Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sprint MiFi 3G/4G 4082 Extended Battery

If you have a Sprint MiFI 3G/4G 4082, we have good news for you!

Our first shipment of extended batteries for the 4082 just arrived and is now shipping.  Why is this important?  You will get 3.3X the battery life out of your MiFi.  So, if you are currently getting 4 hours, now you will get 13 hours of portable internet access.

We have been selling the extended battery for the MiFi 2200 and it has earned 5 stars from customer reviews and we expect the same from this extended battery.

To order, see MiFi 3G/4G 4082 Extended Battery for Sprint

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Verizon MiFi 4510L Extended Battery

If you have a Verizon MiFi 4510L 3G/4G MiFi, your device is about to get much more usable.

Our first shipment of extended batteries for the 4510L just arrived and is shipping today  (already have 50% of first shipment sold - if you pre-ordered look for your tracking number today).  Why is this such a big deal?  You will get 3X the battery life out of your MiFi.  So, if you are currently getting 4 hours, you will now get 12 hours.

We have been selling an extended battery for the MiFi 2200 and it has earned 5 stars from customer reviews and we expect the same from this battery.

The MiFi 4510L comes with a 1500mAh battery and we are offering a 5000mAh battery.

If you are one of the people that has already ordered the battery, good news, we will be shipping this Thursday (5 days early).

To order, see MiFi 4510L Extended Battery.  For the latest discussion, see MiFi 4510L Extended Battery Discussion.

CradlePoint's New NetBSD Routers, Everything you Wanted to Know

Did you know that a massive change started with CradlePoint on 1/1/2011?  What is it?  They completely rewrote the software that makes their routers work (ie, firmware).  They switched from a
proprietary system to something called NetBSD.  NetBSD is Linux based and the same OS that Apple uses for Mac OS X.  All new routers will be NetBSD based.  The older platform will still be supported for the next year, BUT no new routers will be based on the older and you will not see any new features.  All the exciting stuff will be happening on the NetBSD platform.

So, it is probably in your best interest to get a router that is based on NetBSD, which include:

For a ton more info, see our article and video on the CradlePoint NetBSD platform

Friday, June 24, 2011

Sprint EVO 3D smartphone and EVO View 4G tablet available today!

Two of the most highly anticipated wireless devices of 2011, HTC EVO™ 3D and HTC EVO View 4G™, debut today!

HTC EVO 3D (left), America’s first glasses-free 3D phone is available now for $199.99 with new 2-year service (or eligible upgrade). Order the EVO 3D from 3Gstore

Want more battery life for the EVO 3D? 3Gstore will soon be stocking an extended battery that will last 2x as long as the stock battery (similar to the super popular extended battery we offer for the original EVO)! To be notified
when the extended EVO 3D battery is available, fill out this form: Notify Me When the EVO 3D Extended Battery is Available!

The HTC EVO View 4G (right), the first 4G-enabled tablet in the United States, is also available today for $399.99 with a new 2-year contract (or eligible upgrade). Order the EVO View from 3Gstore

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Playstation 3 Gaming Tipsheet for New Cradlepoint BSD

At 3Gstore we provide a variety of tipsheets available exclusively to 3Gstore customers that offer step by step instructions on various configurations. As Cradlepoint moves to their new BSD platform on models like the CTR35, MBR95, CBR400 and MBR1400, they've created a more intuitive and user-friendly admin interface. We have created extensive PDF step-by-step guides for these platforms, however, until now we didn't have one for specifically for gaming with the new Cradlepoint BSD. Over the last year we've been getting more and more customers interested in gaming over a 3G or 4G connection. To make things easier for 3Gstore customers, we've developed an exclusive tipsheet dedicated to the new Cradlepoint BSD platform.

More details here - Playstation 3 Gaming Tipsheet for New Cradlepoint BSD

Monday, June 20, 2011

Cellphone-Mate 9.5" Full Band 3G/4G Outdoor Omni Antenna Impressions

Back in March we announced that we'd be getting a 4G Omni Antenna to test in April that offered increased reception on the standard (800/1900Mhz) 3G frequencies as well as the 700Mhz 4G LTE band. Since we've received the antenna we've conducted several tests to see how well this antenna works with Verizon's new 4G LTE network. These tests consisted of the modem by itself in both 3G and 4G modes, in each port on a Pantech UML290, Speedtest results and the signal level we achieved with each individual configuration.

You can read the full review with test results here - Cellphone-Mate 9.5" Full Band 3G/4G Outdoor Omni Antenna Impressions

Available for pre-order here - Order 9.5" Full Band Outdoor Cellphone-Mate Omni 3G/4G Antenna

Verizon Launching Tiered Smartphone Plans on July 7th?

According to Engadget Verizon will be implementing tiered based pricing on their smartphones. This move could be preparation for the next iPhone or just to stop people from tethering their phones with third party applications. If you're on a Verizon Smartphone, make sure to lock yourself into that unlimited status while you still can!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Cradlepoint CBR400 Business-Series Portable Router: First Look

Cradlepoint has released several new routers in the past few months, and they continued the trend this week by launching the CBR400 (Compact Broadband Router). The CBR400 is the successor to the CTR500, which has been one of Cradlepoint's most popular travel since 2008 thanks to its compact size, support for both USB and ExpressCard modems, and Cradlepoint didn't change either of those features when it comes to the new CBR400. The CBR400 is nearly identical in appearance to its predecessor, from the dimensions to the ports - just like the CTR500, the CBR400 features one USB port, one ExpressCard port, and a single ethernet port that can be configured as either a WAN input or LAN output.

If you prefer you can watch our CBR400 first look video below:

If you prefer you can watch in Youtube directly here -

Read the full review here - Cradlepoint CBR400 Business-Series Portable Router: First Look

Thursday, June 16, 2011

CradlePoint CBR400 Now In Stock

The CradlePoint CBR400 is now in stock at  The CBR400 is the latest BSD router from CradlePoint.  CBR = Compact Broadband Router and is replacing the CTR500 router.  From the outside the CBR400 looks the same as the CTR500, but inside it is completely different.  There is all new hardware and the new BSD operating system (others in the BSD family include the CTR35, MBR95, MBR1400).

The CBR400 sports an easier to use interface vs. the previous CradlePoint routers and also sports WiFi as WAN, cellular signal bars on the router (same as CTR500) and offers load balancing (CTR35/MBR95 does not offer).  Finally, the CBR400 offers much greater WiFi distance over the CTR500, has Wireless N with (offers greater WiFi over the CTR35 as well).

Look for our product reviews and first look videos in the coming days.

If you are new to, here is the 3Gstore Advantage:
  • 1 year of FREE expert tech support from US-based/English speaking 3Gstore technicians who know CradlePoint routers inside and out. Purchase at the big box retailers (or just about any online reseller) and they will tell you to call CradlePoint for support and CradlePoint - did you know that Cradlepoint charges $9.95 for each 30-minute support call? We get MANY customers calling each every day who wish they knew this before purchasing - don’t make the same mistake!
  • Free access to exclusive tipsheets that will help you with your router setup, from setting up a gaming console to a webcam
  • Free Support CD included with EVERY CradlePoint purchase.

Verizon LTE Arrives in Cary, Illinois

Verizon LTE has expanded in the Chicago market and now the 3Gstore warehouse is getting this super fast 4G service.  We grabbed a MiFi 3G/4G and below is our speed tests that we got.  26MB down and 6MB upload speeds are simply amazing.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cradlepoint MBR95 IN STOCK + Hands-On Review

Cradlepoint MBR95 IN STOCK + Hands-On Review

Cradlepoint's newest cellular router, the MBR95, is the big brother to the popular but aging MBR900 “home router,” which was released in 2009. Last year we deemed the MBR900 to be the “ideal ‘entry level’ home-use router,” but with the improvements and new features offered by the MBR95, it’s safe to say that the MBR95 has become the new top choice for home users who want the latest router technology and features without breaking the bank. The MBR95 adds many features that the MBR900 was lacking, while maintaining the simplicity and affordability that made the MBR900 so popular.

The Cradlepoint MBR95 is now available at 3Gstore for $109.99. Save an additional $20 if you're also signing up for a Sprint or Verizon 2-year contract!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Tutorial Video: Enabling WiFi Security and Changing Your Cradlepoint Router SSID

This video shows you how to change your CradlePoint router's network name and change the password so that your router is secure and people nearby cannot connect unless they know the password. This video is for the CradlePoint CTR350, PHS300, CTR500, MBR900, MBR1000, MBR1200 models. We show you how to change the SSID (network name) and add WPA encryption so your router is locked down.

Friday, June 10, 2011

CradlePoint MBR95

3Gstore will have the newest CradlePoint 3G/4G router in stock on Wednesday.   Look for our full review of the MBR95 to be published by Wednesday.  We have been testing this router and really like the features, price and performance.

You can find out more about the MBR95 by visiting the following links:

    Thursday, June 09, 2011 Ranks as Excellent is a pretty cool concept.  They take the top ecommerce sites and secretly shot them and rank them on customer service, returns and everything else that makes an ecommerce site work.  Recently, StellaService invited us to join and get ranked and we gladly said yes.  The process takes months and is ongoing. ranked as "Excellent".

    I wanted to say thank you to the best customers that any company could have and I especially wanted to say thank you to ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES, as they are the ones that treat every customer like they are family and this is why we have the referrals, recommendations and repeat customers that we do.

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