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ALERT: 15GB Mobile Hotspot Cap Enforcement Coming on Verizon New Unlimited Data Plans

When Verizon launched the new Verizon Unlimited Plan in February, the fine print clearly stated that hotspot / tethering usage would be limited to 10GB per billing period – with tethering speeds supposed to be throttled to a glacial 600kbps once that limit was crossed. In August, Verizon increased that cap to 15GB per device. Enforcement […]

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Apple’s New iPhones – Cellular Performance Potential Analyzed

This past week Apple unveiled the new iPhone 8 line, and the stunning all-new iPhone X. In just about every way these new phones raise the bar for the entire mobile industry, with laptop-caliber CPU performance in your pocket, incredible augmented reality features, and cameras that promise to take absolutely stunning pictures. But… While the latest iPhones are […]

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Hulu iOS App Disables HDMI Mirroring

The latest versions (5.6.0 and 5.6.1) of Hulu’s popular iOS streaming app brought several unwelcome changes for digital nomads. The newest version of the app dropped support for HDMI mirroring via Apple’s Lightning HDMI connector. Additionally, mirroring via Airplay now only works with the 4th generation Apple TV. Previously the app worked with 2nd and 3rd […]

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AT&T Adds Free HBO Access to Unlimited Plans

UPDATE (9/12/17): AT&T’s has now extended their offer of free HBO service to those who are on the Unlimited Choice plan rather than only those who are on the Unlimited Plus Plan. This offer begins September 15th. All AT&T Unlimited Plus and AT&T Unlimited Choice customers will now get a $25 monthly video credit on […]

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T-Mobile Now Includes Netflix on Family Plans

Starting September 12th, the self-proclaimed ‘Uncarrier’, is giving their customers free Netflix. Some of their customers, that is.  T-Mobile announced today that Netflix will be “on us” (aka, paid for by T-Mobile) for those customers on their ONE family plans. So what does this mean? T-Mobile is offering a $9.99 credit per month to Netflix […]

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Cell Carriers Respond to Hurricane Harvey With Free Data, Calls, COWs, and COLTs

It is heartbreaking to see the disaster unfolding across the Texas Gulf Coast as Harvey slowly rolls through, dumping absolutely unimaginable amounts of rain. In this sort of disaster – wired infrastructure is easily damaged, and people forced to evacuate are left with only mobile technology to rely on. Fortunately – all the major cellular […]

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Verizon’s New Plans Heap New Limits On “Unlimited”

Verizon is making some major changes. Starting tomorrow (Wednesday, August 23rd) Verizon is retiring its newly launched Unlimited plan from February, and is replacing it with a whole new set of Unlimited plans – with a whole lot of complicated fine print and limitations attached. Most significantly – video is now being throttled on every […]

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Xfinity Mobile Now Available to All Comcast Internet Customers

(UPDATE: 8/30/17) Comcast & Xfinity mobile are currently working towards allowing customers to bring their own devices (BYOD) to their service. If you’re interested in this plan, and don’t want to purchase a new phone from Comcast, be sure to take this news into consideration. Back in April, Comcast soft launched a test market of […]

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Simple Mobile T-Mobile Plans Discounted for Amazon Prime Customers

T-Mobile based cellular plans are abound this week it seems, and another deal is just announced specifically for Amazon Prime members. MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) Simple Mobile has partnered with Amazon to offer a limited time promotion (undisclosed for how long) of 25% off their cellular phone plans. You can keep the special rates […]

The Race to Gigabit LTE (And Why Things Seem To Actually Be Getting Slower)

Two of the top stories in the past week in the cellular industry seem to be in direct conflict with each other. On one hand – there are reports of carriers demonstrating real-world gigabit cellular speeds, with Verizon and T-Mobile both boasting that they will be rolling out gigabit capability in some areas and on […]

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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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