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John Laninga

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  • Birthday 05/05/1943

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  1. John Laninga

    Mobley/United Explore SIM error

    After the success I had with ATT the problem resurfaced. I had the United Explore off, since the coach was in for service. When I got it back and turned it back on once again I got the SIM error. I took it to a different ATT store, the manager said that it probably was the United Explore causing the problem. Only suggestion was to get a new router. So when I got back I put the SIM back in the Mobley, did a factory reset, and reset passwords etc. my Mobley is running fine with no rebooting after 2 hours (but it is still on 1.0.1 software). So my problem was the United Explore, not the SIM card or my account. John
  2. John Laninga

    Mobley/United Explore SIM error

    I was quite impressed with the store level ATT support I got. Told them my problem, had the SIM card in the United Explore. She got a new card, flashed all the data with a scanner/writer, and re-registered the device. Unit powered up, tested the connection, and all is well. No issues about the Connected Car although I told her I used it in my RV, which of course is true. I found the support to be easy, quick, thorough and maybe best of all no charge. Go Connected Car!
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    Mobley/United Explore SIM error

    So far no go. I put the SIM back in my Mobley and got two green lights, which I believe means it is on and on the Internet. However, no SSID is being transmitted, either a known or unknown. Guess I’ll try a few more things and if all else fails visit an ATT store. But I have doubts that anyone working in a retail store knows what a Mobley is.
  4. I've had the Mobley system since they first became available, moved the SIM to a United Explore MiFi device almost a year ago. It has worked fine until now. I wanted to check something so I took the SIM card out of the Explore, and since I put it back in I get an error message "SIM not installed" and then to check the SIM card for proper insertion. I tried that multiple times, the Explore won't come up. I checked my ATT app, it shows the United Explore device on my account and it shows it as active. So wondering if anyone had any experience with this error and what I can do about it. Thanks for any help you can give me. ==John
  5. John Laninga

    Mobley and DirecTVNow

    No, my Mobley like all other Mobley accounts is unlimited. However, since I came from many years of paying for data, I still prefer to minimize my data usage. I don’t know if this ever happens but my old habits are concerned that if I use too much data I will eventually get terminated or have my data plan changed. And I’m getting more and more into streaming (no longer even have satellite capabilities) it just makes me feel better to not be concerned in any way about using too much data. Jkhn
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    Mobley and DirecTVNow

    Signed into my DirecTVNow app, via my AT&T Mobley device, and got a message that effective immediately any DTVN usage would not show as usage on my Mobile AT&T account. In other words, you can stream DTVN all you want and never worry about triggering an excessive usage charge. Apparently it will show on my bill as a separate usage from other streaming. Not sure if this goes for any other access, ie phones or cable access, because it specifically mentioned "AT&T Mobility Service". John
  7. John Laninga

    Horrible Direct TV Now performance

    I switched from satellite to streaming 3 months ago, mainly because I got a new motor home and I didn't want to pay for an antenna. I have been streaming NetFlix, Hulu, TV.YouTube and DirecTVNow. Hulu streams the best, followed by Netflix, TV.Youtube and DTVN. It appears to be in the way they compress the streaming signals. I'm using AT&T Mobley for internet access. We spent a month in Buena Vista and Creede, CO where there were no OTA channels. Even my phone showed 2G and 3G speeds, yet I was able to watch perfect HD streaming. On TV.YouTube, I got Denver locals, DTVN had no local channels available. I agree we're still early in replacing satellite with Internet, but it is usable and it is the way the industry is going. Meanwhile I saved a bunch of money...$1,500 saved on not buying a dish plus about $125 in monthly charges (My satellite DTV was $160/mo, vs. $35/mo for TV.YouTube. John
  8. John Laninga

    Cell signal booster

    Does anyone have a cell signal booster they would recommend? Looking to boost cell reception for both my phones and my MiFi devices in my motor home. Thanks, John
  9. Do you know if you can local channels when traveling? YouTube TV DVR service works well but once you get away from your own home area it tries to find local channels where you are and many locations are not covered by YouTube, so no live TV in the more remote places. John
  10. Some time ago I bought the Essential PH1 with 360 degree camera for under $500. You can find them cheaper if you look. It works on all major networks (except Google Fi, but then, only Google phones do). A great deal, the solid titanium body is durable and nice to hold. The screen is Gorilla glass and has a great image. It is regularly updated, I’m now on Android 8.1. It comes with 128G memory, and runs all the Android apps. So I have been happy with this phone and am able to pass on all the high priced new ones and still am competitive with features. I don’t own stock or have any interest in Essential, just a happy user. == John
  11. Saw a post on another forum that ATT was cracking down, like in cancelling, accounts where the Mobley SIM card is used in a router or amplifier. Don’t have any confirmation, this is just a heads up. John
  12. We just bought a new motor home out of state and are on our way to Livingston. We need an inspection done before we can register it. Anyone know of a good place to have a motor home inspected Saturday morning?
  13. In my current coach I have an HD dish (MotoSat), SWM equipped, and an HR24-500 DVR receiver. I receive the NY national channels as well as home channels when I'm close enough. I am trading in my coach and the one I'm getting has an InMotion dish. Can I set the InMotion dish to DTV, then view TV in SD using my HR24-500 DVR? Reason: before I buy another Trav'ler dish I'd like to try Internet TV, which I have working pretty well right now. So the satellite is my backup plan. Then some time in the future if I feel Internet TV is the only way to go I can cancel my DTV. Your input is appreciated John
  14. John Laninga

    Our '09 Monaco Camelot SOLD

    No longer available, traded it in on a new Tiffin. -- John
  15. John Laninga

    Our '09 Monaco Camelot SOLD

    Found our new coach and I would be in a much better position to conclude the deal on a cash basis. So I'm lowering the price to $135,000 for a quick sale. But it would have to be in the next 2 weeks. email me at john at laninga dot com for a quicker response. == John