FCC Abandons Network Neutrality Rules – What Does It Mean?

As expected, yesterday the FCC voted to roll back the “Network Neutrality” rules that had first gone into effect in 2015 during the Obama administration. With the FCC majority now under the control of the new Republican Chairman (and former Verizon lawyer) Ajit Pai – this rule change was considered inevitable despite record public opposition. […]

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Netflix HDMI Out for Downloaded Content on Apple iOS 11 Devices Temporarily Disabled

We’ve received a couple of reports, and have confirmed – that the latest release of the Netflix App for smartphones & tablets is no longer working with HDMI out mirroring for downloaded content. It is however still working for streamed content. And the issues seems to be contained to Apple products running iOS 11 Using a […]

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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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FMCA Offers New Sprint Unlimited Data Plan with Tech Connect+ Membership

Last week the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) announced a new data plan with Verizon. Today, the FMCA announced another unlimited offering included with their new Tech Connect+ Membership. For  $49.99 per month, the new membership package includes an unlimited Sprint based hotspot plan. Video version of this story: Enjoy Video? Subscribe to our YouTube […]

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Sprint Reveals New Unlimited Dedicated Hotspot Option, With Some Limits

Sprint Wireless, revealed two new dedicated mobile hotspot device options – unlimited hotspot data for $50/month or 10GB for $30/month – when added to an existing Unlimited Freedom smarpthone plan. With this addition, Sprint joins AT&T and Verizon in offering “unlimited” service on mobile hotspot devices – leaving just T-Mobile still only offering tiered data […]

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AT&T Evolves the Home Base – New Wireless Internet Home Router Option Vastly More Advanced

AT&T’s Wireless Home Phone & Internet plans and accompanying Home Base router jumped to prominence last February when AT&T began to offer special “rural” plans to customers in qualifying areas that included 250GB/mo for just $60 or 500GB/mo for $100. The plan itself was great (particularly before AT&T’s even better Unlimited Plus came along) – […]

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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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AT&T Announces New Flagship Hotspot: Netgear Nighthawk Mobile Hotspot with “5G Evolution”

AT&T yesterday announced the imminent launch of the Netgear Nighthawk – “the world’s first commercial Gigabit LTE Mobile Hotspot Router”, capable of achieving theoretical peak gigabit LTE speeds. AT&T is calling this the first “5G Evolution” capable hotspot, and it is indeed very technologically impressive. The Nighthawk is a major jump beyond AT&T’s current flagship […]

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Verizon Offers To Disable Video Throttling – For $10/mo

In August when Verizon rolled out its new Beyond Unlimited plan, the plan brought with it a new limit – video connections would now be capped at “HD Resolution”. And… This new limitation applied not just to new customers signing up for Beyond Unlimited, but retroactively across the board to ALL Verizon plans – including […]

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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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Breaking News: Major Wi-Fi Security Vulnerability Revealed, Mobile Routers & Devices Impacted

This morning an embargo was lifted on a newly discovered major security vulnerability that impacts essentially EVERY Wi-Fi device currently in existence. In particular – recent Android and Linux devices are particularly vulnerable to having secure connections eavesdropped upon, though with more effort the same attack can be used against Windows, iOS, and MacOS. Even […]

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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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AT&T Mobile Hotspots “No Longer Eligible” for Unlimited Data Plans

Update (10/29/2017) – Unlimited Plus Hotspots Still Being Activated The original leaked deadline of 10/27 has passed, and hotspot devices are still able to be activated on Unlimited plus for new and existing customers. Which negates at least part of the original leak, and supports rescinding of the policy. Suspicion from others posting online is […]

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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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