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 (10/20/2017) – Details & Deadline Confirmed AT&T has updated its internal customer service resource system with more details about the changes coming to hotspots on Unlimited Plus & Choice plans, clarifying some critical details. In a nutshell: Mobile hotspots and aircards will no longer be able to be added to an existing AT&T Unlimited […]

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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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weBoost Introduces Substantially Sleeker “Drive Sleek” Cellular Booster

When Wilson Electronics rebranded as weBoost in 2015, they took the existing Sleek 4G cradle-style signal booster, changed the plastic casing a bit, and re-released it as the weBoost Drive 4G-S – retiring the “Sleek” brand in the process. But now “Sleek” is back in the weBoost product line – with today’s newly announced weBoost […]

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T-Mobile Raises Network Management Threshold to 50GB

Good news! T-Mobile is raising their network management threshold to 50GB. That means T-Mobile customers can use 50GB of data before being deprioritized, beginning September 20th, 2017. Of the ‘big four’ carriers, T-Mobile already offered the most generous network management limit – previously set at 32GB since May 2017. Verizon and AT&T both implement network […]

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ALERT: 15GB Mobile Hotspot Cap Enforcement Coming on Verizon New Unlimited Data Plans

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. In August, Verizon increased that cap to 15GB per device. Enforcement […]

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Apple’s New iPhones – Cellular Performance Potential Analyzed

This past week Apple unveiled the new iPhone 8 line, and the stunning all-new iPhone X. In just about every way these new phones raise the bar for the entire mobile industry, with laptop-caliber CPU performance in your pocket, incredible augmented reality features, and cameras that promise to take absolutely stunning pictures. But… While the latest iPhones are […]

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Hulu iOS App Disables HDMI Mirroring

The latest versions (5.6.0 and 5.6.1) of Hulu’s popular iOS streaming app brought several unwelcome changes for digital nomads. The newest version of the app dropped support for HDMI mirroring via Apple’s Lightning HDMI connector. Additionally, mirroring via Airplay now only works with the 4th generation Apple TV. Previously the app worked with 2nd and 3rd […]

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AT&T Adds Free HBO Access to Unlimited Plans

UPDATE (9/12/17): AT&T’s has now extended their offer of free HBO service to those who are on the Unlimited Choice plan rather than only those who are on the Unlimited Plus Plan. This offer begins September 15th. All AT&T Unlimited Plus and AT&T Unlimited Choice customers will now get a $25 monthly video credit on […]

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Cell Carriers Respond to Hurricane Irma

On the heels of Harvey’s hit to Texas & Louisiana, Hurricane Irma decided to pay a visit to the Caribbean, Florida and other parts of the Southern US. Once again, the nation has watched, prayed, and sent good vibes to those in Irma’s path. And now, many will send aid in hopes of helping those […]

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T-Mobile Now Includes Netflix on Family Plans

Article updated 10/6/17 to reflect Netflix price increase, which T-Mobile will still fully cover for the standard plan. Starting September 12th, the self-proclaimed ‘Uncarrier’, is giving their customers free Netflix. Some of their customers, that is.  T-Mobile announced today that Netflix will be “on us” (aka, paid for by T-Mobile) for those customers on their […]

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Cell Carriers Respond to Hurricane Harvey With Free Data, Calls, COWs, and COLTs

It is heartbreaking to see the disaster unfolding across the Texas Gulf Coast as Harvey slowly rolls through, dumping absolutely unimaginable amounts of rain. In this sort of disaster – wired infrastructure is easily damaged, and people forced to evacuate are left with only mobile technology to rely on. Fortunately – all the major cellular […]

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Verizon’s New Plans Heap New Limits On “Unlimited”

Verizon is making some major changes. Starting tomorrow (Wednesday, August 23rd) Verizon is retiring its newly launched Unlimited plan from February, and is replacing it with a whole new set of Unlimited plans – with a whole lot of complicated fine print and limitations attached. Most significantly – video is now being throttled on every […]

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Xfinity Mobile Now Available to All Comcast Internet Customers

(UPDATE: 8/30/17) Comcast & Xfinity mobile are currently working towards allowing customers to bring their own devices (BYOD) to their service. If you’re interested in this plan, and don’t want to purchase a new phone from Comcast, be sure to take this news into consideration. Back in April, Comcast soft launched a test market of […]

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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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