I love my Cradlepoint PHS300 router. It's been a constant companion for me for two years, providing Internet access for me and my friends at just about every conference I attend (and organize!) It's a battery-powered box with a USB port and Wi-Fi radio. Attach almost any 3G or 4G modem or smartphone (other than the iPhone) and you're online and sharing. And it's better than a … [Read more...] about Get a Cradlepoint PHS300 Portable 3G WiFi Router For Just $99!
Americans have terrible mobile broadband network infrastructure, yet our service providers make it sound awesome. Now that 2 of our 4 national wireless providers now offer 4G service, one might conclude that the United States is awash in mobile broadband. But neither of these supposed 4G offerings is anywhere near fast enough to meet the ITU standards for 4G, and even our 3G … [Read more...] about 4G: Is It Really A Standard If No One Cares?
I was traveling this morning, and was shocked to not be able to check on my flight status with my iPhone. It just sat there churning when I arrived in Chicago. I couldn't figure it out, but quickly booted up the Cradlepoint router and Sprint EV-DO card and was online. Since I also had critical work-related email to respond to, I would have been seriously upset if I didn't have … [Read more...] about AT&T Down, Sprint Saves My Bacon
Goodbye, AT&T 3G! After a year of hoping coverage would improve, I finally jumped ship from AT&T's 3G network and moved my mobile wireless broadband service to Sprint. I grabbed a refurbished USB EV-DO device and signed up through a no-contract reseller and couldn't be happier with the service so far. And I picked up a Cradlepoint router at the same time, giving me a … [Read more...] about My iPhone is on Sprint’s EV-DO Network (and So Are My PCs!)