Friday, December 25, 2015

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer John P. For Writing Review of a 3Gstore Remote Power Switch - 2 Outlets - Home Automation and Remote Rebooting (Routers, WebCams, Servers, etc)

Congrats to John P. of Reedley, California who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for 3Gstore Remote Power Switch - 2 Outlets - Home Automation and Remote Rebooting (Routers, WebCams, Servers, etc) 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 John 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!.

I've used with good success a number of these 1- and 2-outlet remote switches over the past few years. This latest version does not appear to have the issue with not resetting properly after several Internet losses over a short period of time (~60 mins) and I'm hoping it is due to current firmware that can be updated to earlier hardware versions.






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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

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Peplink has just released firmware version 6.3, which adds some new functionality to existing Pepwave and Peplink hardware. The Peplink Balance, MediaFast, MAX, and Surf, are all included in this update.

A major feature upgrade is Port-Based VLAN. On the Balance 20, 30, 50, 210, 310, users can specify which VLAN a specific LAN port is tied to. You no longer need a managed switch or have to set a static IP address to reach a VLAN. WIth just the Balance, you can now have DHCP handle this on a per port basis.
 
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Time-Based Configurations is another much requested addition with firmware 6.3. Users can enable or disable WAN connections, policy rules, PoE, and more, based on a user-created configuration profile. For a business, you can set an LTE backup connection to be only available during regular business hours, and unavailable after. This can potentially save data charges if a failover was to occur after hours.

In an important notice about firmware 6.3, Peplink has announced...

Firmware Temporarily Unavailable for Previous Balance Hardware Revisions: After additional testing, we have found an important issue for Firmware 6.3 that affects the following Balance devices:

305 HW1/ 380 HW1-5/ 580 HW1/710 HW1-2/1350 HW1.

For those devices, Firmware 6.3 will be unavailable at the moment. Our team is working on a fix, and new Firmware for these devices will be available in Q2 2016.

Click here for more information about the latest Peplink firmware and full release notes, and for more information on Peplink hardware contact the experts at 3Gstore.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Robert M. For Writing Review of a CloudCam HD Mega-Pixel Day/Night Outdoor Wireless IP Camera

Congrats to Robert M. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for CloudCam HD Mega-Pixel Day/Night Outdoor Wireless IP Camera 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 Robert 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!.

Having purchased several other indoor cameras from the 3G Store I've been waiting for the outdoor version for a while. I had heard that the last version had some problems and so I waited for the 3G Store test and review before I purchased the 'new' version. The camera appears well constructed and is very easy to mount virtually anywhere. As with all the cameras in the line up it is extremely easy to install on your system. I have had the camera up and running for just two weeks now and am very impressed with the clarity, FOV and size of the unit. It is installed at a vacation beach house so time will tell as to how it holds up to that environment. But thus far ... a great addition to the line sold by 3 G Store






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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Cradlepoint Announces $100 Verizon Bill Credit and Rebates

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Cradlepoint has announced an excellent offer for Verizon customers purchasing one of their embedded routers: eligible users signing up for new Verizon service will receive a $100 credit on their Verizon bill! Eligibility requirements:
  • Customer enrolls in a new 2-year service commitment,

  • Customer signs up for a $10 minimum monthly service price plan,
  • A company is named as the responsible billing party

This offer is valid for the Verizon versions of the AER3100, AER3150, AER2100, IBR1100, IBR1150, IBR600, AER1600, AER1650, CBA850, CBA750, and ARC MBR1400. The IBR650 and IBR350 are excluded.

In addition to the Verizon bill credit, Cradlepoint is also offering a $50 rebate off any of those models (available only when the customer also qualifies for the bill credit). Conveniently, the customer doesn't have to do ANYTHING to receive the bill credit or rebate - when you purchase from 3Gstore, we will automatically file for the credit and rebate for you!

Cradlepoint also has a few other rebate offers available right now. If you purchase one of these routers and would like to take advantage of these offers, you will need to file for the rebate yourself. If you qualify for the bill credit, 3Gstore will file for that for you - but you won't be eligible for the $50 rebate in addition to the below rebates:
  • $75 off the AER3100/3150
  • $125 off the AER3100/3150 when purchased with an additional MC400 modem
  • $75 off the IBR1100/1150
  • $75 off the CBA850 with USB trade-in
These promos are valid for routers purchased from now through June 15, 2016. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Using Your iPad SIM Internationally

Otono Networks, a company who specializes in on-demand wireless services, has found a new way to utilize your iPad. They recently developed a new service called AlwaysOnline Wireless. For those who travel internationally and are looking for an easy way to connect to LTE, AlwaysOnline provides data so that you can connect using your Apple SIM card and a cellular capable iPad. Just be aware that your Apple SIM must be unlocked in order for this to work! Certain carriers like AT&T have a tendency to lock their SIMs on their network.

While it’s still limited to only 45 countries, you can get 15MB of data for as little as 99 cents per hour. That should be enough to simply check email, but if you’re looking to stream videos or use any other data hungry apps, you can pay by day or megabyte as well. Just activate the service as needed from your iPad and you’re set!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Derek M. For Writing Review of a Remote Power Switch - 1 Outlet - Home Automation and Remote Reboot (Routers, WebCams, Servers, etc)

Congrats to Derek M. of Simpsonville, Kentucky who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for Remote Power Switch - 1 Outlet - Home Automation and Remote Reboot (Routers, WebCams, Servers, etc) 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 Derek 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!.

Great product, saves time and frustrations.






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Tuesday, December 08, 2015

CradlePoint Acquires Pertino (a SDN Provider)


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Cradlepoint , a leader in software-defined 4G LTE network solutions for enterprises, announced today that it has acquired Pertino, a privately held Silicon Valley company that pioneered the use of software-defined networking (SDN) to deliver cloud-based networks-as-a-service for enterprise and small-to-medium business (SMB) customers worldwide. The move enables Cradlepoint to leverage Pertino’s cloud platform and deep technical expertise to bring the benefits of SDN (Software Defined Networks) to 4G LTE, broadband and MPLS wide-area networks (WANs) for SMB, enterprise, government and carrier organizations. This acquisition will allow Cradlepoint to quickly address the emerging opportunity for software-defined enterprise network solutions and services. Financial details regarding the acquisition were not announced.

CradlePoint Acquires Pertino - Read Full PR

Friday, December 04, 2015

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Susan F. For Writing Review of a CradlePoint MBR1200B 3G/4G Mobile Broadband Router w/ WiFi as WAN Firmware 5.4.0

Congrats to Susan F. of Chula Vista, California who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for CradlePoint MBR1200B 3G/4G Mobile Broadband Router w/ WiFi as WAN Firmware 5.4.0 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 Susan 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!.

Excellent product, operates just as described. Very pleased with my purchase and the service I received at the 3G Store. I will definitely shop here again.






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Thursday, December 03, 2015

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3Gstore is growing, and recently we moved to a new warehouse just up the street. We’ve tripled our space and turned our new location into the ultimate product showcase. At 3Gstore we like to use the phrase ‘eat your own dog food’, meaning we are a company that uses our own products and services to run our internal operations. We’re going to take a look at all the ways we are putting the items we sell to good use every single day and how we have integrated them into critical parts of our business.
 
 
Cellular Repeater
The first thing we had to address at our new location was the cellular signal inside the building. With a larger building comes heavier construction, and that meant a lot of brick and metal to interfere with the signal. Outdoors in the parking lot we had good signal across all carriers for voice and data. Indoors however, was another story. Verizon and AT&T were usable but speed tests were slow and reliability wasn’t great. Sprint was even worse where there was LTE in the parking lot, but inside getting even a one bar 3G connection was troublesome. Of course we want our phones to function inside the building, but we also have a backup LTE connection which we’ll go over later, and reliability is critical.
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The solution? We installed a cellular repeater kit. This consists of an antenna on the roof to grab the signal, cable running inside to our cellular amplifier, and a splitter with multiple interior antennas to rebroadcast the boosted signal to our devices. Because we want to be able to test different amplifiers and situations, we have two antennas on our roof. The first is a high gain directional Yagi antenna aimed at a nearby tower. The second is an omnidirectional antenna that is lower gain, but doesn’t require any aiming. We even have two cellular amplifiers installed, though we only use one at a time, again for testing purposes. The first amplifier is the new Wilson Electronics Pro 70 Plus . This has automatic gain control for simple configuration and a display letting us know the status of each supported frequency. From there we have a splitter with cables going to various locations in the warehouse. There is a dome antenna in the office where we have our backup LTE connection installed, an antenna in our conference room, one in the main hallway to cover the front offices, and a directional panel antenna to push the signal through our warehouse. The second amplifier we have is a SureCall Fusion5. This has manual gain control which we can use to boost only specific frequencies as we test new products and antenna types. Now the cell signal in the entire warehouse is as good or better than the signal we see while outside the building.
 
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Once we solved our signal issues, the next step was to ensure we had an always on internet connection. Being an online business, every minute we are offline is serious. Our phones are VoIP and rely on an internet connection, and we can’t contact our customers by email or chat either if our connection was to go down. Our primary internet connection is cable, but having just one provider means we have a single point of failure. As a backup internet connection we have Verizon LTE. Thanks to our cellular repeater we have an excellent, and reliable signal for that to work with. For our network we have not one, but two Peplink Balance 380 routers configured in high availability mode. Our cable comes into each router simultaneously, with one Balance 380 in master mode and the other in standby. If our main router was to have a catastrophic failure, the backup would take over seamlessly with no changes to the network. Aside from a 15 second switchover time, nobody would know there was an issue.
 
 
If our internet connection or router fail, we have active backups in place ready to instantly take over and keep us online. Our entire network cabinet is connected to a battery backup, so if we were to lose power we would remain connected. That goes for our desktop computers as well, everything is on backup power ready to run in any internet or power outage.
 
IP Switch
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If our cable connection was to fail, we automatically switch over to cellular, but we wanted to ensure the cable would come back online on its own as well. Sometimes a cable modem will lock up or disconnect, even though the ISP isn’t having widespread outages. Our cable modem is connected to the 3Gstore IP Switch. The IP switch monitors our cable modem connectivity and automatically reboots the modem when the connection is lost. After a reboot, if the internet connection remains down, the switch will continue its reboot process at intervals we have set until it is back online. Since our router will failover to LTE automatically when the cable is down, this will get us off our expensive LTE connection and back on our cable connection as fast as possible.
 
 
LTE Backup
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If we are running on LTE we want that to be reliable as well. A Cradlepoint ARC CBA850 in IP passthrough mode is connected to our Balance 380 router. The CBA850 has an embedded cellular modem as opposed to using a consumer grade USB modem. USB modems have a tendency to overheat and aren’t designed for long term use. The embedded modem in the Cradlepoint will easily run 24/7 as our standby connection, or as our main connection if our primary was to drop.
 
 
 
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WIth redundant internet connections, network hardware, and power supplies, we have to make sure that connection can be used throughout the warehouse. First, we wired Cat6 ethernet into every office, some have multiple connections for ease of use, and multiple connections into our warehouse. Each wall plate is numbered, and those numbers match our patch panel in the server so we can quickly diagnose any issues. Wired connectivity is great, but we also need reliable WiFi for the office. A Ruckus Access Point handles all of our WiFi needs and more. With the ability to handle up to 500 clients and 16 SSIDs, a Ruckus AP can suit even the most demanding high density WiFi needs. We run two networks currently, a primary and a guest network. While currently unrestricted, we could enable throttling on the guest network to prevent our primary network from becoming oversaturated with guest traffic, ensuring uptime for the critical network. A single Ruckus AP covers our entire warehouse and office area with no dead spots thanks to BeamFlex. BeamFlex automatically adjusts the WiFi antenna pattern to ensure coverage to connected devices.
 
 
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As we have wrote about previously here, we are using the CloudCam extensively throughout our warehouse as well. In total we have 6 cameras. There is a camera for the parking lot, our entry way, two in our warehouse area, one for our server, and a final outdoor camera watching our loading dock. The parking lot and entry cameras as set to a circular recording to a network attached storage drive (NAS). Through the NAS we have a record of the last 15 days of recordings, accessible at any time. The other cameras are set to motion record after hours to the NAS functioning as security devices. The sever camera is set up with a momentary switch connected to the digital input on the camera. If somebody opens the door to our server cabinet, it records  the footage of that entry to so we can track access. Finally, the dock camera is there for our shipping department. They have an eyeball on the dock from anywhere in the warehouse to watch for deliveries and pickups. The outdoor camera is also set to snap a picture on motion, and we are using the NAS to send out audio alerts when a new image is taken. This is an audio cue for the warehouse team to check the loading dock camera. Because these cameras work on any internet connection, we can remotely view the cameras from the Android and iOS applications, even if the warehouse is on its backup LTE connection.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Grant T N. For Writing Review of a Wilson Wide-Band Yagi - 314411 (Cables Sold Separately)

Congrats to Grant T N. of Bryan, Ohio who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for Wilson Wide-Band Yagi - 314411 (Cables Sold Separately) 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 Grant T N.\'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 as advertized. Greatly improved my incoming signal once properly oriented to cell tower. Would buy again and recommend product to others.






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Single Outlet IP Switch - iOS ezOutlet App Pending

The Single Outlet IP Switch has both Android and iOS applications meant to remotely monitor and control paired switches. Two days ago the iOS version of the application disappeared from the Apple store without warning.

We reached out once we were alerted to the issue, and today we have some additional information. Apple took down the iOS version of ezOutlet because there was a photo in the iTunes store that showed an Android icon. Although these same images have been on the store from day one the app was approved, it was only decided now that there was an issue and Apple decided to pull the application. New screenshots of ezOutlet were submitted immediately, but haven't been approved yet. The official status of the app is 'Waiting for Review.' Given the holiday week, we expect the app to be available early next week.

It is important to remember though, the Single Outlet IP Switch is still functional. It will still perform its auto reset if configured to do so, it can still be accessed and setup via its web administration interface, and the web interface also provides control over the outlet to power on, off, or reset the device. The Android version of the application is also available. Any iOS users who already have the app downloaded can still use it as well without issue. This only affects new app downloads on iOS devices.

We'll update this post as soon as the app is available again in the iTunes store..

UPDATE 12/4/15 - The ezOutlet Application has returned to the iTunes store and is once again available for download.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Carl W. For Writing Review of a Pepwave Surf SOHO 3G/4G Router (WiFi Antennas Included) Firmware 6.2.1

Congrats to Carl W. of Tucson, Arizona who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for Pepwave Surf SOHO 3G/4G Router (WiFi Antennas Included) Firmware 6.2.1 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 Carl W.\'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!.

Successfully using wifi-as-wan to enhance and secure campground wifi in my RV. It is great to just have one connection setup in my devices and only have to change the SOHO when we switch campgrounds or switch to our Mifi. Very pleased.






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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Sierra Wireless Announces AirLink Raven RV50

AirLink® Raven RV50 gateway provides mission-critical LTE communication and remote monitoring for industrial IoT applications, including utilities, oil and gas, and infrastructure
 
VANCOUVER, Canada-- Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TSX:SW) today announced the launch of the AirLink® Raven RV50 gateway-the LTE successor to the market's most widely deployed cellular gateway solution for energy and industrial applications, the AirLink® Raven X.
The AirLink® Raven RV50 offers a truly rugged design and the lowest power consumption of any LTE industrial gateway, providing reliable connectivity for the most demanding remote applications, even when solar panels are the only available source of power.

"The Raven RV50 is an ideal migration path for customers to cost-effectively upgrade to LTE technology for their industrial IoT applications, while providing additional functionality to enable new solutions such as remote video surveillance," said Jason Krause, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions for Sierra Wireless. "The RV50 consumes the same low level of power as our 2G and 3G Raven gateways, so it can be installed directly into existing infrastructure without the need to increase capacity."

Read more about the Raven RV50


Friday, November 13, 2015

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Jonathan t. For Writing Review of a Wilson 18" Building Mount Omni Antenna w/ Mount (Cables Sold Separately)

Congrats to Jonathan t. of benton, Louisiana who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for Wilson 18" Building Mount Omni Antenna w/ Mount (Cables Sold Separately) 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 Jonathan t.\'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!.

Nice!!! I play online with att mifi. I was at 2 bars and -114 dbm. Now 4 bars and 78 dbm. It was super easy to setup. I love it so far today is the first day so i hope it keeps up the good signal. 3gstore was awesome also super fast shipping :)






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Friday, November 06, 2015

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Mary Jean H. For Writing Review of a Remote Power Switch - 1 Outlet - Home Automation and Remote Reboot (Routers, WebCams, Servers, etc)

Congrats to Mary Jean H. of Shelton, Washington who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for Remote Power Switch - 1 Outlet - Home Automation and Remote Reboot (Routers, WebCams, Servers, etc) 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 Mary Jean 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!.

It is an incredibly simple and affordable answer to our need to be able to reboot out modem when out of the house.






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Friday, October 30, 2015

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Michael L. For Writing Review of a Remote Power Switch - 1 Outlet - Home Automation and Remote Reboot (Routers, WebCams, Servers, etc)

Congrats to Michael L. of Peoria, Arizona who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for Remote Power Switch - 1 Outlet - Home Automation and Remote Reboot (Routers, WebCams, Servers, etc) 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 Michael L.\'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!.

Quick delivery. Easy setup. Have yet to experience an actual modem hang, but it worked well in simulated outages.


Friday, October 23, 2015

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Yiu Chung Y. For Writing Review of a 3Gstore Remote Power Switch - 2 Outlets - Home Automation and Remote Rebooting (Routers, WebCams, Servers, etc)

Congrats to Yiu Chung Y. of Toronto, Ontario who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for 3Gstore Remote Power Switch - 2 Outlets - Home Automation and Remote Rebooting (Routers, WebCams, Servers, etc) 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 Yiu Chung Y.\'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 as expected


Friday, October 16, 2015

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Doug P. For Writing Review of a Remote Power Switch - 1 Outlet - Home Automation and Remote Reboot (Routers, WebCams, Servers, etc)

Congrats to Doug P. of Plainview, Minnesota who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for Remote Power Switch - 1 Outlet - Home Automation and Remote Reboot (Routers, WebCams, Servers, etc) 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 Doug 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!.

I like having the ability to save 1/2 hour drive each way to reset my router.


Friday, October 09, 2015

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer annette v. For Writing Review of a Pepwave Surf On-The-Go 3G/4G Router w/ WiFi as WAN (Surf OTG) Version 2.0

Congrats to annette v. of Chesterfield, Michigan who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for Pepwave Surf On-The-Go 3G/4G Router w/ WiFi as WAN (Surf OTG) Version 2.0 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 annette v.\'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 my 2nd pepwave and it hasn't disappointed me. My order arrived as scheduled. The packaging was very good and my router arrived in pristine condition. After taking it out of the box, I was able to install it within 15 minutes. I can't say that on most technology products I have purchased. I would highly recommend this Pepwave router.


Verizon Increases Price of Unlimited Data


Starting November 15th, Verizon Wireless will be raising the price on their legacy unlimited data plans. This brings the total monthly cost from $29.99 up to $49.99. Be aware that the data plan cost comes in addition to a whatever the customer chooses for their talk and text rate. This means final bill costs will vary from user to user.

As we've seen many times before, it seems this change may have been prompted by a similar move made by Sprint recently. They raised the unlimited plan price from $60 to $70, which is starting October 16.

Keep in mind, Verizon no longer offers its unlimited plan, so this of course applies to those customers who already have the plan. New service for new customers fall under their new tiered data plans that began in August.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Khurram Adeeb N. For Writing Review of a Pepwave AP One AC Mini (2.4GHz and 5.0GHz)

Congrats to Khurram Adeeb N. of Cary, Illinois who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for Pepwave AP One AC Mini (2.4GHz and 5.0GHz) 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 Khurram Adeeb N.\'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!.

Great product, solved WiFi issue on my Macbook where WiFi was continuously dropping due to conflict with Bluetooth on 2.4GHz frequency. Excellent coverage throughout my apartment with full WiFi signals in every room.


Friday, September 25, 2015

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Anwer A. For Writing Review of a Pepwave Surf SOHO 3G/4G Router (WiFi Antennas Included) Firmware 6.2.1

Congrats to Anwer A. of Maidens, Virginia who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for Pepwave Surf SOHO 3G/4G Router (WiFi Antennas Included) Firmware 6.2.1 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 Anwer A.\'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!.

Rock solid with my Verizon Jetpack 6620L tethered via USB. Adding external antennas didn't do much for range vs. internal ones. Wish it was simultaneous dual 2.4 and 5 Ghz capable.


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Cradlepoint Mail-In Rebates End 9/30/15

At the beginning of July, Cradlepoint announced they would be providing a mail-in rebate on select products. This included the MBR1200B, CBA850, and AER 2100. These routers can be used in a number of different applications for home users as well as small businesses or large enterprises. While the MBR1200B works with USB modems, the CBA850 and AER 2100 series come with embedded modems. If your only access to Internet service is cellular/ mobile broadband be sure to check out Cradlepoint’s products today!

Not sure if a USB or embedded solution may fit your needs best? See how they compare in our Embedded vs USB Routers article.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

How to Switch Cellular Carriers on the Pepwave Max BR1

How to Switch Cellular Carriers on the Pepwave Max BR1

Pretty simple, watch this video.




Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Should I Disable the WiFi Assist Feature on My iPhone?

If you’ve recently upgraded your iPhone to iOS 9, you may want to read on! More than likely, you haven’t noticed that something called “WiFi Assist” gets enabled by default. Basically speaking, WiFi Assist is a smart feature that is able to detect a weak WiFi signal and then automatically switch over to the cellular network. For users looking for a way to maintain a more consistent Internet connection when traveling in and out of WiFi hotspots, this is a great feature. Not so much however if you’re on a limited data plan. In that case, it would be wise for you to disable this!

Here’s how to do it (screenshots on the right):
  1. Open your iPhone Settings and select Cellular 
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page till you find WiFi Assist 
  3. Tap the toggle switch to set it OFF 
  4. You’re done! 
No need to restart the phone since the change will take effect immediately. The iPhone will now work as it had prior to the iOS 9 update - meaning the cellular data will ONLY come on when the WiFi signal is completely lost. If you ever want to change the setting back, simply repeat the steps and toggle WiFi Assist back ON.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Ari B. For Writing Review of a Pepwave MAX BR1 Router With Embedded US/Canada/South America 3G/4G Modem

Congrats to Ari B. of Jenkintown, Pennsylvania who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for Pepwave MAX BR1 Router With Embedded US/Canada/South America 3G/4G Modem 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 Ari B.\'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 Pepwave Router ended up being perfect for what my business needed. We needed our own network that can travel with us from location to location. We bought a SIM card from Verizon, put it in the router, and now we can have wired internet for our computer anywhere we go. Thanks so much to 3G for recommending this - we are very happy with the product!