Looking Ahead: Will 2019 Be The Year of the Smart & Connected RV?

RV manufacturers seem to have at last woken up to the reality that customers are interested in the comforts of home when on the road: Air conditioning, heat, hot water, ample AC power, and yes… perhaps most importantly for many – connectivity! Over the past few weeks we’ve seen an explosion of new RV-centric internet […]

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AT&T Promises FirstNet Will Help Double LTE Network Speeds Nationwide

In the aftermath of the attack on September 11th, 2001, some began to call for a unified communications infrastructure that would make it easier for first responders of all types to communicate – even across jurisdictional boundaries, and even when public networks might be overloaded or damaged. To this end – in 2012 Congress authorized […]

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Reminder: Grace Period to Add AT&T Unlimited Plus / Choice Hotspot Lines Ends on 5/6/2018

When AT&T retired their Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Choice plans on February 28 of this year, they left a grace period for existing customers to add on hotspot lines through May 6, 2018. This article is a quick reminder of that impending deadline to lock in any additional lines of service you might want. The […]

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Engaged At Last: Sprint & T-Mobile Announce Plans To Merge

The on-again / off-again flirtation between Sprint & T-Mobile that has been a dramatic thread throughout the cellular world for years has reached a major milestone today with a joint video announcement from T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure. They may not be married yet, but the engagement is official. Sprint & […]

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Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 DNS Service Promises Increased Surfing Speed & Privacy

On April Fool’s Day earlier this week, internet infrastructure provider Cloudflare announced a new free public DNS service designed to improve the internet for everybody: “Cloudflare’s mission is to help build a better Internet. We’re excited today to take another step toward that mission with the launch of 1.1.1.1 — the Internet’s fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS […]

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New Cellular Boosters from SureCall: Fusion2Go 3.0 & FusionTrek

Cellular booster manufacturer SureCall has been around for a long time (since 2001), and has built up a solid reputation for providing boosting primarily intended for larger commercial buildings. SureCall also produces home and mobile boosters, but the past few SureCall mobile boosters have left us a bit underwhelmed. SureCall’s original line of mobile TriFlex LTE boosters […]

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The New weBoost 4G Slim – A Better Indoor Antenna for 4G-X and 4G-M Cellular Boosters?

weBoost mobile cellular boosters have long been top performers for nomads looking to enhance cellular signals. A cellular booster works with an exterior antenna, an amplifier unit, and an interior antenna to deliver the boosted signal to cellular devices within wireless range indoors. Over the years, while weBoost updated their exterior antennas and boosters, they […]

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BREAKING: AT&T Unlimited “Enhanced” Plans Dropping Support For Mobile Hotspots!

UPDATE (March 1st, 2018): Details Confirmed As expected, AT&T updated its website this morning with the new “Unlimited Enhanced” plans – and all the leaked details we reported on earlier this week have indeed come to pass. The major reported downside is indeed real – there are NO MOBILE HOTSPOTS allowed on AT&T’s new “Enhanced” […]

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Now Shipping: Winegard ConnecT 2.0 Roof-Mounted Wi-Fi & Cellular Router

Winegard has a great reputation as the leading provider of both satellite and over-the-air TV antennas designed for RV use. But despite some initial excitement, we ended up being underwhelmed by Winegard’s 2016 entry into the RV internet gear market. The original Winegard ConnecT was expensive, the cellular version was tied to a very limited […]

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SpaceX Launching First Two “Starlink” Broadband Internet Satellites – This Weekend!

UPDATE (March 30th, 2018) – FCC Approval Granted, With A Catch! As expected, the FCC this week approved SpaceX’s request for a license to move forward with it proposed Starlink satellite constellation, granting SpaceX permission to: “Construct, deploy, and operate a proposed non-geostationary orbit (NGSO) satellite system comprising 4,425 satellites for the provision of fixed-satellite […]

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Verizon To Begin Locking Phones, Starts Down Slippery Slope

One of our favorite things about Verizon: unlocked phones. Unlike with most other carriers, all Verizon LTE devices are sold unlocked – and without jumping through any hoops you can swap SIM cards to use these devices internationally, or on any other compatible domestic carrier. But according to Verizon – this trait has made Verizon […]

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Helikite Hotspot Takes Cellular Reception To New Heights

Nothing improves cellular reception more than having a direct line of sight between you and the cell tower – and nothing improves line of sight better than altitude, getting your cellular antenna up above all potential obstructions. We’ve actually joked for years about putting a cellular antenna way up in a tethered balloon for better […]

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WiFiRanger Announces Low-Cost MicroLTE Pack: Roof-Mounted Cellular & Wi-Fi

UPDATE (January 2017): WiFiRanger has let us know that they’ve run into some hardware bugs with the MicroLTE pack, and they need to wait for revisions to be made at the factory, delaying the product launch. We will update this story when WiFiRanger is ready to announce a new target ship date. The SkyPro LTE […]

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FCC Abandons Network Neutrality Rules – What Does It Mean?

UPDATE: February 22nd, 2018 The upcoming changes to the network neutrality rules were officially published in the Federal Register today, opening the door to a wave of pending lawsuits to be filed to block the changes from going into effect. Ars Technica has two stories detailing the latest legal fights: We still don’t know when […]

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Long Awaited Pepwave MAX BR1 MK2 at Last Released!

Last week Wednesday evening just before the start of the Thanksgiving holiday, Pepwave at made the long-awaited next generation MAX BR1 MK2 cellular-integrated router official, updating its public website with final details. This product update is LONG overdue – we had been initially told to expect a next generation BR1 last November, then February, then […]

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