Verizon Prepaid Unlimited $65/mo Data Plan for Jetpacks (And Prepaid Overhauls)

Verizon has overhauled its prepaid plans and has a very pleasant surprise in store – they are offering a prepaid Unlimited Jetpack/Tablet plan for $65/month with autopay discount, with no high speed data caps! Yes, you heard that right, Verizon once again has an unlimited data plan with no throttle for data-only devices (but see […]

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New iOS 12.1 Enables Dual SIM Usage – But Carriers Aren’t Ready For eSIM Yet

Yesterday (October 30th), Apple released iOS 12.1. In addition to enabling group FaceTime calls and providing over 70 new emoji (wow!), the most anticipated new feature was Apple officially enabling dual SIM support to allow recent iPhone models to support multiple cellular plans – simultaneously! Apple is enabling this feature by pioneering eSIM (embedded SIM) technology […]

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Verizon Launches New Flagship Mobile Hotspot Device – The MiFi 8800L

Verizon last released a new flagship high-performance mobile hotspot way back in January 2017, when the MiFi 7730L (our review) first came to market. The 7730L has been an admirable performer, but this nearly two-year-old design has been unable to take advantage of the latest LTE technology advancements. We had begun to wonder if perhaps Verizon […]

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US Mobile Goes A La Carte – Pick Your Verizon or T-Mobile Based Plan With Up To 20GB of Data

T-Mobile and Verizon MVNO US Mobile overhauled their plan offerings and instituted a fairly comprehensive a la carte system where customers can mix-and-match plan features.  Customers can choose the limits for voice, text, data, data speed and mobile hotspot. Depending on what options you pick, plans range in price from $6/month for all the bargain […]

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Looking Ahead: Will 2019 Be The Year of the Smart & Connected RV?

RV manufacturers seem to have at last woken up to the reality that customers are interested in the comforts of home when on the road: Air conditioning, heat, hot water, ample AC power, and yes… perhaps most importantly for many – connectivity! Over the past few weeks we’ve seen an explosion of new RV-centric internet […]

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Visible by Verizon is Officially Available to (almost) All

In early May of 2018, Verizon released a new prepaid service called Visible to those with early access codes. Now, Visible is available to the general public – well, at least those with iPhones for now. And, since releasing its service in May, Visible has also worked through some of it’s ‘pre-sale’ kinks – including introducing […]

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Apple’s New Flagship iPhone XS Brings Gigabit LTE & Dual-SIM Support

Like clockwork, this time every year Apple announces a new generation of iPhones. And this year there have been some pretty significant jumps when it comes to mobile internet capabilities – with the new models checking off pretty much every item on the cellular connectivity wish list. The flagships iPhone XS & iPhone XS Max in […]

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Verizon Races to be “First On 5G” – Limited Fixed Residential Network Rollout on October 1st

Verizon was one of the first cellular carriers in the world to roll out 4G/LTE technology – and it has been racing to be the undisputed FIRST in the world with 5G as the next era of cellular technology rolls around. It looks like Verizon will indeed win the race – yesterday Verizon announced “5G Is […]

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Verizon Offers New Military Discounts on Newest Plans

Last week Verizon announced new discounts for US military members including active-duty military, reservists, Gold Star families and veterans. These new discounts apply specifically to Verizon’s newest Unlimited Plans – the Three Tier Go, Above, and Beyond plans. Most older plans are still subject to typical military discounts. Video Verizon of this Story: Subscribe to our […]

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Xfinity Mobile Adjusts Plan – Implements Hotspot & Video Throttle

In August of 2017, Comcast launched Xfinity Mobile, a Verizon + Wi-Fi hotspot based smartphone offering, with hotspot features enabled so that it could act as a solid mobile internet option. Now, Xfinity has added a 600kbps throttle to ALL hotspotted data – and a 480p video throttle as well. This is a very unwelcome […]

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Spectrum Launches Mobile Service for Home Internet Customers

As we’ve been expecting, cable giant Spectrum Communications has at last launched a new mobile offering called Spectrum Mobile. The service is very similar to Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile service, with both options running on Verizon’s network behind the scenes. Spectrum Mobile service is only available to Spectrum home internet customers, but for those that qualify it […]

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Verizon Prepaid Offers Double Data

(Original story – 6/27/18): Verizon Prepaid is currently offering a ‘Double Data Promo’, including as much as 20GB of high speed, tetherable data for $60. In early May of 2018, we noted a ‘Double Data Promo’ available from Verizon Prepaid. While everyone loves ‘free’ data, this deal had a major sticking point: there was little […]

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FCC Repeal Goes Into Effect – Network Neutrality Rules Are Officially Dead

UPDATE: October 1st, 2018 – California Strikes Back As expected, despite being dead at the federal level, the fight for network neutrality has continued at the state level – and last night California signed strong new state level network neutrality rules into law – prohibiting carriers from blocking or throttling lawful internet traffic, charging fees […]

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Verizon Complicates Unlimited Plans – Adds “Above Unlimited” along with Beyond Unlimited & Go Unlimited

Early this morning Verizon announced that on June 18th, 2018 it will be rolling out a new tier of unlimited data plan:  Above Unlimited. It’s a little more ‘unlimited’ than Verizon’s existing ‘Beyond Unlimited’ plan. And definitely more unlimited than the speed-throttled (for hotspot data) ‘Go Unlimited’ plan. But Verizon must have laughed the executive out […]

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Visible: New $40/month Unlimited On Device Verizon Based Phone Plan

ORIGINAL STORY – 5/11/18: A new Verizon plan has been making its way across the interwebs this week, and we’ve been fielding a number of questions about our thoughts on it. While we love seeing new Verizon based plans pop-up, the new inexpensive, prepaid Verizon offering, called Visible, is pretty invisible in its application for […]

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Verizon Adds New Parental Control Options

Verizon Adds New Parental Control Features - Web and App Monitoring

Verizon updated its parental control suite with a new name, a few new features, and a new price scheme.  The new option is called Verizon Smart Family and is available for most post-paid smartphone plans. The new option is now divided into two tiers – Smart Family for $4.99/month and Smart Family Premium for $9.99/month.  The […]

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