Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cradlepoint MBR95 $20 Mail-In Rebate Offer Ends Today 1/31/12!

If you haven't upgraded to a new NetBSD Cradlepoint router now is a great time with Cradlepoint offering a $20 mail in rebate on the MBR95 - and today is the last day to take advantage of the rebate offer! The MBR95 was 3Gstore's 2011 top product and earned the spot with excellent customer reviews, reliability and a low return rate. The MBR95 is an excellent option for home or business users that are looking for a reliable solution to provide connectivity with a 3G/4G USB modem, hotspot or Cable/DSL connection.

This model features four Ethernet connections and supports up to 32 devices via WiFi making it the perfect solution for home and small office use. This model also supports WiFi as WAN, which allows you to easily pick up an outside WiFi signal to provide an extra layer of redundancy if your primary connection goes down!

The $20 mail-in rebate offer ends TODAY, as does 3Gstore's free shipping offer, so don't miss your chance to save big on the MBR95 and get free shipping, too!

CloudCam Push Notifications



A new firmware update has been released for CloudCams, which add push notifications to your mobile devices (iPhone/Android). This allows you to quickly get alerts if there is motion where you CloudCam is currently pointed. Step by step upgrade instructions can be found here - CloudCam Firmware Upgrade

CloudCam Push Notification Demo:



Watch in YouTube - CloudCam Push Notification

There is nothing else on the market that offers a hassle free setup like you get with a CloudCam. You don't need ANY networking knowledge to setup a CloudCam and can easily deploy them anywhere you have Internet access, with virtually any router!



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Friday, January 27, 2012

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Phil F. For Writing Review of a Cradlepoint MBR95 Wireless 3G/4G Router Firmware 3.2.4

Congrats to Phil F. of Hardy, Virginia who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for Cradlepoint MBR95 Wireless 3G/4G Router Firmware 3.2.4 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 Phil F.\'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 am having a bit of a problem with mine, although I have sold two separate units to my neighbors and turned on my audio/video experts to the device as well. They thought it was great! I think my problems the my radlepoint is located next tp a massive chimney butt, obstructing the airwaves to the outside .Its crazy, because my downs are significantly less than my ups. I have the portable mifi to compare it to, which is lightning fast. I was thinking of getting some sort of an outside device to deliver enhanced signal to the central location. The MBR95 doesn't allow for an antenna. What can be done?


Cradlepoint WiFi as WAN IP Configuration Tutorial 8:

In this tutorial 3Gstore.com shows you how to setup the routers gateway if you plan to configure two or more Cradlepoint routers in a WiFi as WAN configuration. If you don't change this IP address the routers will create a conflict and never connect to each other.

WiFi as WAN allows your NetBSD Cradlepoint router to connect to any available WiFi network. This can be open networks, password protect (assuming you know the password), mobile hotspots and smartphones. In addition this feature can be used to extend the range of an existing Cradlepoint router!

The problem is the default gateway on all Cradlepoint routers is 192.168.0.1 which means you'll get an IP conflict if you try to connect without following this tutorial.

Tutorial 8: Cradlepoint WiFi as WAN IP Configuration - 3Gstore.com



Watch in YouTube - Tutorial 8: Cradlepoint WiFi as WAN IP Configuration - 3Gstore.com

Cradlepoint Load Balance & Failover Setup Tutorial 7:

The following tutorial video shows you how to configure Load Balancing/Failover on your NetBSD based Cradlepoint router. This allows you to balance multiple 3G/4G connections or configure failover if your primary Internet connection goes down.

With Load Balancing configured on models like the CBR400 or MBR1400 you can easily support more users because you have more sources of available bandwidth. If you choose to Load Balance we recommend using multiple carriers as opposed to using multiple cards from the same carrier.

For more information on Load Balancing visit - Comparing Cradlepoint Load Balancing vs. Peplink/Pepwave Load Balancing & Bonding

Tutorial 7: Cradlepoint Load Balancing & Failover Setup - 3Gstore.com:



Watch in YouTube - Tutorial 7: Cradlepoint Load Balance Setup & Failover Setup - 3Gstore.com

Cradlepoint DHCP Reservations Tutorial 6:

After Cradlepoint launched the new NetBSD based Cradlepoint routers the interface completely changed. All the settings you were familiar with on older models are now in different locations, but very easy to setup!

The following tutorial video will show you how to add a DHCP reservation. This allows you to make sure you get equipment like desktops/laptops, printers, game consoles and more online and ensure that they'll always get the same IP address.

Tutorial 6: Cradlepoint DHCP Reservations - 3Gstore.com:



Watch in YouTube - How to add Cradlepoint DHCP reservations

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sprint 4G FD-LTE Centered around Texas


Sprint plans to make Texas the highlight state for their new 4G FD-LTE network set to go live in the mid part of 2012. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said they plan to launch four major markets by mid-year and three of them will be in Texas. To be exact the markets will be Dallas, Houston and San Antonio with the fourth market to go live in Atlanta, GA.

The first 4G FD-LTE devices available will be the Galaxy Nexus LTE by Samsung, Viper smartphones by LG Electronics and a "tri-network" (3G/WiMAX/LTE) hotspot made by Sierra Wireless. Sprint hope to complete the majority of their 4G FD-LTE roll out by the end of 2013 and then plans to start on LTE-Advanced.

Static IP on Verizon 4G LTE - Now Available



Prior to this month, Verizon only offered static IP addresses on 3G-only devices - they didn't have any available for 4G devices. For 98% of the people who use mobile broadband service, this was a non-issue as any IP address will do in most cases. For people who need to configure certain devices over their 3G or 4G connection, though, a static IP address can be a necessity.

A static (non-changing) IP address is usually required when connecting a specific device over 3G or 4G, such as a remote security camera. That camera needs to have the same IP address all the time so that the remote administrators are able to access it over the internet. If the IP address were to change, nobody would be able to find that camera to access it again. Until now, Verizon users who required a static IP address had to use a 3G-only device and weren't able to take advantage of 4G speeds - now, 4G is an option even for those who need a static IP!

Verizon offers a Static IP addresses for a one-time fee of $500. To add a static IP address to your Verizon account, simply call Verizon customer service at (800) 922-0204.



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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Clearing your browser cache for Cradlepoint Routers



The Problem: Cradlepoint's new NetBSD routers will cache an image of the existing image of the admin interface in a web browser. This is persistent and after preforming a firmware upgrade any new settings won't be viewable (if features are added or moved). This is because the web browser has cached an image of the previous firmware and the placement may be different on a newer revision.

The Solution: In order to ensure your not viewing a cached image you must clear your cache after upgrading firmware or changing different router models (IE - going from MBR95 to MBR1400 for instance).

For information on how to clear cache for all the popular web browsers read this article - 3Gstore Tech Corner #14: How to Clear Cache for Router Upgrades

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

CloudCam Data Usage



Since its launch, the CloudCam has taken off for a lot of users that wanted an IP camera but didn't have the network experience required to set up traditional IP cameras. CloudCams can literally be set up in under a minute (watch our setup video to see for yourself!) with your iPhone/Android or PC, and allow you to share your video feeds globally. However, smartphone users have to keep their monthly data limits in mind, so we have received a lot of questions about how much data the CloudCams use. We've conducted some tests to measure how much data your iPhone/Android or PC's use per month to give customers an idea of how much video they'll be able to watch.

Watch Realtime CloudCam Bandwidth Usage:



Watch in YouTube - CloudCam Data Usage

More info - Detailed CloudCam Bandwidth Test Results

Friday, January 20, 2012

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Steven R. For Writing Review of a Pepwave Surf Mini

Congrats to Steven R. of camano island, Washington who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for Pepwave Surf Mini 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 Steven R.\'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!.

Follow-up to my earlier comments... the firmware upgrade did indeed stop it from crashing every day, so that's very good news. But it's still maddening in the sense that its own SSID is always creating confusion with the host network... if I change that, it no longer works; if I don't, I end up connecting to it half the time instead of the AP itself. Way too much fiddling around to get this stable, though to be fair, it works well and has dramatically greater range than unaided laptops. Still, I'm on the cusp of DD-WRT with an old Linksys,


World IPv6 Launch set for 6/12/2012



Last year the Internet Society organized the one-day launch called "World IPv6 Day" that was held on June 8, 2011, which represented a milestone in the deployment of globabl IPv6 deployment. This year IPv6 will officially launch on June 6, 2012 and will be permanently available to provide the next generation Internet. At this time IPv4 is quickly running out of IPv4 addresses and this widespread deployment of IPv6 will allow everyone to connect billions of mobile and fixed devices.

Companies like Google will make virtually all their services including Search, Gmail, Youtube and many more permanently available in June. In the 3G/4G router community Peplink has become the first official company that offers IPv6 support with their latest Balance 5.4 beta firmware. This version of firmware will be available soon on all Peplink Balance routers, which will allow you to future proof yourself as the transition happens over the summer of 2012.



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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Verizon Wireless Launches 5 new 4G LTE Markets



On Thursday, Jan. 19, the company will turn on its 4G LTE network in Glens Falls and Utica, N.Y.; Lawton, Okla.; and Brownsville and McAllen, Texas. The company is also expanding its network on Jan. 19 in Atlanta, Houston and Spokane, Wash. This officially brings Verizon's 4G LTE market total to 195 and one step closer to their goal of complete LTE coverage by 2013.

Following the launches on Jan. 19, more than 200 million people in 195 markets across the United States can take advantage of the blazingly fast speeds offered by Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Customers can choose from a wide variety of 4G LTE devices, including the Spectrum™ by LG, available starting tomorrow. The Spectrum by LG was one of six new 4G LTE devices announced at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). From the expanded 4G LTE DROID family, to the new Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 7.7 and the Verizon Jetpacks™, Verizon Wireless now offers something for everyone on its 4G LTE network.

Full Press Release - Verizon Wireless Launches 4G LTE in 5 Markets and Expands in Three Others Today

Monday, January 16, 2012

Cradlepoint ARC CBA750 and ARC MBR1400 4G LTE



Cradlepoint has announced the new ARC CBA750LE and ARC MBR1400LE 4G LTE modem caps designed for the Cradlepoint MBR1400 and CBA750. We will be conducting tests on the new models and comparing them directly to a traditional Verizon 4G USB modem so stay tuned for our results!

Cradlepoint says "When your wired Internet connection goes down your business is exposed to risks of lost revenue and negative customer experience. We’re so confident in our failover solution we chop the Ethernet cable with an axe to show just how fast and easy the CradlePoint failover solution switches to 3G/4G broadband."

For more information on Cradlepoint's new ARC LTE Modem Caps visit - Cradlepoint ARC CBA750 and ARC MBR1400 4G LTE

Friday, January 13, 2012

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Lydia D. For Writing Review of a Cradlepoint MBR95 Wireless 3G/4G Router Firmware 3.2.4

Congrats to Lydia D. of Jasper, Georgia who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for Cradlepoint MBR95 Wireless 3G/4G Router Firmware 3.2.4 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 Lydia 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!.

We are loving having our entire RV a wireless hotspot thanks to the Cradlepoint MBR95 router. Plugged everything in and it worked like a charm. The people at 3G were great - very helpful, answered all my questions, and shipped it right out. Thanks bunches!


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cradlepoint Offers $20 Rebate for MBR95


If you haven't upgraded to a new NetBSD Cradlepoint router now is a great time with Cradlepoint offering a $20 mail in rebate on the MBR95. The MBR95 was 3Gstore's 2011 top product and earned the spot with excellent customer reviews, reliability and a low return rate. The MBR95 is an excellent option for home or business users that are looking for a reliable solution to provide connectivity with a 3G/4G USB modem, hotspot or Cable/DSL connection.

This model features four Ethernet connections and supports up to 32 devices via WiFi making it the perfect solution for a lot of users. This model also supports WiFi as WAN, which allows you to easily pickup a neighboring WiFi signal to provide an extra layer of redundancy if your primary connection goes down!

Monday, January 09, 2012

SpareOne Cell Phone Runs on Single AA Battery up to 15 Years


Ideal for emergencies, worldwide travel and situations when accessing power is not an option, SpareOne is the only cell phone that provides true reliability

Las Vegas, NV – January 9, 2012 – XPAL Power, patented battery technology giant behind leading portable power manufacturers PowerSkin® and Energizer® Energi to Go®, will debut its newest innovation – SpareOne – at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 10th-13th. SpareOne is the only cellular phone in the world that runs on a single AA battery, providing a constant line of communication even in the absence of electricity as well as the ability to pre- program important phone numbers for easy access to visitor, travel and emergency services.

"SpareOne's breakthrough technology provides an unprecedented lifeline during dire situations that require an emergency response," said Alan Cymberknoh, SpareOne Project Director at XPAL Power. "By operating on a single AA battery, SpareOne solves so many daily issues, serving as a simple back-up phone you can carry without worrying whether it's charged or not. It can be left in a car for emergencies, used by hotels who want to pre-program concierge numbers for guests, passed to your children or parents to maintain an open line of communication – it's essentially designed to make and receive the most important calls, no matter what."

Read the full press release

Verizon Announces ZTE Jetpack EuFi890

verizon zte jetpack eufi890

In addition to the Novatel MiFi 4620L announced today, Verizon also announced a second 4G-capable hotspot, the ZTE Jetpack EuFi890. The ZTE Jetpack measures in at 3.49" x 3.49" x 0.70" and offers an OLED display and a unique interactive keypad to manage connections and settings and to display data usage alerts.

If you'd like to be notified when the ZTE Jetpack EuFi890 is available, sign up here: ZTE Jetpack Notification Form

MiFI 4620L Coming to Verizon 4G LTE

MiFi 4620L 4G LTE JetPack Hotspot Announced by Verizon

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Key features:
  • 4G LTE – Customers in the United States can expect fast download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband coverage areas
  • Global Ready, allowing customers to enjoy wireless data service in more than 205 countries, including more than 125 with 3G speeds
  • Support for up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Backward compatible with the Verizon Wireless 3G network
  • Simple one-touch connectivity
  • OLED display and multi-color LED status indicator
  • Security: WEP/WPA/WPA2 and VPN pass-through support
  • Supports Windows®, Macintosh®, Linux, and most other Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • No software installation required
  • Advanced integrated antenna technology
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n
  • Dimensions: 3.76” x 2.36” x 0.53”
Sign up to be notified as soon as the MiFi 4620L is available

Hotspot Combines 4G LTE, 4G WiMAX and LTE



Sprint expands its mobile broadband portfolio with its first 4G LTE mobile broadband device, Sierra Wireless™ Tri-Network Hotspot. It will be the first tri-network (3G, 4G and 4G LTE) mobile hotspot and will easily allow families, small businesses and traveling co-workers to share their high-speed connection.

Full details here - Sierra Tri-Network 3G, WiMAX, LTE Hotspot Announced

To Be Notified when available, signup for our Sierra Tri-Network Hotspot Notification List

Friday, January 06, 2012

Consumer Electronics Show 2012 (CES)



Be sure to check back on EVDOinfo.com and this 3Gstore blog for all the latest 3G & 4G Products that are announced at the Consumer Electronics show next week from Las Vegas.  We will be there and will report on products that will be interesting to our customers and readers.

BTW, if your company has a new 3G/4G related product be sure to email CES2012@3Gstore.com with details and if your product is news worthy we will write about it.

Cradlepoint PHS300 is the #10 Top-Rated Product of 2011 at 3Gstore

We recently compiled a list of 3Gstore's top products of 2011, taking into account customer ratings, returns, and tech support calls. Cradlepoint's battery-powered 3G travel router, the PHS300, came in at #10!

Customers have loved the PHS300 since its debut several years ago, thanks to its compact size, support for tons of 3G modems, and built-in battery that lasts 2-4 hours (and right now, we are including two EXTRA batteries for the PHS300 for free while supplies last!). And like all Cradlepoint routers, it's reliable and easy to use. Check out these rave reviews:
I bought this for a friend of mine that is on the road 9 months out of the year and travels with both a laptop and an Android tablet. He needed to have connectivity for both and sometimes he needed connectivity for the tablet at a distance. This router has performed very well and beyond my expectations. It works perfectly with his AT&T usb air card right out of the box and it's easy to set up.

Truly outstanding portable router for use with USB card. I found it powerful enough to use with multiple computers but extremely compact for use when traveling.

Excellent Product, Works flawlessly. Just plugged my ATT shockwave and was up and running. Never drops the connection. Very Solid.
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Tekkeon myPower Battery of iPhone 4/4S is the #9 Top-Rated Product of 2011 at 3Gstore

We recently compiled a list of 3Gstore's top products of 2011, taking into account customer ratings, returns, and tech support calls. The Tekkeon myPower Battery for iPhone 4/4S in Black, which doubles the battery life of the iPhone, came in at #9!

The myPower MP1280 battery (which also comes in red and white!) is a unique battery that DOUBLES the usage time of your iPhone 4 or 4S and also serves as an attractive protective case. It works with the Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T versions of the iPhone 4 and 4S (unlike some iPhone batteries, which only work with the original AT&T model). Customers love it:
The battery/case adds very little to the phone in terms of weight or dimension, but has at least doubled the time required between charges.

Nice protection for the i-phone, the extra battery is awesome! My wife has a Droid and has to charge her phone much more frequently than the i-phone with this battery pack.

Just what I needed. The battery life has doubled. It is light and not so boxy and bulky as other extended battery packs. Good basic bumper coverage.
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Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Steve M. For Writing Review of a Remote Power Switch - 2 Outlets - Remotely Reboot Routers, WebCams, Servers

Congrats to Steve M. of Barrington, Illinois who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for Remote Power Switch - 2 Outlets - Remotely Reboot Routers, WebCams, Servers 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 Steve M.\'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 enclosed DVD needs to be updated to reflect the new switch. I'm finding that the embedded web server "goes to sleep" with some frequency, completely defeating the purpose of a remote IP switch. I've just tried activating the setup option to restart the embedded services every 12 hours, we'll see how that works. If it doesn't, it would make the switch pretty much useless (the fact that there is a setup option to restart the embedded services makes me wonder how stable the web server is). Time will tell...


Sierra Wireless Launches 4G LTE AirLink GX440

Sierra Wireless Launches 4G LTE AirLink™ Intelligent Gateway – Certified on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband Network - GX440

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia--Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) today announced that the AirLink™ GX440 4G LTE rugged wireless gateway has received certification to operate on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. The Sierra Wireless AirLink GX440 delivers the higher bandwidth required by applications including high-quality wireless video surveillance, multi-data-stream wireless connections to branch locations, or mobile office applications for public safety and field service activities. 

The AirLink GX440 marks a significant milestone for Sierra Wireless, as it represents a major network evolution for the latest device platform in the AirLink product family. Launched in early 2011, the AirLink GX Series brought a leading-edge combination of features to the AirLink line, providing a five-fold increase in processor performance, increased ruggedness, hosted remote management capabilities with AirLink Management Services, and an expansion slot for hardware feature enhancements such as additional physical interfaces and wireless local and personal area networking and communications. 

For the full press release see: Sierra Launches 4G LTE AirLink - GX440
 


Thursday, January 05, 2012

iPhone Battery To Last Weeks on Single Charge




Having an IPhone that hardly ever needs to be recharged is seen by many as the thing that will make the aliens realize that we are worth of their time. I personally would be thrilled, it would save me a lot of hassle, but at the same time it would be much like re-breaking a bone. I am so used to getting in the car and plugging in my phone, going to bed at night, plugging in my phone. Being somewhere where I desperately need my phone to work and it dies like a Shakespearean actor in summer stock.

The idea of a longer battery has been touted as the next big step in phone technology for a long time, so I don’t know if it would necessarily be a game changer. But I would say that any phone that has it, as opposed to another that would not is the one that would sell out of the store first. It seems very similar to black and white vs. color TV, you still get a TV either way but if given the option your going to go for the one that let’s you see The Flintstones in all their technicolor glory.

Don’t get me wrong, if it can be done, and done well, it will definitely cause rumbles around the world. De-cabling my house and car will be a relief to me and the cigarette lighter thingy in my car that I am constantly jamming my charger into because it never seems to fit quite right.
So it would be totally kick ass, but at the same time, I would fear it. It promises a lot, and if it can deliver than it will change the way people use their phones. No longer will they shudder when they take their phone off the charger to live their lives. But if much like the electric car, is it a tech that promises that future but doesn’t quite deliver? But if it does work as well as promised and beyond, I know I’ll be the first one in line to get it. Right behind Zork for Alpha Centauri.

For more info, see: Hydrogen fuel cells that Apple recently received a patent

Wilson SignalBoost DT is the #8 Top-Rated Product of 2011 at 3Gstore

We recently compiled a list of 3Gstore's top products of 2011, taking into account customer ratings, returns, and tech support calls. The Wilson SignalBoost DT, one of our top recommendations for boosting the signal wirelessly in a small area, came in at #8!

The SignalBoost DT (801247) is the most affordable way to wirelessly boost the voice and 3G signal to 1-2 rooms in a home or office. It includes everything you need and is easy to set up. Customers rave about the ease of use and great results:
Worked very, very well in my parents home. Prior to installing, they would have to go outside their home to make cell phone calls. Used www.antennasearch.com to find the nearest VZW cell tower. Now they can make clear calls from their couch.

I went from very unreliable 3G service to steady 3G service. I would recommend it for anyone in the fringe areas.

I live way out in the country in rural Arkansas. I went from no bars to 4 bars of service in my whole house. I am now even able to game using my Mi-Fi!
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Wilson Tri-Band Yagi Antenna is the #7 Top-Rated Product of 2011 at 3Gstore

We recently compiled a list of 3Gstore's top products of 2011, taking into account customer ratings, returns, and tech support calls. Wilson's Tri-Band Yagi Antenna, a high-gain directional antenna for 3G and 4G signal, came in at #7!

The Tri-Band Yagi (304411) is a super-effective high-gain antenna that works for just about every cellular frequency, including Sprint 4G WiMAX and Verizon 4G LTE. It isn't appropriate for everyone - it requires direct line of sight to the cell tower with no obstructions - but it works like a charm for users who fit those criteria:
Verizon tech informed me that I was too distant from the tower to receive a stable, strong signal. I have a clear unobstructed line of sight to the tower. The 3G store tech informed me I needed a Yagi Antenna, her advice was spot on. My signal is now strong and reliable and I am stoked.

I bought this antenna to improve my data service by enhancing a weak Verizon cell signal. Customer service advised expertly on the antenna cable requirements. The system works well out of the box, is simple to install and took me from 2 bars to a strong 4 on my MiFi.

Without an antenna, my AT&T Shockwave USB provided download speed of less than 1Mbps. I installed the Yagi antenna and a Cradlepoint MBR1000 router and now get between 3.5 and 4.2Mbps consistently. Way better than the 1.56 i got from Wild Blue satellite! Beyond my expectations.
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Sprint LTE Coming to Dallas, Houston and San Antonio



Sprint has announced the first cities to get 4G LTE and they are Dallas, Atlanta, Houston and San Antonio.  Those first cities will get 4GLTE during the first half of 2012.  For the full press release, see:

Sprint Announces Dallas, Atlanta, Houston and San Antonio to get 4G LTE

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

CellphoneMate Full-Band Omni Antenna is the #6 Top-Rated Product of 2011 at 3Gstore

We recently compiled a list of 3Gstore's top products of 2011, taking into account customer ratings, returns, and tech support calls. The Cellphone-Mate 9.5" Full-Band Omni, which supports just about every 3G and 4G frequency (including Sprint 4G WiMAX and Verizon 4G LTE), came in at #6!

The Full-Band Omni is ideal for 4G users since it's the first omnidirectional antenna available (before this antenna was available, 4G users had very limited options for signal boosting). It's easy to use, comes with 40' of cable for installation, and works great! Our customers have had great results:
According to my VZAccess Manager software (using it with a UML290), this antenna routinely gives me a 15db or so boost

I mounted the antenna on the roof of the house, ran the cable into one room, plugged in the MiFi and it's been working great since (on 3G since there is no 4G deployed there yet). This antenna made the difference between being able to get broadband and not. It is well made too, very sturdy and nicely constructed. I'm very happy with this purchase!

Without the antenna service was painfully slow and high drop rates. At the risk of sounding too dramatic I will say that after installing the antenna it has opened up a new world! Buying this antenna was a wise, wise move.

Usually got 2 bars reception from Verizon with frequent dropped signals. Installed this antenna on peak of roof (single story) and got 4 bars with no dropped signals.
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Wilson Sleek is the #5 Top-Rated Product of 2011 at 3Gstore

We recently compiled a list of 3Gstore's top products of 2011, taking into account customer ratings, returns, and tech support calls. The Wilson Sleek, popular for its affordability, compact size, and effectiveness, came it at #5!

We have been big fans of the Sleek since it launched in 2010, and just about everyone who tries it becomes a fan, too! It's the cheapest and easiest way to boost the signal to just about any 3G phone or hotspot, and it works as well as many larger, more expensive units. Check out these customer raves:
I have a camp in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and had no service with my cell phone. I picked up the Sleek Cell phone booster, plugged it to a car battery, and got 2 bars. I have no power at camp and it worked great. Able to call home and text. Would give it a 6 star if I could.

Product works amazingly well, particularly considering the price. We have 6 Gb data plans on our two iPhones. We get 2 bars in the window but move to a solid 4 bars with the Sleek. More importantly, download speeds go from 0.8M naked, to 2.5-4M with the Sleek.

Works really well on highways- no more dropped calls on ATT and full 5 bars. recommend product highly. Also, even in the city (Houston), using the Sleek prevents drops at the intersections that historically would drop my call every time.

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Remote Power IP Switch is the #3 Top-Rated Product of 2011 at 3Gstore

We recently compiled a list of 3Gstore's top products of 2011, taking into account customer ratings, returns, and tech support calls. The Remote Power IP Switch came in at #4 on the list!

The IP Switch is a simple product that automatically power-cycles any device when internet connectivity is lost; it automatically pings five different targets, and when it is unable to ping the specified targets, it will power-cycle any devices that are connected to its power source. It's super easy to use and has earned rave reviews from our customers:
This unit is a really slick idea. When you take it out of the box, quality is written all over it. The remote access works like a charm. I needed constant access to my home PC when at work or out of town. Using Teamviewer I needed to leave my PC on 24/7 to do this. Not any more! Just went into the PC's BIOS under Power Management and set the PC to always boot up on power failure. Plugged the PC into one of the outlets and remotely toggle it off, then on. Voila, my PC boots up. I use the other outlet to reboot my modems and routers every day at 2 a.m. Great product. I'm saving $15 per month with this. Pays for itself pretty quickly.

I really needed this item for my remote maintenance that I frequently perform on my computers. This item is exactly what I was looking for. I can now remotely reboot my unit without having to worry if the hang or not. If for one reason or another a unit hangs on a reboot then I can remotely power cycle the unit and gain access without having to drive out to the location to do a power cycle.

This little device has already saved many miles of travel and time to reach the remote. Not fancy or expensive,and it performs as advertised. Well done 3G

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CloudCam Data Usage



After the CloudCam launched a lot of people had questions about how much data their iPhone/Android handsets would use. We've put together a general list based around the typical 2GB data plan found on most smartphones today. Test results are available here - CloudCam Data Usage

With all the different video settings on CloudCams it's near impossible to account for all the different combinations. If you plan to use a 3G/4G connection to run the CloudCam we recommend combining that with either a Peplink or NetBSD Cradlepoint router to monitor your monthly bandwidth usage.



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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

MiFi 4510L Extended Battery is the #3 Top-Rated Product of 2011 at 3Gstore

We recently compiled a list of 3Gstore's top products of 2011, taking into account customer ratings, returns, and tech support calls. The extended battery for Verizon's 3G/4G MiFi 4510L came in at #3 on the list!

Verizon's 3G/4G MiFi has been incredibly popular since its release this year, and 3Gstore's extended battery makes even more useful by TRIPLING the battery life! With the extended battery, MiFi 4510L users can stay connected without the need for a power outlet for up to 12 hours. Customers rave about how much longer they can use their MiFi with the extended battery:
This battery does last several times longer than the standard battery. I have had it on all day and it goes for ten hours or more.

Great purchase, before purchasing the extended battery the standard battery didn't last 4 hours with pretty heavy use. The extended battery gives me 10 to 12 hours. Well worth the cost just to get additional time.

Battery life is amazing compared to the stock 1500mah battery. With the stock battery we would see 2-3 hours of battery life. With this monster we see closer to 8-10 hours. The cover fits well, battery is snug, and everything plays well together.
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Pepwave Surf Mini is the #2 Top-Rated Product of 2011 at 3Gstore

We recently compiled a list of 3Gstore's top products of 2011, taking into account customer ratings, returns, and tech support calls. Pepwave's versatile wireless bridge, the Surf Mini, came in at #2 on the list!

The Surf Mini, which serves as a wireless bridge or WiFi repeater, has a number of popular uses, including extending the range of a WiFi network or connecting to an external WiFi source. The Pepwave Surf Mini has received an average 4.5/5 review this year - take a look at some recent customer raves:
I was set to spend over $700 to get my Wi Fi to another building. I called 3G customer service to be sure I was on the right track. Valerie set me straight and reduced my spend to $99. I now have a great signal in my shop and $600 in my pocket.

Great product. Does just what I wanted and is fairly easy to configure and use.

This is our second Pepware Surf Mini. The first was to extend the signal to an outlying cabin. The second was to amplify the reception at the other end of a very large building. Both are working great! I'd definitely recommend them.
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CradlePoint MBR95 - 2011 #1 Product at 3Gstore.com

CradlePoint MBR95 - 2011 #1 Product at 3Gstore.com


Congratulations to CradlePoint and the MBR95 for being the #1 Top Product for 2011 for 3Gstore.com.  Our scoring system was not based on just volume sold, but rather customer feedback, customer returns and tech support issues with each product.  By CradlePoint MBR95 Reviews left by 3Gstore customers, it is easy to see why the CradlePoint MBR95 claimed the top position.


  • Works great. Easy to set up.
  • I love both Cradlepoint and the 3Gstore. That combination makes for easy cellular communication.
  • Did exactly what I needed with the Wifi as WAN feature using a Verizon Mifi hotspot. Really nice firmware/interface design in general.


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Wilson Sleek 4G Announced


What happens when you take one of the most popular Wilson Products (in fact, Wilson Sleek made 3Gstore's Top 10 Products of 2011) and add 4G LTE support?  You get the Wilson Sleek 4G-V of course.  Wilson has announced this new 4G Amplifier and will be showing it at the Consumer Electronics Show next week.  The bad news, is that it isn't shipping until 2nd QTR 2012 :(

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