Thursday, February 28, 2013

IE10/ Windows 8 Incompatibility with Cradlepoint Admin Page

Thanks to 3Gstore Customer Mary Ellen, we've determined that Windows 8 and the new Internet Explorer version 10 is INCOMPATIBLE with the Cradlepoint User Interface/Admin Page (see below).

 

In order to access this page, you'll need to download a different browser such as Firefox or Google Chrome. Otherwise, the last version of Internet Explorer confirmed to work is version 9.

Cradlepoint MBR95 Price Increase 3/1 - Last Chance To Buy For $99.99!

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If you've been thinking about purchasing the Cradlepoint MBR95 router for your 3G or 4G modem, now is the time to strike! On March 1, 2013, Cradlepoint is raising the MSRP on the popular MBR95 to $149.99, and the MAP price (i.e. the lowest price retailers are able to sell it for) will be $124.99. For one more day only, 3Gstore still has the MBR95 for just $99.99!

The MBR95 is one of Cradlepoint's most popular routers, thanks to its easy-to-use interface, compatibility with hundreds of 3G and 4G modems from a variety of carriers (view the full compatibility chart here), and all the useful features it provides at a comparatively affordable price. It gives you 100-150' of WiFi range, plus 4 ethernet ports for wired connections, and its "WiFi as WAN" feature (which allows the router to pick up external WiFi hotspots like a MiFi/Jetpack or even a public hotspot like Starbucks or RV campground WiFi and use that as the source of internet) makes it even more versatile.

You can view the full specs at 3Gstore.com/mbr95, and make sure to get your order in TODAY (February 28th) before the price goes up!

Below are just a few of the many raves 3Gstore has received from customers using the MBR95 (click here to read more MBR95 reviews):
"Coupled with my MIFI 4620L (Verizon) in the WAN as WIFI mode, it's the ticket for my remote RV adventures" 
"This product worked perfectly right out of the box. Easy to set up and have had no problems with it. I should have purchased one of these years ago. I now have a fast reliable connection using my Verizon air card." 
"I needed internet access integrated into my LAN so I could set up a SONOS music system in my house. My local computer store told me this could not be done [with my Jetpack]. I ordered the MRB95 and it shipped the same day. I received the router 2 days later, installed it using the 3G Store instructions, and solved the problem using the router's advanced settings. I only have average computer skills." 
"What can i say, I have installed many wired and wireless routers and i can not believe how easy this was to set up. It was used on a legacy usb modem, plugged it in, it found it and connected. I setup the wireless sid and password and it was done."

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Can you trust your Carrier with your secrets?

Can you trust your Carrier with your secrets?

You already know your smartphone holds a ton of information about you from our previous article, now cell phone companies are looking for ways to turn that into profit.

Today, most of the data wireless carriers share with third parties is pretty generic: All four national carriers bundle together their customers' personal information and use that aggregated data to help outside companies target ads to their subscribers.

Cell phone companies are just scratching the surface of what they could be sharing.

Smartphones know where you are now, where you've been, what you like to shop for, and what apps you use. Your phone company knows your age, race and sex.

Put all that together, and the carriers have some extremely relevant information for brands vying for your business.

Consumers are no longer customers -- they are the product

Here's how cell phone companies and third-party brands might use your data: When you're standing outside a store, your cell phone company could provide your location and age (without your name attached) to the retailer, which could instantly place an ad on your phone that's targeted to you. Or, based on who is walking down the street, a retailer could instantly change a digital sign to lure them in. If you have a shop's app installed on your phone, that store could send you a coupon when you're nearby.

Verizon has already begun selling aggregated customers' location data to third parties. The carrier tracks broad categories of who passes by stores (age, race, sex) and gives that bundled information to the retailers. Those stores could then better advertise to the people that are most likely to buy their products, or they could set up shop in a part of town where their target demographic travels.