The Resurgence of Unlimited Data: A Crazy Week In Review

Last week was the busiest ever here at the RV Mobile Internet Resource Center – starting with Verizon’s surprise announcement that it was bringing back unlimited data plans. This started a chain reaction – with every other carrier scrambling to respond with new or updated unlimited plans of their own. Here is a quick recap of the […]

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Verizon Begins ‘Phase 2’ of Unlimited Data Plan Price Hikes

Verizon representatives where greeted on April 1st with a message in their InfoCenter (internal communications system) that Phase 2 of the unlimited data plan price hike would be going into effect on May 15. As word started to leak out on various sites, there was speculation as to what exactly this meant. After all, Verizon […]

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Is the OmniLynx Verizon Unlimited Data Plan Ride Over Already?

OmniLynx, the new unlimited data plan on the Verizon network that sounded too good to be true, seems to have reached its limits. Since about September 12, the devices have been on ‘back order’ according their ordering website. This morning, customers who had pending backordered devices got the following e-mail: The wireless provider previously servicing […]

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weBoost RV 4G Now Shipping from Camping World

In a regular scan over the weekend, we noticed that while the previously announced weBoost RV 4G cellular booster was still listed as ‘Out of Stock’ on the weBoost website – a ‘Buy from Camping World’ button was now posted, along with a link to the PDF manual. According to a customer service reply, the new booster […]

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Sprint Mobile Hotspots: Karma Now Shipping, and Boost Mobile Offers 10GB Plan

For RVers who are interested in having a Sprint option on board, some new options are now shipping this week. Karma Pre-Ordered Hotspots Now Shipping Karma, a unique mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) who offers a mobile hotspot where you can purchase data that NEVER expires, announced their new LTE Sprint based plan last fall and […]

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Verizon to End 10GB for $80/mo Promo on July 23

July 23 Update: Verizon has extended this offer, with no announced expiration data.   In our normal scan of the carriers, we noticed that Verizon has posted your last chance to snag their promotion on 10GB of data on their More Everything shared plans. In April they started the promotion, dropping the price of 10GB […]

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Twitter Begins Video Autoplay – Protect your Mobile Data!

Yesterday Twitter announced a “a more streamlined consumption experience” for their video media displays in your timeline feed. What does that mean? For mobile internet users, it means Twitter is by default now wanting to consume more of your precious limited resources. The new media experience is billed as richer (ie. thus more bandwidth intensive) and videos […]

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Equipment Installment Plans Become More Prevalent than Contracts with Cellular Carriers

A little over two years ago, the Uncarrier (T-Mobile) shook up the industry by offering Simple Choice plans. No discount subsidies for equipment purchases and no contracts. Just pay upfront for the device you want, and enjoy lower monthly plan access fees. Prior to this, the carriers offered substantial discounts to consumers to acquire a […]

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25GB of Data for $31/month?? Don’t Rush To Sign Up Quite Yet..

Yesterday tech journal ars technica published a story about UK mobile provider Three and their ‘Feel at Home’ prepaid plan that allows you to use your device abroad at no extra cost. If you subscribe to their unlimited data plan, when roaming in one of their partnered network carriers abroad, customers are limited to just 25GB […]

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Sprint Adds International Data In 15 Countries

In an attempt to keep up with T-Mobile, Sprint last month introduced International Value Roaming for 15 countries as a perk of its data plans. The feature is a free add-on to domestic plans that include data, and customers can receive 2G speeds at no additional charge if they have a compatible GSM or LTE device. Customers wanting faster […]

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Wilson Electronics Mobile Cellular Booster Close-Out Deals

As hoped for, there are some great deals to be had on close out models from Wilson Electronics. Earlier this year, the company rebranded as weBoost and they repackaged up their popular mobile boosters.  The new boosters are essentially the same exact specifications as the Wilson equivalents, just in different colors & formats… with Canadian certifications. […]

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Escapade Internet: Pepwave MAX BR1 Tested Under Pressure (Review Preview)

We just wrapped up an awesome and exhausting week attending and presenting at the Escapees Escapade rally in Tucson, AZ. Over 900 rigs were in attendance at the Pima County Fairgrounds, and the daily population was easily well over 2,000 people. And all of them, it seemed, wanted to get online. The fairgrounds was supposed to […]

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The Mobile Internet Handbook – Revised and Refreshed for 2015!

After several weeks of hard work, we’ve just completed a refresh of The Mobile Internet Handbook for 2015! It’s amazing how much has changed in just 6 short months since we came out with the 2014 Edition. Things in the mobile internet world seem to never slow down. The 2014 edition hadn’t even been out for 2 […]

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Coverage? App Updated for February 2015, Includes New T-Mobile Maps

Long ago, the hosts of this website (myself and Chris) wrote a little mobile app called Coverage? We generate coverage maps based on the carrier’s own maps, bringing them onto your mobile device into an overlayable format.  This allows travelers such as us RVers to better plan our routes and stops to be within coverage of […]

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When It Seems Too Good To Be True: Reading the Fine Print on Cellular Plans

In the past couple of weeks, we’ve been alerted to a couple new cellular plan offers that at first glance sounded like great affordable solutions for data hungry nomads. Until you read the fine print. Here are two such recent deals, and the details that may make them not as attractive as they first seem. Cricket Wireless […]

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Former Millenicom Customers: Check Your Verizon Bill for ‘Tech Coach’ Charge

We’ve been receiving a few reports from former Millenicom customers who switched direct to Verizon that they’re seeing a $7-8/month charge on their bills for the ‘Tech Coach’ service. This is an optional add-on service that seems to have snuck in during some account setups during the transition. Verizon describes the service as: “Verizon Tech Coach […]

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