Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Sprint: Unlimited Data Going From $60 to $70 a Month




Sprint and T-Mobile are the last two of the big four cellular carriers that still offer an unlimited data plan. Verizon and AT&T stopped offering unlimited plans and have switched over to those with monthly data caps across the board. T-Mobile has unlimited data for $80 a month, and through October 15th, 2015, Sprint will have them beat by $20. October 16th, 2015 Sprint will be raising the price by $10 a month. Nothing in their unlimited plans will change except for the pricing.

“At Sprint, we give customers what they want – and they want the option of unlimited data,” Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said. ”At $70 a month, Sprint still beats the competition. Rather than increase the price without warning, we want to give customers one last chance to take advantage of the $60 rate.”

Current Sprint customers on the $60 plan will be able to stay on the same plan and even upgrade as long as they still meet the plan requirements. Read the full Sprint release here.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 September 2015 )
Monday, 28 September 2015

How to Test and Improve Your Cellular Signal

One of the most common questions we hear at 3Gstore is, "How do I know if one of your antennas or amplifiers will help my situation?" By accurately identifying what your current signal/RSSI strength is and by doing a few simple tests in and around the area where you use your device, you will be able to predict whether an antenna or amplifier will improve your device's performance before you invest in signal boosting equipment.

What is RSSI?

RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator) is a measure of the power level that a RF client device is receiving from the cellular tower. It’s often expressed in decibels (dB). The closer the figure is to zero, the better. For example, RSSI of -65dB is better than -85dB. As a general example, a good signal would be -50, a reasonable one would be -75, and a bad signal would be -90. -100dB and above on the other hand, would provide no service at all.

If you'd like to learn more about RSSI and how to do a site survey, check out our Will an Antenna or Amplifier Help Me page.

One of the easiest solutions to determine RSSI and your cell tower location is by downloading the OpenSignal App. Here are some steps:

  1. Download the App (Android - iOS)
  2. Click on the Cell Tower Icon
  3. You will get a Map with RSSI, Location



Last Updated ( Monday, 28 September 2015 )
Monday, 28 September 2015

 9/28/15: Facebook down for desktop users, mobile OK

As of 2:34pm CST on 9/28/15, Facebook users trying to access the site from their computer are seeing this error:

facebook down 9/28/15

The Facebook app on mobile does NOT appear to be having the same issue - the issue seems to be limited strictly to

We'll monitor and update when anything changes. Share your experience below and note whether you're accessing from mobile or desktop!

Last Updated ( Monday, 28 September 2015 )
Friday, 25 September 2015

Novatel SA 2100 In Stock at 3Gstore


Now available at 3Gstore, the Novatel MiFi SA2100 is a powerful and cost effective M2M solution providing cellular connectivity to both mobile and fixed locations. The device may carry the MiFi name, but don’t let that confuse you. Although this may be categorized as a MiFi hotspot, this is definitely not a consumer grade device when it comes to performance. 3Gstore has extensively tested the SA2100 in house, and based on those results we’ve decided it is a worthy addition to our growing list of cellular solutions.


Use cases include, but aren’t limited to:

- Video Surveillance

- Digital Signage

- Connected Cars

- Kiosks

- Vending Machines

- Parking Meters

- Fleet Management


- POS Terminals

- Primary or Backup Cellular Connectivity

Design and Exterior:

The SA2100 is a compact device measuring in at only 4.5” x 3” x 1” and weighs just under half a pound. Its rugged exterior means it can handle everything from in office use as a cellular backup device or be installed in the most demanding M2M environments. With an operating temperature of -22F to 158F there are very few places the SA2100 can’t work for you.


The face of the SA2100 has status LEDs for cellular signal strength, power, and WiFi. Around the back are dual cellular antenna ports, USB, reset, ethernet, and power connectors.


The bottom of the unit has the device details as well as the battery cover. The SA2100 battery can be either the primary means of powering the device if it is being used in the field or as a backup to the included AC adapter. This gives the SA2100 a built in UPS not found on other embedded routers and a way to keep the cellular connection running at all times.



If you have ever used a Novatel device before, the admin interface will be familiar. Even if you have no IT experience, the SA2100 is simple to manage and configure. The user interface is laid out in an easy to read style with simple menus and easy to understand settings.



Embedded Verizon LTE Modem: The SA2100 features a built in, enterprise grade cellular modem that works on the Verizon network. 800/1900 Mhz 3G, 700Mhz 4G LTE, and 1700Mhz XLTE are all supported on this device. This means that mobile environments can fallback to 3G if needed, and speeds through Verizon XLTE are available for the highest bandwidth possible. In our testing at 3Gstore, we ran the SA2100 for nearly 2 weeks straight without a drop in connectivity (measured via an internet ping test). This proves the reliability of an embedded modem compared to consumer grade USB modems or hotspots that have the tendency to disconnect or overheat.


WiFi Hotspot and LAN port: A built in WiFi access point at 2.4 Ghz provides connectivity for up to 10 devices simultaneously. This makes the SA2100 an ideal device to install in work vehicles that require cellular connectivity. The addition of a wired LAN port vs. WiFi only on traditional consumer hotspots means wired devices can safely connect to the cellular network. VoIP phones and PoS terminals now have a reliable cellular option. Credit card terminals can wire directly to a secure cellular network without compromising PCI compliance.


IP Passthrough: The default operation of the SA2100 is in a router mode to allow connectivity of multiple devices via WiFi or ethernet. When IP Passthrough is enabled, the SA2100 becomes a powerful cellular modem that passes all IP traffic to the device connected to its LAN port. You can use the SA2100 as a cellular adapter to bring LTE connectivity to routers that don’t have cellular capabilities built in. This will function as a primary or secondary WAN port for backup, or provide easy remote access to M2M equipment without the need to set up a router or complex port forwarding.

Cellular Antenna Ports: The antenna ports are the industry standard SMA size. If the built in antenna isn’t powerful enough, high gain external antennas or a cellular amplifier can be easily attached to the SA2100. Traditional hotspots use a push in antenna connector which can be unreliable and detach from the device. The SA2100 has dual screw on antenna connectors which provide a much more reliable way to improve cellular signal strength and throughput. The SA2100 automatically switches from the internal, to the external cellular antenna ports.

Regardless of if you are using this as a rugged mobile hotspot, providing cellular connectivity to an M2M device like an ATM or digital sign, or using this as a backup connection to a primary internet connection in a home or office, the SA2100 does exactly what it is supposed to do and it does so with excellent reliability.


The Novatel MiFI SA2100 is available now at 3Gstore.

Last Updated ( Monday, 28 September 2015 )
Friday, 25 September 2015

Verizon Netgear Jetpack AC791L Unboxing and Overview

Verizon has released a new hotspot, the Jetpack AC791L made by Netgear. This new hotspot boasts a 24 hour battery life and connectivity for up to 15 WiFi devices. Previous hotspots have had hard limits at 10 connections. On top of that, this new hotspot can function as a backup battery to your phone or tablet thanks to the included cable micro to micro USB cable.


The hotspot also has an antenna port for simple connectivity to an external antenna . You can even connect building mounted outdoor antennas, or a cellular amplifier and antenna, for performance where signal may be weak. The AC791L also has a built in USB tethering feature so you can connect directly to a PC or a compatible router like the Pepwave Surf SOHO . When in tethering mode, the hotspots on board WiFi is disabled, and the Surf SOHO will provide WiFi for you. Now instead of the small 15 user network of the hotspot, you can create a network where WiFi works up to 300' indoors and supports many more users! 3Gstore did some testing with the new hotspot, and you can watch a video overview below.

Usage Time - Up to: 24 hrs
Standby Time - Up to: 27 days
Weight 5.8 oz
Height 4.33 in
Width 2.67 in
Depth 0.75 in
Size 4.33" (H) x 2.67" (W) x 0.75" (D)
SAR 1.24 W/kg
Network Network Modes: CDMA 1xEVDO Rev. A (800/1900Mhz) GSM/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900Mhz) UMTS/HSPA (850/900/1900/2100Mhz); LTE Bands: 13/4 (700/1700 MHz)
Battery 4,340 mAh
System Requirements Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7 SP1, Windows Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3 or higher, MAC and other operating systems
Screen 1.77” TFT Display (128x160) with touch navigation buttons
In The Box
  • Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot—AC791L
  • Pre-Installed SIM Card (3FF)
  • Removable Li-Ion Battery (4,340 mAh)
  • Wall/USB Charger
  • Universal Charging Cable
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Product Safety & Warranty Brochure
  • Global Support Brochure


Last Updated ( Friday, 25 September 2015 )
Thursday, 24 September 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.

Large Cradlepoint Deployment? Request a volume quote

Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 September 2015 )
Thursday, 24 September 2015

Attention Verizon Reps: 3Gstore's Rep Tracking Tool is Here!

If you have customers that need 4G routers (and accessories like antennas and boosters), we have built something that can help you get more activations every month for very little effort.

Here's how it works:

1) Register at
2) Give your customers a customized URL to use when ordering from 3Gstore. All of their future orders will automatically be tied to you, too.
3) When the customer places an order, we will AUTOMATICALLY email you with the customer's info along with the router's IMEI and the ICC of the SIM card (we include the SIM for free for customers purchasing via a rep URL) so you can follow up and get their service activated. If they order again in the future, you will always be automatically notified. 60% of our orders every month are from repeat customers, so you can enjoy the benefits of repeat business with no additional work on your end.

We've worked with several Verizon reps over the years to manually provide them with this info for their customers, but this new system is fully automated and will allow reps to keep better track of their referrals and earn more money with activations. 


rep URLs


For more information, download this PDF and it will step you through the process. It only takes a minute to sign up and then when you have a customer asking for embedded routers from CradlePoint, Peplink, Sierra or others, just give them your 3Gstore Rep URL and that is it!

Verizon rep tracking info

If you have larger opportunities or want to engage us to help you close deals, we can get you in touch with one of our product experts that can help you. For more information or support, contact 3Gstore.


EVDO News, Tips, Products, Reviews, Verizon and Sprint Experts.
Welcome to the #1 source for EVDO Information. Search our EVDO forums, read our EVDO Blogs, check EVDO coverage and when ready, buy your EVDO products from us, your EVDO Experts. Call us @ 1-866-3GSTORE.
The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

CrawlTrack: free crawlers and spiders tracking script for webmaster- SEO script -script gratuit de dÔøΩtection des robots pour webmaster