Breaking News: Verizon Aggressively Moves to Cancel High Usage Unlimited Data Plans

UPDATE: January 10th, 2016 – Verizon’s Statement on Cancelations Some large mainstream sites have started to cover the story about Verizon moving to cancel many unlimited data plans, and a few of them were able to get an official statement from Verizon. Here is what Verizon spokesperson Kelly Crummey told Ars Technica: “Because our network is a shared […]

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2016 RV Mobile Internet Year in Review & Looking Forward Into 2017

2016 has been a good year for staying connected. It has never been easier to get online in more places than ever – but the number of options and the tradeoffs between them remains as overwhelming as always. Things may be getting faster, data more bountiful, and connectivity better overall – but the world of RV Mobile […]

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T-Mobile “Uncarrier-Next” Includes Taxes & Fees, Drops Simple Choice Tablet & Hotspot Options

T-Mobile today rolled out its next #uncarrier move during a big event held at the CES trade show in Las Vegas. Amidst the trademark trash talking of competitors, some major new initiatives designed to once again shake up the mobile industry were announced. In particular, T-Mobile is aiming to vastly simplify how cellular plans are priced […]

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New Cellular Boosters: Smoothtalker Mobile RV X6 & HiBoost Travel 4G LTE

Cellular boosters can be an indispensable tool to have in your connectivity arsenal, but other than the relatively solid options from market leader weBoost there have not been many LTE-compatible boosters that have come to market that have been worth mentioning over the past two years. And while many are still available for sale – […]

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WiFiRanger Announces “Passport” – Partnership with RV Parks for Guaranteed Fast Wi-Fi

The RV Wi-Fi specialists at WiFiRanger are announcing tomorrow that they will be rolling out a feature called “Passport” in the next few months with the ambitious goal of making fast campground Wi-Fi a lot easier to find and take advantage of. Campground Wi-Fi is notoriously disappointing – so any improvement here will be extremely welcome. WiFiRanger describes Passport this […]

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T-Mobile Revises One+ Plan – Offers Lower Priced Option Without LTE Tethering

T-Mobile this morning announced some changes to its T-Mobile One+ plan – adding some features, lowering the base price, and introducing a new “One+ International” plan. T-Mobile first introduced the One+ plan back in August in response to criticism of the new “Unlimited Everything” $70/mo T-Mobile One smartphone plan lacking support for high-speed tethering. In response to […]

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Sprint Unveils “High Performance User Equipment” Technology – Promising Increased LTE Range / Performance

Sprint yesterday announced and publicly demonstrated for the first time “High Performance User Equipment” (HPUE) technology – a “breakthrough innovation” designed to “give Sprint customers better coverage and faster data speeds in more locations.” Sprint also announced that they are deploying 4×4 MIMO and 256 QAM technologies that together with HPUE and increasing LTE-A carrier aggregation rollouts (Sprint […]

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Pepwave Launches Next Generation Surf SOHO, MAX BR1 Mini

WiFiRanger isn’t the only company with new routers appealing to RVers launching this week – mobile router manufacturer Peplink also has a major new release The long awaited third generation Pepwave Surf SOHO is at last available! Peplink is also now shipping an interesting new lower-cost addition to the MAX BR1 line of cellular integrated […]

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WiFiRanger Revamps Entire Product Line – Embracing 802.11ac Wi-Fi

WiFiRanger has a long history of serving the RV market with indoor routers and roof-mounted long-range gear that many have come to rely on. The simplified user interface, RVer friendly features, and customer service that is willing to dive into troubleshooting unique issues such as problems with connecting to campground Wi-Fi login screens has always […]

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AT&T Announces “Stream Saver” Video Resolution Limiting Feature

AT&T has a knack for taking good ideas from T-Mobile, and then copying them in a way that makes things just a bit worse for customers. First it was with rollover data – when T-Mobile’s “Data Stash” came out allowing customers to bank unused data for up to a year, a month later AT&T debuted […]

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T-Mobile: Tethering Usage To Be “Deprioritized” on Congested Towers

T-Mobile today began sending out emails to customers prominently notifying them that T-Mobile was making its network “better” by “putting your on-device experience first”. Or in other words – by slowing down (relative) tethering speeds when the network is under heavy load. T-Mobile explains: “We’ve primed the network for on-device use. So now when there’s […]

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Verizon Crackdown on Unlimited Plans Continues: Lines Used In T1114 Routers Being Canceled

In July Verizon caused a mild panic by sending out letters to roughly 1,200 “excessive” heavy data users with out-of-contract unlimited data plans, telling them that their plans were being summarily canceled on August 31st. Verizon then moved against many gray-market providers of unauthorized rental unlimited plans, in many cases shutting down service without notice – leaving […]

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Free Streaming Update: AT&T’s “Data Free TV” & Verizon’s NFL Mobile Partnership

AT&T late last week announced a major new initiative for DirecTV customers likely to be of interest to some RVers: Data Free TV: Video streaming that does not count against your monthly usage limits! Not to be outdone – Verizon also announced that it was sponsoring the NFL Mobile App to let Verizon customers: “Watch live local and […]

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Verizon Announces LTE Advanced – 50% Faster in 461 Cities

After teasing the world with a clock on its home page counting down to the start of the next generation of wireless, Verizon this morning underwhelmed by announcing a new marketing campaign promoting “Verizon LTE Advanced”. LTE Advanced is indeed awesome technology, but it is not Verizon exclusive, and it is not new. Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, […]

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T-Mobile Revises T-Mobile One, Introduces Unlimited Tethering One+ Plan

T-Mobile went “all in” on offering Unlimited Data less than two weeks ago with the announcement of the T-Mobile One plan – but in the process generated heated criticism by eliminating any included high-speed tethering data. Today T-Mobile is responding to that criticism in a huge way, by announcing: “T-Mobile today proved once again why it’s […]

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Un-Carrier 12: T-Mobile Goes All-Unlimited, But Eliminates Included Tethering

UPDATE (8/29/2016): In response to customer criticism, T-Mobile has made some huge changes to the T-Mobile One plan less than two weeks after initially announcing them. Read our news story for the details: T-Mobile Revises T-Mobile One, Introduces Unlimited Tethering One+ Plan T-Mobile hosted a conference call early this morning to announce its latest #uncarrier […]

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