AT&T Offers $20 AutoPay Discount on Prepaid Unlimited Plans – Limited Time Promotion

AT&T is running a limited-time offer for it’s prepaid unlimited plans, which increases the autopay discount by $10/month to $20/month. This brings their unlimited prepaid smartphone plans down to as low as $45/month. The time period for signing up is limited, but once signed up and enrolled in autopay, the discount will remain for as […]

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New iOS 12.1 Enables Dual SIM Usage – But Carriers Aren’t Ready For eSIM Yet

Yesterday (October 30th), Apple released iOS 12.1. In addition to enabling group FaceTime calls and providing over 70 new emoji (wow!), the most anticipated new feature was Apple officially enabling dual SIM support to allow recent iPhone models to support multiple cellular plans – simultaneously! Apple is enabling this feature by pioneering eSIM (embedded SIM) technology […]

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AT&T Teases World’s First Mobile 5G Device – Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot Coming Soon

On Friday AT&T announced that it had completed “The World’s First Millimeter Wave Mobile 5G Browsing Session” the night before. In other words – someone had surfed the web via an actual mobile 5G device. A little web surfing might not sound particularly groundbreaking, but this is a pretty significant step towards the 5G cellular […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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DirecTV Now 2.1 Update Fixes HDMI Out – And Now Streams “Data Free” on AT&T

We’ve long recommended using HDMI output from smartphones to allow for big screen streaming using unlimited on device data. This is a clever way to avoid hotspot data usage limits that make using tethered Smart TV devices (Apple TV, Roku, Samsung, Chromecast, etc…) while mobile a recipe for blowing  through your entire monthly hotspot usage […]

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AT&T Rolling Out “Unlimited” Mobile Hotspot Tracking and High-Speed Cap Enforcement

When all of the carriers rolled out their new unlimited plans earlier last year, they all came with clear and advertised caps on high-speed mobile hotspot use. On-device data is unlimited at full speed (just subject to network management), but after you reached your mobile hotspot cap, speeds would be throttled to a set point. […]

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New AT&T Plans Announced: “Unlimited &More” Brings on the Streaming Bundles

UPDATE: The new AT&T plans went live this morning (June 28th) – and we’ve been digging deep into the fine print. A few interesting discoveries: You can only change between the free premium channels (HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, Pandora, Amazon Music, or VRV) that come with the &More Premium plan once every twelve months. This seems […]

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AT&T Mobile Share Advantage Plans to Get Data & Price Increase

If you’re holding on to a now retired AT&T Mobile Share Advantage plan, which was available from August 2016 to January 2018, changes are coming. Beginning on July 1st, 2018, Mobile Share Advantage (MSA) Customers will see both their data and their plan prices increased. There is no option to opt out of this change, unless […]

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FCC Repeal Goes Into Effect – Network Neutrality Rules Are Officially Dead

UPDATE: October 1st, 2018 – California Strikes Back As expected, despite being dead at the federal level, the fight for network neutrality has continued at the state level – and last night California signed strong new state level network neutrality rules into law – prohibiting carriers from blocking or throttling lawful internet traffic, charging fees […]

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