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New AT&T Plans Announced: “Unlimited &More” Brings on the Streaming Bundles

Verizon isn’t the only carrier tacking additional superlatives onto its “unlimited” plans. Today AT&T is announcing that as of June 26th the AT&T “Unlimited Enhanced” plans will be retired, replaced with the new AT&T “Unlimited &More” and “Unlimited &More Premium” plans. Here is what AT&T has to say about these new plans: “We were the […]

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Unreal Mobile – New Sprint-Based MVNO from FreedomPop Launches

Unreal Mobile, a new Sprint-based MVNO, launched today with a line of inexpensive, low-data smartphone plans. Unreal Mobile was created by, and is a subsidiary of, Freedom Pop. It appears the intended purpose of the new MVNO is to provide a higher level of service than that of bargain-basement MVNO Freedom Pop. Unreal includes more […]

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AT&T Mobile Share Advantage Plans to Get Data & Price Increase

If you’re holding on to a now retired AT&T Mobile Share Advantage plan, which was available from August 2016 to January 2018, changes are coming. Beginning on July 1st, 2018, Mobile Share Advantage (MSA) Customers will see both their data and their plan prices increased. There is no option to opt out of this change, unless […]

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FCC Repeal Goes Into Effect – Network Neutrality Rules Are Officially Dead

Despite some last minute congressional wrangling to slam on the brakes, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” proposed in December (read our in-depth coverage at the time) went  into effect on Monday. This brings an official end to the FCC’s Network Neutrality rules, which were rolled out in 2015. But what does this […]

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Verizon Complicates Unlimited Plans – Adds “Above Unlimited” along with Beyond Unlimited & Go Unlimited

Early this morning Verizon announced that on June 18th, 2018 it will be rolling out a new tier of unlimited data plan:  Above Unlimited. It’s a little more ‘unlimited’ than Verizon’s existing ‘Beyond Unlimited’ plan. And definitely more unlimited than the speed-throttled (for hotspot data) ‘Go Unlimited’ plan. But Verizon must have laughed the executive out […]

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Sprint Offering an Unlimited Data Plan For $15/Line – For a Limited Time

(Original Story: 6/8/18) – Sprint announced a limited time offer yesterday consisting of an unlimited text, call, and data plan for only $15 per line for up to 4 lines. They are calling it the Unlimited Kickstarter plan. Of course, the plan is on the Sprint network, which continues to provide pretty dismal coverage outside […]

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AT&T Increasing Price on Original iPhone Unlimited Plans – Again

(Original Story: 5/29/2018) Folks who have been hanging on to the AT&T Original iPhone Unlimited Plans, released in 2007 when the iPhone first debuted – have been seeing notices on their bill that another $5 increase is coming in July 2018. This will bring the data portion of the bill from $40 to $45/month. That is […]

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Urgent FBI Warning: Should You Reboot All The Things?

The internet is abuzz this Memorial Day weekend about an urgent warning put out by the FBI encouraging everyone to reboot their routers to help disrupt an ongoing Russian cyber attack. The warning is pretty straightforward: “The FBI recommends any owner of small office and home office routers reboot the devices to temporarily disrupt the […]

AT&T Removes Primary US Use Restriction for Canada & Mexico Roaming from Unlimited Enhanced Plans

AT&T made a quiet change to its current Unlimited smartphone plans that is a huge benefit for US-based nomads who frequently travel or live in Canada or Mexico. On May 22, 2018, AT&T removed a long-standing restriction that limited calls, text, and data that limited use to less than 50% usage outside the US in […]

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New Satellite Messaging Options: Garmin inReach Mini, Somewear Global, Globalstar Sat-Fi2, & SPOT X

Every technology enabled nomad dreams of being able to be connected from absolutely anywhere (when they want to be). But unfortunately, things get tricky as you travel to places where Wi-Fi hotspots turn cold and even boosted cellular fails to dial in a single bar of service. Satellite broadband gear is the answer for some […]

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WARNING: DirecTV Now 2.0 Update Breaks HDMI Output, Chromecast Support

If you’re a DirecTV Now app user, and you utilize HDMI or Chromecast to broadcast your shows onto a big screen: DON’T MOVE! Back away from the ‘update all option’ in your app updates section. Allowing the DirecTV app to update to 2.0 will break your ability to use HDMI or Chromecast outputs.  Video Version […]

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Hulu Resurrects HDMI Out Screen Mirroring and Adds Chromecast Support for iOS App

The Hulu iOS is bringing back support for HDMI output, after a long hiatus of not supporting this method of media viewing. Support for Chromecast has been added as well. Many nomads on plans with mobile hotspot data caps use HDMI out to utilize their on device unlimited data to catch up on their favorite […]

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Sprint Introduces ‘Unlimited55+’ – Smartphone Plan for Seniors

Sprint, perhaps anticipating its potential union to T-Mobile, is jumping on the 55+ unlimited cellular plan bandwagon.  The new plan pretty well matches T-Mobile’s own 55+ discounted plan, with a couple of noticeable differences. Sprints deal, advertised as a limited-time offer, provides up to two lines for $70/month total ($50/month for the first line & […]

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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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