New iOS 12.1 Enables Dual SIM Usage – But Carriers Aren’t Ready For eSIM Yet

UPDATE (December 11th, 2018): Carriers Are Finally Offering eSIMs AT&T and Verizon have finally managed to enable eSIM support (and T-Mobile has given a sneak preview) – but things are still a little rough around the edges. Read our new story here for all the details: Two Networks, One Pocket – Carriers Are Finally Starting […]

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Verizon Launches New Flagship Mobile Hotspot Device – The MiFi 8800L

  Verizon last released a new flagship high-performance mobile hotspot way back in January 2017, when the MiFi 7730L (our review) first came to market. The 7730L has been an admirable performer, but this nearly two-year-old design has been unable to take advantage of the latest LTE technology advancements. We had begun to wonder if perhaps […]

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AT&T Teases World’s First Mobile 5G Device – Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot Coming Soon

UPDATE (December 4th): Coming Soon?? Despite announcing back in October that the launch of AT&T’s mobile 5G service would be “in the next few weeks” – AT&T has been running out the clock without sharing any further details. But today, as part of announcing intentions to bring out a 5G compatible Samsung phone sometime in the […]

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AT&T Connected Car Mobley SIMs Reporting as PIN Locked

Late last week we started getting reports that AT&T Mobley owners have begun seeing “SIM PIN Locked” alerts when they have tried to use a Mobley Connected Car SIM cards in alternative devices – such a Unite Explore or Netgear Nighthawk. With the SIM locked and the PIN unknown, the other devices will not connect. But […]

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AT&T Increases Military and First Responder Discounts on Unlimited &More Plans

Over the last year, the four major providers have tried to one-up each other with discounts to military personnel and veterans. With the roll-out of AT&T’s FirstNet and the Verizon firefighter throttling debacle, “first responders” (a large group of public safety professionals) are increasingly becoming benefactors of special group discounts. While we wait for Verizon’s promised first […]

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Wi-Fi Alliance Eliminating 802.11 Alphabet Soup – “Wi-Fi 6” Coming Next Year

The term “Wi-Fi” is the friendly name for the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) 802.11 communication standards for short range wireless networking. It is only by complying with these agreed upon standard that interoperable communications is possible – allowing mixing and matching of wireless gear from various manufacturers without concerns about compatibility. The 802.11 […]

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AT&T Changes Mobile Share Plans – Again: Mobile Share Plus Replaces Mobile Share Flex

For the second time in a year, AT&T has revamped it’s tiered-data post paid Mobile Share plan lineup.  In 2017 it was Mobile Share Advantage, then back in January it was Mobile Share Flex, and now it’s Mobile Share Plus. Ironically, Mobile Share Plus is the same name as the Mobile Share plan that was […]

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US Mobile Goes A La Carte – Pick Your Verizon or T-Mobile Based Plan With Up To 20GB of Data

T-Mobile and Verizon MVNO US Mobile overhauled their plan offerings and instituted a fairly comprehensive a la carte system where customers can mix-and-match plan features.  Customers can choose the limits for voice, text, data, data speed and mobile hotspot. Depending on what options you pick, plans range in price from $6/month for all the bargain […]

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AT&T Pushes Mobley Firmware Update VM6200V1.0.3 – Removes ‘No Time Out’ Power Save Setting

Bad news, Mobley fans. Yesterday AT&T started to push a mandatory minor firmware update to all Mobley devices. The minor update from VM6200V1.0.1 to VM6200V1.0.3 seems to have only a single change in it – removing the critical ‘No Time Out’ option from the power save settings page. This means that the Mobley will now by default […]

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Looking Ahead: Will 2019 Be The Year of the Smart & Connected RV?

RV manufacturers seem to have at last woken up to the reality that customers are interested in the comforts of home when on the road: Air conditioning, heat, hot water, ample AC power, and yes… perhaps most importantly for many – connectivity! Over the past few weeks we’ve seen an explosion of new RV-centric internet […]

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Cricket’s New Unlimited Extra Plan – Unthrottled But Always Managed Data

Cricket Wireless, a prepaid subsidiary owned by AT&T, has made an adjustment to it’s top-tier unlimited data plan – removing the previous 8 Mbps speed throttle, but now always subject to network management. Unlike it’s slightly lower priced Unlimited plan, which remains throttled to 3 Mbps speeds but only subject to network management after 22GB […]

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