Unlimited Data on the new AT&T LTE Band 14 Network for Rural Work at Home Broadband Internet

Broadband: 25Mbps down, 3Mbps up, and less than 100ms latency. Neither fiber nor cable is available where I live. All the fixed wireless providers in Nevada County don’t serve my property. AT&T will provide me a DSL line running at the insanely slow speed of 768kbps. That’s around 90 Kilobytes per second download, and don’t Read more about Unlimited Data on the new AT&T LTE Band 14 Network for Rural Work at Home Broadband Internet[…]

Internet Options in Nevada County

Most people in Nevada County live outside the city centers. Combined with the varied terrain, and heavy forests. This makes finding a reliable and fast internet connection sometimes exceedingly difficult. Broadband internet is currently defined by the FCC as 20Mbps down and 3Mbps up with latency of less than 100ms. More recently it has been Read more about Internet Options in Nevada County[…]

What’s the deal with cell phone networks and stuff?

A very confusing topic! Don’t worry I figured it out. =] I will go over topics such as: Networks, Coverage, Technology, Resellers, Roaming, Lifeline (Free low income smart phone and monthly service), Prepaid, Cellphone hardware, Unlocking, Voice over IP (VOIP), Credo Mobile, Google Voice, Google Fi, Republic Wireless & Freedompop. All in the context of Read more about What’s the deal with cell phone networks and stuff?[…]

How to create a $15 Point of Sales with a Droid X and Square. Howto root, unlock bootloader, install custom recovery, CyanogenMod 11 (Android 4.4.4), and Square Register.

The Droid X is Motorola phone sold by Verizon. It has an SD slot and HDMI out. You can buy good condition used ones on eBay for $15 here. 4.3 inch Screen (~61.0% screen-to-body ratio) More specifications Complete guide to getting the Square Register App on the Droid X If it’s booting then you can Read more about How to create a $15 Point of Sales with a Droid X and Square. Howto root, unlock bootloader, install custom recovery, CyanogenMod 11 (Android 4.4.4), and Square Register.[…]

The phone I purchased for myself. Google LG Nexus 5, from Freedompop. $100

$99 + $9.99 shipping. No taxes or other fees. I disabled all paid trials. Instructions are below. The big reason I choose Android vs iPhone (iOS) is the fact that I can have free WiFi hotspot tethering on any carrier.  Apple allows the carrier to disable this hardware in order to charge you for this Read more about The phone I purchased for myself. Google LG Nexus 5, from Freedompop. $100[…]

Republic Wireless – T-mobile with AT&T roaming partner OR Sprint with Verizon roaming partner.

You either be on their GSM (T-mobile) network or CDMA (Sprint), not both. Which carriers does Republic Wireless use? Republic Wireless 1.0 and 2.0 plans use Sprint with roaming partner Verizon. 3.0 (Clearchoice) plans use either Sprint roaming to Verizon or T-mobile roaming to AT&T. Depending on zip code. No data roaming on 3.0 plans. Read more about Republic Wireless – T-mobile with AT&T roaming partner OR Sprint with Verizon roaming partner.[…]

Social Services in Nevada County for People with Low Income

I’m consistently amazed at the level of assistant you can get from government, and non-profit organizations if you make less than 21K-40K a year. Here are programs I’ve had personal experience with. Also, some extra money saving tips. For a comprehensive list of services (Dial 211 or visit  www.dial211.com) Bottom Line: Minimize buying, but when Read more about Social Services in Nevada County for People with Low Income[…]

Free cell phone service in California

If you are low income and live in California, you are eligible for a free cell phone and service. Totally FREE! (Paid for by the federal government) Talk, text, and data. If you are not low income, try freedompop. By network (in order of best coverage to worst in Nevada County): Verizon  Blue Jay Wireless: Read more about Free cell phone service in California[…]