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Old 11-20-2018, 10:57 AM   #1
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New Verizon offering

Verizon has introduced a “new” data plan y’all might find useful. $70 a month ($65 with autopay) gets you unlimited data via a Jetpack/MiFi thingy. Based on past experience with Verizon I don’t think the offering will last too long, but once you have it you should be able to keep it as long as you pay the bill. One does not have to be a current Verizon customer to get it.

The plan was introduced simultaneously with the release of the 8800L Jetpack. That device is $199 ($99 with a two year contract). The plan is only for Jetpack type units and won’t work for phones or tablets. Since it’s so new most store reps don’t know about it, and online chat personnel know even less. Just tell the store rep you want the 8800 and data plan #28366.

I’ve had my device a couple weeks now and have intentionally done a lot of streaming. So far I’ve used 120 gig with no problem at all. As with all similar plans it is subject to “network management”, meaning temporary and fluctuating speed reductions only when on highly congested towers after 22 gig of use.
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Old 11-20-2018, 11:00 AM   #2
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once you get past 15 gigs the speed slows down . i have had verizon for many many years i have the jet pack and my phone both unlimited for 110 a month total
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I just wrote a long post a few minutes ago in another topic thread here about the Verizon JetPack Mifi...

I have the MiFi 7730L...

This is the first I've heard of this new plan...
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Old 11-20-2018, 11:30 AM   #4
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once you get past 15 gigs the speed slows down . i have had verizon for many many years i have the jet pack and my phone both unlimited for 110 a month total
With most VZ plans that is correct. This plan only slows after 22g AND on a congested tower. Even with my use over 100 gig speedtest is still showing download in excess of 30 mbps.

The only time I’ve encountered network management (I have an AT&T plan with same limits) was at the Bristol Nascar race where the were several thousand RVs within ten miles of the closest tower. But, in that case no cellphones were working very well.
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Old 11-20-2018, 11:34 AM   #5
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I just wrote a long post a few minutes ago in another topic thread here about the Verizon JetPack Mifi...

I have the MiFi 7730L...

This is the first I've heard of this new plan...
The plan will work on the 7730. Lotsa folks switching. Better hurry before they stop offering it. The AT&T Mobley was only offered for five months before it was withdrawn. Fortunately I got in on it and still have it at $20 a month. Adding the Verizon plan to my arsenal should just about eliminate any need for campground Wi-Fi.

Hey moderators, consider merging this thread with the one mentioned by JohnD10. The subject is just about the same.
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once you get past 15 gigs the speed slows down . i have had verizon for many many years i have the jet pack and my phone both unlimited for 110 a month total
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With most VZ plans that is correct. This plan only slows after 22g AND on a congested tower. Even with my use over 100 gig speedtest is still showing download in excess of 30 mbps.

The only time I’ve encountered network management (I have an AT&T plan with same limits) was at the Bristol Nascar race where the were several thousand RVs within ten miles of the closest tower. But, in that case no cellphones were working very well.
emm-dee is right. It’s subject to network management (I’m busy areas) but it does NOT throttle at 15gb. www.rvmobileinternet.com broke the story and has been tracking it. Seems like a great unlimited data option!
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emm-dee is right. It’s subject to network management (I’m busy areas) but it does NOT throttle at 15gb. www.rvmobileinternet.com broke the story and has been tracking it. Seems like a great unlimited data option!
guess it's time to call verizon . my current plan is unlimted up slows at 15 gig . making the call now .
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I'm taking my Jetpack in to see about a warranty issue with it today so I will check into the new plan.

Also, I've not found Verizon to NOT slow down the speed the second the usage hits 15GB on the Mifi.

Never fails...they always drop the speed no matter where I've been.
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I'm taking my Jetpack in to see about a warranty issue with it today so I will check into the new plan.

Also, I've not found Verizon to NOT slow down the speed the second the usage hits 15GB on the Mifi.

Never fails...they always drop the speed no matter where I've been.
Not sure how changing the plans works with Verizon. I never get any contract plans. Not worth saving $99. I know with AT&T you can change plans at will, but if you go to a lower quality plan you can’t go back if the better plan is no longer offered.

It has been verified through several sources that the VZ 28366 plan, Mobley and Netbuddy plans are never “hard throttled”. They are only subject to network management, which hardly ever happens.
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:52 PM   #10
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Chatting with Verizon now and the rep seems unable to look up this plan number. Anybody else experience this?
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