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    Quote Originally Posted by manhole View Post
    Where does it say they are a Cricket reseller? As far as I can tell its AT&T.
    See here - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket_Wireless

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2400zr View Post
    In the RV mobile internet link it says 4GHS confirmed the Cricket partnership.

    AT&T absolutely does not deliver 10Mbps and 70-170 ping times. That's Cricket speed, the ping time alone is a red flag because AT&T's average is closer to 40ms.
    So if this is cricket and it is unlimited what is wrong with that. It is $5 cheaper than cricket and truly unlimited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastorp View Post
    So if this is cricket and it is unlimited what is wrong with that. It is $5 cheaper than cricket and truly unlimited.
    Because it's not AT&T postpaid despite 4GAS being a Platinum Exchange Partner. So all the benefits of going with a reseller are negated. My guess is 4GAS couldn't afford the Platinum Exchange partnership fees, or didn't expect to recover their costs, so they went this partnership route in exchange for a lower fee.

    It looks to be more than Cricket though. Cricket gives you a $5 discount for autopay, credits for referrals, group discount, and discounted phones. Plus, ignoring the poor customer service and lack of retail locations, Cricket is better to do business with because they won't suddenly go out of business and you own your own line. With 4GAS there is some risk, so what they offer needs to be enough to offset that risk.

    For a mobile hotspot this would be fine because your only risk is data may not work one day, but for a phone line? Not really enough benefit to offset the risk IMO when you can just go to Cricket.

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    I just signed up! We live kinda out in the sticks in rural Oregon with very good cell coverage from ATT, but crappy DSL from a small local telephone exchange at 80 dollars a month for 5-6 mb down and 1 up. This would be a huge improvement.

    I've been waiting on a way to legally have a cell hotspot on an unlimited plan. Hopefully performance will be as good as my speeds on my Cricket phone.

    Thanks for posting this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ablinkin View Post
    I just signed up! We live kinda out in the sticks in rural Oregon with very good cell coverage from ATT, but crappy DSL from a small local telephone exchange at 80 dollars a month for 5-6 mb down and 1 up. This would be a huge improvement.

    I'll keep everybody posted on how it works.

    Thanks OP!
    Is there a WISP serving your area? Where are you at in Oregon? I'm in a rural area myself, Mendocino County in Northwest California.

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    Yeah there is, but they're even worse than the local DSL. We were with them quite some time, but they kept overloading the network resulting in speeds around 1mb down, when they advertised 12. Then they had numerous radio issues at the local towers and we lost service for two months. Which is why we're back to DSL.

    ATT/Cricket seems to be lightly loaded out here and I always have excellent speeds on my Cricket phone. So this might be a good option. I'm going to give it a month to see how it is before disconnecting the DSL. I'm between Corvallis and Eugene Oregon near a major highway. Verizon, ATT, and Sprint cover this area well, but Tmobile is pathetic. So I couldn't make use of their plans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ablinkin View Post
    I just signed up! We live kinda out in the sticks in rural Oregon with very good cell coverage from ATT, but crappy DSL from a small local telephone exchange at 80 dollars a month for 5-6 mb down and 1 up. This would be a huge improvement.

    I've been waiting on a way to legally have a cell hotspot on an unlimited plan. Hopefully performance will be as good as my speeds on my Cricket phone.

    Thanks for posting this!
    I look forward to your review. Did you sign up for the 4G or the LTE plan? Did you buy a hotspot device from them or are you getting one from somewhere else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ablinkin View Post
    Yeah there is, but they're even worse than the local DSL. We were with them quite some time, but they kept overloading the network resulting in speeds around 1mb down, when they advertised 12. Then they had numerous radio issues at the local towers and we lost service for two months. Which is why we're back to DSL.

    ATT/Cricket seems to be lightly loaded out here and I always have excellent speeds on my Cricket phone. So this might be a good option. I'm going to give it a month to see how it is before disconnecting the DSL. I'm between Corvallis and Eugene Oregon near a major highway. Verizon, ATT, and Sprint cover this area well, but Tmobile is pathetic. So I couldn't make use of their plans.
    Cool! We were just through your exact area on the Coast Starlight in May, we took a train trip from here to Vancouver, WA, with side trips to Portland and Seattle.

    The only DSL available to me here is 768 Kbps from AT&T, yuck Thankfully, we have Comcast Blast, we see 180/12 with that. There are a couple of WISP's that serve us, but they're way more expensive, and a LOT slower and I'm not sure if they could even serve our house, we're in a lot of trees. Our county is one of the underserved and unserved ones, we're lucky to have what we do at our place in Redwood Valley. We did try recently to build a redundant fiber connection (Golden Bear Project) that would have served many rural areas in NorCal, like Mendocino County, but the big guys killed it

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    4GHS Rural Internet

    I can't wait to see a review. I'm curious if the cap is really 10mbps since Cricket is normally capped at 8mbps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Flush View Post
    I look forward to your review. Did you sign up for the 4G or the LTE plan? Did you buy a hotspot device from them or are you getting one from somewhere else?
    I signed up for the LTE plan and purchased a "LTE Rocket Hotspot" for $49.99 (a Rogers device). They only are open M-F according the website, but they processed the order within a couple of hours on a Sunday. I have a tracking number, SIM serial number, and a phone number. Total charge to get it going was $125.70 and monthly is $68.71. They claim a 24 support phone number.

    If it's as good as my Cricket phone that'll be great.

    I'll let you guys know my first impressions in a few days.

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    can not wait to hear. i am looking to use a wireless modem for home phone and internet. We only have att dls which is on our other lot and we have blown 5 modems in less than a year. ATT will not move the service 300 feet to the next lot. i am so sick and tried of att i do not know what to do.

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    We have both a unlimited line with Cricket and a 10 gig with the hotspot. With mirror cast the unlimited does a lot of streaming and that doesn't leave much for the line with the hotspot to do. The nice thing is in a area where we could get better than 8 Mbps, we always get it rock solid. It doesn't congest daily like the other carriers.

    I mentioned I have a TMO hotspot with 4GAS, the TMO side of this company. I have for a while and have never had a issue except I requested an exchange of my Rogers air card for the 915 that had band 12. (both home states have band 12) They said no problem, we will send the z915 and you can send one back in a week. Phone calls answered and emails too.

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    Yeah our internet went out after a storm i put my cricket sim into my att modem and we went through 2.5 in two days. i need something that is truly unlimited, because after the 2,5 it slowed down like a champ.

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    Let's say someone wants to take advantage of this deal, but doesn't want to use a Mobile Hotspot. Let's say they prefer to use a "Home and Office Hotspot" with Business Class reliability, instead. What options are available for AT&T/CricKet for that type of device?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack T. Chance View Post
    Let's say someone wants to take advantage of this deal, but doesn't want to use a Mobile Hotspot. Let's say they prefer to use a "Home and Office Hotspot" with Business Class reliability, instead. What options are available for AT&T/CricKet for that type of device?
    I don't understand. A hotspot is a hotspot. You aren't required to buy a hotspot to buy the plan from 4HAS.

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