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!


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

AT&T Changes Policy for Unlimited Data Users

Listen up AT&T users who are still fortunate enough to have a grandfathered unlimited data plan, because this one’s for you!

If you recall, back in June, the FCC fined AT&T $100 million for misleading customers about their throttling policy. For at least 3 years prior, AT&T had been throttling data speeds for users connecting to overloaded/ congested cell towers. Remember that per net neutrality rules throttling is prohibited. However, mobile carriers are able to make adjustments in cases where they’re simply trying to minimize issues from heavy data users and maximize connectivity for users across the board.

As this same “throttling” practice remains - it’s just known as "reasonable network management" - AT&T, like other carriers, are adjusting their policy. Surprisingly enough, AT&T customers should be happy with the news. Until this change, AT&T would throttle users’ data speeds significantly after they used 3GB of HSPA data or 5GB or LTE data (applies to a single billing period). Now, they’ve increased this amount to 22GB!

For more details, check out the AT&T site for the official announcement.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Save $40 off weBoost Drive 4G-M (470108) Repeater Kit Through 10/3!

drive 4g-m

weBoost's popular Drive 4G-M Vehicle Repeater Kit is on sale now at 3Gstore for just $339.99 (MSRP $379.99). The Drive 4G-M kit works for most voice, 3G, and 4G networks in the US and Canada and can provide boosted signal for multiple phones/hotspots to up to a 10' area (like the cab of a truck, living area of an RV, etc). The kit includes everything you need to install the system in your vehicle and comes with a 2-year warranty. 

Features & Benefits:
  • Stronger cell signal in your vehicle
  • Fewer dropped calls & lost connections
  • Faster data downloads
  • Longer battery life – up to 2 hours more talk time
  • Boosts voice & data signals
  • Works with all cellular carriers
  • All needed components included in kit
  • Works with all smartphones & mobile hotspots
  • Simple installation
The Drive 4G-M Vehicle Repeater Kit is on sale now at 3Gstore!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Charles W. For Writing Review of a Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 With Embedded Verizon Multi-Band 3G/4G Modem Firmware 5.4.0

Congrats to Charles W. of Johnsonville, New York who just won a $25.00 Restaurant.com gift code for writing a review for Cradlepoint ARC MBR1400 With Embedded Verizon Multi-Band 3G/4G Modem 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 Charles 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!.

Absolutely delighted with the cradle point. The robust modem finally brought real 4G service to my remote farm.


Friday, September 04, 2015

Congrats to 3Gstore Customer Stacey O. For Writing Review of a CradlePoint MBR1200B 3G/4G Mobile Broadband Router w/ WiFi as WAN + $50 MAIL-IN REBATE! Firmware 5.3.4

Congrats to Stacey O. of Nunnelly, Tennessee 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 + $50 MAIL-IN REBATE! Firmware 5.3.4 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 Stacey O.\'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 was easy to set up and works AMAZINGLY!