The Resurgence of Unlimited Data: A Crazy Week In Review

Last week was the busiest ever here at the RV Mobile Internet Resource Center – starting with Verizon’s surprise announcement that it was bringing back unlimited data plans. This started a chain reaction – with every other carrier scrambling to respond with new or updated unlimited plans of their own. Here is a quick recap of the […]

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Sprint Responds to Verizon & T-Mobile – Also Adding 10GB Tethering and HD Video

With Verizon’s surprise announcement that they are once again offering an ‘unlimited’ plan, and T-Mobile’s speedy retort in ‘one upping’ that offer, we’ve been waiting patiently to see the response from the other two major carriers. Sprint has now responded, and their response is a basic ‘matching’ of what Verizon & T-Mobile have decided to […]

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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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PCs for People Offering $10/Month Unlimited LTE Data for Low Income Households

Update: Another similar non-profit Sprint based unlimited plan has also appeared from 4GCommunity, that is open to all with no qualifications. Cost is $250 for the first year (includes a mobile hotspot device) and $168/year afterwards. We have started a new Product Listing page for these types of Sprint unlimited non-profit plans that will track […]

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TPO Mobile Offers Unlimited Data Plan on Sprint Network

TPO Mobile, also known as The People’s Operator, is a reseller that originally started in the UK in 2012 and launched service in the US in 2015. TPO Mobile began offering their service over the Sprint network, but have since added T-Mobile to their coverage. There are some caveats to TPO Mobile’s Infinity plan: The […]

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Sprint Launches $20/mo Unlimited Data for Tablets

Copying the $20 unlimited tablet plan T-Mobile rolled out in August, Sprint on Friday rolled out a very similar unlimited tablet plan of its own. And just like on T-Mobile – the $20/mo tablet line pricing applies only if you also already have a voice line. If you only want a tablet plan (without a […]

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Sprint MVNO FreedomPop Offering Limited Time Only ‘4x the Data’ Deals

We’ve been alerted that Sprint MVNO, FreedomPop, is offering various ‘4x the data’ deals for a limited time with the purchase of specific mobile hotspots or mobile devices. The type of device available and upfront device price of each deal appears to depend on where you access the deal from. Background: FreedomPop has been a long […]

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Calyx Institute Offering Unlimited & Unthrottled Sprint Service

Update: Since this article was written, more non-profit organizations have come up offering similar plans. There are some as low as $10/month for qualified low income households, and others at $14/month with no qualifications. We have set these type of plans up in the review center with further information we’re tracking, and are testing the 4G […]

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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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Sprint Rolls Out “Unlimited Freedom” Plan, With Some Big Limits

Just hours after T-Mobile rolled out the new T-Mobile One plan this morning, Sprint responded by announcing a major new cellular plan of its own: Unlimited Freedom. The Sprint Unlimited Freedom plan is a price drop from Sprint’s current $75/mo unlimited smartphone plan, and undercuts T-Mobile’s new T-Mobile One plan in two substantial ways. Not only is […]

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Is Karma Kaput? Does New 50GB Plan Hide Trouble Behind The Scenes?

The unique Sprint-powered MVNO Karma has had an awful year. Karma made headlines late last year when it announced an unlimited data plan called ‘Neverstop’ for $50/month. Though speeds were capped at a modest 5Mbps, this plan generated a huge amount of interest from those desperate for a truly unlimited cellular data plan. It only took […]

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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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Karma Launches ‘Premium’ Add-On Service

Karma, the Sprint reseller with their own proprietary mobile hotspot and some unique data plans, just sent out notification to their customers that they have a new add-on service they are calling ‘Premium’. The service can be added to either of their Pulse or Refuel data plans. The Premium service adds the following features: Ability to […]

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Tello – A New Sprint MVNO With Configurable Plans

This week a new Sprint reseller, Tello, is launching – and they have a unique way to choose your prepaid cellular plan. All plans are smartphone plans – you can bring your own compatible unlocked device, or you can purchase a device from Tello. You then can chose how many minutes, texts and GBs of […]

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