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ralphnjoann

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Posted: 06/18/21 08:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

AT&T is ending 3G in February 2022, see here. The Mobley uses 3G when it de-priortizes. Where will that leave us? Any thoughts?

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Posted: 06/18/21 10:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have both a Mobley and prepaid phone plan and looking for an excuse to switch to another carrier and this is it when time comes. They have been sending me this message for some time now. At&t is one screwed up company wasting tons of money buying and selling at a loss other large companies and constant upset changes to their existing services. At least they gave many months of notice before the cutoff date. Cheers and tears.

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Posted: 06/18/21 11:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ATT has started a new (more expensive) option, a 4G data service offering 100 gigs for $55 a month. They have a portable 4g unit for $50 or you can bring your own. Helmart has them in stock.
ATT hotspot prepaid plan

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Posted: 06/18/21 12:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Visible with party pay and 4 participants is $25 monthly no other tax and fees. Your phone can be used as a Hotspot. Unlimited data, phone, and texts. 4G and 5G Verizon towers.

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Posted: 06/18/21 02:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have two Mobley's and they should continue to work fine. I use mine day and night and have never seen them on 3G speeds.

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Posted: 06/18/21 02:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I moved my Mobley SIM CARD to a netgear hotspot router , long time back
Three days ago I signed up for & ordered the T-mobile wireless home internet, unlimited data no throttling,
It's on the way, shipped from Louisville Ky and due to arrive next Tuesday the 22nd,
The current special includes $50 per month with auto pay, $55 without, no setup fees, no shipping fees, no surcharges, they ship the device free comes with the SIM installed ready to go, but if you terminate service you must return it, or pay full price for it $280, if you loose it or break it, you pay for it, I think you have to call tech service during initial startup...No charge
Special offer end on June 30


I can explain it to you.
But I Can Not understand it for you !

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Posted: 06/18/21 02:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Remember the depriortizing is a plan thing, implemented by AT&T servers, this can be turned off or removed by AT&T, this is Not a hardware issue,
AT&T can change this
Don't know what they will do, but why make all the Mobley owners mad, when they don't need too, how can you switch a device account to use a service you have discontinued
After all the Mobley is a 4G device (as is my Netgear Wi-Fi hotspot router,)
How will AT&T de-prioritize to 3G if there is No 3G to use

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What it means if you have AT&T Wireless service
Talk and data services won’t work for wireless phones and Devices that don’t support at least 4G LTE and HD Voice.

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Have session-based pricing for a data-only device?
After phasing out our 3G network, your data-only device won’t work unless it supports 4G LTE speeds and higher.

The Mobley is 4G, we will find out next year , how this plays out

How many people have a 3G only phone or hotspot or tablet
The world did not stop moving when 2G was phased out, how many people were forced to replace their phone then, not too many were still using an old 2G flip phone at the time they became obsolete, and I suspect not to many have a 3G only hotspot or phone right now
The Mobley is not 3G only, right now with this tablet, I'm connected to 4G via my att netgear hotspot with the Mobley SIM , Before next Friday I should be using my new T-Mobile 4G/5G INTERNET

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If I am going to have a wireless home internet connection I want a device that has 1 preferably 2 connectors for external antennas.

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You can add antenna connections to the T-Mobile device. I have the tutorial on file with how to do it.

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Posted: 06/18/21 10:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

theoldwizard1 wrote:

If I am going to have a wireless home internet connection I want a device that has 1 preferably 2 connectors for external antennas.


My netgear hotspot has (2) external antenna ports,
And I have the MIMO antenna for it

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