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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #60 on: October 08, 2017, 08:50:58 AM »
Are you thinking that AT&T will cancel this plan for everyone that currently has it?


Those of us who were lucky enough to get on the $20/mo plan are on 2 year contracts, after that AT&T can raise the rates if it chooses. Would be nice if they continued the plan at that point but who knows. Could be in another year or two there will be other competing unlimited data plans.
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #61 on: October 08, 2017, 09:37:02 AM »
I was able to get on the program in August.
Did not commit to contract because I bought the unit out right.
Since I live in Canada I can't use at home but planned to have for travel and snowbirding starting winter of 2018.
My plan was to keep plan live even though not using for longer periods.

I have no experience with At&T, but would hope they will keep plan alive for those that are signed up regardless of contracts.


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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #62 on: October 08, 2017, 09:53:14 AM »
I think Scott is right. They would probably leave the device active and just bump the price to whatever they need to make it profitable. That is after all their main objective.
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #63 on: October 08, 2017, 12:28:21 PM »
Historically, AT&T has grandfathered in existing plans for the most part, although as said, they do reserve the right to change their pricing without notice. Worst case, I'm hoping they'll just drop back to the original $40 price, which would still be a good deal.
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #64 on: October 08, 2017, 12:33:30 PM »
Yep, I would still buy it at that price.  I would guess though that chances are a data cap would be part of any new plans.
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #65 on: October 08, 2017, 01:38:19 PM »
Yep, I would still buy it at that price.  I would guess though that chances are a data cap would be part of any new plans.


I would probably drop it at $40 with a cap. I consider it a luxury and would just fall back on my 3G for more essential web activities and wait for the next promo. Already over $1400/yr at home for internet (no cable TV), donít need to spend another $500/yr. For a full-timer itís a good deal.
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #66 on: October 08, 2017, 07:35:14 PM »
I agree, Marty, a cap is certainly a possibility...
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #67 on: October 22, 2017, 02:23:50 PM »

Those of us who were lucky enough to get on the $20/mo plan are on 2 year contracts, after that AT&T can raise the rates if it chooses. Would be nice if they continued the plan at that point but who knows. Could be in another year or two there will be other competing unlimited data plans.


Those of us who paid for our Mobleys are not on a contract so we may be the first to get a change.


Hope Not!


The other  BIG benefit for me is comparing AT&T data coverage to Verizon this summer. AT&T was as good if not better than VZW so I will be ready to drop the very expensive plan we are on when our current obligation are met.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2017, 02:33:04 PM by Jeff »

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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #68 on: October 22, 2017, 04:34:08 PM »

The other  BIG benefit for me is comparing AT&T data coverage to Verizon this summer. AT&T was as good if not better than VZW so I will be ready to drop the very expensive plan we are on when our current obligation are met.

I've compared over 25 locations and AT&T was faster in more than 2/3s of the locations. Several locations in Alaska Verizon was only good for voice, but AT&T had very good 3g service. Our current location north of Albuquerque shows ATT at 22MB and Verizon at 9MB.

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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #69 on: November 19, 2017, 05:08:01 AM »
I like my Mobley (especially the price) but have had a few instances were it didn't connect. I bought a WeBoost to help the Mobley connect but haven't tried it yet.
I just wish I could get more than 5 devices connected to it. Many WiFi as WAN options but I've heard that slows down the Mobley. Would like to connect a router via the Mobley's USB but options seem limited.
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #70 on: November 19, 2017, 07:38:42 AM »
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I just wish I could get more than 5 devices connected to it.

Forum Staffer Jeff alerted me to the option of using a small TP-Link Nano router with the Mobley. Works fine when we have 3 grandkids and 2-4 adults wanting to connect, some with 2 devices each.
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #71 on: November 19, 2017, 11:09:44 AM »
>>Many WiFi as WAN options but I've heard that slows down the Mobley<<

I had this problem with an old Craddlepoint MBR95. The speed of a WIFI signal (not just Mobley) could be cut by 50% on "rebroadcast".
I just replaced it with a Pepwave surf SOHO and it has almost no loss using WIFI as WAN.

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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #72 on: November 19, 2017, 02:32:34 PM »
Forum Staffer Jeff alerted me to the option of using a small TP-Link Nano router with the Mobley. Works fine when we have 3 grandkids and 2-4 adults wanting to connect, some with 2 devices each.
Tom, how difficult was this to configure with the Mobley?
Did you notice any slow down?
I would like to increase both the security and number of connectiuons that I can get from the mobley. Particularily for online banking/bill paying.
Between us, we would possibly have 6 connections icluding TV (tv seems to always stay connected even when off) just that one additional connection that causes problems.
Did Jeff give any specific instructions?
Thanks
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #73 on: November 19, 2017, 06:28:25 PM »
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...how difficult was this to configure with the Mobley?

As far as I recall, it was quite simple with their illustrated instructions.

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Did you notice any slow down?

I don't recall checking speeds but, in any event, the Mobley sees the TP-Link as one device, and you can still connect directly via one of Mobley's 4 other allowed connections.

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I would like to increase both the security and number of connectiuons that I can get from the mobley. Particularily for online banking/bill paying.

Irrespective of the connection, for any online banking you need to use secure, encrypted connections and strong passwords. Other than that, I'm not sure how you'd "increase security". FWIW I use strong, secure passwords for everything, and use the KeyPass app to auto-type (or copy/paste) user names and passwords, because there's no way I could remember any of them.

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Between us, we would possibly have 6 connections icluding TV

We could have 8-10 devices online concurrently, some direct to Mobley and others via TP-Link. The grandkids are typically all watching online videos.

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Did Jeff give any specific instructions?

No, but they were not needed, given the instructions in the box.
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #74 on: November 19, 2017, 06:33:51 PM »
Thank you Tom.
Expect I will place the order tonight.
Appreciate the info.
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« Reply #75 on: November 19, 2017, 06:46:30 PM »
If you buy it via Amazon, you can always return it if you're not happy with it.
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« Reply #76 on: November 19, 2017, 07:13:57 PM »
  :))
That is the way I ordered.
Personally, I've never ordered Amazon but my son has Prime and he placed order for me.
Thanks again
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« Reply #77 on: November 19, 2017, 07:19:10 PM »
You're welcome Bob, although the thanks belong to Jeff. Let us know how it works out.

Sorry I didn't have any speed info for you. We've been home (on cable) for several months.
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« Reply #78 on: November 19, 2017, 09:47:41 PM »
It looks like the Nano is a WiFi as WAN only device. I don't see how you could tether it to a Mobley.
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« Reply #79 on: November 19, 2017, 11:32:00 PM »
Here's the TP-Link nano I have. It's a wireless N router and connects fine to the Mobley, and allows us to connect multiple devices.
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« Reply #80 on: November 20, 2017, 04:54:23 AM »
Here's the TP-Link nano I have. It's a wireless N router and connects fine to the Mobley, and allows us to connect multiple devices.

Thanks Tom. I have heard from several sources that connecting some routers to the Mobley via WiFi as WAN (wirelessly) is a slower connection than a hard wired connection from the Mobley to the router. Maybe the nano is an exception. 
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #81 on: November 20, 2017, 05:46:19 AM »
Tim, I have no data on speed. The Nano may well slow things down but, at any point in time, I might be connected via Nano or direct to Mobley. Our primary need for more than Mobley's 5 connections is when we're at our town home in OH and we have 3 nearby grandkids staying over. Each of the kids can have 1 or 2 devices online at the same time. I'll pay more attention next time we're there, but it will be a while; My other half just had surgery with another to follow, so we decided we'd skip our winter sojourn this year, and hopefully return during school summer recess.

Separately, while at our place in WY we have local cable Internet (no ATT service) with a router in an outbuilding. The wireless connection to that router is hopeless, so I ran a 50 foot network cable to connect the router to the Nano in the coach, and all was well. Again, I don't recall if I took speed measurements or what the results were, but my wife and I were both streaming videos.

Here at our S&B primary residence, we have Comcast Cable internet, so no need for Mobley or Nano. FWIW I recently dropped T-mobile service after 12 or more years. They no longer provided any advantage over my other services, and ATT was half the monthly price.
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« Reply #82 on: November 20, 2017, 09:37:05 AM »
Thanks Tom, too bad the nano doesn't have a USB plug for WAN teathering to the Mobley. But it sounds like the nano using WiFi as WAN is working well for you.
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #83 on: November 20, 2017, 10:54:00 AM »
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... too bad the nano doesn't have a USB plug for WAN teathering to the Mobley.

Sorry Tim, I may be confused ... but just for clarification, connection to Mobley is wireless only; It doesn't have a USB plug to connect to the Nano or any other device. So what would be the advantage of a USB plug on the Nano?
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« Reply #84 on: November 20, 2017, 12:28:38 PM »
Sorry Tim, I may be confused ... but just for clarification, connection to Mobley is wireless only; It doesn't have a USB plug to connect to the Nano or any other device. So what would be the advantage of a USB plug on the Nano?

The Mobley actually has a USB receptacle, it is hidden behind a plastic cover on the same side as the reset button. Look for a little square cover, it is glued over the receptacle. I use a mini USB cable (same as the newer phone charger cables) to plug it into a GL.inet router and use the Mobley tethered instead of using the WISP protocol.
Connecting the Mobley tethered to a router does not slow communication down and has less interference with other 2Ghz devices.

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« Reply #85 on: November 20, 2017, 01:08:04 PM »
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Look for a little square cover, it is glued over the receptacle.

Thanks Dutch. Glued is the right word  ???

I don't need to buy another router (I have several laying around here somewhere), but maybe the other participants will find the info useful.
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« Reply #86 on: November 20, 2017, 03:53:11 PM »
My Mobley also tethers nicely to my Cradlepoint MBR-95 router. The only downside with it is that tethering seems to interfere with the WiFi direct side connecting to the Internet. There may be a setting on the Mobley for that, but I haven't found it yet. It's not a big issue though, since the Cradlepoint allows up to 255 connected devices. ;)
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« Reply #87 on: November 20, 2017, 05:49:25 PM »
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My Mobley also tethers nicely to my Cradlepoint MBR-95 router.

Good to know. I have an MBR-95 around here somewhere; Haven't seen it in a while  ???
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« Reply #88 on: November 20, 2017, 06:49:23 PM »
Good to know. I have an MBR-95 around here somewhere; Haven't seen it in a while  ???

Heh! Well, I knew where my MBR-95 was, but it took some digging to find my older CTR-350 that was mentioned as working with the Mobley, but I couldn't get it to work tethered. My Pepwave Surf Mini On-The-Go doesn't work tethered to the Mobley either, but I'll work with the tech folks at Peplink on that one.
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Re: AT&T Mobley is available again
« Reply #89 on: November 20, 2017, 09:11:19 PM »
I am doing USB Tethering on my Mobley using the cheaper GL iNet MT300N-V2 $20 on amazon https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B073TSK26W
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