Simple Mobile T-Mobile Plans Discounted for Amazon Prime Customers

T-Mobile based cellular plans are abound this week it seems, and another deal is just announced specifically for Amazon Prime members. MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) Simple Mobile has partnered with Amazon to offer a limited time promotion (undisclosed for how long) of 25% off their cellular phone plans. You can keep the special rates […]

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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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Verizon Experimenting With Netflix / YouTube Video Throttling

UPDATE (July 23rd, 2017): Experiment Seemingly Over We can confirm that as of this morning, it seems as if Verizon has stopped experimentally throttling video streams. The line we had witnessed consistently capped at 10Mbps is now humming along at 30+ Mbps. Some have speculated that Verizon only backed down from the throttling because of […]

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Virgin Mobile Going Unlimited – And iPhone Only

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 have gone a similar route. What is a bit more interesting is Virgin […]

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Satellite Internet Update: Iridium, OneWeb, SpaceX, and HughesNet

It has been a busy month for space fans. June began with the launch of ViaSat-2, the “world’s most powerful” internet communications satellite. And yesterday afternoon there was another major launch destined to expand the potential for staying connected anywhere on the globe: The launch of the second set of ten satellites in the Iridium […]

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Verizon Pulls The Plug: FMCA’s Insanely Good Verizon Unlimited Hotspot Deal WAS Too Good To Be True

Last week’s huge news story was the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) launching an amazing deal on Verizon unlimited data hotspots – just $43.99/mo for an unlimited hotspot data plan that was well more than an order of magnitude cheaper than anything you could get from Verizon directly. With a deal that good – the FMCA’s […]

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FMCA Rolls Out Unlimited Verizon Hotspot Plan

Update (6/19/2017): The FMCA has posted in several public locations a message saying that Verizon has “pulled the offering” – canceling all orders before any of the hotspots had shipped. We’ve published a new story with all the details: Verizon Pulls The Plug: FMCA’s Insanely Good Verizon Unlimited Hotspot Deal WAS Too Good To Be […]

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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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ViaSat-2 Launched – World’s Most Powerful Internet Communications Satellite

We’ve been closely tracking satellite internet provider ViaSat since 2014 when it’s Exede division launched “virtually unlimited” 12Mbps satellite internet service for just $70/month, momentarily generating a lot of excitement. But… Exede’s spot-beam technology did not at all support mobile users who left their assigned regional spots behind, and Exede’s ViaSat-1 satellite powering the Exede service was […]

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Verizon Introduces “SmartHub” Home Internet Replacement – With A Huge Catch!

Verizon today announced the SmartHub – a box designed to use a cellular connection to provide residential home internet, a “landline” phone jack, and smart home control of lights, thermostats, and locks. Verizon explains it this way: “SmartHub is a wireless, smart home solution that manages your connected home devices, provides reliable, high-speed internet powered by America’s […]

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