Karma Launches Unlimited Hotspot Plan on Sprint’s Network

January 7, 2016 Update: Karma has contacted Neverstop customers saying they never intended this plan to be used for ‘extreme usage’ and will be making some adjustments. Now the plan is just 2-3 mbps (used to be 5), and they state the plan is intended only for occasional video streaming. They now specifically disallow work […]

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Verizon Refuses To Join AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile in “Unlimited” Throttling

The definition of “unlimited” has been getting murky lately. In July T-Mobile added fine print to its Unlimited Data Plans indicating that users who use more than 21GB during a month will “have their data usage de-prioritized” on congested cell towers, sticking the heavy users in the slow lane relative to everyone else. And last […]

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Today Only: Instant Invites to Google’s Project Fi

To celebrate the release of the new Android flagship Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P phones, Google today announced (via Twitter) a one-day “Instant Invite” program to sign up for Google’s “Project Fi” cellular plan. If you’ve been intrigued by Project Fi, this is a great chance to jump on board without the usual six to eight week wait for […]

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Sprint’s Unlimited Plans now $70/month AND Subject to Throttling after 23GB of Usage

Today, Sprint’s price increase to their Unlimited Smartphone Data plans went into effect – raising the price from $60/month to $70/month. Along with the price increase also comes the news that they are implementing network prioritization which could mean speed throttling for customers who exceed 23GB of data usage in a month. This is a direct retraction of […]

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Sprint to Increase Price of Unlimited Phone Plan by $10/month on Oct 16

Sprint rumored a while back that they would likely need to increase the price of their unlimited phone plans at some point, and potentially even discontinue them in the future. Today, they announced an upcoming $10/month price increase on their unlimited phone plans that include unlimited talk, text and data. The price will be going […]

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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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Ookla Speedtest Rates America’s Fastest Mobile Networks

Our favorite online speed testing site, Ookla’s SpeedTest.net, today published aggregated results showing the fastest ISPs and mobile network operators in the United States. SpeedTest.net conducts over five million tests each day, providing the “most comprehensive view of worldwide internet performance” – looking at both fixed and wireless connections. The interactive results viewer can be accessed here. […]

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Sprint Mobile Hotspots: Karma Now Shipping, and Boost Mobile Offers 10GB Plan

For RVers who are interested in having a Sprint option on board, some new options are now shipping this week. Karma Pre-Ordered Hotspots Now Shipping Karma, a unique mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) who offers a mobile hotspot where you can purchase data that NEVER expires, announced their new LTE Sprint based plan last fall and […]

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Sprint Introduces “Rolling Data” – Only Prepaid, Only At Best Buy?

Sprint today joined T-Mobile and AT&T in offering rollover data. But, in typical Sprint fashion, there are confusing and seemingly arbitrary limits attached. “Rolling Data” That Never Expires Unlike T-Mobile’s Data Stash one year expiration policy, and AT&T’s stingy one month rollover expiration, Sprint’s “Rolling Data” never expires – and users can accumulate up to 30GB […]

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Virgin Mobile Adds Extra Data to Data Done Right Plans

Earlier this year, Sprint’s prepaid division – Virgin Mobile launched the new ‘Data Data Right’ plan, available exclusively at Walmart. The relevant feature for data driven RVers was the multiline plans that offered usable data limits that were able to be shared as a mobile hotspot at no additional charge.  This is a relatively rare feature, as many MVNO prepaid […]

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Unlimited Data Update: AT&T Eases Off Throttle, T-Mobile Slows “The Top 3%”

AT&T and T-Mobile have both made some clarifications this week on how they “throttle” their unlimited data users. Or rather – how they insist that they do NOT throttle. But in practice – though the word “throttle” is being avoided – the “congestion management” practices being applied to unlimited data customers will have a significant slowing […]

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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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Sprint Adds International Data In 15 Countries

In an attempt to keep up with T-Mobile, Sprint last month introduced International Value Roaming for 15 countries as a perk of its data plans. The feature is a free add-on to domestic plans that include data, and customers can receive 2G speeds at no additional charge if they have a compatible GSM or LTE device. Customers wanting faster […]

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Google’s Cellular Service Unveiled: Introducing Project Fi

Google today unveiled its long-rumored cellular service: Project Fi. Project Fi is unique in that it is taking a true “pay as you go” approach to cellular data – refunding you every month for data you do not use. Rather than losing your data at the end of the month, or “rolling it over” for […]

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