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Lou Schneider

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AT&T Mobley is available again
« on: June 17, 2017, 01:47:41 AM »
AT&T is accepting orders for the Mobley again.  I just checked their website and they're promising delivery between June 19 and 21.

The terms are the same as before:  $20 a month for unlimited 4G service, subject to de-prioritization after 22 GB (possible slowdown during periods of network congestion).  You have a choice to either purchase the Mobley up front for $99 with month-to-month service or paying a $45 activation charge for a 2 year contract with the Mobley included.

https://www.att.com/devices/zte/mobley.html#sku=sku7700323

No doubt this batch will also quickly sell out.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2017, 02:03:21 AM by Lou Schneider »

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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 03:21:44 AM »
I just ordered one. For $20 a month it's a deal for me.

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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2017, 06:22:23 AM »
I wanted to buy one of these back in April but I went on a 6 week European trip and waited.  When I came home they were all gone as well as the 79.99 ones at Best Buy.


I have been checking every day and this morning they were back in stock.  Ordered one and the status says that it will ship 6/19 to 6/21.


I ordered parts to build a usb power cord a couple of weeks ago and the parts should arrive from Hong Kong before I get the ZTE Mobley.


Hopefully by next week I'll be up and running.
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2017, 04:39:34 AM »
That was quick. All sold out and done. Gotta be quick

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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2017, 06:09:38 AM »
Mine came in yesterday.  Plugged it in and up and running within seconds.


Great little box.
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2017, 06:11:23 AM »
Did you have to call to enable it?

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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2017, 08:43:49 AM »
Did you have to call to enable it?
Just plugged it in and it started working.  Newer firmware, option to not time out already there.


They sent info telling how to call to start service but that was not necessary.
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2017, 08:53:30 AM »
Just plugged it in and it started working.  Newer firmware, option to not time out already there.


They sent info telling how to call to start service but that was not necessary.

Oh, OK. I'll try today once my power supply comes in

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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2017, 11:01:10 AM »
I just checked the website, they're now accepting orders with June 22 - 26 shipping dates.

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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2017, 11:50:02 AM »
Just plugged it in and it started working.  Newer firmware, option to not time out already there.


They sent info telling how to call to start service but that was not necessary.

Check your account online and make sure the Mobley is activated with the $20 unlimited plan. There have been some reports of them shipping with a more expensive low GB plan. Worth a check to make sure, and it only takes a phone call to correct it.
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2017, 01:38:15 PM »
Check your account online and make sure the Mobley is activated with the $20 unlimited plan. There have been some reports of them shipping with a more expensive low GB plan. Worth a check to make sure, and it only takes a phone call to correct it.
Checking online tells me that the bill is 0.00 at this time and it is for unlimited usage.  Can't tell until they put a bill on the account.  I do know that when I signed up and paid my $99.99 plus tax the web site said that I was buying the $20 unlimited connected car plan.


Thanks NY_Dutch for the links to build a usb power supply for about 5.00 using Hong Kong eBay parts.  I have received the connector so far and and am waiting for the usb 5v to 12v adapter.


So far works by plugging into my OBD2 port on the car or RV.  The signal on the WiFi is strong enough to reach inside my house.
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« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2017, 01:53:43 PM »
I'm guessing you already have AT&T phone. I don't. I've been on the phone and online for 3 hours already and still not enabled

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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2017, 02:51:13 PM »
I'm guessing you already have AT&T phone. I don't. I've been on the phone and online for 3 hours already and still not enabled
No AT&T phone.  The device when shipped had a telephone number assigned and it was preconfigured to work out of the box.  Never talked to a human when ordering.  Did have to go to chat to get my online account set up.  I did work for AT&T for 30 years about 22 years ago but they didn't know that.
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2017, 03:23:39 PM »
Checking online tells me that the bill is 0.00 at this time and it is for unlimited usage.  Can't tell until they put a bill on the account.  I do know that when I signed up and paid my $99.99 plus tax the web site said that I was buying the $20 unlimited connected car plan.


Thanks NY_Dutch for the links to build a usb power supply for about 5.00 using Hong Kong eBay parts.  I have received the connector so far and and am waiting for the usb 5v to 12v adapter.


So far works by plugging into my OBD2 port on the car or RV.  The signal on the WiFi is strong enough to reach inside my house.

Sounds good to me, Bill! I'm glad it's working out so well for you.
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2017, 09:05:23 PM »
Looks like they are sold out again
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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2017, 09:41:11 PM »
After spending an hour on the phone and hours on chat my device does not work. I finally got an online account and big surprise. My contract is for 450 minutes of talk time for $49.95 a month. Happy days!

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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2017, 06:40:38 AM »
After spending an hour on the phone and hours on chat my device does not work. I finally got an online account and big surprise. My contract is for 450 minutes of talk time for $49.95 a month. Happy days!
Looks like they signed you up as a wireless phone account and not the connected car account.  Probably more phone time for you.  Sorry to hear that your order went into the ditch.
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2017, 06:28:20 PM »
I'm really interested in getting a Mobley for 20/month, but following the link above, I chose the options, but the tabs at the bottom aren't clickable, the deal must be off now  >:(
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2017, 08:05:37 PM »
Keep checking, Daryll, they'll probably have Mobley's back in stock again in a few days.
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2017, 08:17:04 PM »
I definitely will, thanks Dutch
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2017, 08:15:16 AM »
How much time does AT&T really actually allow? I understand it is unlimited but at their choice of activity. Can you use netflix ? Thanks all

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« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2017, 08:32:11 AM »
AT&T does not control our activities on the Mobley at all. We can stream video all day and night if we want to, although 2-3 hours at a time for a movie is more commonly what we do.
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2017, 09:00:04 AM »
I just connected a Cradlepoint CT-350 router to the Mobley via USB cable.  Granted the Mobley supports 5 connections, but sometimes (especially if I use it at home) I need more connections.


The Cradlepoint router was sitting in the junk box from being used with a Verizon USB 3G modem 8 or 9 years ago.  I assume that a few of you also still have a Cradlepoint router sitting around.
There are a lot of people using routers to repeat the WiFi signal, but using the micro USB (covered by a rubber stopper) its just plug and go.  I still can use the 5 Mobley connections with that SSID and 16 more using the Cradlepoint's SSID.


Probably any USB router could be used.  For most people the 5 connections are enough for car or RV use.
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2017, 09:32:15 AM »
Lou, are you using the Mobley's USB port to connect to the CTR-350? I'm using a Pepwave Surf Mini On-The-Go to connect to the Mobley using WiFi as WAN, since the USB connection, while recognized by the Pepwave, wouldn't connect to the Internet via the Mobley. I also have a Cradlepoint MBR95, but I haven't tried tethering that yet. I think I still have a CTR-350 somewhere too.

Oops! Now that I think about it, I don't think the CTR-350 has a USB input for tethering...  :o ;D
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2017, 08:59:35 AM »
Oops! Now that I think about it, I don't think the CTR-350 has a USB input for tethering...  :o ;D
My CRT-350 was only used by me in the past to plug in a Verizon USB720 modem.  The CTR also works fine to plug in my smart phone for tethering. The CTR350 also has one RJ45 network jack that can be used to plug in a cable/dsl modem or use as a LAN jack.
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« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2017, 09:13:30 AM »
Ah! Thanks, Bill. I'll have to dig around in my electronic storage and see if I still have the 350 tucked away. That also gives me hope that the Mobley will work with my Cradlepoint MBR95 when I get around to trying it. Right now, the Pepwave OTG is working well for us in WiFi as WAN mode.
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2017, 08:21:36 PM »
They are back up on the AT&T site now, jus picked one up.
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« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2017, 08:40:57 PM »
They are back up on the AT&T site now, jus picked one up.

See? That didn't take long...  ;D
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2017, 01:47:52 PM »
Bought the Mobley a couple of months ago. Couldn't get a signal while we were in WY, but it's working just fine here in OH where we're spending time with kids and grandkids. Having three gandkids overnight with us, each of whom needed to be online with two devices, meant that we hit the Mobley's limit of 5 connections. Their parents couldn't get online, and I had to break out the VZW Jetpack.

Looks like I need to get a router hooked up. Unfortunately, all my old routers are in the garage at home in CA.

When I was a kid, I thought it was great to build a "crystal radio" and have something come out of the speaker headphones  :(
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2017, 07:21:58 PM »
Bought the Mobley a couple of months ago. Couldn't get a signal while we were in WY, but it's working just fine here in OH where we're spending time with kids and grandkids. Having three gandkids overnight with us, each of whom needed to be online with two devices, meant that we hit the Mobley's limit of 5 connections. Their parents couldn't get online, and I had to break out the VZW Jetpack.

Looks like I need to get a router hooked up. Unfortunately, all my old routers are in the garage at home in CA.

When I was a kid, I thought it was great to build a "crystal radio" and have something come out of the speaker  :(

Pick up one of these; GL-AR150 $24
You can use WISP to connect to your mobley wireless or use a Usb cable to tether the mobley. The AR150 will use a connection speed of about 72 Mbps between your laptop and the router. The modem is powered with a usb cable also (Not included) Nice little router. I ordered the AR300 to see if it performs better.
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