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AT&T Connected Car Mobley SIMs Reporting as PIN Locked

Late last week we started getting reports that AT&T Mobley owners have begun seeing “SIM PIN Locked” alerts when they have tried to use a Mobley Connected Car SIM cards in alternative devices – such a Unite Explore or Netgear Nighthawk. With the SIM locked and the PIN unknown, the other devices will not connect. But […]

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AT&T Increases Military and First Responder Discounts on Unlimited &More Plans

Over the last year, the four major providers have tried to one-up each other with discounts to military personnel and veterans. With the roll-out of AT&T’s FirstNet and the Verizon firefighter throttling debacle, “first responders” (a large group of public safety professionals) are increasingly becoming benefactors of special group discounts. While we wait for Verizon’s promised first […]

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Wi-Fi Alliance Eliminating 802.11 Alphabet Soup – “Wi-Fi 6” Coming Next Year

The term “Wi-Fi” is the friendly name for the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) 802.11 communication standards for short range wireless networking. It is only by complying with these agreed upon standard that interoperable communications is possible – allowing mixing and matching of wireless gear from various manufacturers without concerns about compatibility. The 802.11 […]

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AT&T Changes Mobile Share Plans – Again: Mobile Share Plus Replaces Mobile Share Flex

For the second time in a year, AT&T has revamped it’s tiered-data post paid Mobile Share plan lineup.  In 2017 it was Mobile Share Advantage, then back in January it was Mobile Share Flex, and now it’s Mobile Share Plus. Ironically, Mobile Share Plus is the same name as the Mobile Share plan that was […]

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US Mobile Goes A La Carte – Pick Your Verizon or T-Mobile Based Plan With Up To 20GB of Data

T-Mobile and Verizon MVNO US Mobile overhauled their plan offerings and instituted a fairly comprehensive a la carte system where customers can mix-and-match plan features.  Customers can choose the limits for voice, text, data, data speed and mobile hotspot. Depending on what options you pick, plans range in price from $6/month for all the bargain […]

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AT&T Pushes Mobley Firmware Update VM6200V1.0.3 – Removes ‘No Time Out’ Power Save Setting

Bad news, Mobley fans. Yesterday AT&T started to push a mandatory minor firmware update to all Mobley devices. The minor update from VM6200V1.0.1 to VM6200V1.0.3 seems to have only a single change in it – removing the critical ‘No Time Out’ option from the power save settings page. This means that the Mobley will now by default […]

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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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Cricket’s New Unlimited Extra Plan – Unthrottled But Always Managed Data

Cricket Wireless, a prepaid subsidiary owned by AT&T, has made an adjustment to it’s top-tier unlimited data plan – removing the previous 8 Mbps speed throttle, but now always subject to network management. Unlike it’s slightly lower priced Unlimited plan, which remains throttled to 3 Mbps speeds but only subject to network management after 22GB […]

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Visible by Verizon is Officially Available to (almost) All

In early May of 2018, Verizon released a new prepaid service called Visible to those with early access codes. Now, Visible is available to the general public – well, at least those with iPhones for now. And, since releasing its service in May, Visible has also worked through some of it’s ‘pre-sale’ kinks – including introducing […]

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AT&T Spark Connected Car OBD-II Device by Harman – Is It a Mobley Replacement?

AT&T announced today the launch of the brand new Harman Spark ($79.99) device to turn your car into an advanced connected car device.  The device will be available later this week. This is an exciting addition to the Connected Car space, enabling telematics for emergency assistance, fleet management, theft, tracking and more. These devices plug into the […]

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T-Mobile Rebrands MetroPCS, Adds Unlimited Plans To Prepaid Subsidiary

MetroPCS, the wholly-owned prepaid subsidiary of T-Mobile, is getting a serious makeover. Beginning in October 2018, MetroPCS will become ‘Metro by T-Mobile’ in a move that will more closely align the new Metro with parent company T-Mobile and its cellular current offerings. T-Mobile’s press release calls the change “a new brand and new mission to […]

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Apple’s New Flagship iPhone XS Brings Gigabit LTE & Dual-SIM Support

Like clockwork, this time every year Apple announces a new generation of iPhones. And this year there have been some pretty significant jumps when it comes to mobile internet capabilities – with the new models checking off pretty much every item on the cellular connectivity wish list. The flagships iPhone XS & iPhone XS Max in […]

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Verizon Races to be “First On 5G” – Limited Fixed Residential Network Rollout on October 1st

Verizon was one of the first cellular carriers in the world to roll out 4G/LTE technology – and it has been racing to be the undisputed FIRST in the world with 5G as the next era of cellular technology rolls around. It looks like Verizon will indeed win the race – yesterday Verizon announced “5G Is […]

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Sprint Adds New Top-Tier Unlimited Premium Plan

On August 31, 2018, Sprint rolled out a new tier of cellular service called “Unlimited Premium.”  This plan is a new addition to the existing Unlimited Basic and Unlimited Plus plans which came out in mid-July 2018. The Unlimited Premium plan is advertised as a “VIP experience” and it does include a ton of features for […]

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AT&T and Airstream Rolling Out Unlimited & Unthrottled Mobile Hotspot Plan – With A Catch!

UPDATE (9/20/2018): All Airstreamers Soon Eligible! We have been in touch with Airstream since this article first ran, and indeed there are plans to take this partnership with AT&T well beyond the flagship Airstream Classic. And now AT&T and Airstream have announced that starting later this year “any Airstreamer” will be able to sign up for […]

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