The Race to Gigabit LTE (And Why Things Seem To Actually Be Getting Slower)

Two of the top stories in the past week in the cellular industry seem to be in direct conflict with each other. On one hand – there are reports of carriers demonstrating real-world gigabit cellular speeds, with Verizon and T-Mobile both boasting that they will be rolling out gigabit capability in some areas and on […]

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Major Update to ‘Coverage?’ Released – Featuring HD Maps & Android Support

We’re thrilled to announce that the newly re-written ‘Coverage?’ app is now available – featuring fully updated maps, and the option to subscribe to get higher resolution coverage map overlays and a satellite view basemap. And at long last…. ‘Coverage?’ for Android is live in the Google Play store too! For those who may not be familiar […]

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2016 RV Mobile Internet Year in Review & Looking Forward Into 2017

2016 has been a good year for staying connected. It has never been easier to get online in more places than ever – but the number of options and the tradeoffs between them remains as overwhelming as always. Things may be getting faster, data more bountiful, and connectivity better overall – but the world of RV Mobile […]

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EchoStar 19 Launches from Cape Canaveral, A Huge Step for Mobile Satellite Internet

On Sunday afternoon, the long awaited EchoStar 19 satellite built for HughesNet launched from Cape Canaveral Florida after a few delays. The launch is exciting news for RVers awaiting the next potential viable option for mobile satellite internet. In Summer 2015, RTC Communications announced they were working with HughesNet to allow mobility with their KA-band […]

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4G Antenna Shop Offers Unlimited Data Plan on AT&T’s Network Starting at $60/mo

  We’re always keeping an eye out for interesting cellular data plans that are a good fit for the needs of RVers. In particular, we have been on the lookout for a reasonable AT&T based offering since the sudden demise of Harbor Mobile a couple months ago. Earlier this week we had a reader contact us asking about a newer […]

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Tello – A New Sprint MVNO With Configurable Plans

This week a new Sprint reseller, Tello, is launching – and they have a unique way to choose your prepaid cellular plan. All plans are smartphone plans – you can bring your own compatible unlocked device, or you can purchase a device from Tello. You then can chose how many minutes, texts and GBs of […]

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YouTube Joins T-Mobile’s Binge On

Last November, T-Mobile launched Binge On – a way for consumers to watch video streaming services over cellular while using much less data. Additionally, all T-Mobile postpaid plans with at least 3GB of high speed data include FREE video streaming of partner services when using Binge On – without using up your monthly high speed data […]

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New MVNO Charge Offers Pay as You Go Sprint Based Data Plan

A new reseller is launching a data only prepaid plan that might be a decent option for those wanting a Sprint option on board. With Charge, you can get a free SIM card and pre-purchase Sprint LTE data at $15/GB, or $13/GB if you purchase more then 3GB at a time. The data never expires, […]

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Now Available: The Mobile Internet Handbook – 2016 US RVers Edition

We’re excited to announce that the completely updated 2016 Edition of the book this website is built around, The Mobile Internet Handbook, is now available in PDF, Kindle & iBooks format! (The Print edition should be available in about a week once we get and approve the proof). And through March 6th, the eBook versions are […]

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Campendium.com Adds T-Mobile Coverage Reports to Campground Reviews

Last year a new RV park review site launch called Campendium. The site is run by fellow full time RVers, and lists a wide variety of camping options ranging from commercial RV parks, public campgrounds and popular free boondocking locations. Aside from the comprehensive diversity of camping options listed, one of the unique features we […]

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New Data Deals: T-Mobile Family Plans & Sprint Based Boost Mobile Adds Mobile Hotspot

There’s a couple data deals going on that we wanted to bring you up to date on in case they make sense for your needs. T-Mobile for Data Hungry Families Yesterday, OpenSignal released a reporting naming T-Mobile the Fastest Network (in the markets they test). To celebrate, this morning T-Mobile released a limited time data […]

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Verizon Confirms It Will Not Be Re-Introducing Unlimited Data Plans

Earlier this month AT&T announced it is bringing back unlimited smartphone data plans as an option for DirecTV subscribers. AT&T joins T-Mobile and Sprint in now officially offering an unlimited data plan option obtainable by new customers. Ever since, we’ve heard from several RVers hoping that Verizon would react by following suit and joining its competitors. After Verizon’s 4th Quarter earnings call […]

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Harbor Mobile Offers Businesses AT&T Prepaid Service With Hotspot/Tethering

During our regular news scan we discovered Harbor Mobile, an AT&T business reseller, who offers affordable AT&T prepaid plans to businesses and sole-proprietors. They announced a sale today on their Facebook Page, knocking a few bucks off their already low prices. They have not shared for how limited of time the pricing is valid for. $22 (regularly […]

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2015 RV Mobile Internet Year in Review

2015 has been a fabulous year for keeping connected on the road – with technology options, speeds, and coverage all getting better than ever. This is our end-of-year quick update on the state of the RV mobile internet world – chronicling some of the major changes that happened in 2015, and giving a glimpse at what we’re most looking forward […]

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Netflix is Re-Encoding Video to Reduce Bandwidth Consumption

Netflix has been working behind the scenes for the past 4 years to tackle the problem of their ever increasing bandwidth usage. In 2015, it’s estimated the Netflix alone will account for 339 Billion GBs of data. Yes, that’s billions, with a b. Their average customers tends to stream 45GB of data each a month. […]

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Verizon Thanksgetting Promotion: Extra 1GB of Data

Verizon is getting into the holiday spirit early this year, and is offering its customers a bonus GB of data to use on their current billing cycle, and another bonus GB on their next billing cycle. Customers on shared tiered data plans qualify for the promotion – including current Verizon Plan and legacy Mobile Everything […]

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