Karma Go 4G hotspot about to ship out at last

By Chris Meadows
July 17, 2015 // 3 Comments

One of the more popular uses, or misuses, of the term “karma” has to do with the idea that you’ll get what’s coming to you sooner or later. At the time I discussed the Karma personal hotspot service back in November, I hadn’t expected that definition to apply quite so literally, but the [...]

Personal hotspots: Wal-Mart vs. Karma

By Chris Meadows
November 5, 2014 // 2 Comments

In March of this year, I took a look at the current options for pay-as-you-go cellular wi-fi hotspots—just the thing for giving wi-fi-only tablets and e-readers connectivity wherever you go. At the time, I switched over from TruConnect to Wal-Mart’s equivalent 3G MiFi, to get away from [...]

Amazon limits international Kindle 3G web browsing to 50 MB per month

By Chris Meadows
July 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

Remember when unlimited 3G web surfing was one of the major benefits to buying a 3G Kindle? It seems those days are over, at least for some users. One user of the US Kindle in Canada posted on MobileRead that he was recently informed that he’d reached a 50MB monthly cap on 3G browsing and would [...]

CNet offers TruConnect MiFi hotspot for $74

By Chris Meadows
July 3, 2012 // 3 Comments

CNet’s “The Cheapskate” blog has a special offer on the TruConnect MiFi hotspot, offering a $25 discount to knock the device down from $99 to $74 when you use the discount code CNET2012 through TruConnect’s checkout. As I’ve said before, this is a great way to get inexpensive (albeit [...]

Review: TruConnect prepaid 3G MiFi 3300

By Chris Meadows
January 15, 2012 // 32 Comments

A while ago, I wrote about the idea of using a MiFi to retrofit 3G mobile web access to wifi-capable devices (such as e-readers), and I also mentioned the TruConnect MiFi pay-as-you-go service that allows bite-sized prepaid-3G-wifi usage with no contract required. It has been a couple of weeks [...]

Kindle Touch (3G) – Unexpected aspects and a few changes noted

By Paul Biba
November 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

Much more in the article: Kindle Touch (3G) – Unexpected aspects and a few changes noted: ” While I had wanted to quick-blog first impressions after 12 hours with the Kindle Fire Wednesday (which I more than enjoyed despite minor reservations), I’ve been doing the forums and [...]

A look at what the Kindle Touch 3G offers – some differences

By Andrys Basten
September 30, 2011 // 2 Comments

KINDLE TOUCH 3G Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6″ E Ink Display, 3G Works Globally Notes about the new Kindle Touch 3G The product page presentation begins with the feature that differentiates this device from the Kindle Touch (WiFi only): “Free 3G wireless, no annual contracts or monthly [...]

Fusion Garage cuts price of Grid 10 tablet by $200 to $299/$399

By Chris Meadows
September 13, 2011 // 0 Comments

Weird as it is to say for a company whose first try at a tablet was a noteworthy flop, the news coming in about Fusion Garage’s Grid 10 10” tablet just keeps getting better and better. Engadget reports that the prices on the tablet have dropped from the previously-announced $499 for 16GB [...]

Free 3G Kindle access globally to the Amazon store and to the web

By Andrys Basten
August 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

3G KINDLE ACCESS FOR AMAZON BOOK DOWNLOADS AND FOR FREE WIKIPEDIA (100+ countries) AND WITH FREE 3G WEB BROWSING ENABLED ALSO (“only” 60+ COUNTRIES) This blog entry is an added copy of the Reference page information just revised for describing 3G Kindle web access globally.  This one [...]

Amazon gets AT&T to sponsor 3G ad-supported Kindle, drops price to $139

By Chris Walters
July 13, 2011 // 2 Comments

Big news just now from Amazon. AT&T has joined the retailer as a “sponsor”—no details yet on what that entails—for the Kindle 3G with Special Offers model. This ad-supported version of the Kindle formerly sold for $164, $25 less than the regular price. With the new AT&T [...]

Kindle 3G is coming to AT&T stores

By Chris Meadows
February 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

It turns out that the Kindle is getting another retail outlet. Amazon issued a press release this morning announcing it was going to begin selling the 3G version of the device in AT&T’s retail stores nationwide. These stores currently sell feature phones, smartphones, and other devices that [...]

Virgin Mobile throttles unlimited-bandwidth 3G plan

By Chris Meadows
January 13, 2011 // 3 Comments

Our sister blog Gadgetell notes that Virgin Mobile has decided to scale back the $40/mo unlimited-bandwidth 3G plan that I have waxed enthusiastic about in the past (and that “saved the day” for Paul earlier this month). As of February 15, the plan will throttle download speed after the first 5 [...]

Projected end of unlimited data plans may have implications for e-book readers

By Chris Meadows
November 28, 2010 // 2 Comments

Are the days of unlimited wireless data plans numbered? ReadWriteWeb reports on a speech by a wireless researcher who believes that they are. Dr. Reinaldo Valenzuela, director of wirelss research at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, notes that the more people use smartphones, the more data usage is going [...]

Quick notes: Tablet subsidies, Inspiron Duo, Virgin Mobile MiFi

By Chris Meadows
November 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Financial Times seems to think the time is now for its employees to be using tablets. PaidContent reports that the company is offering a £300 or $480 rebate to its 1,800 staff against purchase of an iPad or other tablet. Employees who already have a tablet will also receive the rebate. The [...]

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