Winegard Announces ConnecT 4G1: Rooftop Wi-Fi & Cellular Combined

Last October when we wrote about the new Winegard ConnecT roof-mounted long-range Wi-Fi receiver, there was something that we were asked not to share. Our test unit, which we had been previewing since May, was also equipped with cellular capabilities. From the very beginning Winegard had been designing this new product line to combine Wi-Fi and […]

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Verizon Prepaid Offers Unlimited Data – With Many Caveats

Verizon Prepaid (Verizon’s direct prepaid division) has launched an unlimited data plan – with multiple limitations. This plan is similar to ordering pancakes at a restaurant and receiving a stack of dry, slightly burned, flavorless pancakes while your friend across the table receives a fluffy stack of chocolate chip pancakes spread with butter, drizzled with syrup, […]

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ALERT: Verizon Now Enforcing 10GB Hotspot Limit with New “Unlimited” Plan!

When Verizon launched the new Verizon Unlimited Plan in February, the fine print clearly stated that hotspot / tethering usage would be limited to 10GB per billing period – with tethering speeds supposed to be throttled to a glacial 600kbps once that limit was crossed. But Verizon’s own sales reps for the most part never understood […]

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weBoost Launches Drive 4G-X RV Cellular Booster / Antenna Kit

When weBoost first announced the Drive 4G-X cellular booster in February 2015, they also announced a special weBoost Drive 4G-XR bundle “coming soon” that was intended specifically for RVers. For the longest time – this upcoming kit was even featured prominently on the weBoost website. But then in April 2015, weBoost removed the Drive 4G-XR […]

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AT&T Adds Free HBO Access to Unlimited Plus Plan

Starting April 6th, AT&T Unlimited Plus Plan customers will be able to binge on Silicon Valley and Game of Thrones – for free. Yep, AT&T has added HBO access – at no additional charge – for all current and future customers who partake in their ‘Unlimited Plus’ plan. And, streaming HBO on this plan doesn’t […]

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WiFiRanger Introduces Cellular-Integrated SkyPro LTE (and Millenicom Partnership)

WiFiRanger this week has announced the SkyPro LTE that combines the current SkyPro roof-mounted Wi-Fi receiver with an integrated LTE modem and antennas. Roof-mounted placement improves signal and performance by getting the cellular radio clear of obstructions and low-level clutter, while also eliminating any signal loss from long antenna cables running down into your RV. WiFiRanger […]

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Netflix Adds ‘Offline’ Mode for Windows 10 Users

Netflix began offering customers the option to download videos to watch later on mobile devices via its Android and iOS apps late last year. Now, that feature is making the jump for downloading on a Windows 10 PC. To be able to download on a PC, users must use the Windows 10 app. Users who have the most recent version […]

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Peplink Embraces LTE-A at Last, but Basic MAX BR1 Update Seemingly Delayed

We’ve been eagerly waiting for mobile router manufacturer Peplink to embrace LTE-Advanced technology in their cellular-integrated Pepwave routers – and at last Peplink has announced this long delayed and often teased update across the bulk of their product line! Peplink describes the advantages of the upgraded models this way: LTE-A also supports newer region and carrier […]

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Mobile Pricing Revealed for HughesNet “Gen5” Satellite Internet Service

We’ve been tracking the rollout of the fifth generation service from satellite internet provider HughesNet for a long time now. HughesNet “Gen5” is set to offer peak speeds of 25Mbps down and 3Mbps up, a substantial improvement over older satellite internet services that will make HughesNet a lot more competitive with LTE cellular technology. And unlike HughesNet’s […]

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GoPhone Adds Unlimited Plan, Increases $40/Month plan to 6GB

GoPhone, AT&T’s prepaid subsidiary, has added an unlimited data offering to their line-up. A non-competitive unlimited data offering, that is. For $60/month ($65/month without auto pay), you get unlimited on device data (and calling and texting) at slow speeds – throttle cap is set at 3Mbps. In case that cap is not slow enough for […]

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AT&T Unleashes Affordable Unlimited Data for “Connected Cars” – Chevy OnStar or ZTE Mobley

Since 2015 most new Chevy, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles have come with “OnStar with 4G LTE” built in – adding an AT&T-powered Wi-Fi hotspot capability to the classic car-integrated OnStar security and navigation features. The basic idea is to keep your passengers entertained and online while underway. But the rather limited and expensive data plans […]

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Cricket Imposes 22GB Network Management – Adds ‘Stream More’ Service

(2/27/2017) Cricket, AT&T’s wholly owned prepaid subsidiary, will be imposing a 22GB ‘congestion management’ (network management) threshold to it’s unlimited plan accounts beginning on April 2, 2017.  This change has been quietly rolled out on Cricket’s ‘Mobile Broadband Information’ page, as well as through texts to current customers. Cricket already throttles all speeds to 8mbps down (throttling […]

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AT&T Tries Again: New Unlimited Plus & Choice Plans are WAY More Competitive

AT&T was the last carrier to respond to Verizon’s surprise announcement of a reintroduction of unlimited data plans, and despite having the most time to think about it – AT&T underwhelmed everyone. Our reaction : “AT&T’s Unlimited Plan is more expensive than all the other carriers, and yet it has more limitations. Hopefully AT&T will try a bit harder […]

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Verizon Quietly Retires “XL” and Larger Data Plans

One of our favorite features of Verizon’s tiered cellular plans was how easy Verizon made it to change how much data you were signed up for each month. You could easily toggle between Verizon’s defined sizes as needed: S, M, L, XL, XXL – with extended data buckets available all the way up to 100GB for $450/mo. […]

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