Liz Pfleghardt

About Liz Pfleghardt

Lover of long distance running, balloons, & candy. Full-time RVer exploring the U.S. indefinitely. A teaching assistant and contributor at Mobile Internet Resource Center as well as a big rig driver & dump station specialist. My personal mobile internet setup? Check it out at lifewithdyna.com

AT&T Mobile Share Advantage Plans to Get Data & Price Increase

If you’re holding on to a now retired AT&T Mobile Share Advantage plan, which was available from August 2016 to January 2018, changes are coming. Beginning on July 1st, 2018, Mobile Share Advantage (MSA) Customers will see both their data and their plan prices increased. There is no option to opt out of this change, unless […]

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Verizon Complicates Unlimited Plans – Adds “Above Unlimited” along with Beyond Unlimited & Go Unlimited

Early this morning Verizon announced that on June 18th, 2018 it will be rolling out a new tier of unlimited data plan:  Above Unlimited. It’s a little more ‘unlimited’ than Verizon’s existing ‘Beyond Unlimited’ plan. And definitely more unlimited than the speed-throttled (for hotspot data) ‘Go Unlimited’ plan. But Verizon must have laughed the executive out […]

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AT&T Increasing Price on Original iPhone Unlimited Plans – Again

(Original Story: 5/29/2018) Folks who have been hanging on to the AT&T Original iPhone Unlimited Plans, released in 2007 when the iPhone first debuted – have been seeing notices on their bill that another $5 increase is coming in July 2018. This will bring the data portion of the bill from $40 to $45/month. That is […]

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Visible: New $40/month Unlimited On Device Verizon Based Phone Plan (No Mobile Hotspot)

ORIGINAL STORY – 5/11/18: A new Verizon plan has been making its way across the interwebs this week, and we’ve been fielding a number of questions about our thoughts on it. While we love seeing new Verizon based plans pop-up, the new inexpensive, prepaid Verizon offering, called Visible, is pretty invisible in its application for […]

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The Cheapest, Best Antenna Mounting Solution

“What is the best, cheapest ___?” and “I don’t want to drill holes in my roof, how can I mount my antenna?” These are two questions we get asked pretty frequently here at the Mobile Internet Resource Center. In the past, we have had to respond with let downs such as: “Cheapest and best aren’t […]

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AT&T Quietly Adds Data to Wireless Internet Plans

On March 1st, AT&T published new ‘Enhanced’ plans, replacing their previous unlimited Choice and Plus plan offerings. Their new Enhanced plans are a downgrade in offering if you’re a nomad seeking a home internet replacement – as dedicated data devices can no longer be activated on them. But, quietly, AT&T also revamped their Wireless Internet […]

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The New weBoost 4G Slim – A Better Indoor Antenna for 4G-X and 4G-M Cellular Boosters?

weBoost mobile cellular boosters have long been top performers for nomads looking to enhance cellular signals. A cellular booster works with an exterior antenna, an amplifier unit, and an interior antenna to deliver the boosted signal to cellular devices within wireless range indoors. Over the years, while weBoost updated their exterior antennas and boosters, they […]

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AT&T Prepaid Customers Can Now Enjoy Sponsored Data Too

Are you an AT&T direct prepaid customer? Considering becoming one? Yesterday, AT&T added ‘sponsored data’ to their prepaid plans. Previously this perk was reserved only for AT&T postpaid plan customers. The Verge posted a news story, with a screenshot of the text message AT&T prepaid customers received yesterday announcing this change. Reportedly, even those using […]

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MetroPCS Now Offers Dedicated Data Hotspot Plans

Starting today, MetroPCS, T-Mobile’s wholly owned subsidiary, is offering a dedicated data hotspot plan. However, you will need to have a Metro PCS phone plan in order to add a hotspot line. MetroPCS is offering 10GB of high-speed data on a data hotspot device for $35 per month, with slowed speeds (128kbps) after that data […]

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Google Project Fi Adds ‘Bill Protection’ Offering Kinda / Sorta Unlimited Data

We’ve had Google’s Project Fi cellular plan on our radar for a few years now, and we’ve even utilized the plan in our testing. We haven’t considered their offerings to be overly pertinent to the data hungry nomad seeking a mobile type home internet replacement however. As a secondary option or smartphone plan, it’s been an affordable […]

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Cricket Cracking Down on Prohibited Hotspot Use

Back in early November, Cricket finally officially added the ‘hotspot’ function to their unlimited data plans, a feature they offered on their higher tiered data plans for years. To turn on this function, customers would need to add the $10 hotspot feature to their plan and receive 8GB of hotspot data. However many Cricket customers […]

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Cricket Adds Hotspot Function to Unlimited Plans

UPDATE (11/14/17): Cricket has terminated their 8GB capped data plan, leaving customers with the choice of a 2GB plan, a 5GB plan or their two unlimited plans (which vary in speeds). Cricket Wireless, a wholly owned AT&T prepaid subsidiary, announced today that they are adding the mobile hotspot feature to their unlimited plan – for an […]

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US Mobile Adds Verizon – And Unlimited Data Plans With Hotspot

Today, US Mobile added both Verizon and unlimited plans to their cellular plan line ups. US Mobile is a newer (founded early 2015), prepaid MVNO company who previously ran only on the T-Mobile network – although they have advertised that Verizon coverage would be in the works. And now, Verizon is here. And so are some […]

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