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

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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4GCommunity Ending Internet Plans

Update (10/23/17): Unlimitedville is offering a one time coupon code available to affected members of 4GCommunity plans to cover the Unlimitedville’s $99 membership fee. You will need documentation of membership in order to partake in this offer. Contact Unlimitedville for more info. Update (10/26/17): Non-profit Sprint reseller, Calyx Institute’s Executive Director Nicholas Merrill has stated […]

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Metro PCS Adds 2GB of Hotspot Data, Increases Family Line Pricing

We’ve warned you about the fluctuating nature of cell data plans – and prepaid cell data plans in particular – right? And T-Mobile’s flagship prepaid brand, Metro PCS, seems to like to shake things up within their line up more than most. Metro PCS has once again changed their plans up. It seems to happen […]

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T-Mobile Implements 5GB Data Cap in Canada/Mexico

T-Mobile’s run with all plans being super attractive deals for North American international travelers is kaput. As of November 12th, 2017 T-Mobile data usage in Mexico and Canada will be capped at 5GB per month. After you use 5GB, customers on T-Mobile ONE, Simple Choice North America, or legacy rate plans (with a qualifying feature) will […]

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T-Mobile Raises Network Management Threshold to 50GB

Good news! T-Mobile is raising their network management threshold to 50GB. That means T-Mobile customers can use 50GB of data before being deprioritized, beginning September 20th, 2017. Of the ‘big four’ carriers, T-Mobile already offered the most generous network management limit – previously set at 32GB since May 2017. Verizon and AT&T both implement network […]

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AT&T Adds Free HBO Access to Unlimited Plans

UPDATE (9/12/17): AT&T’s has now extended their offer of free HBO service to those who are on the Unlimited Choice plan rather than only those who are on the Unlimited Plus Plan. This offer begins September 15th. All AT&T Unlimited Plus and AT&T Unlimited Choice customers will now get a $25 monthly video credit on […]

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Cell Carriers Respond to Hurricane Irma

On the heels of Harvey’s hit to Texas & Louisiana, Hurricane Irma decided to pay a visit to the Caribbean, Florida and other parts of the Southern US. Once again, the nation has watched, prayed, and sent good vibes to those in Irma’s path. And now, many will send aid in hopes of helping those […]

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T-Mobile Now Includes Netflix on Family Plans

Article updated 10/6/17 to reflect Netflix price increase, which T-Mobile will still fully cover for the standard plan. Starting September 12th, the self-proclaimed ‘Uncarrier’, is giving their customers free Netflix. Some of their customers, that is.  T-Mobile announced today that Netflix will be “on us” (aka, paid for by T-Mobile) for those customers on their […]

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T-Mobile Introduces ‘One Unlimited 55+’

  “Oh, to be young again!” More like: ‘Oh, to be age 55 years or older’! That’s right. Having crossed the half a century mark plus five now has an added bonus – the option to partake in T-Mobile’s new One Unlimited 55+ plan. While we here at the Mobile Internet Resource Center know travelers […]

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Virgin Mobile Going Unlimited – And iPhone Only

UPDATE (8/27/17): Inner Circle plan no longer requires purchase of a new iPhone. Virgin Mobile, a Sprint prepaid subsidiary, has trimmed their plan offerings to a single option: the new ‘Inner Circle’ plan. Virgin Mobile’s revamp from multiple data bucket plans to a singular ‘unlimited data’ plan is not surprising, as many carriers and subsidiaries […]

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Verizon Prepaid Increases Data, Decreases Prices

Verizon Prepaid is shaking up its prepaid offerings again – and that is mostly a good thing for prepaid data seekers. Here are two of the major changes that will be effective tomorrow: The $50 prepaid plan will be increased from 5GB to 7GB – yay! The 10GB plan will reflect a price decrease to $60/month […]

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