Is LTE Karma Good for RVers?

MVNO Karma has always stood out to us as an innovative business model. The company resells Sprint bandwidth, and then consumers share their hotspot with others – they can earn a little bit of free data (100MB when your friends sign up). Previously, the offering was only available on Sprint’s soon to be orphaned WiMax […]

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Sprint Rolling Out Free International WiFi Calling

Sprint does indeed seem to be getting serious about offering more value to customers. First it was increased data allotments. And this week, Sprint announced a new WiFi calling feature that will allow customers with compatible phones to make and receive calls from the USA for free when traveling internationally, as long as they are […]

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Verizon Teases VoLTE – Dubs It “Advanced Calling 1.0”

At the moment, all voice calls on Verizon’s network requires the phone to connect over Verizon’s old 3G CDMA network – not over Verizon’s newer 4G/LTE network. This is why some phones (including all iPhones) can not support simultaneous voice calls and data connections on Verizon’s network, and why occasionally an area with seemingly great […]

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T-Mobile Smacks Sprint With An Unlimited LTE Comeback

A few days ago Sprint announced it was rolling out new shared data plans with twice the amount of data for the price as the other big carriers. The sweetest deals however were reserved for new customers who transfer lines to Sprint from another carrier – leaving current Sprint customers out in the cold. T-Mobile noticed […]

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Sprint Doubling Data Allotments

Things are suddenly starting to get interesting at Sprint. To start – Sprint gave up on long rumored plans to acquire and merge with T-Mobile, and in the process a new CEO Marcelo Claure was put in place to take Sprint in a new direction. And in his first week on the job, he is […]

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FCC Questioning All Carriers on Throttling Policies

The back-and-forth between the FCC and Verizon over Verizon’s announced plan to throttle speeds of customer with “unlimited” plans has spilled over to other carriers now as well. Unlimited cellular data is the holy grail of many mobile users, and Verizon’s grandfathered-in unlimited plans have become more valuable to those who still have them than […]

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Why AT&T and Verizon Combined Makes Sense for RVers

So often we’re asked what the absolute best cellular network is for travelers. Verizon of course comes out on top – they have the widest coverage map, particularly for their 4G LTE speeds. We generally recommend that anyone going with just one carrier go with Verizon. However, AT&T has become a remarkable rival. And there […]

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Verizon XLTE and Sprint Spark Deployment Maps

We just ran the maps for updating our app Coverage? (which overlays the data coverage maps of all of the major carriers). Thought we’d share with you the maps that show where Verizon and Sprint have been deploying their advanced LTE technology. Neither company shows these on their coverage maps, they just provide a list […]

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FreedomPop to offer Free Data on Tablets

Sprint MVNO FreedomPop will soon be selling refurbished tablet devices, starting with the iPad Mini and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. All customers will receive 500 MB a month of free LTE data on the device, and customers can also bring their own Sprint enabled LTE tablets to the plan. As an added twist, FreedomPop will also […]

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Sprint’s LivePro Hotspot & Video Projector – Uhm. Yeah.

How many times have you been using your mobile hotspot to get your gadgets online, when you found yourself wishing that the hotspot could help entertain you during long downloads by projecting a movie onto the nearest wall? At last – your dreams are answered by Sprint’s new all-in-one LivePro. The LivePro combines a hotspot, […]

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Got Karma? — Buy data that does not expire!

Karma is perhaps the most unique MVNO out there. Their only product is $99 personal hotspot, and you can then buy data (which never expires) for $14/1GB, or $99/10GB – with no contracts, monthly fees, or fine print. The Karma hotspot is designed to be shared – and if it is turned on, it is […]

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Sprint: “Unlimited Data for Life” vs “The Fairness Algorithm”

It wasn’t long ago that Sprint’s marketing revolved around offering “Truly Unlimited Data for Life”. But things have changed – and lately Sprint has been letting users know that there is a new sherif in town. Sprint’s new “fairness algorithm” subjects customers who were in the top 5% of data users the prior month to […]

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The End of WiMAX is Near

Sprint’s 4G WiMAX network has been clearly a technological dead end for a while. But in researching ‘The Mobile Internet Handbook’, I was able to dig up when that dead end turns into a brick wall. Sprint is currently planning to shut down it’s WiMAX network entirely by the end of 2015, freeing up spectrum […]

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Sprinting Towards T-Mobile

The rumor-mills have been buzzing for a while now about Sprint attempting to buy T-Mobile – America’s third largest carrier gobbling up the fourth. According to the WSJ the deal is all but final, and a price tag of $32 billion has been agreed to. All that remains is to announce it publicly, and await […]

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