FCC Finds Verizon and AT&T Violate Net Neutrality Rules, T-Mobile in the Clear

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler fired a parting shot at Verizon and AT&T yesterday – with his agency issuing an in depth analysis finding that the “free” video streaming service offerings from Go90 (Verizon) and DirecTV (AT&T) violate the FCC’s network neutrality rules. The network neutrality rules were designed to keep carriers from playing […]

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AT&T Grandfathered Unlimited Smartphone Plans to Increase by $5/Month- Again.

Beginning in March, AT&T is raising the price of its grandfathered unlimited data plans (UDP) by $5 a month – again. An initial $5/month increase occurred back in February of 2016. AT&T has made no official announcement of this price hike as of this writing, but trustworthy outlets have reportedly confirmed the policy modification with AT&T representatives and customers […]

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2016 RV Mobile Internet Year in Review & Looking Forward Into 2017

2016 has been a good year for staying connected. It has never been easier to get online in more places than ever – but the number of options and the tradeoffs between them remains as overwhelming as always. Things may be getting faster, data more bountiful, and connectivity better overall – but the world of RV Mobile […]

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Reminder: AT&T’s 2G Network Shutting Down on January 1st!

If you still have an original first generation iPhone sitting around, you’ve got ten days left to take it for a spin around the cellular block. That’s because on January 1st, 2017 AT&T will be shutting down its nationwide 2G GSM network for good, leaving all pre-3G phones unable to connect to cellular service on […]

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FreedomPop Now Offering AT&T Based Data Options

FreedomPop, an MVNO known for reselling Sprint based cellular plans, has added an AT&T based LTE data option to their line up. FreedomPop has been a long time player in the reseller market, most known for their free phone plans that usually include 200 minutes, 500 texts and 500mb of data a month, with add-ons available. […]

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AT&T Announces DirecTV Now: Unlimited Cellular Streaming, No Dish Required

AT&T on Monday afternoon announced its long awaited new online version of its DirecTV satellite TV service: DirecTV Now. Now at last RVers can stream 100+ channels of DirecTV content without needing to worry about signing long-term contracts, or carting around and aiming a portable satellite dish. And if you are on AT&T cellular – you can […]

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AT&T Announces “Stream Saver” Video Resolution Limiting Feature

AT&T has a knack for taking good ideas from T-Mobile, and then copying them in a way that makes things just a bit worse for customers. First it was with rollover data – when T-Mobile’s “Data Stash” came out allowing customers to bank unused data for up to a year, a month later AT&T debuted […]

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Increased Data on both Verizon and AT&T Prepaid Plans

Both Verizon and AT&T are pushing out some new data friendly deals over the next week. And they both include roll-over data and official mobile hotspot usage, making them appealing flexible plans for RVers. Beginning Monday, November 13th, Verizon Prepaid will offer new 5 GB and 10 GB LTE data plans at very competitive price […]

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Cricket Wireless Matches MetroPCS with 8GB for $50/mo Deal on AT&T Network

In reaction to MetroPCS’s current limited time promotion of 8 GB of data for $50/mo on T-Mobile’s network – AT&T owned prepaid subsidiary Cricket Wireless today announced they are matching the deal. Like MetroPCS, they typically include 5 GB for $50. Under this promotion, existing Cricket Wireless customers and new customer can activate or switch the $50/plan and get 8GB of […]

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AT&T Based Prepaid Mobile Hotspot Plans with H20 Wireless’ ‘Bolt’

H20 Wireless, an AT&T reseller, has been in the market for several years, but is now becoming competitive in its prepaid offerings. Of particular interest to U.S. based mobile internet seekers is H20’s dedicated mobile internet offerings, branded H20 Bolt. H20 Bolt offers data only plan options with advertised full 4G LTE speeds topping out at 15 […]

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Free Streaming Update: AT&T’s “Data Free TV” & Verizon’s NFL Mobile Partnership

AT&T late last week announced a major new initiative for DirecTV customers likely to be of interest to some RVers: Data Free TV: Video streaming that does not count against your monthly usage limits! Not to be outdone – Verizon also announced that it was sponsoring the NFL Mobile App to let Verizon customers: “Watch live local and […]

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Apple’s New iPhone 7: Understanding Carrier Models & Cellular Limitations

Apple launched the new iPhone 7 yesterday – showing off major new features like water resistance, stereo speakers, and some extremely impressive new camera capabilities. For mobile internet fans – the big news on the cellular front is yet another leap in theoretical peak speed – with the addition of 3x cellular carrier aggregation. Apple describes it this […]

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AT&T Introduces Mobile Share Advantage Plans – Ending Overage Charges

Following in the footsteps of Verizon’s major plan changes last month, AT&T today announced the new Mobile Share Advantage plan that eliminates overage charges, and in addition adjusts AT&T’s monthly data allotments and pricing. AT&T describes the move this way: AT&T is continuing to simplify pricing with new plans that eliminate data overage charges for our wireless […]

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T-Mobile On A Roll: Aims to Close Coverage Gap This Year?!

T-Mobile has been bragging this week about new independent reports heaping praise on the Uncarrier’s customer satisfaction, and especially upon its network. First up was the latest tracking survey from Nielsen Mobile Insights showing T-Mobile continuing to maintain a slight lead over Verizon in overall customer satisfaction – an honestly impressive achievement considering that T-Mobile was […]

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4G Antenna Shop Offers Unlimited Data Plan on AT&T’s Network Starting at $60/mo

  We’re always keeping an eye out for interesting cellular data plans that are a good fit for the needs of RVers. In particular, we have been on the lookout for a reasonable AT&T based offering since the sudden demise of Harbor Mobile a couple months ago. Earlier this week we had a reader contact us asking about a newer […]

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AT&T At Last Bringing Wi-Fi Calling to Android

Wi-Fi calling (also known as “voice over WiFi” or VoWiFi) is a technology that allows for cell phones to fall back to Wi-Fi networks to place and receive calls and text messages when cellular signal is lacking. Wi-Fi calling turns any open Wi-Fi hotspot into a virtual cell tower, expanding coverage indoors where cellular is often weak, […]

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Appeals Court Backs FCC in Net Neutrality Fight, AT&T Plans Supreme Court Appeal

Today the US Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Federal Communications Commission, agreeing that the FCC has authority to regulate broadband internet providers, including mobile internet companies. This means that the Network Neutrality rules that went into effect last June are likely here to stay. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was thrilled to see […]

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