Verizon Introduces “SmartHub” Home Internet Replacement – With A Huge Catch!

Verizon today announced the SmartHub – a box designed to use a cellular connection to provide residential home internet, a “landline” phone jack, and smart home control of lights, thermostats, and locks. Verizon explains it this way: “SmartHub is a wireless, smart home solution that manages your connected home devices, provides reliable, high-speed internet powered by America’s […]

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Verizon Prepaid Offers Unlimited Data – With Many Caveats

Verizon Prepaid (Verizon’s direct prepaid division) has launched an unlimited data plan – with multiple limitations. This plan is similar to ordering pancakes at a restaurant and receiving a stack of dry, slightly burned, flavorless pancakes while your friend across the table receives a fluffy stack of chocolate chip pancakes spread with butter, drizzled with syrup, […]

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ALERT: Verizon Now Enforcing 10GB Hotspot Limit with New “Unlimited” Plan!

When Verizon launched the new Verizon Unlimited Plan in February, the fine print clearly stated that hotspot / tethering usage would be limited to 10GB per billing period – with tethering speeds supposed to be throttled to a glacial 600kbps once that limit was crossed. But Verizon’s own sales reps for the most part never understood […]

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AT&T Adds Free HBO Access to Unlimited Plus Plan

Starting April 6th, AT&T Unlimited Plus Plan customers will be able to binge on Silicon Valley and Game of Thrones – for free. Yep, AT&T has added HBO access – at no additional charge – for all current and future customers who partake in their ‘Unlimited Plus’ plan. And, streaming HBO on this plan doesn’t […]

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AT&T Unleashes Affordable Unlimited Data for “Connected Cars” – Chevy OnStar or ZTE Mobley

Since 2015 most new Chevy, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles have come with “OnStar with 4G LTE” built in – adding an AT&T-powered Wi-Fi hotspot capability to the classic car-integrated OnStar security and navigation features. The basic idea is to keep your passengers entertained and online while underway. But the rather limited and expensive data plans […]

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AT&T Tries Again: New Unlimited Plus & Choice Plans are WAY More Competitive

AT&T was the last carrier to respond to Verizon’s surprise announcement of a reintroduction of unlimited data plans, and despite having the most time to think about it – AT&T underwhelmed everyone. Our reaction : “AT&T’s Unlimited Plan is more expensive than all the other carriers, and yet it has more limitations. Hopefully AT&T will try a bit harder […]

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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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AT&T Responds to Verizon & T-Mobile With Underwhelming Unlimited Plan Option

AT&T is the final member of the ‘big four’ nationwide cellular carriers to respond to Verizon’s surprise announcement of a reintroduction of unlimited data plans. Four days after Verizon announced it would start offering an unlimited data plan again, AT&T today announced it will also be doing the same. AT&T Chief Marketing Officer David Christopher had this […]

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Verizon Extends Grandfathered UDP Cancelation Deadline Until March 16th

In early January Verizon welcomed in the New Year by sending out thousands of letters to customers with out-of-contract grandfathered unlimited data plans – giving notice that they must change to a limited data plan by February 16th or face unilateral account cancelation. But then earlier this week Verizon brought back a new Unlimited Data Plan. […]

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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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Verizon Brings Back Unlimited Data Plans – With Some Catches

In a surprising Sunday evening press release, Verizon has announced that starting tomorrow morning (February 13th) it will once again be offering unlimited data plans. This is a shocking move from a company that just a year ago was swearing that Unlimited Data Plans made no financial sense, with Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo frequently speaking […]

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AT&T Grandfathered Unlimited Smartphone Plans to Increase by $5/Month- Again.

Beginning in March, AT&T is raising the price of its grandfathered unlimited data plans (UDP) by $5 a month – again. An initial $5/month increase occurred back in February of 2016. AT&T has made no official announcement of this price hike as of this writing, but trustworthy outlets have reportedly confirmed the policy modification with AT&T representatives and customers […]

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Breaking News: Verizon Aggressively Moves to Cancel High Usage Unlimited Data Plans

UPDATE: January 10th, 2016 – Verizon’s Statement on Cancelations Some large mainstream sites have started to cover the story about Verizon moving to cancel many unlimited data plans, and a few of them were able to get an official statement from Verizon. Here is what Verizon spokesperson Kelly Crummey told Ars Technica: “Because our network is a shared […]

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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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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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