Tuesday, November 25, 2014

FCC makes T-Mobile make throttling practices more clear

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Recently the FCC made an announcement that requires T-Mobile make throttling practices more clear. As of right now T-Mobile doesn’t have any overage charges like Verizon, AT&T or Sprint, but throttles users all the way down to 64/128Kbps for the remainder of the billing cycle if they hit their usage limit. Until now it was difficult for T-Mobile customers to know what the reduced speed looked like because T-Mobile exempted popular speedtest sites from getting throttled like traditional websites or video services like YouTube. With the next 60 days T-Mobile must do the following to make their throttling practices more visible to customers:
  • Send customers a text message once they hit their monthly high-speed data allotment linking to a speed test that customers can use to determine their actual reduced speed;
  • Provide a button on customer smartphones linking to a speed test that will show actual reduced speeds;
  • Modify the text messages it currently sends to customers once they hit their monthly high-speed data allotment to make it clear that certain speed tests may show network speeds, rather than their reduced speed. The modified texts also will provide more information about the speeds that will be available after customers exceed their data cap; and
  • Modify its website disclosures to better explain T-Mobile’s policies regarding speed test
  • applications and where consumers can get accurate speed information.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Black Friday/Cyber Monday at 3Gstore - Big Savings & Free Shipping

3Gstore 2014 Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale

It's that time of year again...time for great savings for Black Friday and Cyber Monday! 3Gstore is celebrating by offering some amazing deals on some of our favorite products, including our best price ever on the Trakdot Luggage Tracker (just $49.99, which includes a year of service - a $19.99 value!), discounts on Surecall's direct connect amplifiers (including the new Verizon and AT&T LTE models!), Pepwave's powerful AP One 300M dual-frequency access point for $236.99, and awesome introductory pricing for the new Indoor Day/Night HD CloudCam ($119.99!)....and more!

We've got you covered for shipping, too: standard shipping is FREE for orders over $99, and just $3.99 for orders under $99 (contiguous 48 states only)!

Don't miss out on these great deals: the sale ends at 11:59pm CST on Monday, 12/1!

View all of 3Gstore's Black Friday/Cyber Monday specials

*all pricing and offers are valid for NEW orders only

Windows/Mac Static IP Address Tip Sheet


The router you are using might require a static IP address instead of a dynamic IP address, using Static IPs prevents address conflicts between devices and allows you to manage them more easily. Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into your computers Ethernet port. Plug the opposite end of the Ethernet cable into to the Ethernet port located on the back of the Pepwave, Cradlepoint, Device Connector.

Pages: 5

Download Windows/Mac Static IP Address Tip Sheet (only available for 3Gstore customers who have purchased one of the products below)

Products:

Cradlepoint AER 2100 w/ Sprint 3G/4G, Cradlepoint AER 2100 w/ AT&T/Canada Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint AER 2100 w/ Multi-Band Sprint 3G/4G, Cradlepoint AER 2100 w/ Verizon Multi-Band 3G/4G, Peplink Balance 20, Pep link Balance 30, Peplink Balance 1350, Peplink Balance 210, Peplink Balance 2500, Peplink Balance 2500-SFP, Peplink Balance 310, Peplink Balance 380, Peplink Balance 580, Peplink Balance 710, Peplink Balance One, Peplink Balance One + 3yr Warranty/2yr InControl, Peplink Balance One + Speedfusion, CradlePoint CBA250, Cradlepoint CBA750B, Cradlepoint ARC CBA750B w/ Sprint 3G, Cradlepoint ARC CBA750B w/ Verizon 3G/4G, Cradlepoint ARC CBA750B w/ AT&T/Canada 3G/4G, Cradlepoint ARC CBA750B w/ Sprint 4G, Cradlepoint CBR400, Cradlepoint CBR450, CradlePoint CTR35, CradlePoint CTR350, CradlePoint CTR500 EVDO Travel Router, Cradlepoint COR IBR1100 w/ AT&T/Canada Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR1100 w/ Sprint Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR1100 w/ Verizon Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR1150 w/ AT&T/Canada Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR1150 w/ Sprint Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR1150 w/ Verizon Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR600 w/ Sprint 3G, Cradlep oint COR IBR600 w/ Verizon 3G, Cradlepoint COR IBR600 w/ Verizon 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR600 w/ Canada LTE/HSPA+, Cradlepoint COR IBR600 w/ AT&T/Canada 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR600 - Europe, Cradlepoint COR IBR600 w/ AT&T/Canada Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR600 w/ Sprint Multi-Band, Cradlepoint COR IBR600 w/ Verizon Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR600 (No Embedded Modem), Cradlepoint COR IBR650 w/ Sprint 3G, Cradlepoint COR IBR650 w/ Verizon 3G, Cradlepoint COR IBR650 w/ Verizon 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR650 w/ AT&T/Canada 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR650 w/ AT&T/Canada Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR650 w/ Sprint Multi-Band, Cradlepoint COR IBR650 w/ Verizon Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR650 w/ Canada HSPA+, Cradlepoint COR IBR650 w/ AT&T/Canada 3G/HSPA+, Cradlepoint COR IBR650 w/ AT&T/Canada HSPA+ (International Power), Pepwave Max 700 Load Balancing/Bonding Router, Pepwave MAX BR1 With Global 3G GSM, Pepwave MAX BR1 with AT&T/Canada 3G/4G, Pepwav e MAX BR1 With Global 3G GSM + European HSPA+/LTE, Pepwave MAX BR1 with Verizon 3G/4G, Pepwave MAX BR1 With Global 3G GSM + CDMA 3G, Pepwave MAX HD2 MediaFast w/ 2 x Europe LTE, Pepwave MAX HD2 MediaFast w/ 2 x US/Canada 3G/4G, Pepwave MAX HD4 MediaFast w/ 4 x Europe 3G/4G, Pepwave MAX HD4 MediaFast w/ 4 x US/Canada 3G/4G, Pepwave Max On-The-Go with Load Balancing, Pepwave Max On-The-Go with Load Balancing & Speedfusion, CradlePoint MBR1000, CradlePoint MBR1200, Cradlepoint MBR1200B, CradlePoint MBR1400, CradlePoint MBR1400, CradlePoint MBR1400 Refurbished, Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 w/ Sprint 3G, Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 w/ Verizon 3G, Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 w/ Verizon 3G/4G, Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 w/ Canada LTE/HSPA+, Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 w/ AT&T/Canada 3G/4G, Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 w/ AT&T/Canada Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 w/ Sprint Multi-Band, Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 w/ Verizon Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 w/ Sprint 4G, CradlePoint MBR900, C radlePoint MBR95, Cradlepoint MC400 Sprint Multi-Band 3G/4G Modem for AER2100, Cradlepoint MC400-ARC Sprint Multi-Band Modem for MBR1400/CBA750B, Pepwave MediaFast 200 Caching Router w/ 120GB SSD, Pepwave MediaFast 500-A Caching Router w/ 120GB SSD, Pepwave MediaFast 500-B Caching Router w/ 240GB SSD, Cradlepoint PHS300, Pepwave Surf On-The-Go, Pepwave Surf SOHO 3G/4G Router

Friday, November 21, 2014

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Ken B. For Writing Review of a Verizon Novatel USB760 - Refurbished, Like New No Contract Upgrade

Congrats to Ken B. of Oscoda, Michigan who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for Verizon Novatel USB760 - Refurbished, Like New No Contract Upgrade at 3Gstore.com! Every week we randomly pick one product review from the previous week and award the writer a $25.00 gift code. We appreciate ALL the reviews our customers write, whether they are positive or negative - honest reviews like Ken B.\'s help other customers decide if the product is right for them. After you purchase a product from 3Gstore.com, we encourage you to log in and 3Gstore.com and leave a review letting people know how the product worked for you - you'll be helping others, and you'll automatically be entered to win a restaurant.com gift code!.

Shipping was prompt and Tech services was excellent in picking this item.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

iBoot Cloud Setup Guide


iBoot cloud setup guide. Use to setup your iBoot with the IBCS server to centrally manage all your iBoots from a single login.

Pages: 4

Download iBoot Cloud Setup Guide (only available for 3Gstore customers who have purchased one of the products below)

Products:

Dataprobe iBoot-DC Network Power Switch, Dataprobe Expansion Unit for iBoot-G2+, Dataprobe iBoot-G2 Network Power Switch, Dataprobe iBoot-G2+ Advanced Network Power Switch

T-Mobile network ranks # 1 in Boston

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Bellevue, Washington – November 20, 2014 – On the heels of recent LTE upgrades in Philadelphia and Connecticut, T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) today announced that Wideband LTE has landed in Boston, MA. Already the fastest, T-Mobile has made mobile speeds even faster around Beantown by upgrading its LTE network to Wideband LTE, bringing up to a 50% increase in mobile speeds to LTE customers. In addition to Boston, customers in surrounding areas – including Springfield, Worcester as well as Providence and Warwick, RI – are all experiencing super-fast download speeds, making access to their favorite content seem almost instantaneous. Already in November, T-Mobile customers in the greater Boston area have observed download speeds as high as 94 Mbps. 

Wideband LTE doubles the bandwidth and increases the capacity of T-Mobile’s LTE network to help deliver faster peak speeds. It is like adding more lanes to a freeway for all LTE customers to speed along in. With T-Mobile’s Wideband LTE, customers can download a full 90 minute HD movie to their phone or tablet in three and half minutes or a whole album in just nine seconds with theoretical peak download speeds of 110 Mbps.  

With the average download speed in the Boston area clocking in at 24.1 Mbps, T-Mobile customers are seeing speeds faster than AT&T, one and a half times faster than Verizon and two and half times faster than Sprint. 

“Our T-Mobile customers in Boston are going to love the speed boost that Wideband LTE is bringing to their lives,” said Tom Ellefson, Vice President – Engineering, T-Mobile. “Whether posting to Instagram at a Celtics game, downloading the latest movie, checking in to Boston Harbor on Facebook or online shopping, every one of our T-Mobile LTE customers can immediately take advantage of this network upgrade on their mobile device or tablet.” 
Boston is just the latest area to get a speed boost, as the Un-carrier™ continues to expand coverage and enhance performance of its 4G LTE network. Wideband LTE has already been rolled out in the following areas:
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Greater Bay Area, CA
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Boise, ID
  • Columbus, OH
  • Connecticut
  • Dallas, TX
  • Detroit, MI
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Houston, TX
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Mobile, AL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Greater Philadelphia Area, PA
  • Portland, OR
  • Seattle, WA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Upstate New York Area

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

AT&T increases Mobile Share value customers from 10GB to 15GB of data for free

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DALLAS, Nov. 17, 2014 — Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 18 and for a limited time, AT&T Mobile Share Value customers can now get 15GB of truly sharable data for the price of 10GB ($100 a month for the plan charge plus device access charges). 

With 15GB of truly sharable data, customers are able to do all of this each month:
  • Stream 160 hours of music and 30 hours of video
  • Surf the web for 300 hours
  • 1,000 posts with photos on social media
  • Download 100 mobile apps and send/receive 10,000 emails
The promotional 15GB Mobile Share Value plan at the 10GB price is available to new and existing AT&T consumer and business customers and includes domestic unlimited talk and text, and the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network. Customers can easily take advantage of this new offer by visiting att.com and our current AT&T customers can also select the new plan via their myAT&T app. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Verizon Wireless changes ETF policy

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Recently Verizon Wireless quietly made some changes to their ETF (Early termination fee) policy that will make it harder to get out of your wireless contract. For the last few years Verizon’s ETF was $350 and went down $10 each month you completed within your two year contract. Verizon is no longer pro-rating the first 8 months of your 2/yr contract, so if you want to switch to a new carrier 6 months in you’ll need to pay the full $350 instead of getting a $60 reduction for the 6 months you’ve completed of your 2 year contract. Only users that have signed a 2/yr agreement with Verizon after November 14th, 2014 will be impacted by the new ETF change. Existing customers under a 2/yr agreement that signed before 11/14 will still have a pro-rated ETF in the event they decide to switch wireless providers. 

Robert Kim Scammer Called Out in South Korea


Robert Kim (aka Bob Kim, aka Bobby Kim, aka Qi-Wan Kim, aka John Bobby Kim) is called as he is, a "Con-trepreneur".  This whole 3Gstore story has its roots in trying to stop this con-artist back in 2005.

Lots of 3Gstore history in this (long but great read) blog post.

http://robertkim-scam-korean-american-conman.blogspot.kr/

Monday, November 17, 2014

Surf on The Go Time Server Change Tip Sheet




Pages: 2

Download Surf on The Go Time Server Change Tip Sheet (only available for 3Gstore customers who have purchased one of the products below)

Products:

Pepwave Surf On-The-Go