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Old 11-11-2017, 07:35 AM   #21
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is this program still going at ATT with the unlimited mobile device.. ??
Hi

The deal was supposed to end last summer.

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Old 11-11-2017, 01:39 PM   #22
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is this program still going at ATT with the unlimited mobile device.. ??
I'm not certain. The last time I checked was about one month ago and it was still available at the time.

As mentioned previously in this thread as well as other places on the internet... due your homework / due diligence - one location may say it's not available, another will indicate yes it is available. Don't let the first "no" stop you. Persistence has paid off for others and many people are still receiving unlimited data via their AT&T ZTE Mobely device.
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:17 PM   #23
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Probably a dumb question but... If this mobley is a hotspot, isn't that the samething that I have in my iPhone? What more does this do? I don't think I'm understanding it right. Thanks for any clarification.
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:33 PM   #24
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Probably a dumb question but... If this mobley is a hotspot, isn't that the samething that I have in my iPhone? What more does this do? I don't think I'm understanding it right. Thanks for any clarification.
capt_ron777 as an old neighbor from my days on the Sonoma Coast, who happened to be the proverbial rocket scientist (Ames Research, Menlo Park) often said...no dumb questions. You never know what inspiration it may spark.


Here is a great thread and RichW46's comments @ post 29 spot light your question.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ml#post2000876

I don't have nor want a smart phone to be tied to. We have a tracfone for our limited day to day voice connectivity requirements. We bought a kindle fire for th4e times when it's a pain to open the laptop and we're on the road.

The hotspot will provide a reasonably secure mobile connectivity option for our travels on a pay as you go basis vs a monthly plan.

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Old 12-04-2017, 08:27 AM   #25
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One advantage to the "in truck" gizmo is that it lets you have the cell phone on one network and the truck on an entirely different provider. If I go to Verizon and look for the cheapest way to have them "batting second" it's up around 80 to $90. This gizmo is way cheaper stand alone.

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Old 12-30-2017, 07:10 PM   #26
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Maybe I haven't read thru all of this carefully enough but what I think, aside from the monthly package is that I can hook a Mobley into the OBD port in my VW Touareg tow vehicle and I can sit in my 67 Caravel and use my MacAir? Sorry but what am I missing?
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:40 AM   #27
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In theory, correct. Disable timeout and Mobley will run until battery voltage gets below a certain level. In reality, the wifi signal might not make it from under can of touareg to your camper. In my teared, sold yesterday, the odb connecter was way under the dash. So cell service was not great, either.

But you can buy a 12v or USB adapter on eBay and put Mobley in your camper directly. I bought a USB version since I have ports in my 23fb. A USB adapter and a 12v USB power dongle would provide most flexibility.
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:27 AM   #28
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For use in the TV, you will be fine with the hotspot plugged into your ODB port. Since these tend to be down under the dash, they aren't great for getting a signal into the whole trailer. Park the TV a bit far down the drive and ... not going to work at all. Best to get a power adapter for use in the trailer. As noted above, it also takes care of dead battery issues on the TV.

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