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

AT&T has a knack for taking good ideas from T-Mobile, and then copying them in a way that makes things just a bit worse for customers. First it was with rollover data – when T-Mobile’s “Data Stash” came out allowing customers to bank unused data for up to a year, a month later AT&T debuted […]

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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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Free Streaming Update: AT&T’s “Data Free TV” & Verizon’s NFL Mobile Partnership

AT&T late last week announced a major new initiative for DirecTV customers likely to be of interest to some RVers: Data Free TV: Video streaming that does not count against your monthly usage limits! Not to be outdone – Verizon also announced that it was sponsoring the NFL Mobile App to let Verizon customers: “Watch live local and […]

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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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T-Mobile Yawns At Verizon’s LTE Advanced Launch, Rolls Out 4×4 MIMO And More

When Verizon made a big splash launching its LTE Advanced network last week, we pointed out that this was actually the launch of a marketing campaign, not a new technology. We noted that T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T have all also deployed LTE Advanced carrier aggregation to various extents, and said: “LTE Advanced is indeed awesome technology, […]

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T-Mobile Revises T-Mobile One, Introduces Unlimited Tethering One+ Plan

T-Mobile went “all in” on offering Unlimited Data less than two weeks ago with the announcement of the T-Mobile One plan – but in the process generated heated criticism by eliminating any included high-speed tethering data. Today T-Mobile is responding to that criticism in a huge way, by announcing: “T-Mobile today proved once again why it’s […]

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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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Un-Carrier 12: T-Mobile Goes All-Unlimited, But Eliminates Included Tethering

UPDATE (8/29/2016): In response to customer criticism, T-Mobile has made some huge changes to the T-Mobile One plan less than two weeks after initially announcing them. Read our news story for the details: T-Mobile Revises T-Mobile One, Introduces Unlimited Tethering One+ Plan T-Mobile hosted a conference call early this morning to announce its latest #uncarrier […]

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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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4G Antenna Shop Offers Unlimited Data Plan on AT&T’s Network Starting at $60/mo

  We’re always keeping an eye out for interesting cellular data plans that are a good fit for the needs of RVers. In particular, we have been on the lookout for a reasonable AT&T based offering since the sudden demise of Harbor Mobile a couple months ago. Earlier this week we had a reader contact us asking about a newer […]

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