Friday, December 30, 2011

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer David F H. For Writing Review of a [800/1900mhz] Wilson SignalBoost DB Pro Amplifier/Repeater Kit with OMNI Antenna - 841262

Congrats to David F H. of Skippers, Virginia who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for [800/1900mhz] Wilson SignalBoost DB Pro Amplifier/Repeater Kit with OMNI Antenna - 841262 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 David F 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!.

the wilson single boost d b pro is perfect for what i needed be fore i in stalled i could not use my cell phone in my house now i get very good service computer card works very well too i would recommend it to any one email me and i will tell u all about my results davidhobbs01@yahoo.com


3Gstore Top Products for 2011



The top 10 list for 2011 3Gstore products is now live here - 3Gstore Top Products for 2011

The Cradlepoint MBR95 took the top honors with the highest overall rating of all products sold on 3Gstore! This is a very popular router for home users looking to create a large WiFi network and offers 4 Ethernet ports for devices without WiFi built in. Congratulations to Cradlepoint on providing the top rated item of 2011. We'd also like to thank all our customers that have provided reviews on your results with the products.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

3Gstore's Top 10 Products of 2011 - Coming 12/30/2011


 Tomorrow we will be publishing our top 10 products of 2011.  This year we are not basing the results on volume sold, but rather more useful stats, such as:
  • Customer Reviews/Scoring
  • Customer Returns
  • Tech Support Issues
So, check back tomorrow for our list and thanks to everyone who left a review for the products they purchased from us.

Cradlepoint Load Balancing vs. Peplink/Pepwave Load Balancing & Bonding

The terms "Load Balancing" and "Bonding" can be thrown around quite a bit and somewhat confusing if you're not familiar with how they work. Cradlepoint routers are compatible with a wide array of 3G/4G modems and higher end models like the CBR400/CBR450/MBR1400 feature "Load Balancing". If your office doesn't have a Cable/DSL connection, or you want as many connections as possible this is a great solution to introduce multiple connections to your network environment.

However, if you demand complete control Peplink/Pepwave 3G/4G Load Balance and Bonding routers emerge as a much more powerful solution offering complete networking control. Entry level models like the Peplink Balance 20 and Balance 30 offer multiple WAN connections and a USB input. High end models like the Pepwave Max 700 give you the ability to Load Balance up to 4 USB modems, 2 WAN connections and a WiFi as WAN connection. In addition to "Load Balancing" the Max 700 also offers the ability to physically bond multiple modems together.

You can find a full comparison of the manufactures "Load Balancing" and "Modem Bonding" here - Click: Comparing Cradlepoint Load Balancing vs. Peplink/Pepwave Load Balancing & Bonding

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Verizon 4G LTE Outage 12/28/2011

 

As first reported by 3Gstore/EVDOinfo.com, Verizon LTE 4G is experiencing outages across the country.  Verizon estimates that this will be fixed by midnight.  3G is still operational, but 4G is down.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Jean P. For Writing Review of a Xtreme Tech XLink BTTN Cellular Bluetooth Gateway

Congrats to Jean P. of Crossville, Tennessee who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for Xtreme Tech XLink BTTN Cellular Bluetooth Gateway 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 Jean P.\'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!.

This works as advertised. I put the cell phone close to the Xlink and plug a 6.0 DECT conventional "land line" phone into it. The "land line" phone has a remote hand set placed in another room. I speak on it with no loss of quality.


CradlePoint MBR1400 WiFi Bridge Mode






3Gstore.com moved last week into a larger warehouse (double the space) and we have been setting things up.  We ran into a problem.  A specific location was pretty far away from our main network, BUT needed internet access.  We love eating our own dog food, so we looked for the perfect solution.  We could have used any router that supports WiFi as WAN to grab the 3Gstore wireless network, but that wouldn't work for us, because we have a printer in the remote location and we need everyone to be able to access it.  Luckily, CradlePoint recently came out with a new firmware upgrade that added support for a new feature called "WiFi Bridge Mode" for the MBR1400.  This allows the CradlePoint router to access the other network via WiFI BUT all devices are on the same network - this allows us to printer to any printer from anywhere.

We are putting together a tip sheet on exactly how to make this work and we will make that available to anyone that purchases a MBR1400 from us.

Read more at: CradlePoint MBR1400 WiFi Bridge Mode

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

CradlePoint MBR1400s Help NORAD Santa Tracker


 More than 1,200 Santa tracking volunteers at the NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center at Peterson Air Force Base will use CradlePoint MBR1400 routers to connect to Verizon’s high-speed 4G LTE network. As volunteers in the call center access the Internet to track Santa, answer emails, update social media, and download apps, the CradlePoint MBR1400s will be used to load balance connectivity across different networks to maximize response times and throughput. Verizon has been providing the toll-free hotline since 2002. In 2010, more than 80,000 calls and 12,000 emails were answered from more than 200 countries.

Read more about CradlePoint Helping to Track Santa

WiFi to Ethernet

Many people with Ethernet only devices (gaming systems, DVRs, PBXs, printers, webcams) have an issue when needing to hookup these devices to their existing WiFi networks.  Rather than running a 20 or 100 foot Ethernet cable to these Ethernet only devices, we recommend trying one of the Pepwave Surf products. This includes the Pepwave Surf Mini, Pepwave Surf On-The-Go, and the Pepwave Surf 400. Converting WiFi into Ethernet is only one of the many features of these products.

Here at 3Gstore.com we like to use and test the products we offer. Here is an example: We just moved into a larger warehouse and needed to setup an area where walk-in customers can call a sales or tech person.  We didn’t want to run a 50 foot Ethernet cable, so we opted to use a Pepwave Surf On The Go to get the job done, see video below.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Nexaira Closes Doors

It looks likes Nexaira Wireless, developers of 3G/4G Wireless routers has gone out of business.  Their phones stopped working last month and now their web site has been shutdown.  Nexaira made the Business Class II (BC2) 3G/4G router, along with the SOHO and HANA routers.

3Gstore stopped selling Nexaira last month - there are still many resellers that are selling Nexaira routers.

I am sure that CradlePoint is happy about this news :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

AT&T Ends T-Mobile Acquisition Bid


AT&T has ended its $39 billion bid to acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom amid antitrust concerns.  AT&T pulled its Federal Communications Commission application last month after the regulator came out in opposition to the merger and prepared to call for a potentially nasty public hearing.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Juan S. For Writing Review of a Cradlepoint MBR95 Wireless 3G/4G Router Firmware 3.3.0

Congrats to Juan S. of San Antonio, Texas who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for Cradlepoint MBR95 Wireless 3G/4G Router Firmware 3.3.0 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 Juan 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!.

This is a great router. Setup was easy. If you are using a 4G LTE modem with the router use an usb extension cable the performance is much better.


Does you phone have Carrier IQ Installed?



Carrier IQ has been at the forefront of some serious privacy concerns after a Youtube video by Trevor Eckhart showed how plain text "https" displayed on the device. Carrier IQ has stated that their software is deployed in a variety of phones to help the carriers improve the end user experience.

If you're concerned that your phone may have Carrier IQ installed checkout this list - AT&T, Sprint, Samsung, and HTC Explain Carrier IQ Implementations

Thursday, December 15, 2011

How much bandwidth does gaming use?

Video showing Modern Warfare 3 in game data usage:




Watch in Youtube - Gaming Bandwidth Usage and MW3 - Monitored by Pepwave Routing Hardware

There is a common misconception that 'gaming' uses a ton of bandwidth and users like 3G/4G wireless customers can't game because of bandwidth constraints. If you watch the video above using Pepwave's bandwidth monitoring features you'll find that some games don't use much data at all!

In our tests with MW3 we found the game used approximately 30MB per hour, which translates into the following for tiered wireless customers:

5GB account = 170 hours @ 30MB/hr
10GB account = 340 hours @ 30MB/hr

For reference you can find out more about data usage here - "What does 5GB Get Me?"

For more information about gaming visit - "Can I play the PS3/360/Wii with 3G or 4G?"

Verizon 4G Launches LTE in 11 New Markets



Verizon Wireless announced today they've launched eleven more LTE markets bringing their total to close to 200 active 4G Markets. The latest launch includes the following markets: Dover, Del.; Lafayette, Ind.; Fitchburg/Leominster, Mass.; Duluth, The Rochester Area and St. Cloud, Minn.; Manchester/Nashua, N.H.; Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Findlay/Tiffin and Youngstown/Warren, Ohio; and Indiana, Pa. Also announced was the Galaxy Nexus, which will be available for $300 if you sign a new two year contract. Customers on Verizon's 4G LTE network typically see speeds of 5-12Mbps down and 2-5Mbps up making it one of the fastest wireless services available.



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CradlePoint Firmware 3.4.1 Released


CradlePoint has released firmware 3.4.1 for the CTR35, MBR95, MBR1400, CBR400, CBR450.  It adds support for a few new modems:

  • Franklin S600C for Sprint USA
  • LG AD600 (AT&T USBConnet Adrenaline) AT&T USA
  • Huawei E368 (AT&T USBConnect Force 4G) AT&T USA
  • Huawei E372 / Telus Canada
  • Novatel MC950D / Rogers Canada
  • Novatel U547 (4G Novatel Wireless U547 Turbo Stick) Bell Mobility Canada
  • Sierra Wireless AirCard 319U / Telus Canada
New features added in this release:
  • Additional modem information added to the login page so a user doesn't have to log into the router to get modem signal strength and connected status.
  • Added a WiFi Channel scan option. The router will scan for the least-used channel (during boot or any time a WiFi setting is changed) and will select it. You can also set the router to re-scan on a periodic basis.
  • (IBR600/650) SNMP elements to control and check status of the connector GPIOs.
  • HTTPS support for DynDNS has been added.
For the latest success and failures of this firmware, see:


CradlePoint Firmware 3.4.1 Success/Failure

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Tj K. For Writing Review of a [800/1900mhz] Wilson SignalBoost DB Pro Amplifier/Repeater Kit with YAGI Antenna - 841263

Congrats to Tj K. of Maplefalls, Washington who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for [800/1900mhz] Wilson SignalBoost DB Pro Amplifier/Repeater Kit with YAGI Antenna - 841263 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 Tj K.\'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!.

works very well. Phone works better inside now then it does out side.


Waterproof your iPhone



Have you heard of  Liquipel?  They claim that they can waterproof your iPhone (iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 3GS and a few Android Phones) so that the device can be submerged in water without a case and still work (without even triggering the water sensor).  Pretty amazing.  We are going to be putting them to the test and getting one of our iPhones treated with Liquipel and we will report back on how well it works.

Checkout the Liquipel site for videos and more info

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Open Letter to Tim Cook of Apple about my experiences with the iPhone 4S Battery Life

Open Letter to Tim Cook of Apple about my experiences with the iPhone 4S Battery Life

 
 
December 8, 2011

Mr Cook,

I have owned Apple products since the Apple ][ and have owned just about every Apple product since then.  Everyone in my family owns an iPhone 4 and Mac.  I have been an Apple stock holder since the stock was $22.  I love Apple.

I upgraded to the iPhone 4S from iPhone 4 the day I was able to place a pre-order and I got the 64GB/Black/AT&T iPhone 4S on launch day.

I have never been so disappointed in an Apple product, the battery life is horrible on this device (ie BatteryGate).  I am on my 2nd 4S, I have tried everything suggested multiple times and made my smartphone into a dumb phone by disabling everything.  Still getting horrible battery life. Still wasting a ton of time trying all the fixes that don't work. Yesterday, I was trending around 25% - 30% an hour.  I am going on a business trip 2nd week in January and a vacation in March and very concerned I have to bring something that I can use all day.  It really saddens me that Apple hasn't fixed this or communicated with its customers.

My NDA prevents me from talking about unreleased stuff - but lets say that fixes coming - don't seem to fix either.

I have wasted so much time on trying to get this to work, I am close to throwing in the towel - is there any hope for my iPhone 4S??

Michael Ginsberg
President, 3Gstore.com

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

CradlePoint MBR95 Review

The CradlePoint MBR95 is currently the #3 highest rated item at 3Gstore.com and it is slowly inching it's way up to the 1 spot.  Currently, there are 71 customer review for the MBR95.  The MBR95 has one of our lowest return rates for a CradlePoint product - so something must be going right.  More info at:

CradlePoint MBR95 Reviews


3Gstore Customer Spotlight


We are starting a new series called "3Gstore.com Customer Spotlight" where we feature one of our customers and how they are using their 3Gstore products and services .  If you have a killer success story, please let us know.  If selected, the following will happen:

  • We will write about you (free publicity)
  • We will give you some sort of Gift Certificate to say thank you
  • You agree to be interviewed / asked additional questions to complete our Spotlight.
To be considered, just fill out the 3Gstore.com Customer Spotlight Form.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Remote Power Switch


One of 3Gstore's highest customer rated item is the Remote Power Switch which automatically power cycles frozen routers, servers, or webcams.  Besides automatically doing the power off and on on frozen routers, there is the ability to log in remotely to flip a switch on or off.  The Remote Power Switch sells for $99.99 and does the same job that devices that cost 3 times as much.  Be sure to read the reviews of the Remote Power Switch to see why customers give it a 5 star rating

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Android Phones Secretely Recording Everything You Do


Watch out, Big Brother is watching and this is real scary.  If you have an Android phone please sit down before reading this.

A program called Carrier IQ is installed on your Android phone and it is recording every action and reporting every keystroke, sms message, web site you visit and even secure web sites, names and passwords to a server so your carrier can make your experience better.  Huh?

For more info and a video, see:

Your Android Phone is Secretly Recording Everything Using CarrierIQ

 



iOS 5.1 Battery Life



There have been many reports of horrible battery life with iOS 5 devices and especially with iPhone 4S devices.  A few days ago, Apple released iOS 5.1 beta to developers and chatter on the Apple discussion forums indicate that the battery problem (aka BatteryGate) may be resolved once iOS 5.1 is released to the public.  This battery problem has been strange as it doesn't affect every iPhone user, some have no problems at all.  Since developers are under non-disclosure, don't look for many comments, but the good news, is that it does appear to solve the issue.

IP Camera for iPhone


Wouldn't it be great if there was an IP Camera for your iPhone?  What?  Being away from your home or business but being able to watch and listen directly from your iPhone.  The possibilities are endless and it allows you to be in two places at one time (sort of).  Most IP Cameras that work with your iPhone require a lot of networking knowledge and technical know how in order to get the IP Camera working when you are not at your home or business.  CloudCam changes all that.

Plug the CloudCam in to your router and into the wall and you are done (no complicated port forwarding, dynamic dns and other things you don't really care about).  Next, download the iPhone App.  Enter the Camera ID and password (comes with every CloudCam and is unique) and you are instantly watching (and listening) from anywhere.

Want to record for up to 5 days, just insert a MicroSD card (like you find in a camera) and you are recording.

For more info, see:

My Home Screen - Kelsey

Welcome to My Home Screen, where we take a look at what Apps you have on the first page of your SmartPhone and tell us why they are there.

Name: Kelsey
Age: 29
What I do: I am a Internet representative and I am student.



Maps- I get lost saddeningly easy. This really helps me watch where I’m going and where I have been.  And it’ll save the places you go often so you don’t have to keep retyping it in.

Dragon Go- This maybe a bit passe now with the IPhone 4S, but I love that while I’m driving I can speak into it and it will look up anything on Yelp!, Google, and about five other search engines automatically depending on what I asked for.

Blackboard Mobile Learn-This is an app that is great for people in school. My school uses this for their online classes and also helps me keep up with my other classes.  This is great for giving me those heart-stopping moments when I realize I have an assignment due in two hours.

Notes -This is a life saver I use the Dragon Dictation say what I need to do for the day and then use this to remember. It’s great.

Pageonce -You put in your credit cards, bank accounts and any other financials that you want to keep an eye on and then it sends me e-mail if any thing’s almost due and gives different credit card options.


Monday, November 28, 2011

iPhone 4/4S Black Friday Special on Extended Batteries


For this Black Friday you can now pickup a new Tekkeon myPower Battery Pack for your Apple iPhone 4/4S! The myPower batteries will double the usage time on your iPhone, and works as a protective case.


Check out our video demonstrating the size and installation of the MP1280:



Watch in Youtube - Tekkeon myPower Battery for iPhone 4 (mp1280) at 3Gstore



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Black Friday Booster Antenna Sale



The Booster Antenna is the most popular antenna that we offer and is great for people that don't want to do an outside installation.

The Booster Antenna improves signal for voice and data (1xRTT, EVDO Rev-0, EVDO Rev-A, EDGE [AT&T 2G], HSPA [AT&T 3G], WiMAX [Sprint 4G]). The signal "gain" users see with the Booster Antenna is variable and dependent upon available signal in the area, interference, etc. Be sure to read "Will an Antenna Help Me?" to determine if the Booster Antenna will work for you.


Booster Antenna Demonstration Video:



Watch in Youtube - Cricket 600a Booster Antenna



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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Black Friday Special on Tri-Band Yagi - LTE Capable



The Wilson Tri-Band Yagi is on our Black Friday special and could be the perfect solution if you're having problems maintaining a stable 4G LTE signal. The Tri-Band Yagi works with Verizon and A&T 4G, Sprint 4G WiMAX and all of the 3G or 3.5G HSPA+ services. This specific antenna requires line of sight to the cellular tower, so if you've got a lot of trees close by you may want to consider our 9.5" Wide Band Omni instead.

This directional ultra wide-band log periodic antenna covers a very wide frequency range with high gain. This antenna can be used indoors or outdoors and comes complete with all components needed for pole mounting or wall mounting (does not include the pole).



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Black Friday Cradlepoint MBR1400 Special


Over this Black Friday weekend you can now pickup a new Cradlepoint MBR1400.  This is a great deal for businesses or enthusiasts that want to pickup Cradlepoint's flagship router. The MBR1400 runs on the new Cradlepoint NetBSD platform and is the only model that supports both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz WiFi.

The MBR1400 features failover/failback, secure VPN, multiple encryption modes for maximum security, dual-band WiFi broadcast, private and public networks, WiFi as WAN, Modem Health Management, and remote management options with WiPipe Central for deployed units. CradlePoint provides enterprise-grade performance, security and the modem reliability businesses need to ensure continuous uptime. Create an instant network today with LTE, WiMAX, or any other wireless broadband technology.



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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Black Friday Special on IP Switch



The IP Switch is great for users that have off site equipment or need to time delay equipment. You can configure the IP Switch to detect both local LAN and Internet WAN traffic and automatically power cycle your equipment. This can be handy for 3G/4G modems that get hung up and don't automatically reconnect to the network, if they disconnect.
Read the full review here - IP Switch Review



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Cradlepoint CTR35 Black Friday Special



For this Black Friday the entry level Cradlepoint CTR35 is on sale! CTR35 is a great model for users in apartments or travelers that like small form factor devices.




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Friday, November 25, 2011

DataJack Black Friday Failover Specials



For Black Friday our Datajack Failover solution is now on sale! You can use this all at once or split it into two $25 eGift cards to dine at multiple restaurants, or give them out as gifts to friends and family.

DataJack Failover solutions start at just $9.99/mo for 200Mb of data and are great for businesses that need maximum up-time. If you use a DataJack failover plan with a Peplink Balance 20, Balance 30 router you get the ultimate failover solution. The Peplink outbound policy control helps insure that your network is optimized and not wasting unnecessary bandwidth.



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3Gstore Affiliate Program


 Do you know about the 3Gstore Affiliate Program?  Here are the details:
  • Make 5% of sales
  • Any purchases over 12 months (not just immediate)
  • Paid via Paypal after you earn $100
  • Not a Affiliate service, 3Gstore pays direct
  • Free Images to use on your site
Since so many of you are already recommending us, why not make a few bucks?

CloudCam Black Friday Specials



For Black Friday 3Gstore is offering a special on CloudCams to help you stay connected to what's important to you. CloudCams offer a hassle free setup that allows you to access your video anywhere you have Internet access. If you'll be traveling over the holiday season a CloudCam will allow you to easily keep an eye on your home or office via your iPhone/Android smartphone or PC.



Here is a video demonstrating how simple CloudCams are to setup:



Watch on Youtube - 3Gstore CloudCam Setup



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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pepwave/Peplink Black Friday Specials



This Black Friday you can find some great deals on Pepwave products like the Pepwave Surf Mini or new Pepwave Surf On The Go.  Entry level Peplink products like the Peplink Balance 20 are also on sale.




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Cellphone-Mate Black Friday Amplifier Specials



Check out our Cellphone-Mate 3G/4G amplifiers. Cellphone-Mate offers 3G Direct Connect amplifiers, wireless repeaters and the recently launched Cellphone-Mate Surecall 4G LTE repeater.


Checkout our feature video showing how well the Cellphone-Mate 4G LTE repeater works:



Watch in Youtube - LTE Shootout: Wilson LTE Amp vs. Cellphone-Mate Surecall LTE Amp - 3Gstore.com

The 3Gstore Black Friday promotion will be running through Monday night at 11:59 CST.



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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Black Friday 3G/4G LTE Full Band Omni Special




The 9.5" Full Band Omni antenna can be the perfect solution for home installations and mobile travelers. The Full Band Omni is one of the 10 highest rated items on 3Gstore and has received several five star ratings.  This Full Band Omni antenna works with all popular 3G service, 4G LTE, 4G WiMAX and T-Mobile 4G HSPA+


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Cradlepoint MBR95 Black Friday Sale


Have you been thinking about picking up a new NetBSD based Cradlepoint MBR95? Now through 11/28/2011 is a great time to purchase the MBR95

The Cradlepoint MBR95 is one of 3Gstores highest rated items. For more information on this promotion visit - 3Gstore Black Friday Specials


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3Gstore Xmas Gift Checkout Option

Now is a great time to purchase from 3Gstore.com, we have some incredible deals.  If you are wanting to take advantage of our Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals but you are concerned that your 30 day return period or 1 year support will be cut short, do not worry, we have you covered.

During checkout, just check this checkbox and your 30 days and support will start on 12/25/2011 :)


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

3Gstore’s Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale Featuring Great Deals



It is that time of the year: 3Gstore’s annual Black Friday / Cyber Monday event! This year is an exciting one.


Be sure to check out the exciting new products we have like the Pepwave Surf On-The-Go, which is Pepwave’s first 3G/4G Router, WiFi Extender and WiFi-to-Ethernet product for only $99.99. We are also excited to announce the revolutionary CloudCams, which are simple to set up and are the only IP Cameras in the world to work with Verizon LTE. Unlike every other WebCam and IP Camera on the market, CloudCams require zero setup - just plug in, download an app and you can watch & listen from anywhere in the world. Add a MicroSD card to the camera and the camera will save the recordings for you to watch and listen for up to 5 days! 


3Gstore’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale is on NOW and ends at 11:59pm CST on Monday, 11/28.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

CloudCam Announced


Cloud Cam Indoor Wireless Fixed Day & Night


Have you ever wanted an IP Camera or Webcam, but were concerned about how difficult the setup may be? Now, imagine a camera that you can have up and running in a few minutes anywhere in the world! 3Gstore is happy to announce the CloudCam, which uses cloud-based management, allowing you to view your cameras anywhere you have Internet access. The CloudCam is so easy to set up that your grandmother could do it, but also offers advanced features for users looking for more options.

The CloudCam is the easiest way to help you stay connected to the things important to you! Watch the video below to see how easy it is to setup a CloudCam:


3GStore CloudCam Setup Video:


Watch in Youtube - 3GStore Cloud Cam Setup Video

For more information on the 3Gstore Cloud Cam read the full review here - 3GStore Cloud Cam Review



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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sprint Updates Price Plans for Mobile Broadband, No More Unlimited 4G

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Effective today (11/13/11), Sprint has updated their service plan options for mobile broadband devices (USB modems, ExpressCards, and PCMCIA cards), hotspots (like the MiFi and Overdrive), and tablet/netbook devices. Until now, Sprint had offered unlimited 4G service on 4G-capable devices, with a monthly allowance (5GB or 10GB for most devices; tablets/netbooks had other options) for 3G service.

As of today, Sprint is no longer offering unlimited 4G service. Instead, users will have two or more plan options that include a monthly allowance for 3G and 4G data, with overage charges incurred if that allowance is exceeded. This is bad news for folks in 4G areas who use a lot of data, obviously, but the silver lining is that the new plans have more competitive pricing.

USB, ExpressCard, and PCMCIA card users will now have two plans to choose from:

  • 6GB of 3G/4G for $49.99/mo
  • 12GB of 3G/4G for $79.99/mo

Hotspot (i.e. MiFi and Overdrive) users will now have three plans to choose from:

  • 3GB of 3G/4G for $34.99/mo
  • 6GB of 3G/4G for $49.99/mo
  • 12GB of 3G/4G for $79.99/mo

Tablet/Netbook users will now have four plans to choose from:

  • 1GB of 3G/4G for $19.99/mo
  • 3GB of 3G/4G for $34.99/mo
  • 6GB of 3G/4G for $49.99/mo
  • 12GB of 3G/4G for $79.99/mo

Overages for ALL of the above plans will be billed at $0.05/mb.

One major question that EXISTING Sprint users who signed up before 11/13 are sure to have is, "will my plan change or will I still have unlimited 4G service?" Unfortunately, according to Sprint, they will NOT be "grandfathering" in existing customers - existing customers will receive a notification from Sprint and forced to choose one of the new plans.

(Note for smartphone/PDA users: these changes are for mobile broadband devices, hotspots, netbooks, and tablets only - data service is still unlimited on phones/PDAs with the Simply Everything and Everything Data plans)

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Pepwave Max 700 Load Balance and Bonding Router Unboxing



The Pepwave Max 700 is a powerful enterprise grade solution, which allows you to physically bond multiple internet connections together. This is made possible by Pepwave's sophisticated bonding algorithm and is completely different from traditional load balancing. Check out our unboxing video below to see what's all included:



Watch in Youtube - Pepwave Max 700 3G/4G Load Balance & Bonding Router - 3Gstore.com

Read the full Max 700 review - Pepwave Max 700 Load Balancing and Bonding Router Review

For more information on VPN bonding - Pepwave Max 700 Bonding Information

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Peplink Outbound Policy Management, Ultimate Failover Control



The Peplink Balance Outbound Policy offers complete control over how you utilize every available connection on your network. Do you provide WiFi for personal employee use, or have departments that have Internet access, but aren't "mission critical"? Now, imagine that your main Internet connection goes down, while all your mission critical hardware like credit card processing and management systems are still up and running. This is possible by sophisticated policy management and the ability to distinguish individual network connections and prioritize your network connections.

So, now that you've stopped all the bandwidth hogs when your main connection is down, 200Mb of data can suddenly become a very lucrative choice to provide network redundancy. Checkout the video below to see exactly how the Peplink Outbound Policy Management can work for you!

Peplink Outbound Policy Management Demonstration:




Watch in Youtube - Peplink Mission Critical Outbound Policy Managment - 3Gstore.com

For more details visit - Peplink Outbound Policy Management, Ultimate Failover Control

Friday, November 04, 2011

Shop at 3Gstore Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26th


Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year shop small on the 2nd annual Small Business Saturday, November 26th. By shopping small you’re helping your local small business, like 3Gstore, stay strong! They’ll continue providing you the products you love and in turn American Express will give you a $25 gift. Just register an eligible American Express card ahead of time at https://sync.americanexpress.com/sbs2011 and then spend $25 at an eligible small business on November 26th, and American Express will give you a $25 credit on your statement. You can easily register the card or read the full terms and conditions by visiting the Small Business Saturday Facebook page.

3Gstore is proud to be a small business and we hope you’ll celebrate Small Business Saturday by shopping with us! 3Gstore can help you with all of your wireless needs, from 3G and 4G devices to WiFi equipment to cellular signal boosters. Small Business Saturday is the perfect time to boost the word about small businesses and purchase the top-selling booster antenna for your 3G or 4G modem, on sale now for just $34.95 (adapter cable sold separately)!

Friday, October 28, 2011

iPhone iOS 5 Mobile Hotspot Breaks Cradlepoint WAW and Nexaira BC2 Tethering



Apple recently release iOS5 for the Apple iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS as well as iPad 1,2 and third/forth generation iPods. This software adds over 200 new features to the device like improved notifications and Siri on the iPhone 4S, but breaks compatibility for users tethering to routers. Before the mobile hotspot craze, the Nexaira BC2 was the only option to connect your iPhone to share connectivity with multiple users. When Apple released an update that allowed the mobile hotspot feature, Cradlepoint's WiFi as WAN feature became a popular choice for people looking for failover or a simple backup. However, as of iOS 5 neither the Nexaira BC2 or ANY Cradlepoint NetBSD routers will work tethered or by WiFi.

If you use the iPhone for tethering with either of these products you can stay up to date with the latest news here - iPhone iOS 5 Mobile Hotspot Breaks Cradlepoint WAW and Nexaira BC2 Tethering

How to Configure an IP Camera or Webcam



Do you have an IP Camera or Webcam that you can't seem to get up and running? Configuring these devices can be time consuming and confusing so be sure to checkout our Tech Corner article on how to setup your equipment - 3Gstore Tech Corner #13: How to Configure a IP Camera or Webcam

The article will give you step by step instructions on how to properly configure your router for either Dynamic DNS or by using a Static IP.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

LTE Amplifier Shootout: Wilson 700Mhz LTE Amp vs. Cellphone-Mate 700Mhz Surecall Amp



Earlier this month we published our initial test results between the Wilson 700Mhz LTE amplifier and Cellphone-Mate 700Mhz Surecall amplifier. For all of our testing we used the products in the same test location, and the only difference was the amplifier that was used. In the video above you can see our official shootout of the two LTE amplifiers, and the performance they both deliver as well as the baseline performance.

For more information on the test results visit: LTE Amplifier Shootout: Wilson 700Mhz LTE Amp vs. Cellphone-Mate 700Mhz Surecall Amp

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sprint iPhone 4S Slow Speeds, Nationwide Issue




The iPhone 4S set a new activation and sales record for Sprint, but customers have been reporting on Sprint forums poor speeds on their network. According to thenextweb an internal email has been sent to Sprint representatives indicating Apple and Sprint are working together on a "confirmed nationwide issue" to resolve the slow speeds users are reporting.

More details - Sprint iPhone 4S Slow Speeds, Working on Nationwide Network Issues with Apple

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Xbox 360 Gaming Tipsheet for New Cradlepoint Net BSD


In our "Can I Play the PS3/360/Wii over 3G/4G" article we showed exactly how playable these games actually are, but have found some users having difficulty with proper router configurations.

We now have a custom tip sheet exclusively for Xbox 360 gamers out there! Until now there's only been a PS3 version, but with a lot of requests you can now follow our step by step guide on properly configuring your Xbox 360.

More information available here - Xbox 360 Gaming Tipsheet for New Cradlepoint Net BSD

Friday, October 14, 2011

Siri Not Working

 

I guess now we know why Apple is calling Siri Beta.  Around 6pm CST, it stopped working for many people who probably were just about to show off their new toy to the family and Siri was dead.  Many are seeing these responses:

"Sorry, something's gone wrong.  Can you try that again?"

or

"Sorry, I'm having trouble connecting to the network"

For more info see: