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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Millenicom is Back – With New T-Mobile Powered Plans

Once a favorite connectivity option with RVers, Millenicom vanished from the scene in late 2014 when Verizon abruptly cut off Millenicom’s ability to offer Verizon-powered hotspot plans – leading to a very rocky period of transition for those who were caught by the surprise service shutdown. Millenicom’s web page was replaced with cryptic research notes about the company […]

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Millenicom Reborn? – Unlimited Verizon Data Plans for $47.75/month from OmniLynx Wireless (HSVWiFi.com)

A post on RV.net went up today from a customer of OmniLynx Wireless saying they had found a Millenicom replacement, which up until about this time last year was a top choice for RVers who needed a lot of data. Millenicom used to offer a 20GB Verizon plan for $89.99/month. That option abruptly went away last […]

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Former Millenicom Customers: Check Your Verizon Bill for ‘Tech Coach’ Charge

We’ve been receiving a few reports from former Millenicom customers who switched direct to Verizon that they’re seeing a $7-8/month charge on their bills for the ‘Tech Coach’ service. This is an optional add-on service that seems to have snuck in during some account setups during the transition. Verizon describes the service as: “Verizon Tech Coach […]

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Continuing Millenicom to Verizon Transition Issues

The saga of Millenicom continues – we’ve been hearing ongoing reports of problems with billing, usage tracking, and slower speeds from former customers who switched to a direct plan after Verizon took over all Millenicom accounts. Here’s a wrap-up of the issues we’ve heard about, and what solutions or lingering problems folks are reporting. Usage Tracking & Overages One of […]

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2014 RV Mobile Internet Year in Review

2014 was an exciting year to be a RVing nomad – with so much changing in the industry, and many changes resulting in better options for keeping connected while being mobile. This is our end-year quick update on the state of the union, as it were, of the RV mobile internet industry – what major […]

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Millenicom – What Does Tomorrow Look Like?

Millenicom has finally refreshed their entire website, and even has a new logo. It looks like they have fully moved on from being a reseller of cellular bandwidth and are embarking on new paths. Their latest venture is quite the departure into something they are calling HiFi – a ‘non-radiatve wireless energy transfer’ that they are claiming will […]

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Millenicom Update: Verizon Extends Service until 12/15, Millenicom Cancels T-Mobile Service

Today was the day former Millenicom customers who had not transitioned to a direct Verizon plan anticipated their devices being shut down. But again, Verizon seems to have extended service for at least some customers and we’re getting reports of this e-mail going out from Verizon: A review of your account indicates that you have […]

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Good Bye Old Friend – The Millenicom Party is Coming to an End

We woke up this morning to find our Millenicom Jetpack, which we had not transitioned to a direct Verizon deal, no longer breathing bandwidth. We checked our Verizon Unlimited Data Plan, and it was working fine. Can’t blame it on the local tower. Moments later, we starting having Mobile Internet Aficionado members report their Millenicom […]

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Verizon Millenicom Service Extended until December 8

We woke up this morning expecting our Millenicom MiFi device to finally be de-activated since Verizon took over the accounts in mid-October. They had previously announced December 1 as the suspension date. However, service is still ticking along for customers who haven’t migrated to a direct Verizon plan. And we’re now getting reports that some […]

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Un-Transferred Former Millenicom Accounts to Suspend on Dec 1

Verizon has sent out another round of e-mails to former Millenicom customers who have not yet transferred to a direct Verizon plan that service on thieir MiFi devices will be suspended on December 1st if no action is taken.   Former Millenicom customers have the choice of a $99.99/month plan for 20GB of data, and […]

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Verizon Calling Former Millenicom Customers

After a couple of e-mails and text messages, former Millenicom customers who have not switched to direct Verizon plans are starting to report being called by Verizon to be offered the transfer deal of $99.99/month for 20GB of data to continue service. One report said that the caller ID showed an 800-number and when she […]

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Weekend Cellular Roundup – AT&T Double Data, Verizon UDPs and Millenicom

This past week has been waiting to see how the major cellular news in RVing world might resolve. Here’s a quick wrap-up. AT&T Double Data Deals – End Today Today is November 15, the day AT&T last announced they had extended their double data deals until. We’re seeing no evidence of them issuing a second extension as of […]

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Verizon Unlimited Data Plan & Millenicom Updates

Just a quick update to share what we’ve been hearing from folks navigating both taking over Verizon Unlimited Plans, and transferring their Millenicom accounts to Verizon. Verizon Unlimited Data Plans On Saturday we announced that we had heard Verizon representatives being told about an upcoming policy change that would make transferring an unlimited data plan […]

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Millenicom / Verizon Transition Update

It has been over a week now since Verizon began contacting Millenicom customers via a text message sent to their mobile hotspots – urging them to call a special phone number before November 8th to avoid having service cut-off. Today, customers who haven’t responded started receiving e-mails from Verizon: Action Required To Avoid Service Disruption Wireless Service For […]

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