand last year, they are coming back with 3 new models this year there Facebook says may 1st. I bought one last year and it worked great. I will be buying another one as soon as the come out again.


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Old 04-27-2021, 09:40 AM   #11
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Best bang for your buck OR best quality. Take your pic.

I love hunting, camera pics, and scouting so I don't mind spending $250 on a badarse camera. The Spartan pic quality cannot be beat.
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:43 AM   #12
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I was able to find a Tactacam last year and I like it. Reasonable initial cost and monthly rates.

Would like to get another one, so interested to see the 3 new models mentioned by CB.


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Old 04-27-2021, 09:46 AM   #13
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Needs to be ATT. Best bang for the buck?
I have 4 ATT Covert Code blacks in classifieds for sale! 1 year old
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:49 AM   #14
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Weird, looking at the WM and TSC websites, neither list it.


Yep. They fly off the shelves as soon as they show up. I got lucky and found two in the Cleveland Walmart and one in New Caney Walmart. They take great pictures day and night. Every bit as good as a Covert. The motion detection range is 96í. I hope to fine a few more.
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:50 AM   #15
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If you plan on running multiple cameras, covert is the way to go since they have a shared plan. Most other companies do not have a shared plan and the monthly plans over a few years will add up. Running 17 cams last year with the covert 50,000 pics per month ended up running me about 6.50 per cam compared to 15-20 per cam on other brands.
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:53 AM   #16
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I’ve been using Stealthcam’s for a few years with no issues. I by them either new or refurbished off of Camofire. The batteries didn’t last as long as I liked, so I put them on 12v batteries with solar panels (also bought from Camofire) and they last forever. Mine is currently at 8 months and still shows a full battery.
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:54 AM   #17
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If you plan on running multiple cameras, covert is the way to go since they have a shared plan. Most other companies do not have a shared plan and the monthly plans over a few years will add up. Running 17 cams last year with the covert 50,000 pics per month ended up running me about 6.50 per cam compared to 15-20 per cam on other brands.
This is a really good point. The data plans can get expensive.
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Old 04-27-2021, 10:12 AM   #18
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If you plan on running multiple cameras, covert is the way to go since they have a shared plan. Most other companies do not have a shared plan and the monthly plans over a few years will add up. Running 17 cams last year with the covert 50,000 pics per month ended up running me about 6.50 per cam compared to 15-20 per cam on other brands.


Tactacam has a shared plan too. Just like Covert. The rates on the Tactacam are less expensive than Coverts.
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Old 04-27-2021, 10:14 AM   #19
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Most of the guys at our lease are running Tacticams Reveal right now. I will probably pick a newer one up when they come out. For what its worth, when I found four of them at Cabelas there were about 60 on the shelf. The manager of the department was putting the last one out and we were talking about them. He said he put 72 out the night before and those were gone within an hour and half. And while we were talking, about 20 of them disappeared as people walked up.
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Old 04-27-2021, 10:16 AM   #20
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Tactacam has a shared plan too. Just like Covert.
I think they do, but its pretty expensive. 13 per camera I think...In my case if I was running 17 tactacam's it would cost me over double per month.

13x17= 221
6.75x17= 87.75
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Old 04-27-2021, 10:26 AM   #21
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I think they do, but its pretty expensive. 13 per camera I think...In my case if I was running 17 tactacam's it would cost me over double per month.

13x17= 221
6.75x17= 87.75
My math was a little off on my plan/pricing, here is what pricing was for the 2020 season...

Cover plan cost breakdown

20000 photos shared $19.99
5 per month per camera $85

19.99+85=104.99/17=6.17 per cam
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Old 04-27-2021, 10:33 AM   #22
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NOT Snypercam. I have 2 of them and while they do still work the signal SUCKS, the app SUCKS, and customer support is HORRIBLE! I know they are not popular but on the same ranch we are running 8 of the Spypoint Micro S LTE's and they have been fantastic.
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Old 04-27-2021, 10:41 AM   #23
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Started using Cuddeback (AT&T) the beginning of the month and so far I'm satisfied. I have 2 of them set up and when I go back to my place in a couple of weeks I will be setting up the other 2 I have. They are a little pricey but the way I see it I'm saving money since I kept having to buy camera's every year.
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Old 04-27-2021, 10:43 AM   #24
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NOT Snypercam. I have 2 of them and while they do still work the signal SUCKS, the app SUCKS, and customer support is HORRIBLE! I know they are not popular but on the same ranch we are running 8 of the Spypoint Micro S LTE's and they have been fantastic.
THEY ARE AWFUL!!!!

Spypoints are also. Wait until you have an issue. Ask me how I know lol
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Old 04-27-2021, 10:46 AM   #25
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Guys keep in mind these group plans, the more cameras you have you will eat thru the # of photos in no time.

Having 8-10 wireless cameras like I do will eat thru the # of pics quickly. I loved the covert plans, BUT the weak pic quality far outweighed the savings of the plan. Plus covert cameras are more expensive.
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Old 04-27-2021, 10:54 AM   #26
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Tactacam here.
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Old 04-27-2021, 11:00 AM   #27
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Old 04-27-2021, 11:15 AM   #28
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I think they do, but its pretty expensive. 13 per camera I think...In my case if I was running 17 tactacam's it would cost me over double per month.

13x17= 221
6.75x17= 87.75



I paid $95 per camera for unlimited pics for a year on Tactacam
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Old 04-27-2021, 11:33 AM   #29
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Guys keep in mind these group plans, the more cameras you have you will eat thru the # of photos in no time.

Having 8-10 wireless cameras like I do will eat thru the # of pics quickly. I loved the covert plans, BUT the weak pic quality far outweighed the savings of the plan. Plus covert cameras are more expensive.
I've never ran spartan's, had no clue the pics were that much better.

Also, 2021 coverts are priced at 309 this year...since Feradyne has taken over pricing is a lot more competitive.


https://www.feradyne.com/2021-code-black-lte/
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Old 04-27-2021, 11:36 AM   #30
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I paid $95 per camera for unlimited pics for a year on Tactacam
I don't run mine all year but if you do, that's a little better than the 13/month
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Old 04-27-2021, 11:53 AM   #31
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Look at Wiseeye cameras with hunt control that sorts pictures for you. Cameras are great, support is even better.
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Old 04-27-2021, 02:23 PM   #32
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Anyone have any experience with the Creative XP glass raven 4g’s?
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Old 04-28-2021, 02:49 PM   #33
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Thought I found a Tactacam at the Port Lavaca Walmart. It was a verizon, though.
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Old 05-06-2021, 08:27 AM   #34
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Do any online vendors have the Tactacam REveal X in stock? Can't seem to find any.
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Old 05-06-2021, 08:30 AM   #35
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Do any online vendors have the Tactacam REveal X in stock? Can't seem to find any.

A buddy of mine called scheels and bought 2 over the phone and shipped them to his house. May give it a try.


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Old 05-06-2021, 08:42 AM   #36
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Bought 2 tactacams last week from their website and scheduled to receive them in the next couple of days.
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Old 05-06-2021, 10:54 AM   #37
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Are there any of the new At&t tactacams out or just the Verizon?
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Old 05-06-2021, 10:59 AM   #38
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Just called the Scheels in The Colony and they said they couldn't do purchases over the phone and send them. Store policy....
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Old 05-07-2021, 07:27 AM   #39
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Bang for the buck is the Tactacam Reveal. Walmart and Tractor Supply sells them for $99. They are hard to find in stock. Iíve bought 3 from Walmart the last couple weeks. Tactacam has ATT and Verizon
This!
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Old 05-07-2021, 07:31 AM   #40
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