Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sprint LTE Live in Dallas

Earlier this year Sprint announced cities where 4G LTE would launch first and now users are reporting LTE is live in Dallas, TX. Pictured in the screenshot above is a user showing around 22.7Mbps download and 9.5Mbps upload. In part of their Network Vision plan Sprint hopes to cover 123 million "pops" with LTE by the end of 2012 and over 250 million by the end of 2013. Sprint also announced that their iDEN network will be disabled by June of 2013 and that will free up additional spectrum to help deploy 4G LTE in areas.

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Cradlepoint IBR600 used in Texas School Buses

Recently Valley Central reported on a school system that has deployed Cradlepoint IBR600 routers for long bus rides. Students are now able to enjoy filtered internet access on long trips from Cameron County into Willacy County. The IBR600 shown at 1:23 in the video above is designed for rugged applications and packs a very small form factor making it easy to mount in a vehicle.

Cradlepoint's IBR series isn't just showing up on buses, they're also very popular for kiosk systems, ATM, trains, digital signage and more! The new Cradlepoint IBR600LE is available supporting Verizon's new 4G LTE network, which gives users access to 5-12Mbps download and 2-5Mbps upload. Setup is also simple making wide scale deployments a breeze by simply inserting a sim card and turning the unit on. System admins can then take advantage of Cradlepoint's WiPIPE Management tool, which allows admins to easily apply a variety of settings over a central Cloud based management system.

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Sprint's IDEN Network to Shutdown on 6/30/2013

Sprint has announced they will be shutting down their IDEN network on 6/30/2013.  IDEN is the Push to Talk (PTT) network that some government and public safety uses.  Sprint has an upgrade path for those that still use IDEN.  This network came to Sprint when they acquired Nextel and lives in the 800-900 mHz.  Most likely, Sprint will use this frequency for a future 4G LTE expansion.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pepwave WDS Configuration - Tutorial 9

The tutorial video above shows how easy it is to setup WDS (Wireless Distribution System) between Pepwave Access Points. This allows you to easily add multiple access points within an office environment without directly hard-wiring multiple AP's throughout your office. With up to 2Watts of power with "PowerBoost" enabled Pepwave AP's offer a WiFi range about 8 times greater than standard access points!

For more information about access points visit - Click: Which WiFi?

Friday, May 25, 2012

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer CARLENE Y. For Writing Review of a Cradlepoint MBR95 Wireless 3G/4G Router Firmware 3.5.0

Congrats to CARLENE Y. of orange city, Florida who just won a $25.00 gift code for writing a review for Cradlepoint MBR95 Wireless 3G/4G Router Firmware 3.5.0 at! 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 CARLENE Y.\'s help other customers decide if the product is right for them. After you purchase a product from, we encourage you to log in and 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 gift code!.

This router is the best thing that has come along in a long , long, long time. It was very easy to set up and was instantly ready to use. I am very happy with this product and the customer service I received while trying to decide what router to buy. They were VERY patient with all my questions !!!!

Pepwave Surf On The Go in Stock

The Pepwave Surf On The Go demand is very high and the product was back-ordered for a few weeks. We're happy to announce that the Surf OTG is now back in stock and pre-orders will be shipping today! The Pepwave Surf On-The-Go is one powerful little solution for multi-device, multi-user, on-the-road wireless connectivity. Use it as a Wi-Fi repeater to expand coverage over a wider area. Connect your 4G/3G modem and use the Surf On-The-Go as a travel router.

Make wired devices, such as printers, play nice with wireless networks. And share a single paid Wi-Fi connection among your laptop, tablet, and smartphone. With the Surf On-The-Go, you get all the mobile connectivity tools you need in one easy-to-carry, simple-to-use device. Whether you're in the center of everything or the middle of nowhere, hotspots never seem to be available when you need them. But with a 4G/3G modem and the Pepwave Surf On-The-Go, you can create your own hotspot wherever you are, even in a moving vehicle.

Click: Pepwave Surf On The Go Review

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AT&T NVIDIA Icera 410 LTE Modem

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/24/2012 -- NVIDIA today announced that the NVIDIA® Icera® 410 LTE multimode data modem chipset for tablets and clamshell devices has been tested and validated for operation on the AT&T 4G LTE network.

AT&T qualification tests help ensure that product manufacturers can confidently select chipsets that integrate with connected devices and can quickly achieve final product qualification.

"Validation with AT&T is an achievement that paves the way for NVIDIA Icera-powered LTE devices on the AT&T network through this year and next," said Stan Boland, senior vice president of Mobile Communications at NVIDIA.

The NVIDIA Icera 410 LTE modem delivers lightning-fast web browsing, video streaming and multiplayer gaming to tablets and clamshell devices. It is the first Icera modem to implement 4G LTE in NVIDIA's software defined radio baseband processor. Together with its multimode radio transceiver, the chipset offers 4G LTE at category 2 data rates (up to 50 Mbps) as well as 4G HSPA+, 3G and 2G compatibility.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Navy going 4G LTE

According to Cnet a few of our U.S. Navy ships will be getting their own 4G LTE network by the end of the year. They plan to put rugged 4G LTE networks on three ships to help with mission planning and communications. Service can be extended by 20 nautical miles and maintain speeds up to 300Mbps by using a microwave based wireless network. The increased data throughput will be ideal for transmitting real-time video feeds for military on the sea or land based missions. The first ships to get 4G LTE will be the U.S.S Kearsarge, U.S.S San Antonio and U.S.S Whidbey Island.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

IPS Tracking via WiFi

Do you remember last years scandal when customers found out their iPhone's were tracking their every move? A new technology is now being developed called IPS (Indoor Positioning System), which allows pinpoint tracking by any WiFi enabled device. This means if you've got your smartphone, tablet or laptop with you and the WiFi is turned on you could be easily tracked down.

The concept behind the technology is designed to make your life easier by helping you find things like a restroom in a department store, or the departure gate at the airport. However, there will be a marketing spin allowing businesses to target you with deals and discounts from retailers after entering a shops threshold. The technology is still in its infancy, but may be moving in a similar direction as Path Intelligence, which designed cellphone tracking technology for mall applications.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Booster Antenna Works for Verizon & AT&T 4G LTE!

The 6" Booster Antenna has been one of 3Gstore's top-selling items year after year (in fact, it was the product that "started it all" for 3Gstore - the very first item we stocked seven years ago!), and for good reason: it's affordable, compact, portable, and it works very well at improving signal in fringe areas.

We recently did some tests, and we confirmed that despite the fact that the manufacturer's specs list the supported frequencies as starting at 800mhz, the Booster Antenna does indeed work for both Verizon and AT&T! We then confirmed with the manufacturer, who also confirmed that there was indeed gain on the 700mhz frequency; they had just never had any reason to test or confirm its effectiveness on that band before LTE devices came into existence in the USA! 

Continue reading - Booster Antenna Test Results

Monday, May 21, 2012

Pepwave Surf Mini for CableWiFi Access

This week Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox Communications and Time Warner have partnered to offer free WiFi to company subscribers. The service will be called "CableWiFi" (Also the SSID name). According to the Press release the participating cable operators currently offer more than 50,000 WiFi hotspots located in New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area, Los Angeles, Tampa, Orlando, and Philadelphia. The operators plan to continue to grow the number of WiFi hotspots and expand into several additional cities.

The CableWiFi network has both indoor and outdoor WiFi hotspots located in popular, high traffic locations, such as shopping districts, cafes, malls, arenas, restaurants, parks and beaches. If you find yourself outside the range of "CableWiFi" you can easily add a Pepwave Surf Mini, which will allow you to boost the WiFi signal so you can surf further from the hotspot. After the Pepwave finds the network all you need to do is enter your ISP credentials and you'll soon be able to take advantage of that free WiFi service away from home! This network extender is an easy way to share connectivity off a public hotspot so other family members or friends can also enjoy WiFi access.

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Mobile Broadband Average above 14Mbps

According to research from Strategy Analytics mobile broadband is now averaging speeds over 14Mbps. The growth is rapid and download speeds have been recording record quarter-on-quarter increase introduced in 2009. The results are taken from several countries that have upgraded to 3.5G (HSPA/HSPA+) networks and 4G LTE networks by Verizon and AT&T. As these speeds increase they believe that average data allowances should exceed 10GB per month by the end of the year, while average download speeds will exceed 20Mbps.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

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

Congrats to Kevin K. of Saratoga Springs, New York who just won a $25.00 gift code for writing a review for Verizon Novatel USB760 - Refurbished, Like New No Contract Upgrade at! 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 Kevin K.\'s help other customers decide if the product is right for them. After you purchase a product from, we encourage you to log in and 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 gift code!.

Worked perfectly, had to set up on laptop with Verizon software to activate, purchased some time on the pay as you go plan, plugged it into the Cradlepoint MBR95 and it has worked perfectly unattended for several weeks in a remote video security system. Excellent signal strength in an area with 3 bars on an Verizon iPhone. I explained what I wanted to do and the people at game me the perfect solution. Note that I only needed 3G since 4G wasn't available, so this was a great choice.

Verizon killing Grandfathered Unlimited Plans

Verizon Wireless is no longer letting customers with legacy unlimited accounts purchase devices at a subsidy while retaining unlimited data. Older data only customers using 3G USB modems have already grown accustomed to this and have been doing it for years. So, just like data if you want to have the latest and greatest smartphone and retain unlimited data you'll need to pay full retail pricing for the latest smartphone.

Originally Verizon planned to allow legacy customers to have a subsidy upgrade path to upgrade to a newer 3G/4G smartphone while keeping their unlimited data service. This decision coincides with the upcoming launch of "Data Share" plans, which will allow families to pool their data plans over multiple devices. According to Verizon the following applies:
  • Customers will not be automatically moved to new shared data plans. If a 3G or 4G smartphone customer is on an unlimited plan now and they do not want to change their plan, they will not have to do so.
  • When we introduce our new shared data plans, Unlimited Data will no longer be available to customers when purchasing handsets at discounted pricing.
  • Customers who purchase phones at full retail price and are on an unlimited smartphone data plan will be able to keep that plan.
  • The same pricing and policies will be applied to all 3G and 4GLTE smartphones.

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Peplink 5.4 Firmware Launching May 22

The wait is almost over! Firmware 5.4 is online and ready to take the Balance to the next level of performance, compatibility, and flexibility. Featuring our leading SpeedFusion™ technology, plus advances like domain-based rules, HTTP health checks, the Balance Firmware 5.4 update is one of the most important releases ever. Firmware 5.4 will be publicly released on May 22 (next Tue).

Firmware 5.4 Highlights:

  • SpeedFusion - SpeedFusion bonds the bandwidth of up to 13 links from various service providers into a single fat datapipe. With SpeedFusion, your clients get the fastest, most flexible, and most reliable VPNs yet.
  • Video bonding - Supercharge the speed and quality of video delivery and other streaming applications with our new patent-pending video bonding technology.
  • Outbound Traffic by Domain Name - Outbound Traffic by Domain Name makes it easy to route outbound corporate website traffic to faster Internet links, while redirecting leisure traffic to slower, less expensive links. Just specify desired domain names and outbound traffic routes accordingly.
  • Command line interface (CLI) support - Now you can control your Peplink devices from the command line. Our new CLI interface displays device information via text interface and customized applications.
  • Lots of other updates!

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

CradlePoint Firmware 3.6 Released

CradlePoint has released firmware 3.6.0 this week and this version adds support for some additional international modems, includes some new features and bug fixes from the 3.5 firmware release.

If you are planning on upgrading to 3.6.0, you might want to check out EVDOforum's thread: Cradlepoint Firmware 3.6 [Success/Failure]

For more information on this firmware release see:  CradlePoint Released Firmware 3.6.0

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

JetPack MiFi 4620L USB Tether Directions

mifi 4620l tethered

The MiFI 4620L does a lot more then the 4510L does.  It has much greater WiFi Range, it is much faster and now we found it can tether via USB.  For the step by step directions, see the link below.  If you are in the market for a 3G/4G mobile hotspot, the 4620L may be your best bet.  Also, look for to have a 5000mAh extended battery for the 4620L available in June


Google Knowledge Graph

Google is changing how search works and it is called Knowledge Graph.  For more info see:

The Knowledge Graph enables you to search for things, people or places that Google knows about—landmarks, celebrities, cities, sports teams, buildings, geographical features, movies, celestial objects, works of art and more—and instantly get information that’s relevant to your query. This is a critical first step towards building the next generation of search, which taps into the collective intelligence of the web and understands the world a bit more like people do.

CradlePoint COR Customer Comments 

Every morning, I go through customer comments from the previous day and this really hit home because all of our hard work to maintain 3Gstore is appreciated:

3G store is great because they have better photographs of the products and the additional item included - better than what is on the manufacturers websites. I also like how the items are displayed and the complete descriptions about the products that 3G store, i suppose, writes themselves. It's more like buying from an actual user of these types of products, compared to the typical box house.
Jeffrey in California

Jeffrey, you are 100% correct, we take all of our own pictures, write descriptions, write reviews and videos of all the products on our store.  We also use all the products we sell.  To run our warehouse, provide WiFi, keep all of our virtual employees connected and of course failover when cable goes down and we still need to ship - the same products we sell, we actually use (see Eating Your Own Dog Food).  We try every day to be different then all those other box pushers out there who don't have a clue about the products they are selling (and they don't provide support like we do either).  So, thanks again, glad that you found us and enjoy your new CradlePoint COR IBR 600LE-VZ that is on schedule to be delivered today :)

Michael Ginsberg

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Wilson Signal Detector - 867501

Wilson Signal Detector - 867501

Wilson recently announced the Wilson RF Signal Detector - 867501 - which is an booster/antenna/repeater/amplifier installer’s dream tool.  It will allow you to see the signal strength for all supported bands, so that the professional installer can optimize and get the best possible installation.  The Signal Detector works with 700 (both bands) 800, 1900, 2100 (AWS) frequencies (everything but Nextel - which is being phased out).

The product isn’t shipping yet, but as soon as it is, you can order from

Wilson AG Pro Quint 5 Band Booster - 803570

Last week at CTIA, Wilson Announced the AG Pro Quint (803570), which is a new cellular booster/amplifier from Wilson Electronics which covers 5 different signal bands.  It will bost signals on 800 MHz, 1900 MHz, AWS and both AT&T and Verizon 4G LTE (700 MHz Band A and 700 MHz Band B).  The only network that is not supported is Nextel, which is currently being phased out by Sprint.  The AG Pro Quint has a 75 dB gain and 630mw output power, allowing it to cover up to 80,000 square feet.  This powerful repeater is suited for Office, Warehouses, hospitals, fire stations, government buildings along with any small to medium sized business.

This amplifier is scheduled to ship QTR 3 2012.  For more info see:

Wilson 803570 AG Pro Quint

Friday, May 11, 2012

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Hugh C. For Writing Review of a 9.5" Full Band Outdoor Omni 3G/4G Antenna (Adapter Cable Sold Separately)

Congrats to Hugh C. of Honolulu, Hawaii who just won a $25.00 gift code for writing a review for 9.5" Full Band Outdoor Omni 3G/4G Antenna (Adapter Cable Sold Separately) at! 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 Hugh C.\'s help other customers decide if the product is right for them. After you purchase a product from, we encourage you to log in and 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 gift code!.

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CloudCam Network Attached Storage

The video above demonstrates how easy it is to setup a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device to your CloudCam. If you need to record events at your business or want to keep an eye on a second property, this is an easy way to record everything that is going on. You'll be able to easily setup scheduled recordings, by motion detection or 24/7 recording so you don't miss anything! 
CloudCam's are becoming more and more popular as word gets out about how easy they are to setup. Simply input the camera ID and password and you can easily view your CloudCam on a computer, Android or iOS device. Having a simple to set up IP camera doesn't mean you miss out on more advanced features!
Read full review - CloudCam Review

Password Protection Act of 2012

There have been stories of employers requiring FaceBook passwords during job interviews so that the employer can see what you do with your life.  Apparently, there are companies that do the same thing with their current employees.  Apparently, our government is creating a Password Protection Act Of 2012 to protect individuals.

It is really too bad that it has come to this.

If I was asked for my FaceBook Password (or Linkedin or Email password) during a job interview, I would immediately walk out and assume this isn’t the place for me.  However, in today’s economy, people are lowering their standards because they have to pay for basic necessities.  So, giving up that password seems like a little, but it really is a lot and it is completely wrong.  What’s next?

I think it is completely wrong for employers to ask prospective or current employees for their personal login information for any site.  If the site is a company owned one (Blog, Email, etc.), well the company controls that and they are the one creating the username and password.  Different story.

So, it is too bad that there are some employers out there that are really taking advantage of people who are desperate for a job.  A word of caution to individuals, think before you post that picture or comment on some social media website.  Even though you may think you can delete it later - it is probably stored/cached somewhere and it could come back to haunt you personally or professionally.

Michael Ginsberg

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

WiMAX is Dead!


Are you new to mobile broadband and thinking about using 4G WiMAX service from Sprint, CLEAR, Time Warner, Comcast, Virgin Mobile, or NetZero? If you answered ‘Yes’ then this article is for you!

Sprint and CLEAR operate a 4G network using WiMAX technology, and recently Virgin Mobile and NetZero have begun reselling the service, too. If you watch commercials, you’ve probably also seen Verizon and AT&T running ads for 4G LTE service. It is important to understand the difference between WiMAX and LTE. Both are 4G technologies, but they are NOT equal! LTE is much, much faster than WiMAX (3-4x faster), and, more importantly, WiMAX is on its way out. Sprint and CLEAR are currently the only U.S. providers that use WiMAX (they use the same network; Sprint owns 50% of CLEAR), and they only have service in 60 cities - and they will NOT be expanding coverage any further. In fact, Sprint is abandoning WiMAX completely and working on deploying an LTE network in the near future!

Pre-paid resellers like Virgin Mobile and NetZero are now offering prepaid 4G on Sprint's WiMAX network. This is a BAD IDEA for customers. Virgin Mobile and NetZero are taking advantage of customers who are eager for 4G service but don’t understand the difference between WiMAX and LTE. Since WiMAX is barely available anywhere, isn't nearly as fast as LTE, and coverage will never be expanding, it is pointless to spend money on such service!

Instead of wasting money on WiMAX devices and service, we strongly recommend going with 4G LTE service, like Verizon offers. There isn’t an LTE option available on a pre-paid basis right now (like what NetZero is offering for pre-paid WiMAX), but there is a reliable pre-paid 3G option from Datajack available (while it’s not 4G, at least you’ll have nationwide coverage, unlike NetZero/Virgin’s WiMAX option).

The bottom line is to BE AWARE of what you’re buying: not all 4G is equal!

Sprint Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. & VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BUSINESS WIRE), May 09, 2012 - Sprint (NYSE: S) and Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) today announced the May 18 availability of the first-ever device to combine 4G connections over LTE and WiMAX networks, Sierra Wireless™ 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot for the Sprint network. Sierra Wireless Tri-Fi Hotspot provides the best combination of speed and coverage to Sprint customers as the upcoming 4G LTE network expands and allows families, small businesses and traveling co-workers to easily share high-speed connections.

Beginning May 18, customers will be able to purchase a Sierra Wireless Tri-Fi Hotspot for $99.99 (excluding taxes) after a $50 mail-in-rebate with a two-year service agreement.

Sprint data plans for the device start at $34.99 for 3GB of combined 3G/4G data while on the Sprint network. Customers also can choose the $49.99 plan with 6GB of combined 3G/4G data or $79.99 for 12GB of 3G/4G data, which deliver 20 percent more data for the same price as AT&T and Verizon’s similar plans.

Continue reading - Full Press Release

Wilson Sleek 4G for Verizon LTE - 815126

3Gstore is now taking pre-orders for the 815126 - Wilson Sleek 4G for Verizon , we anticipate this item to be very popular.  Here is more info on the Wilson Sleek 4G-V for Verizon LTE:

  • Reduces dropped calls, extends signal range, and increases data rates
  • Works with Verizon LTE Phones and MiFis (4510, 4620L)
  • Built in amplifier boosts signals to and from cell sites
  • Up to 20 TIMES more output power to cell site when in a vehicle
  • Receives weak signals the phone alone may not
  • Built-in port for battery charging
  • Extends battery life (Amplifier enables phone to work at reduced power)
  • Simplifies hands free operation
  • Installs in minutes  (no special tools required)
  • Package includes everything needed (plug-and-play)
  • Attractive, compact design
  • Adjustable arms to fit most any phone
  • Provides a strong, reliable signal on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE band...even in weak signal areas.
Kit Includes
  • Sleek all in one cradle combo: Amplifier/charger
  • Outside vehicle mini magnet-mount antenna
  • Cigarette lighter power adapter
  • Installation guide
  • Limited one-year product warranty
  • Use only with supplied cigarette lighter power supply
Take a look at our first look at the Wilson Sleek 4G for Verizon LTE

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Shortly after CTIA began they're already talking about LTE-Advanced testing, which is defined as the next step from 4G LTE. To qualify as LTE-Advanced mobile networks must be capable of 100Mbit/s downlink speeds in mobile environments and 1Gbit/s for stationary downloads. Nigel Wright, VP of wireless marketing for Spirent, says "We expect to be working with several chipset vendors later this year, first on our solutions and then on some significant changes that come from carrier aggregation," Wright says. "If you're talking to two or three different cells, which is the primary one? Which one do you do measurements on? We'll have new scenarios there to reflect that."

"The infrastructure part is not so difficult," adds Mike Barrick, business development manager for Anritsu's wireless portfolio. "Building carrier aggregation into chipsets and devices is much more difficult." Qualcomm is current the only vendor that will support carrier aggregation on the Gobi platform, which will start sampling towards the end of the year. When the technology rolls out we should start seeing LTE-A devices debuting around 2014, so you'll have plenty of time to enjoy your 4G LTE devices before LTE takes another giant leap.

T-Mobile Expands HSPA+, Announces LTE Deployment

T-Mobile today announced that they are expanding their HSPA+ Network and announced their 4G LTE Deployment partners.  T-Mobile has also acquired spectrum from AT&T that will help with their 4G LTE Deployment plans.  For more info, see the press release at:

T-Mobile Expands HSPA+ and Announces LTE Deployment

Monday, May 07, 2012

iOS 5.1.1 Released

Apple has released iOS 5.1.1 today.  This is a bug fix release and everyone running 5.1 is encouraged to upgrade.

This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
  • Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut
  • Addresses bugs that could prevent the new iPad from switching between 2G and 3G networks
  • Fixes bugs that affected AirPlay video playback in some circumstances
  • Improved reliability for syncing Safari bookmarks and Reading List
  • Fixes an issue where 'Unable to purchase' alert could be displayed after successful purchase

Why Peplink or Pepwave Equipment?

(Check out some of Pepwave/Peplink's customers:)

Peplink Balance routers are enterprise grade solutions covering everything from home users to large corporations. Peplink Balance routers can support up to 13 WAN connections for unparalleled reliability and 24/7 run-time, which is key if losing Internet connectivity costs your company time and money. Managing each link on the network is simplified by Peplink's easy to use outbound policy management and multiple load balance algorithms. Below you'll find some Peplink Balance key features that will allow you to gain complete control over your network network environment.

Continue Reading - Why Peplink or Pepwave?

Sunday, May 06, 2012

MiFi 4620L Extended Battery Update

Good News!  We are in the process of having an extended battery for MiFi 4620L manufactured and we should have it available the first part of June 2012.  The MiFi 4620L Extended battery will be a whopping 5000mAH.  The 4620L uses the same battery as the 4510L, HOWEVER, the battery door is completely different.  Be sure to read the 4510L Extended battery reviews, to get an idea of what existing customers think of the extended battery.  Be sure to signup to be notified when this is ready for order, we will allow pre-orders around 2 weeks before we get them in stock.

Friday, May 04, 2012

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Mark C. For Writing Review of a [800/1900mhz] Cellphone-Mate Dual Band Direct Connect 2G/3G Amplifier w/ Mag Mount Antenna - CM2000-19-RG

Congrats to Mark C. of Overland Park, Kansas who just won a $25.00 gift code for writing a review for [800/1900mhz] Cellphone-Mate Dual Band Direct Connect 2G/3G Amplifier w/ Mag Mount Antenna - CM2000-19-RG at! 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 Mark C.\'s help other customers decide if the product is right for them. After you purchase a product from, we encourage you to log in and 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 gift code!.

I was not sure the antenna and amp option would help me but after doing a site survey with my Mifi 4510L from Verizon I thought it might. I also purchased the amplifier and my signal went from a poor -95 to a good -55 on average. I am in a remote area of Missouri by Lake of the Ozarks. I can not get a more reasonable signal and internet as there is nothing else available. In the summer I can not take an extra day at out Lake house and still get my work done. Thanks 3G Store for helping me have more vacation time

Tekkeon MP3450iR2 is Upgraded to MP3450iR3

Tekkeon has just released an updated version of the popular MP3450i: the 3rd revision, MP3450i R3. The previous R2 version added a USB port for charging/powering USB devices such as iPads, phones, MP3 players, and much more. Now, instead of a lithium polymer battery, the R3 uses a more stable lithium ion battery. 3Gstore is ONLY stocking this latest and greatest version of the battery pack (and at the same price as the R2: $189.95), so beware of other companies selling the MP3450i because you may be getting the older R2 or even the original version!

Think Twice Before Letting Your Phone Go

Do you ever think about what you have saved on your phone? Not only contacts, pictures, and videos, but personal information. Your email account, your Facebook/Twitter login, etc. What happens if you lose your phone, or if it dies and it needs to be replaced, or even if there’s an issue and you need to hand it over to a technician. Do you know who you’re giving it to? Who you’re trusting with your sensitive information?

Neither did one man in Aurora, CO. He was experiencing issues with his phone and took it to a local Best Buy to have someone look at it. After determining the phone needed to be replaced, the man left his old phone with Best Buy. No more than 30 minutes later, the man was alerted to a status update on his Facebook page that said, “I am gay. I’m coming out.” He came to find out that it was a Best Buy employee who had written the post. Of course the man filed a complaint and the employee was fired, but not before the man’s reputation was fractured. It just goes to show you that no one can be trusted, and you better think twice about what you’d be putting out into the world before letting that phone go!


Thursday, May 03, 2012

Peplink Load-Balances Cloud Computing

Peplink's most recent success story comes from Sumo Logic, which recently deployed a Balance 380, and immediately benefited from Peplink's advanced load balancing and bandwidth bonding technologies. Here is the blog post from Stefan Zier, Cloud Infrastructure Architect at Sumo Logic:

We are big believers in Cloud Computing — 100% of our own infrastructure in the cloud. In our first office, we learned that reliable and fast internet connectivity is absolutely crucial. When all your infrastructure is in the cloud, all work grinds to a screeching halt whenever connectivity is lost. In that office, we had a single, “business class” symmetric 10MBit link. In short, it sucked.

When we moved to our new 605 Castro Street office last year, we decided to try a different approach. We took design cues from web-scale applications: Pool commodity resources. Distribute load over the pool of resources. Anticipate failures. Scale horizontally. In concrete terms:
  • Set up multiple consumer grade internet connections.
  • Buy a router that supports multiple-WAN load balancing and failover.
  • Add more consumer grade internet connections when more bandwidth is needed.
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CTIA 2012

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Michael Ginsberg President
Email: ctia2012[at]3Gstore(dot)com

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Signal Doesn't Matter?

“Luckily, signal strength has only a small and indirect impact on the quality of your data service.”

That is quite an interesting statement seeing as how you would have absolutely NO data service without a signal. When it comes to cellular data service, you need to look at 2 things mainly - Signal and Upload/Download Speeds. Sometimes you can have a decent speeds, but your signal strength is poor so you constantly may drop that connection. It works both ways - you could have great signal, but your speeds may be horrible.

So, when you hear that signal strength only plays a small part, take a closer look at all the variables in play. Location and environment can also play a part - obstructions around the location blocking signal (weather can do this as well), electronics in the environment can interfere with the cellular and WiFi frequencies inside your home/office too.

This is why when it comes to finding an antenna and/or amplifier for a fixed location, we at 3Gstore recommend doing a site survey at the location. Not only do we have you look at signal strength in terms of RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator) instead of signal bars, but your speed tests as well. In addition, we ask what obstructions may be in the area such as trees, buildings, or higher elevation. These are ALL things that contribute to the quality of your data service.