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Unlimited AT&T $20 a month
#31
2 days ago I had the Mobley in my cart at the att website, along with the $20 plan.  Today they are out of stock online.  Of course.  So I went to Best Buy and they had them, for free with a 2 year contract, but to add to your phone plan, no standalone plans.  After discussing this with their manager, he finally called ATT tech support and verified that there was such a thing as a standalone data plan for the Mobley, then verified the price as $40 per month.  Then when I said that the price had changed March 1st of this year, he relayed that to the tech support and they said, oh yeah, it's now $20/month.  So he asked them if it was a promotion and they said that yes it was and that the $20/month price ended on July 1st, so on July 1st, the price would go up to $40/month.  That the 2 year contract was just for the free Mobley, but that the data plan was a month to month thing and that ATT reserved the right to increase that price any time they wanted. True?  I don't think so, but no point in arguing.  

Basically it was just an exercise in frustration.  After all that, and asking why in the heck I would sign up for a 2 year contract if it wasn't going to be locking in the price, he comes back with the bs that it's very common.  I refrained (with great difficulty) asking what planet he was used to that occurring.  So I said whatever, figuring that I'd argue it with ATT after the fact.  Turns out they cannot (or so they say) add anyone to a standalone data plan at Best Buy.  They assured me that they had no idea how to do it.  They were in awe about the price and there were only a few at the store, so while I won't say they lied I have to wonder.

So I go to the ATT store...not the authorized retailer, but the company store.  They say, fine they can sign me up for the standalone data plan but they don't have any in stock.  They suggested I go to Best Buy and pay full price for the Mobley and then sign up with them on a no-contract plan.  Which is of course what Best Buy suggested.

It's very hard to find on the ATT website any mention of the $20/month for the standalone connected car unlimited data plan.  I found it under the "conditions" tab of the Mobley, but the Best Buy people said that didn't apply to it, it just was a line access fee. 

All in all, very frustrating.  I guess I'll keep checking the ATT website and seeing it they get them back in stock.  Moral of the story is don't wait if you see a good deal.
- Cindi
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#32
(04-20-2017, 08:39 AM)jimindenver Wrote: Pat, plug it into the port on your truck if nothing else.  Otherwise I saw te video were the guy hacked the battery pack. Also I am envious that you got yours first. :p

Tom, I do not know
Sorry jim?

Actually, I will be assemblying my own battery pack
When I get home, I had built one before for another
Project.
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(04-20-2017, 08:39 AM)jimindenver Wrote: Pat, plug it into the port on your truck if nothing else.  Otherwise I saw te video were the guy hacked the battery pack. Also I am envious that you got yours first. :p

Tom, I do not know

Jim, that worked!  It came up and was visible from my phone.  I have to do some other stuff right now, but I'll let you know how that works... later today, maybe .    Rained  yesterday.  I'm surrounded by a sea of mud!   Cool
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(04-20-2017, 08:26 AM)Vagabound Wrote: Does anyone know if this device will work on older vehicles with OBD1 computers and connectors?

Tom

I don't remember what year your truck is,  Tom, but mine is a 2001 f150 , so I would think it would work on yours. 

Pat
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OBD 2 was in 96 and newer vehicles, Tom's truck is an older one with OBD 1, the ports are not the same, he'd need the adapter I'd think
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Cindi

I feel for you. I went through the same thing for two weeks calling best buys, calling AT&T stores, looking for it in stock on line, having my orders cancelled...I almost said the heck with it and waited till I was back home where I knew the Best buys had them near my old house. As I wrote above I was lucky that there was a AT&T store near the Best buy I tried to get it from and then it only took a hour to convince, order and be verified. It's waiting for me in Cottonwood now.
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#37
Just got the Mobley from best buy for full price 79.99, then activated plan at local AT&T, awesome
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(04-21-2017, 09:19 AM)pnolans Wrote: Jim, that worked!  It came up and was visible from my phone.  I have to do some other stuff right now, but I'll let you know how that works... later today, maybe .    Rained  yesterday.  I'm surrounded by a sea of mud!   Cool
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#39
Status update:

The mobley is plugged into my truck and working. I'm on a PC in my friends 5th wheel, and that is the network I'm using. 50 feet maybe?

The performance seems quite acceptable. Still going to build a little battery pack for it. 16 positive, 4 negative. Or so I've been told.

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Thank you for the update Pat.How is the speed compared to the 3G hotspot?
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