Two Networks, One Pocket – Carriers Are Finally Starting to Provision Smartphone eSIMs

One of the headline features of this year’s crop of new iPhone models (our story) was support for having two cellular plans active at once – on one device. Apple has enabled this feature by pioneering eSIM (embedded SIM) technology that allows you to use one traditional physical SIM card, and one virtual SIM installed […]

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Verizon Now Offering First Responders Discounts and Priority on Personal Plans

Yesterday, Verizon announced it is extending a First Responders discount to those who hold personal Verizon plan lines, complementing Verizon’s first responder and public safety plan for government agencies, which was made available to national and state contract procurement offices in August. Starting today, customers who are state & local police, fire and EMS employees, […]

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Carriers Preview Upcoming Mobile 5G Technology & Devices

This week in Hawaii mobile chipmaker Qualcomm is hosting its Snapdragon Technology Summit featuring the first public demonstration of standards-based 5G technology, and the first (almost) hands-on previews of several upcoming 5G devices. Verizon and Inseego have used this event to announce the MiFi 5G NR, Verizon’s first 5G hotspot. And AT&T and Netgear have […]

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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

UPDATE (December 11th, 2018): Carriers Are Finally Offering eSIMs AT&T and Verizon have finally managed to enable eSIM support (and T-Mobile has given a sneak preview) – but things are still a little rough around the edges. Read our new story here for all the details: Two Networks, One Pocket – Carriers Are Finally Starting […]

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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 […]

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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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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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