Monday, August 31, 2015

T-Mobile to Cancel Network Abusers (Data Hogs)


The CEO of T-Mobile just announced that they are canceling "Network Abusers".  Those that are using so much data that it is impacting their network and other users on it.

This week, I am taking aim at a select group of individuals who have actually been stealing data from T-Mobile. If their activities are left unchecked their actions could eventually have a negative effect on the experience of honest T-Mobile customers. Not on my watch.
 
We’ve built the T-Mobile network to reach 290 million Americans with the fastest 4G LTE speeds around. We drive hard every day for our network to reach more people and to keep giving customers the fastest data speeds in the USA. I won’t let anyone jeopardize that. So we are going after a small group of users who are stealing data so blatantly and extremely that it is ridiculous.

You can read the full letter:

T-Mobile to Cancel Network Abusers

Friday, August 28, 2015

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Scott H. For Writing Review of a Pepwave Surf SOHO 3G/4G Router w/ WiFi as WAN Firmware 6.2.0

Congrats to Scott H. of Alamo, California who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for Pepwave Surf SOHO 3G/4G Router w/ WiFi as WAN Firmware 6.2.0 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 Scott H.\'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!.

Great product, very stable...


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Cradlepoint - How to Block Cellular Roaming


This tip sheet will show you how to configure your Cradlepoint to help block/ prevent your cellular modem from roaming. For example, if you are using a cellular carrier that supports roaming with other carriers when in remote or fringe areas of the carrier's dedicated coverage areas, this can help. If this is extremely important to your application, we would still recommend contacting your carrier to have them block roaming on the account.
NOTE: This only applies to Cradlepoint embedded cellular modems (i.e. MC200, MC300, MC400)

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Download Cradlepoint - How to Block Cellular Roaming (only available for 3Gstore customers who have purchased one of the products below)

Products:

Cradlepoint AER 2100 w/ Verizon 3G/4G, Cradlepoint AER 2100 w/ Sprint 3G/4G, Cradlepoint AER 2100 w/ AT&T/Canada 3G/4G, Cradlepoint AER 2100 w/ Canada LTE/HSPA+, Cradlepoint AER 2100 w/ AT&T Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint AER 2100 w/ Generic Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint AER 2100 w/ Verizon Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint ARC CBA750 w/ AT&T Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint ARC CBA750 w/ Generic Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint ARC CBA750 w/ Verizon Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint CBA750B, Cradlepoint ARC CBA750B w/ Sprint 3G, Cradlepoint ARC CBA750B w/ Verizon 3G/4G, Cradlepoint ARC CBA750B w/ Verizon 3G/4 G, Cradlepoint ARC CBA750B w/ Sprint 3G/4G, Cradlepoint ARC CBA750B w/ Generic 3G/4G, Cradlepoint ARC CBA750B w/ AT&T 3G/4G, Cradlepoint ARC CBA750B w/ Sprint 4G, Cradlepoint CBA850 Cellular Broadband Adapter, Cradlepoint ARC CBA850 Cellular Broadband Adapter - AT&T, Cradlepoint ARC CBA850 Cellular Broadband Adapter - Generic, Cradlepoint ARC CBA850 Cellular Broadband Adapter - Sprint, Cradlepoint ARC CBA850 Cellular Broadband Adapter - Verizon, Cradlepoint CBR400, Cradlepoint CBR400, Cradlepoint CBR450, Cradlepoint CBR450, Cradlepoint COR IBR1100 w/ AT&T Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR1100 w/ Generic 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 Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR1150 w/ Generic Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR1150 w/ Sprint Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR1150 w/ Verizon Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR350 w/ Verizon 4G, Cradl epoint COR IBR350 w/ AT&T Multiband, Cradlepoint COR IBR350 w/ Generic Multiband, Cradlepoint COR IBR350 w/ Sprint Multiband, Cradlepoint COR IBR350 w/ Verizon Multiband, Cradlepoint COR IBR350 w/ HSPA+, Cradlepoint COR IBR600 w/ Sprint 3G, Cradlepoint COR IBR600 w/ Sprint 3G, Cradlepoint COR IBR600 w/ Verizon 3G, Cradlepoint COR IBR600 w/ Verizon 3G, Cradlepoint COR IBR600 w/ Verizon 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR600 w/ Verizon 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR600 w/ Sprint 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR600 w/ Generic 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR600 w/ AT&T 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR600 w/ AT&T 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR600 - Europe, Cradlepoint COR IBR600 w/ Generic Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR600 (No Embedded Modem), Cradlepoint COR IBR600 w/ Generic HSPA+, Cradlepoint COR IBR600 w/ Generic HSPA+ (Int'l Power Supply), Cradlepoint COR IBR600 w/ Canadian HSPA+, Cradlepoint COR IBR650 w/ Sprint 3G, Cradlepoint COR IBR650 w/ Sprint 3G, Cradlepoint COR IBR650 w/ Verizon 3G, Cradlepoin t COR IBR650 w/ Verizon 3G, Cradlepoint COR IBR650 w/ Verizon 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR650 w/ Sprint 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR650 w/ Generic 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR650 w/ AT&T 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR650 w/ Generic Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint COR IBR650 (No WiFi, No Embedded Modem), Cradlepoint COR IBR650 w/ AT&T 3G/HSPA+, Cradlepoint COR IBR650 w/ AT&T 3G/HSPA+, Cradlepoint COR IBR650 w/ AT&T/Canada 3G/HSPA+, Cradlepoint COR IBR650 w/ Generic HSPA+ (International Power), Cradlepoint COR IBR650 w/ Sprint WiMAX, Cradlepoint MBR1200B, Cradlepoint MBR1200B, CradlePoint MBR1400, CradlePoint MBR1400, CradlePoint MBR1400 Refurbished, CradlePoint MBR1400, Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 w/ Sprint 3G, Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 w/ Verizon 3G, Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 w/ Verizon 3G/4G, Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 w/ Verizon 3G/4G, Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 w/ Sprint 3G/4G, Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 w/ Generic 3G/4G, Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 w/ AT&T 3G/4G, Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 w/ AT&T 3G/4G, C radlepoint ARC MBR1400 w/ AT&T Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 w/ Generic Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 w/ Verizon Multi-Band 3G/4G, Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 w/ Sprint 4G, Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 w/ Sprint 4G, Cradlepoint Sprint 3G/4G Modem Cap, Cradlepoint Generic LTE/HSPA+ Modem Cap, Cradlepoint MC400 Generic 3G/4G Modem for AER2100, Cradlepoint MC400-ARC Generic 3G/4G Modem for MBR1400/CBA750B

Friday, August 21, 2015

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Jerry D. For Writing Review of a 9.5" Outdoor Omni WiFi Antenna (2.4Ghz) - cable sold separately

Congrats to Jerry D. of Aiken, South Carolina who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for 9.5" Outdoor Omni WiFi Antenna (2.4Ghz) - cable sold separately 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 Jerry D.\'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!.

I picked up this Antenna to Improve my EVDO signal with my Cradelpoint mrb1200B router since. I have been living in the country for years have used a small Freedom antenna for years with 3G Modem with Verizon it has enhanced what I pickup and seem like the Transmit side is stronger too. I see more of my devices scattered around the house. I know it will improve my all my use as I have home network with 3 computers with windows 7, 8.1, 10 and Roko, Netflix all working off this new improved antenna. BY they way I have been using EVDO in my HOME for over 16 years through various routers and services.


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Save $40 off weBoost Home 4G (470101) Repeater Kit Through 9/5!


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weBoost's popular Home 4G Desktop Repeater Kit is on sale now at 3Gstore for just $359.99 (MSRP $399.99). The Home 4G kit works for most voice, 3G, and 4G networks in the US and Canada and can cover up to 1,000 square feet with boosted signal. The kit includes everything you need to install the system and comes with a 2-year warranty. 

Features & Benefits:
  • Stronger cellular signal in 1 to 2 rooms
  • Fewer dropped calls and lost connections
  • Faster data downloads
  • Longer battery life – up to 2 hours longer talk time
  • Boosts voice & data signals
  • Works with all cellular carriers
  • All needed components included in kit
  • Works with virtually all smartphones and mobile hotspots
  • Simple installation
The Home 4G Desktop Repeater Kit is on sale now at 3Gstore!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer John S. For Writing Review of a Remote Power Switch - 1 Outlet - Home Automation and Remote Reboot (Routers, WebCams, Servers, etc)

Congrats to John S. of Surrey, British Columbia who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for Remote Power Switch - 1 Outlet - Home Automation and Remote Reboot (Routers, WebCams, Servers, etc) 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 John S.\'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!.

I ordered three of these for two different locations and have been testing one of the units for about a week. It is configured to reset power to network devices every night and also when connectivity fails to overcome periodic loss of connectivity to these devices. The setup was very easy and the product seems to be working reliably.


Dropbox Provides Extra Security via USB-based Keys

With most of our personal and business information being backed up to the Cloud, security is key in keeping your things private. You’ve probably heard of 2-step authentication for email and other web-based accounts. Not only do you have to log in once to provide your password, but to combat against attackers, you then must enter a secondary password or code before you can access your information.

For those of you using Dropbox, you’ll be pleased to know that they are now taking security to the next level. They have added support for USB-based keys, which make it harder for hackers to access your account. Dropbox had originally provided two-factor authentication back in 2012, which was put into play after stolen passwords led to a spam attack.

Dropbox is using something called Universal 2nd Factor (U2F). This has security keys that are an extra option for two-factor authentication. Instead of using some sort of application on your smartphone to generate codes (i.e. Google Authenticator), you can insert a key via your device’s USB port once your Dropbox password has been entered.

According to a blog from Dropbox, "Unlike two-step with a phone, you'll never have to worry about your battery going dead when you use a security key...Security keys provide stronger defense against credential theft attacks like phishing. Even if you're using two-step verification with your phone, some sophisticated attackers can still use fake Dropbox websites to lure you into entering your password and verification code. They can then use this information to access your account." They continued on to say, "Security keys are designed to protect against these types of attacks. By using cryptographic communication, they will only work when you're signing in to the legitimate Dropbox website."

Now, how does one get this extra security setup? Dropbox has created a guide to walk you along the process. Be aware that as of right now, U2F only works for Dropbox.com via the Chrome browser. If you're signing in from a device or platform that doesn't support U2F, you can use two-step authentication through text message or an authenticator app.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

New Pepwave AP One Enterprise

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New from Peplink, the AP One Enterprise is designed for the most demanding environments. With 3x3 MIMO simultaneous dual-band ac WiFi, the AP One Enterprise can transmit data at up to 1750Mbps!
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The AP One is an Access Point, designed to extend an existing WiFi network while preserving the DHCP range of your primary network. This means you can use an access point to extend an existing WiFi network and preserve file sharing. Access points do not feature WAW (WiFi as WAN) and require a stand alone router to give them Internet access. APs are great when you need to bring WiFi coverage to a new area, provide better coverage than a routers built in WiFi can offer, or to add significant features to the network.
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The AP One Enterprise doesn't fall short in the feature department. The AP One works with ANY router as long as you can connect it to the local network by ethernet. The AP One Enterprise can create up to 16 unique SSIDs, each with their own passwords, bandwidth controls, and firewalls. Built in PoE (Power Over Ethernet) means the AP One Enterprise can be easily installed anywhere without the need for a nearby power outlet. Designed for ceiling mounting, the AP One also gives you significantly greater coverage potential than a routers built in WiFi.
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The AP One can also be managed by InControl2, Peplinks cloud based management tool. Expanding on on that, the AP One offers Social WiFi Hotspot capability. This allows guests to login to your guest WiFi networks with Facebook. In exchange, you learn about your customers with reporting through InControl.

The AP One Enterprise will be available at 3Gstore in 2015, in late August or September for just $249

Monday, August 10, 2015

Verizon Announces New Simplified Data Plans

In an effort to better accommodate their customer's needs, Verizon has provided simplified data choices, which will begin on August 13th. They now have additional plans of shareable data from 1GB to 12GB. This includes unlimited talk and text and can be shared with up to 10 users.

They’ve compared the new plans to sizes we’re more accustomed to see in drink cups or t-shirts. Here’s the breakdown:
  • Small: $30/month for 1GB of shareable data 
  • Medium: $45/month for 3GB of shareable data 
  • Large: $60/month for 6GB of shareable data 
  • X-Large: $80/month for 12GB of shareable data 
If customers require extra data, it can be purchased at $15 per GB. Those that need even more than 1GB at a time, will need to speak with a Verizon Wireless representative for more details. Rob Miller, vice-president of consumer pricing for Verizon Wireless, said, “Choosing a wireless plan is now easier than ever. Customers said they don’t want to have to do a lot of math to figure out their best options, and we heard them...A plan with small, medium, large and x-large choices makes sense for the way people actually use their wireless service.”

In addition to the new data plans, they are also attempting to simplify their monthly line-access charges as well as how the charges are outlined on customer’s bills. Here’s the charges for different devices on the new plans:
  • Smartphones: $20 per month 
  • Tablet & Jetpacks: $10 per month 
  • Smart Watches or other connected device lines: $5 per month 
According to Verizon’s News Center, new customers who want to take advantage of these plans will need to purchase a new smartphone using Verizon’s device payment option (formerly known as Verizon Edge) or by paying the retail price. While there are some restrictions, existing customers can keep their current plan or move to the new plan.

Friday, August 07, 2015

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Quentrell G. For Writing Review of a CradlePoint MC400-ARC Multi-Band Verizon 3G/4G Modem for MBR1400/CBA750B

Congrats to Quentrell G. of Fort Lee, New Jersey who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for CradlePoint MC400-ARC Multi-Band Verizon 3G/4G Modem for MBR1400/CBA750B 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 Quentrell G.\'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!.

Great service! Delivered on time!