Alternative to NetBuddy

If you had NetBuddy and it stopped working, switch to UbiFi

I live in the middle of a rural area surrounded by fields and not many rural Internet options. Actually, the Internet options are many if you don’t mind very slow speeds, no TV watching, no game playing, and only one device connected at a time.

So! I found this amazing company with unlimited fast Internet service! All I had to do was buy a $325 router, $5 SIM card, and subscribe to the NetBuddy plan. It worked! It was fast and unlimited. We got used to streaming TV, my son could play games, and we could connect multiple devices without bumping each other off. Then came February 2020. I received an email that said our plan was canceled and would terminate in 7 days. The Internet service mysteriously stopped working two days later.

I tried everything to get this fixed but NetBuddy doesn’t answer email and they don’t update their website often either. They finally made their service available again and I, being gullible, resubscribed. I put the old SIM card back in the device, rebooted and waited. No Internet. I logged in the router page, did a factory reset, and no Internet. I finally called the Mofi Support line. They ran through about 15 different fixes and guess what? NO INTERNET. It’s apparently a problem on NetBuddy’s side.

However, I learned something very valuable from the helpful man at Mofi Support. The official company that represents Mofi devices isn’t NetBuddy. It’s UbiFi. They are legit and offer the same high speed unlimited plan that we got from NetBuddy. It’s $89.99 a month instead of $65 a month. If you already have a MOFI4500-4GXELTE-SIM4 or MOFI4500-4GXELTE-SIM4_COMBO router, you can purchase their BYOD SIM card for $29.99 and enroll in their unlimited plan. No contract.

There are lots of companies trying to take your money and they appear reliable at first. However, they have shaky agreements with the Big 4 cell carriers as we have seen recently with NetBuddy. Here are a few to be wary of:

The only official company for Mofi Network is UbiFi.

Vegan Beans and Rice

Vegan Beans and Rice

I like to have some very simple recipes on hand for when I don’t have much time or am just tired and want to eat. This is one of those recipes. This makes a large batch that you can have for several meals, or freeze half for a quick dinner later.

3 cups cooked brown rice
2 cans mild or hot chili beans
2 cans fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin

Mix all together in a large saucepan. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. You are ready to eat!

Please remember that you can add/omit any spices or ingredients you don’t like or don’t have. This is your dinner so make is how YOU like it!

Optional add-ins: 1 cup frozen spinach or kale, 1 cup frozen or fresh corn

Micah 6:8

Sometimes I’d like an exact list of what I need to do. I can go down the list and check things off as I go. I look at most things very black and white, and literal. It’s just how I’m wired. When I feel overwhelmed and have too much to do, this verse puts it all in perspective for me. Maybe it will for you as well.

And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly, and to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8

To make it really easy:

  1. Be just
  2. Be merciful
  3. Be humble

Just: based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair.
Mercy: compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone who you could punish or harm
Humble: having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s own importance (opposite of prideful)

These are things we can do every day to honor God. They are free and there are no laws against them. If you don’t like the way you are feeling today, try to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. Talk to Him and let him know how you feel. It isn’t a secret, He already knows anyway, so you might as well get things out in the open and discuss it with Him. You’ll feel much better. I promise.

No More Worries!

This Bible verse really helps me remember not to worry. I tend to worry about every little thing and this reminds me that I don’t need to do that. I can spend my time doing more constructive things!

Philippians 4:6

Don’t worry about anything, instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.