BobS
I understand that a new 4G LTE Mobile Link monitor is now available from Generac. Does anyone know if this new device is a direct replacement for the older CDMA Mobile Link? In other words, can the old CDMA transmitter just be unplugged and the new 4G LTE device be plugged into the old wiring harness without having to do any other wiring?
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UPS
Found on another site: "Easy to install. Uses the same mounting hardware and wire harness as previous Mobile Link accessories."
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Siegfried
The new Mobile Link 4G is $300.00 plus $119.00 annual monitoring fee.  You can also pay the monitoring fee monthly at a rate of $12.50 per month.  Doesn't really offer any more information than the CDMA Mobile Link, just costs more.  The GenPi wifi generator monitor is a far better deal, $300.00 for the unit, no monitoring fees and whole lot more info than Mobile Link offers.
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BobS
Thanks! Good to know that the new unit can just be plugged into the old wiring harness. Yes, I've been looking at the GenPi solution and haven't yet decided if I need that much info. I have talked to my installing dealer and they have assured me that, despite what I've heard, the cell network will be operational for Mobile Link through at least the end of 2020. Also mentioned something about they are switching from Verizon to AT&T so that may be why the 2G network will be available for a little longer. Also, they have been told by Generac that an adapter solution for the older transmitters will be available soon. I'll probably wait to see what that will cost and continue with my current subscription for another year.
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murphy
AT&T shut its 2G network down a few years ago.
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BobS
murphy wrote:
AT&T shut its 2G network down a few years ago.


Hmmm. Maybe they meant they will be using AT&T with the new 4G Mobile Link device. In any event, I've been assured that older Mobile Link devices will continue to work through the end of 2020. I suppose we'll find out in a few months whether or not that's true.
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Siegfried
The new Mobile Link 4g uses Verizon's 4g LTE network.
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BobS
Siegfried wrote:
The new Mobile Link 4g uses Verizon's 4g LTE network.

Good to know... I live in an area that isn't completely covered by all of the carriers. Verizon works well but AT&T isn't as reliable.
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