4gCommunity Internet Shutting Down

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1 year 6 months ago #15551 by sovashadow
Please post back here when your community devices stop working.

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1 year 6 months ago #15839 by Chelle
Gone.

11/15/17.

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1 year 6 months ago #15842 by Antares

Chelle wrote: Gone.

11/15/17.


What did you end up replacing 4GCommunity with? I'm trying to find an alternative for myself before 4G shuts me off too.

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1 year 6 months ago #15857 by Chelle

Antares wrote:

Chelle wrote: Gone.

11/15/17.


What did you end up replacing 4GCommunity with? I'm trying to find an alternative for myself before 4G shuts me off too.


I always have Plan B, C, etc., in place, so I'm going to use stuff I already had.

1) I have two T-Mobile phones on grandfathered plans that get 14GB of LTE tethering, unlimited on-device data (50GB soft cap), and Hulu, Netflix and Amazon don't count toward the tethered 14GB limit. So I'll leave our Roku connected to a T-Mobile phone's hotspot and I'll be fine for at least 50GB. (We only pay $37.50/line.) Since I live in a rural area our towers don't get congested so, truthfully, I'll be fine beyond 50GB, too.

2) Since SlingTV does hit the 14GB tethering limit (and no one at T-Mobile can explain why), I'll watch it through one of my two unlimited Verizon 3g hotspots via our Fire TV. The Verizon hotspots get 2.2 Mbps and work fine for SlingTV.

That uses up my backup plans so I'll be watching for other deals.

If you have a phone with unlimited on-device data, here's a suggestion:

1) Pay for a VPN service and use Terrarium TV to download your content.
2) Install ADM (advanced download manager) from the Google Play Store since Android's built-in download manager "errors out" too frequently. When you use Terrarium TV don't tap on "download". Instead, tap on "Play with" and then select "ADM Editor". That will bypass the built-in Android download manager and use ADM, instead.

(ADM can recover from most streaming errors and, if it can't, you can update the download link and continue your download from another IP address without having to start over. It's a little tricky to do that and that'll have to be a post all by itself, one of these days.)

Once you've downloaded the TV show or movie that you want to watch you can stream it to your Roku, Apple, Fire TV, etc., using LocalCast. Install it on your streaming device and on your phone, make sure they're both on the same network, and they'll find each other.

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1 year 6 months ago #15877 by Antares

coffeenema wrote:

Antares wrote: I'm trying to find an alternative for myself before 4G shuts me off too.

What is your monthly budget?


Not much. 4G met my needs and was reasonable. It was $250 for a year plus the Franklin hotspot.

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1 year 6 months ago #15878 by Antares

Chelle wrote:

Antares wrote:

Chelle wrote: Gone.

11/15/17.



If you have a phone with unlimited on-device data, here's a suggestion:


Thanks for the idea but I do not have an unlimited data phone. I'm rural and nothing worked for me until I got Sprint 4G through the 4GC (Had to put up a cell repeater on a 50 foot tower to even get that). Was hoping there was another provider out there that did something similar to 4GC.

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1 year 6 months ago - 1 year 6 months ago #15887 by sovashadow
That unlimited free for a year from sprint might still be available... Its not a permanent solution but will at least stall it for a while

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1 year 6 months ago #15953 by 112059

sovashadow wrote:

112059 wrote: Hopefully things have not changed since I signed up

There is one store that is "in-stock" but constantly denies and revokes orders for the mobley. What I find interesting is when you go through the process of signing up, it takes you to outrageous price based plans instead like $40/1GB prices... ATT rep said it was a glitch, but I am hesitant.

Update: All reps I have spoke to afterwards say the 20 plan is never coming back.



ATT updated the connected car site. Just when they bring back the mobley.

www.att.com/shop/wireless/deviceconfigurator.html?prefetched=true&sku=sku7700323#Close

www.att.com/shop/wireless/connected-car.html

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1 year 6 months ago #15955 by KentE
Another possibility for rural access is a company like https://4gantennashop.com/
Unfortunately, like most/all of the other options, considerably more expensive than 4gCommunity.
An acquaintance recommended them highly a couple of years ago. It looks like the prices have gone up since then.

They run on T-Mobile or AT&T. (Cheaper plans are T-Mobile only).

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1 year 6 months ago #16007 by Chelle
Working again.

11/17/17
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