BookmarkIn our Starlink update last month, we shared how SpaceX’s initial shell of Starlink broadband internet satellites would soon be… Continue Reading
Verizon launches a 2.0 version of the Business Unlimited Plan lineup, with more mobile hotspot and premium data.
Pepwave announced that customers who use either the Max BR1 Mini or Max Transit Mini should upgrade the firmware to version 8.1.3 or higher to ensure the embedded cellular modems continue to function after the carriers shut down their 3G networks.
There are four new data plans available through Verizon Prepaid as of today, offering data caps of 150GB, 100GB, 25GB, and 5GB per month.
T-Mobile will notify customers when they are on their 5G Ultra Capacity network via an icon on their phone.
WiFiRanger, an RV-focused company that focuses on mobile connectivity hardware, recently pushed a major new software update for its Converge line of indoor mobile routers and outdoor (rooftop) units.
AT&T adds mobile hotspot data and HD streaming to add-on tablet plans with Unlimited Your Way accounts.
SpaceX resumes launches with its next-generation Starlink satellites, Starlink surveys customers regarding RV and mobile use, and a new version of the “Dishy” ground terminal is coming later this year.
Apple announces their new line of iPhone models – the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Netgear released the Nighthawk M5 5G MR5200 mobile hotspot device. It’s a mobile hotspot that can do just about anything, with an ultra-premium price tag.
Peplink’s flagship mobile router, with integrated dual modem cellular modems, WiFi-as-WAN, bonding, and automatic failover.
Can adapt a SIM card to a device requiring a differently sized SIM card.
3rd party resellers that offer T-Mobile based data plans on a month-to-month basis.
3rd party resellers that offer Verizon based data plans on a month-to-month basis.
3rd party resellers that offer AT&T-based data plans on a month-to-month basis.
These resellers offer plans with coverage on more than one carrier, with the ability to automatically switch between carriers based on signal strength. Specific devices must be used with these plans.
Multiple MVNOs, all owned by Red Pocket, that provide a variety of plans on all of the major carriers.
AT&T’s direct prepaid cellular phone & data plans. Including our top pick data plan for hotspots and routers offering 100GB for $55/month.
Verizon’s prepaid direct offers plans for smartphones and data only devices, including our top pick 30GB Jetpack plan for $65/mo.
3rd party resellers that offer Sprint based data plans on a month-to-month basis.
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The occasional nomad is compelled to balance costs and complexity with inconsistent needs. This guide is meant to address this unique perspective on mobile internet setups.
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Using cellular technology is the most common way to get online for RVers and Cruisers.
There are many types of cellular devices that can be utilized to get online: mobile hotspots (aka Jetpacks or MiFis), smartphones, or cellular embedded routers.
Inside every cellular device is a component known as a cellular modem, which handles the actual communications with the cellular network.
And not all modems are created equally.
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