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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Yes, 5G Cellular Technology Is Coming!

The mainstream press has been abuzz this week with news stories about fifth generation (5G) cellular “coming soon”, thanks in large part to an AT&T announcement that it will begin testing 5G technologies in Austin later this year. For some reason the AT&T story went viral and we have been getting a ton of questions about it, though […]

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2015 RV Mobile Internet Year in Review

2015 has been a fabulous year for keeping connected on the road – with technology options, speeds, and coverage all getting better than ever. This is our end-of-year quick update on the state of the RV mobile internet world – chronicling some of the major changes that happened in 2015, and giving a glimpse at what we’re most looking forward […]

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Sprint Reveals “Biggest Offer Ever” – Announces its “LTE Plus Network”

Following in T-Mobile’s footsteps in cranking up the hype machine to 11, Sprint has announced the “#SprintCountdown” to a press conference tomorrow morning (Wednesday November 18th) where they claim they will unveil “The Biggest Offer In US Wireless History”. “The other carriers are not going to like this… guaranteed.” That is a mighty big claim […]

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Verizon Releases Firmware Update 2.5 for Novatel MiFi 6620L

We’ve long considered the Novatel MiFi 6620L (our in-depth review) to be the go-to hotspot for Verizon customers – delivering overall solid performance and reliability. And one of the best things about the 6620L is that it has been getting better via ongoing firmware updates – with the LTE Band 2 and LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation being […]

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Apple’s iPhone 6s Takes LTE To The Next Level

Whether or not you are an Apple fan, there is no denying that the annual release of a new iPhone model is a huge deal in the mobile technology industry. This week’s launch of the iPhone 6s and 6s+ is no exception – and from the mobile internet perspective there is a lot to be excited about, beyond […]

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Sprint Aims to “Densify” Network – and Advances on Chicago

Sprint this week announced its quarterly earnings results – revealing subscriber numbers that show it just barely clinging on to third place in the cellular market ahead of rapidly advancing T-Mobile. Much more interesting to those of us keen on mobile data – Sprint gave some guidance on the upcoming improvements coming to the Sprint LTE network. […]

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FCC Redefines “Broadband” to be 25+ Mbps

Yesterday it only took delivering paltry 4Mbps download speeds to be able to claim you were offering broadband service. Not anymore. The FCC voted today to redefine the term “broadband” – now requiring mobile and fixed internet service providers to deliver at least 25Mbps download speeds and 3Mbps upload speeds to meet the new definition. […]

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Novatel Promises LTE Band-2 Upgrade for Verizon MiFi 6620L

We recently released our member exclusive review of Verizon’s newest flagship hotspot – the Novatel MiFi 6620L. Though we were overall impressed, our biggest disappointment was that Verizon’s top hotspot was NOT compatible with LTE band 2, the 1900MHz PCS frequencies that Verizon is beginning to transition from 3G EV-DO to LTE usage. At the […]

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Happy 4th Birthday LTE! (3G’s Days Are Numbered)

This week marks the 4th anniversary of the December 2010 initial public deployment of Verizon’s LTE network – the first large scale 4G/LTE network in the world. What a four years it has been! LTE has gone on to become the global standard for cellular data communication, blowing away the speeds of older 3G networks. […]

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Notes On The iPhone 6

As expected, Apple announced the iPhone 6 yesterday. There is a lot new in both the phone and in iOS 8. Here are a few of the key bits from the Mobile Internet perspective… The iPhone 6 and 6+ (aka ‘big’ and ‘bigger’) are both getting faster LTE radios than the iPhone 5S and 5C […]

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Mobile Hotspots: Now Available With Wheels

Tired of mobile hotspots that discretely fit in your pocket? How about one that you can tow behind your RV instead… GM has announced a new service called “OnStar 4G LTE” – coming to most 2015 GM models. This system integrates an AT&T LTE modem into the cars infotainment system, creating a WiFi hotspot and […]

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