T-Mobile Introduces ‘One Unlimited 55+’

  “Oh, to be young again!” More like: ‘Oh, to be age 55 years or older’! That’s right. Having crossed the half a century mark plus five now has an added bonus – the option to partake in T-Mobile’s new One Unlimited 55+ plan. While we here at the Mobile Internet Resource Center know travelers […]

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Major Update to ‘Coverage?’ Released – Featuring HD Maps & Android Support

We’re thrilled to announce that the newly re-written ‘Coverage?’ app is now available – featuring fully updated maps, and the option to subscribe to get higher resolution coverage map overlays and a satellite view basemap. And at long last…. ‘Coverage?’ for Android is live in the Google Play store too! For those who may not be familiar […]

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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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T-Mobile Attempts to “One Up” Verizon – Matching 10GB Tethering and HD Video

UPDATE: T-Mobile One+ Price Drop T-Mobile used to charge $15/mo to add on the “One Plus” features to a line of service – giving subscribers access to HD video streaming and faster international roaming data speeds along with a few other perks. But the newly updated basic One plan now includes HD video streaming, and the […]

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FCC Finds Verizon and AT&T Violate Net Neutrality Rules, T-Mobile in the Clear

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler fired a parting shot at Verizon and AT&T yesterday – with his agency issuing an in depth analysis finding that the “free” video streaming service offerings from Go90 (Verizon) and DirecTV (AT&T) violate the FCC’s network neutrality rules. The network neutrality rules were designed to keep carriers from playing […]

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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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T-Mobile “Uncarrier-Next” Includes Taxes & Fees, Drops Simple Choice Tablet & Hotspot Options

T-Mobile today rolled out its next #uncarrier move during a big event held at the CES trade show in Las Vegas. Amidst the trademark trash talking of competitors, some major new initiatives designed to once again shake up the mobile industry were announced. In particular, T-Mobile is aiming to vastly simplify how cellular plans are priced […]

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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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T-Mobile Revises One+ Plan – Offers Lower Priced Option Without LTE Tethering

T-Mobile this morning announced some changes to its T-Mobile One+ plan – adding some features, lowering the base price, and introducing a new “One+ International” plan. T-Mobile first introduced the One+ plan back in August in response to criticism of the new “Unlimited Everything” $70/mo T-Mobile One smartphone plan lacking support for high-speed tethering. In response to […]

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AT&T Announces “Stream Saver” Video Resolution Limiting Feature

UPDATE: February 2017 We’ve received several reports that AT&T is at last rolling out Stream Saver widely to customers, even those with unlimited data plans. If you are on a data-limited plan, this means that your AT&T plan will now last longer while watching video before running out of data. But if you are on […]

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MetroPCS Offering 8GB LTE Data for $50 for Limited Time

For a limited time, T-Mobile’s wholly owned subsidiary branch, MetroPCS, is promoting 8 GB of 4G LTE data for $50. MetroPCS’ typical offer includes 5 GB for $50; however customers who activate a line during this 8 GB promotional period will remain ‘grandfathered’ at 8 GB for as long as their account remains active and in […]

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T-Mobile: Tethering Usage To Be “Deprioritized” on Congested Towers

T-Mobile today began sending out emails to customers prominently notifying them that T-Mobile was making its network “better” by “putting your on-device experience first”. Or in other words – by slowing down (relative) tethering speeds when the network is under heavy load. T-Mobile explains: “We’ve primed the network for on-device use. So now when there’s […]

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