T-Mobile Adds 70 Countries and a Daily Data Pass to International Options

T-Mobile has announced continued expansion for international travelers looking to use their T-Mobile postpaid plans. Starting 7/22/18, they will increase the number of countries that T-Mobile plans can be used from 140 to 210. Beginning August 1, 2018, T-Mobile customers will also have the option of a ‘daily data pass’ add-on to access increased high-speed […]

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Sprint Revamps Unlimited Plans – Adds 55+ and Military

Following in the recent footsteps of Verizon and AT&T, Sprint is also revamping their unlimited options. Beginning tomorrow, July 13th two new plans will take Sprint’s previous offering of Unlimited Freedom’s place. The Unlimited Freedom plan was originally launched way back in August 2016. The new plans are called Unlimited Basic and Unlimited Plus. We suppose […]

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Verizon Offers New Military Discounts on Newest Plans

Last week Verizon announced new discounts for US military members including active-duty military, reservists, Gold Star families and veterans. These new discounts apply specifically to Verizon’s newest Unlimited Plans – the Three Tier Go, Above, and Beyond plans. Most older plans are still subject to typical military discounts. Video Verizon of this Story: Subscribe to our […]

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DirecTV Now 2.1 Update Fixes HDMI Out – And Now Streams “Data Free” on AT&T

We’ve long recommended using HDMI output from smartphones to allow for big screen streaming using unlimited on device data. This is a clever way to avoid hotspot data usage limits that make using tethered Smart TV devices (Apple TV, Roku, Samsung, Chromecast, etc…) while mobile a recipe for blowing  through your entire monthly hotspot usage […]

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Xfinity Mobile Adjusts Plan – Implements Hotspot & Video Throttle

In August of 2017, Comcast launched Xfinity Mobile, a Verizon + Wi-Fi hotspot based smartphone offering, with hotspot features enabled so that it could act as a solid mobile internet option. Now, Xfinity has added a 600kbps throttle to ALL hotspotted data – and a 480p video throttle as well. This is a very unwelcome […]

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Spectrum Launches Mobile Service for Home Internet Customers

As we’ve been expecting, cable giant Spectrum Communications has at last launched a new mobile offering called Spectrum Mobile. The service is very similar to Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile service, with both options running on Verizon’s network behind the scenes. Spectrum Mobile service is only available to Spectrum home internet customers, but for those that qualify it […]

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KVH Introduces TracPhone LTE-1 For Improved Offshore Cellular Connectivity

KVH Industries is best known for providing TracVision satellite TV receiver domes for the RV and marine market, as well as for its popular TracPhone global satellite voice and data service that is often found providing connectivity on mega-yachts (with the budgets to match). But now KVH is introducing its first cellular-powered system, for cruisers with […]

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Verizon Prepaid Offers Double Data

Verizon Prepaid is currently offering a ‘Double Data Promo’, including as much as 20GB of high speed, tetherable data for $60. In early May of 2018, we noted a ‘Double Data Promo’ available from Verizon Prepaid. While everyone loves ‘free’ data, this deal had a major sticking point: there was little to no information on […]

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AT&T Rolling Out “Unlimited” Mobile Hotspot Tracking and High-Speed Cap Enforcement

When all of the carriers rolled out their new unlimited plans earlier last year, they all came with clear and advertised caps on high-speed mobile hotspot use. On-device data is unlimited at full speed (just subject to network management), but after you reached your mobile hotspot cap, speeds would be throttled to a set point. […]

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New AT&T Plans Announced: “Unlimited &More” Brings on the Streaming Bundles

UPDATE: The new AT&T plans went live this morning (June 28th) – and we’ve been digging deep into the fine print. A few interesting discoveries: You can only change between the free premium channels (HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, Pandora, Amazon Music, or VRV) that come with the &More Premium plan once every twelve months. This seems […]

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Unreal Mobile – New Sprint-Based MVNO from FreedomPop Launches

Unreal Mobile, a new Sprint-based MVNO, launched today with a line of inexpensive, low-data smartphone plans. Unreal Mobile was created by, and is a subsidiary of, Freedom Pop. It appears the intended purpose of the new MVNO is to provide a higher level of service than that of bargain-basement MVNO Freedom Pop. Unreal includes more […]

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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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FCC Repeal Goes Into Effect – Network Neutrality Rules Are Officially Dead

Despite some last minute congressional wrangling to slam on the brakes, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” proposed in December (read our in-depth coverage at the time) went  into effect on Monday. This brings an official end to the FCC’s Network Neutrality rules, which were rolled out in 2015. But what does this […]

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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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