Long Awaited Pepwave MAX BR1 MK2 at Last Released!

Last week Wednesday evening just before the start of the Thanksgiving holiday, Pepwave at made the long-awaited next generation MAX BR1 MK2 cellular-integrated router official, updating its public website with final details. This product update is LONG overdue – we had been initially told to expect a next generation BR1 last November, then February, then […]

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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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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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Sprint’s “Magic Box” Promises Improved Coverage – If You Qualify

Sprint this week announced “The Sprint Magic Box” – the “World’s First All-Wireless Small Cell” designed to act as a relay to help overcome Sprint’s notorious problem with indoor slow speeds and dead zones. Sprint describes the box this way: “The Sprint Magic Box is an indoor, self-configuring small cell, about the size of a […]

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Winegard Announces ConnecT 4G1: Rooftop Wi-Fi & Cellular Combined

Last October when we wrote about the new Winegard ConnecT roof-mounted long-range Wi-Fi receiver, there was something that we were asked not to share. Our test unit, which we had been previewing since May, was also equipped with cellular capabilities. From the very beginning Winegard had been designing this new product line to combine Wi-Fi and […]

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WiFiRanger Introduces Cellular-Integrated SkyPro LTE (and Millenicom Partnership)

WiFiRanger this week has announced the SkyPro LTE that combines the current SkyPro roof-mounted Wi-Fi receiver with an integrated LTE modem and antennas. Roof-mounted placement improves signal and performance by getting the cellular radio clear of obstructions and low-level clutter, while also eliminating any signal loss from long antenna cables running down into your RV. WiFiRanger […]

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Peplink Embraces LTE-A at Last, but Basic MAX BR1 Update Seemingly Delayed

We’ve been eagerly waiting for mobile router manufacturer Peplink to embrace LTE-Advanced technology in their cellular-integrated Pepwave routers – and at last Peplink has announced this long delayed and often teased update across the bulk of their product line! Peplink describes the advantages of the upgraded models this way: LTE-A also supports newer region and carrier […]

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Cradlepoint Announces New Flagship COR IBR900 Mobile Router

High-end mobile router manufacturer Cradlepoint has announced a new flagship mobile router with a very impressive feature set – the brand new COR IBR900. On paper at least, this is the most advanced cellular integrated mobile router we have yet seen. Cradlepoint describes it this way: “With an embedded Category 6 modem for LTE Advanced, 802.11ac Wave […]

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Verizon Launches New Flagship Hotspot: Jetpack MiFi 7730L by Novatel

It has been over a year since Verizon last released a flagship mobile hotspot. Our current top pick, the Jetpack AC791L by Netgear, was released in September 2015 – and just this week we were discussing how long it had gone without a replacement, wondering if a more advanced update would ever come. As if on queue, Verizon yesterday […]

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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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Sprint Unveils “High Performance User Equipment” Technology – Promising Increased LTE Range / Performance

Sprint yesterday announced and publicly demonstrated for the first time “High Performance User Equipment” (HPUE) technology – a “breakthrough innovation” designed to “give Sprint customers better coverage and faster data speeds in more locations.” Sprint also announced that they are deploying 4×4 MIMO and 256 QAM technologies that together with HPUE and increasing LTE-A carrier aggregation rollouts (Sprint […]

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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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Verizon Announces LTE Advanced – 50% Faster in 461 Cities

After teasing the world with a clock on its home page counting down to the start of the next generation of wireless, Verizon this morning underwhelmed by announcing a new marketing campaign promoting “Verizon LTE Advanced”. LTE Advanced is indeed awesome technology, but it is not Verizon exclusive, and it is not new. Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, […]

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Cradlepoint Embraces LTE-Advanced, Multi-Carrier Radios

Router manufacturer Cradlepoint has an excellent reputation for building quality hardware focused on the high-end of the market – providing connectivity to everything from Redbox-style kiosks to mobile command centers to enterprise branch offices. Cradlepoint long ago backed away from lower-end offerings that used to be popular with RVers, but Cradlepoint’s COR routers with integrated […]

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The End is Coming: AT&T Reminds Customers About Upcoming 2G Network Shutdown

AT&T last week began sending out letters to customers with old 2G-only devices still active on their plans, reminding them that as of January 1st 2017 those devices will become completely obsolete and unusable. And in some parts of the country – the shutdown may be coming even sooner. This is hopefully not news for anyone – […]

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T-Mobile Continues “Extended Range LTE” Expansion – Doubles Coverage Area in 2015

When T-Mobile announced its 2015 earnings a few weeks ago, it bragged about “more than doubling geographic LTE footprint in 2015” – an incredibly impressive accomplishment in a single year. T-Mobile also announced that it had entered into agreements to spend well over a billion dollars in 2016 to buy up more 700MHz spectrum to even […]

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