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AT&T Prepaid Customers Can Now Enjoy Sponsored Data Too

Are you an AT&T direct prepaid customer? Considering becoming one? Yesterday, AT&T added ‘sponsored data’ to their prepaid plans. Previously this perk was reserved only for AT&T postpaid plan customers. The Verge posted a news story, with a screenshot of the text message AT&T prepaid customers received yesterday announcing this change. Reportedly, even those using […]

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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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AT&T and Verizon Adjust Prepaid Unlimited Smartphone Plans, Add More Value

AT&T and Verizon are changing their official prepaid options – both will add value and expand the available prepaid choices. AT&T – New Unlimited Option AT&T added a second unlimited option to its prepaid lineup – for an additional $15 a month, it removes the 3Mbps throttle and adds 6GB of hotspot data and unlimited […]

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Sprint Ends Unlimited Hotspot Plan

Sprint Replaces Unlimited Hotspot Plan with 50GB of Tiered Data

In early November 2017, Sprint rolled out an interesting if underwhelming unlimited data hotspot option. A short three months later, Sprint replaced it with a 50GB tiered-data option for the same price, ending unlimited data for mobile hotspots as an option for Sprint customers. For the video version of this story: Like video? Subscribe to our YouTube […]

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

UPDATE (February 22nd, 2018) – Starlink Launched! After a few days of weather delays, SpaceX successfully launched the first two prototype Starlink satellites early this morning, riding along as a secondary payload on the PAZ launch. Elon Musk tweeted out the successful deployment: “First two Starlink demo satellites, called Tintin A & B, deployed and […]

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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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New Data Deal: Sprint-Based Boost Mobile Offers HD Streaming and 20GB Hotspot for a Limited Time

Today Sprint-Based MVNO Boost Mobile announced a limited-time promotional offer called “Unlimited Plus” that significantly upgrades their regular unlimited plan for an additional $10 a month. The promotional plan has all the features of the standard $50/mo “Unlimited Gigs” plan but includes unlimited HD (1080p) video streaming instead of SD (480p), and 20GB of high-speed […]

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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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MetroPCS Now Offers Dedicated Data Hotspot Plans

Starting today, MetroPCS, T-Mobile’s wholly owned subsidiary, is offering a dedicated data hotspot plan. However, you will need to have a Metro PCS phone plan in order to add a hotspot line. MetroPCS is offering 10GB of high-speed data on a data hotspot device for $35 per month, with slowed speeds (128kbps) after that data […]

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Google Project Fi Adds ‘Bill Protection’ Offering Kinda / Sorta Unlimited Data

We’ve had Google’s Project Fi cellular plan on our radar for a few years now, and we’ve even utilized the plan in our testing. We haven’t considered their offerings to be overly pertinent to the data hungry nomad seeking a mobile type home internet replacement however. As a secondary option or smartphone plan, it’s been an affordable […]

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AT&T Downgrades Mobile Share Plans

Yesterday AT&T changed and rebranded its Mobile Share plans on its website.  Mobile Share Advantage is gone, replaced with Mobile Share Flex.  The new Flex plans are very similar to the Advantage plans except for one big, unfortunate change: Price. AT&T likely realized just how popular this move would be and opted to roll out […]

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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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2017 Mobile Internet Year in Review & Looking Forward Into 2018

2017 has sure been a wild ride in the world of mobile internet! The undeniable big story of the year is the return of “unlimited” cellular data plans, but the real limits lurking behind the scenes have never been more confusing. But despite the confusing limits and loopholes – overall there has never been a […]

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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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Netflix HDMI Out for Downloaded Content on Apple iOS 11 Devices Temporarily Disabled

January 15, 2018 Update: A new update to the Netflix app seems to have resolved this issue AND video plays back at full screen. Hooray! We’ve received a couple of reports, and have confirmed – that the latest release of the Netflix App for smartphones & tablets is no longer working with HDMI out mirroring […]

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