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Verizon Experimenting With Netflix / YouTube Video Throttling

UPDATE (July 23rd, 2017): Experiment Seemingly Over We can confirm that as of this morning, it seems as if Verizon has stopped experimentally throttling video streams. The line we had witnessed consistently capped at 10Mbps is now humming along at 30+ Mbps. Some have speculated that Verizon only backed down from the throttling because of […]

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AT&T Enables “Stream Saver” To Throttle Mobley Video – Here’s How To Turn It Off

We’ve written at length about the amazing unlimited AT&T Connected Car plan that came out in February. When used with a Mobley, it allows for unlimited hotspot data on AT&T for just $20/mo. With such an amazing offer – it is no wonder that this deal has taken the RVing world by storm. But lately – […]

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Verizon & Novatel Announce Next Generation USB Modem – Global Modem USB730L

It has been two full years since the Novatel Global USB U620L was released in July 2015 – and for those who prefer staying connected via a USB modem rather than by tethering to a phone or using a battery-powered mobile hotspot, the lack of newer options has been frustrating. We actually started to doubt that […]

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AT&T Rebrands GoPhone to AT&T PREPAID – Offers ‘Two Months Free’ Promo

Earlier this morning, AT&T officially rebranded its prepaid GoPhone offering to AT&T PREPAID (so creative! Look at that all CAPS font!). While creativity clearly isn’t the primary focus of this rebrand (have you checked out that new logo?) – drawing in new customers more than likely is. AT&T is attempting to do that by offering […]

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Metro PCS Offering 8GB of LTE Data for $50/Month

(7/12/17 UPDATE): Metro PCS has given their plans the big ‘shake’ again. The $50 plan now included unlimited data, which is not permitted to be used via mobile hotspot. They ahve added a $60 unlimited plan, which includes 8GB of mobile hotspot worthy data. In addition, they have added a 6GB plan for $40, with […]

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Mid-2017 Mobile Internet Update

At the end of every year we do a wrap-up of major changes in the mobile internet industry. But this year, there’s been so many significant changes since that major update that we thought it would be worthwhile to present a quick mid-year review to keep all of our readers up to date. First, here’s […]

Verizon Terminating Certain “Rural” Customers For Excessive Usage

Verizon is known for having an absolutely unmatched coverage map, particularly in rural areas. But the secret behind the scenes is that in a lot of rural areas, Verizon customers are actually roaming onto tiny regional cellular carriers. In the past Verizon has made this completely seamless – never even indicating to customers that they […]

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Virgin Mobile Going Unlimited – And iPhone Only

Virgin Mobile, a Sprint prepaid subsidiary, has trimmed their plan offerings to a single option: the new ‘Inner Circle’ plan. Virgin Mobile’s revamp from multiple data bucket plans to a singular ‘unlimited data’ plan is not surprising, as many carriers and subsidiaries have gone a similar route. What is a bit more interesting is Virgin […]

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Satellite Internet Update: Iridium, OneWeb, SpaceX, and HughesNet

It has been a busy month for space fans. June began with the launch of ViaSat-2, the “world’s most powerful” internet communications satellite. And yesterday afternoon there was another major launch destined to expand the potential for staying connected anywhere on the globe: The launch of the second set of ten satellites in the Iridium […]

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Verizon Pulls The Plug: FMCA’s Insanely Good Verizon Unlimited Hotspot Deal WAS Too Good To Be True

Last week’s huge news story was the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) launching an amazing deal on Verizon unlimited data hotspots – just $43.99/mo for an unlimited hotspot data plan that was well more than an order of magnitude cheaper than anything you could get from Verizon directly. With a deal that good – the FMCA’s […]

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FMCA Rolls Out Unlimited Verizon Hotspot Plan

Update (6/19/2017): The FMCA has posted in several public locations a message saying that Verizon has “pulled the offering” – canceling all orders before any of the hotspots had shipped. We’ve published a new story with all the details: Verizon Pulls The Plug: FMCA’s Insanely Good Verizon Unlimited Hotspot Deal WAS Too Good To Be […]

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AT&T Brings Back Unlimited Tablet Plan for $29.99/month

Last month, AT&T sent notifications to customers still enjoying their grandfathered in $29.99 iPad unlimited data plan that they would now be subject to network management after 22GB of usage in a month. These formerly highly coveted plans were brought out in 2010 when the iPad first came out, and then quickly discontinued – but […]

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Verizon Prepaid Increases Data, Decreases Prices

Verizon Prepaid is shaking up its prepaid offerings again – and that is mostly a good thing for prepaid data seekers. Here are two of the major changes that will be effective tomorrow: The $50 prepaid plan will be increased from 5GB to 7GB – yay! The 10GB plan will reflect a price decrease to $60/month […]

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ViaSat-2 Launched – World’s Most Powerful Internet Communications Satellite

We’ve been closely tracking satellite internet provider ViaSat since 2014 when it’s Exede division launched “virtually unlimited” 12Mbps satellite internet service for just $70/month, momentarily generating a lot of excitement. But… Exede’s spot-beam technology did not at all support mobile users who left their assigned regional spots behind, and Exede’s ViaSat-1 satellite powering the Exede service was […]

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