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Posted: 08/31/19 04:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am lucky enough to have a Mobley on the original plan.

I want to be very careful with the Mobley, since it wouldn't be possible to fix or replace it if it broke.

I am sometimes parked for extended periods of time, with shore power. Should I get a different, used, hotspot and put the Mobley SIM in it, at those times?

If so, something with a larger range would be useful. Other than that I don't think I need any bells and whistles.

I don't know anything about hot spots, so if this is a good idea, I'm wondering if any of you folks can recommend specific models. Or tell me which ones to avoid :-)


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Posted: 08/31/19 04:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have had my Mobley SIM in an AT&T Netgear router ever since someone posted that you could. No issues!


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
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There are many adapters available to use the Mobley outside the vehicle. You can get ones that work off of USB (5v to 12v)or a 120v converted to 12v.
Just do a search on Amazon or other sites for Mobley power adapter. That way you don't have to remove it.
If you just want to use another device a NETGEAR 4G LTE Modem works with the sim card found in the Mobley. I have used it without problems.


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I put my Mobley in a Unite pro 781 over a year ago that I bought off amazon for about a hundred bucks. The Mobley died over a year ago and it’s in the bottom of a drawer. The unite pro or similar models are far superior to the little Mobley. I follow several wireless tech sites and know of no one who has been “ kicked off the plan” for not using the Mobley. As of now there is 0 danger of that.
While it’s still working replace it with a better modem and keep it just in case, but chances are that won’t happen. I would think moving the sim back and forth would be a hassle and unneeded. Once you have the better modem with antenna connection if needed and many more WiFi devices that can be connected , and a built in battery to take with you wherever you won’t go back.


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I do already have an AC adapter for the Mobley, which works great. I was just thinking in terms of preserving the life of the Mobley body in case I need it in the futur.

I appreciate folks letting me know which hotspot they use and how well it works for them!

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Those people that put the Mobley SIM in a traditional hotspot quite a while ago are OK. About a year ago, the SIMs that were still in the Mobleys got locked by AT&T.

There's a way around it, but you can't just take the SIM out of the Mobley now and put it in a hotspot like you could before (unless you've unlocked it).

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Posted: 08/31/19 07:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

i put my Mobley SIM into a NetGear hotspot wifi router

since it was already in the Netgear when ATT did their SIM lock stunt, it was not affected, and when i learned what was going on, i logged in and changed the lock code on the SIM from the default to one of my choosing, even IF i put in back in the MObley, ATT can not change it

the NetGear is superior to the Mobley, more range better signal etc..

i would read up on the unlocking of the MObley SIM, and get that done before investing $$ in something you might not be able to use


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Ohhhh... I didn't know that! Will anything bad happen if I try it? Is there a way that I can be sure, other than buying another hotspot, that this has happened to my SIM?

The reason I ask is that there was talk a while back about how they were changing the firmware so that the Mobleys would shut off after 2 hours or whatever and not be able to be on indefinitely. But that never happened to mine.

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Did AT&T finally get rid of the ridiculous stipulation that the service was for use in an in-motion vehicle only?


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GordonThree wrote:

Did AT&T finally get rid of the ridiculous stipulation that the service was for use in an in-motion vehicle only?


My understanding is that the Mobley was a "dumb"device, and ATT could not tell if you were using it outside the vehicle. The newer units being sold now, they can tell.

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