The FCC’s auction of “C-Band” spectrum blew away all estimates – with carriers spending over $80 billion dollars to acquire new spectrum for 5G network expansion.
Verizon Prepaid is offering a 10GB data boost to their 15GB smartphone-based plan at Walmart stores only for a limited time. This brings the total high-speed data allowance of the plan to 25GB – which will remain as 25GB even after the promo period ends.
T-Mobile announced some changes to their Magenta plan line-up today that will go into effect on February 24, 2021, including increasing the mobile hotspot limit on their new MAX plan.
Google Fi, Google’s own MNVO that uses Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular cellular networks paired with Wi-Fi hotspots to provide voice, text, and data service, is enticing new customers with 50% off the base price of an ‘unlimited’ plan for the first three months of service.
Verizon Prepaid, Verizon’s direct prepaid brand, is offering a limited time ‘get a month free’ promo applicable on any Verizon Prepaid plan on the third month of service.
AT&T Business has launched a ‘Try and Buy’ program which offers eligible customers a Moxee mobile hotspot device paired with 50GB of LTE data that is usable for 30 days – whichever comes first – for free.
For the past week, AT&T has been quietly adding a 10GB/month personal mobile hotspot limit to a little-known but popular standalone unlimited tablet plan that’s one of our Top Pick plans.
Sprint merged with T-Mobile in 2020, and customers who were on Sprint plans have been able to remain on their plans and continue to use the Sprint network while the networks and infrastructure are integrated – a multi-year process. But as part of that integration between Sprint and T-Mobile, customers on legacy Sprint accounts will begin to see some pricing and hotspot data changes to their account in early 2021.
Early in 2021 Verizon quietly began to offer the Arris NVG5588 LTE router for business customers. Currently, the Arris router is only available to business customers and it must be paired with one of Verizon’s LTE Business Internet Broadband plans.
A new MoFi alternative has hit the mobile internet scene. Deemed the “Insty Connect” this combination router and antenna bundle is designed by an RVer for RVers.
3rd party rental vendors (ie. MobileMustHave, Bix, Gypsy, boom!, etc) offer AT&T based high-cap data plans on a month-to-month basis.
T-Mobile’s postpaid unlimited plans for smartphones and tablets, and data plans for hotspots & routers, including a Top Pick 100GB data plan.
3rd party rental vendors offer Verizon based high-cap and unlimited data plans on a month-to-month basis.
3rd party rental vendors (ie. Travel Data, OTR Mobile, Millenicom, etc) offer T-Mobile based high-cap data plans ranging in price from $55-$150/month – on a month-to-month, no contract basis.
A full-featured Cat-12 LTE router that is only available from Verizon Business.
Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) offer cellular service, but do not own their own cellular networks. MVNOs lease capacity from the major carriers and resell it under their own branding.
3rd party rental vendors offer Sprint based high cap and unlimited data plans ranging in price
A Sprint & AT&T MVNO with flexible plans for light data users.
An enterprise LTE router that can be expanded to dual-modems including support for 5G in the future
Designed by a full-time RVer, the Insty Connect Explorer combines an integrated exterior cellular modem and MIMO antenna assembly with an interior router with custom control software.
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