Virgin Mobile Going Unlimited – And iPhone Only

UPDATE (8/27/17): Inner Circle plan no longer requires purchase of a new iPhone. Virgin Mobile, a Sprint prepaid subsidiary, has trimmed their plan offerings to a single option: the new ‘Inner Circle’ plan. Virgin Mobile’s revamp from multiple data bucket plans to a singular ‘unlimited data’ plan is not surprising, as many carriers and subsidiaries […]

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Verizon Pulls The Plug: FMCA’s Insanely Good Verizon Unlimited Hotspot Deal WAS Too Good To Be True

Last week’s huge news story was the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) launching an amazing deal on Verizon unlimited data hotspots – just $43.99/mo for an unlimited hotspot data plan that was well more than an order of magnitude cheaper than anything you could get from Verizon directly. With a deal that good – the FMCA’s […]

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FMCA Rolls Out Unlimited Verizon Hotspot Plan

Update (6/19/2017): The FMCA has posted in several public locations a message saying that Verizon has “pulled the offering” – canceling all orders before any of the hotspots had shipped. We’ve published a new story with all the details: Verizon Pulls The Plug: FMCA’s Insanely Good Verizon Unlimited Hotspot Deal WAS Too Good To Be […]

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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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GoPhone Adds Unlimited Plan, Increases $40/Month plan to 6GB

GoPhone, AT&T’s prepaid subsidiary, has added an unlimited data offering to their line-up. A non-competitive unlimited data offering, that is. For $60/month ($65/month without auto pay), you get unlimited on device data (and calling and texting) at slow speeds – throttle cap is set at 3Mbps. In case that cap is not slow enough for […]

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

Late 2017: AT&T has removed the fine print from the Mobley device page that included the $20/month Connected Car plan as a data plan option.  The stated available plans are now: “Rate Plans:  Requires AT&T Unlimited Plus or Choice, Mobile Share Advantage or DataConnect 1GB or 5GB plan.” It seems officially aftermarket devices like the Mobley […]

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Cricket Imposes 22GB Network Management – Adds ‘Stream More’ Service

(2/27/2017) Cricket, AT&T’s wholly owned prepaid subsidiary, will be imposing a 22GB ‘congestion management’ (network management) threshold to it’s unlimited plan accounts beginning on April 2, 2017.  This change has been quietly rolled out on Cricket’s ‘Mobile Broadband Information’ page, as well as through texts to current customers. Cricket already throttles all speeds to 8mbps down (throttling […]

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

(Update Sept, 2017): AT&T unlimited plans now include free HBO access. More details: https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/att-adds-free-hbo-access-to-unlimited-plans/   (Original: February 2017): 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 […]

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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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Sprint Responds to Verizon & T-Mobile – Also Adding 10GB Tethering and HD Video

With Verizon’s surprise announcement that they are once again offering an ‘unlimited’ plan, and T-Mobile’s speedy retort in ‘one upping’ that offer, we’ve been waiting patiently to see the response from the other two major carriers. Sprint has now responded, and their response is a basic ‘matching’ of what Verizon & T-Mobile have decided to […]

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