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Cell cams junk or not
« on: July 01, 2021, 09:34:00 AM »
So for Christmas ....wife bought me a cell trail cam.
I setup bought the unlimited pics for a year.
Now I'm kinda pissed off ,it sent pics for three days.Then pooped out currently not sending pics and has not checked in with the app since the 6/25 .
According to moultrie I have to drive there and reset it.
Which really makes me angry,the point of having it was to save gas and time.
Anyway anybody have any experience with moultrie cell cams.
Are they junk,is this pretty common.
It's Verizon service,it's in a spot with really good cell coverage.
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Re: Cell cams junk or not
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2021, 09:45:32 AM »
After a lot of research I finally decided to buy the SPYPOINT lte micro s.   I trialed it at home with the free 100 pics it comes with and was very pleased.   It is only a 10 or 12 megapixel cam but it has the option to request full he photos for pics you want more / better clarity and those pictures are amazing.   My research made it clear that the model with solar charger and rechargeable batteries was a must.   The non rechargeable version were averaging 4-6 weeks on a set of 8aa batteries.   Mine has been hung and operational for about three weeks and again I am very impressed.   The unlinked plan with a few extras cost me about 100 dollars a year.  I purchased a bear box and hanging strap / mount so I could hang it higher in a tree and still Jane a good angleÖ..didnít want the critters messing with this camera!!   Cost for the package was just under $200.   

I want more but I donít have great cell service at the property so I am limited where I can hang them.   


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Re: Cell cams junk or not
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2021, 09:53:32 AM »
After a lot of research I finally decided to buy the SPYPOINT lte micro s.   I trialed it at home with the free 100 pics it comes with and was very pleased.   It is only a 10 or 12 megapixel cam but it has the option to request full he photos for pics you want more / better clarity and those pictures are amazing.   My research made it clear that the model with solar charger and rechargeable batteries was a must.   The non rechargeable version were averaging 4-6 weeks on a set of 8aa batteries.   Mine has been hung and operational for about three weeks and again I am very impressed.   The unlinked plan with a few extras cost me about 100 dollars a year.  I purchased a bear box and hanging strap / mount so I could hang it higher in a tree and still Jane a good angleÖ..didnít want the critters messing with this camera!!   Cost for the package was just under $200.   

I want more but I donít have great cell service at the property so I am limited where I can hang them.   


I have a few friends at work that said spy point was the way to go.
I think I might of got ripped on the moultrie.
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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Re: Cell cams junk or not
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2021, 10:20:55 AM »
I've had the Moultrie XV-6000 out since last fall. The only issue I've had with it is once the batteries drop below 50% it seems to not send photos as frequent.
Overall, moultrie has been one of the better brands in my experience.
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Re: Cell cams junk or not
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2021, 08:05:58 PM »
I'm trying the SpyPoint Cell Link, turns any non cellular camera into a cellular one. Seems to be working at home, and deploying it Saturday. Hope it works. $50.

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Re: Cell cams junk or not
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2021, 08:52:04 AM »
I have had a Moultrie 7000i (Verizon) since Dec 2019. It has been at our cabin since. First year I had zero issues got lots of pics and loved it!! This spring I started getting literally hundreds of pictures a day of nothing. The wind in Okanogan has been very significant this year but I am still shocked that it takes so many pics. Just two weeks ago is stopped sending pics, Moultrie says the SD card is the issue. I have to take a drive to fix it. That said I have loved the camera and if i find them on sale again I would buy more. My son bought two Delta cams (Moultrie newest one) but Bass Pro sold him AT&T and the coverage is not the same, but Bass Pro will not take it back since I registered it. Moultrie will take it back and exchange it for a Verizon model.

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Re: Cell cams junk or not
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2021, 09:16:08 AM »
I haven't went to reset it and format the card yet.
I will update sometime this week with how the reset go.
And if there is any animals on the SD.
In the three day it was working ,all I had on it was a few birds and some sun/shade pics of nothing.
I will update soon.
I didn't want to go there this weekend with so many people in the woods.
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Re: Cell cams junk or not
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2021, 11:50:32 AM »
No experience with those but my Tactacam reveals have been amazing! Iíd say the best cam on the market in the $100 range !

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Re: Cell cams junk or not
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2021, 04:22:14 PM »
So got up there to reset the cam only to find out the battery are dead!!!!!!!!
Brand new engergizer lithium battery (12 of them)
I didn't think I would need new battery in three days.
About 150 pics of birds and wind.
I was freaking pissed off when I was there.
So now I'm looking into 12v battery or solar or something different.
What really took me over the deep end is the big dent licked out of my new salt block knowing deer or Elk or whatever likes salt had been there.
I'm going to put one of my traditional cams up ,I thought the cell option would be a good thing since its so far from my house.
I calmed down a little with a little berry picking.
And ohh ya I felt so much better after picking up some 4th of July trash. People that leave trash are trash.
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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Re: Cell cams junk or not
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2021, 04:24:10 PM »
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After putting 100 spot in gas to go up there,I felt a little better I left with some berrys. Not so happy about the trash.
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Re: Cell cams junk or not
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2021, 04:52:54 PM »
Hunter-can you set camera to just send photos one or two times max per day? I have spypoint link micro and had similiar experience with immediate dead batteries then switched to once per day actual photo transmission and lasted a few months. Just and idea to try  :tup:

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Re: Cell cams junk or not
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2021, 05:17:54 PM »
Hunter-can you set camera to just send photos one or two times max per day? I have spypoint link micro and had similiar experience with immediate dead batteries then switched to once per day actual photo transmission and lasted a few months. Just and idea to try  :tup:
Ya did have it on immediately photo transmission.
I might have to try that,I have to get new battery.
I didn't think of that,thanks.
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Re: Cell cams junk or not
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2021, 05:57:49 PM »
I quite a few spypoints. And they have worked great for me.  Follow there instructions and make sure you use the recommended sd cards and batteries.  I have noticed thou that if in a low signal area they seem to use batteries a little faster but I have no other complaints

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Re: Cell cams junk or not
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2021, 09:08:23 PM »
I run tactacam reveal cell cams and they are great. Not the best pics but battery life is good and easy to setup. I have a few friends that run them also that have had nothing but good luck with them! Only problem is they are very difficult to find in stock. Hard to beat for $100

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Re: Cell cams junk or not
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2021, 04:16:40 AM »
Hunter-can you set camera to just send photos one or two times max per day? I have spypoint link micro and had similiar experience with immediate dead batteries then switched to once per day actual photo transmission and lasted a few months. Just and idea to try  :tup:
This took care of my problem ....
Thanks again.
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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