Last October, Verizon doubled my data plan and moved me to the 40gb plan, so I have 80gb now. For years, I had never used near that amount in the past. Suddenly, I start seeing the my Home Fusion is using upto 7gb in 6 hour windows. I turn everything off and have 6gb plus being used between midnight and 6am. I open numerous tickets which Verizon never addressed and get huge overages in October and November. I paid the bills in good faith, Verizon drug their feet and now they say it is too late. Then on 4/14/15 @ 5:39am, I get a data usage alert saying I have used 72gb of my 80 gb allowance. I get 15 more alerts the same day, each one saying I am using more and more. The final alert at 7:01 pm says I have used 15gb more than my 80gb allowance. Keep in mind, I am the only person with the WiFi password, I have turned off 2 of the 3 computers that use it, and all we use it for is gmail and QuickBooks. I have a data tracker running on the screen, up to date virus checker, spybot, etc. a Verizon claims my Home Fusion used 23gb of data in a 13.5 hour window. So I open 6 more tickets because each time I call in, Verizon says they will call back in 1 day or 2 to 3 days, after I don't hear from them, I call back and am told they wrote the ticket wrong and so no one called, but this time they will do it right. Each time I call, they tell me different numbers. One rep says the data usage alert are wrong and I only used 83gb, my data alerts say I have used 107gb, and my bill says about 120gb. On a side note, I put my son's phone on the Family Base plan and allowed him 18gb. Around 4/11/15 he and I get a text saying he has used the 18gb and he is restricted the remainder of the month. I grab his phone and try to go online and get an error message saying, you are restricted from using data. Then the bill comes and show him using about 34gb of data. Of course Verizon says all of the data counters are working properly but can not answer why the bill, the data alerts, and two of their reps all have different answers for how much data I use??? Verizon is out of control I would highly recommend not using their Home Fusion product. There is alot of this story I am not sharing such as my background in wireless data, friends with high level positions at Verizon, and a friend with serious computer background who have scrubbed my system to make sure nothing in the background was being used. I was exceedingly happy with Verizon until the troubles started in October.
I would sure appreciate the help. I have reset the Wi-Fi password and
power cycled the router. On the router Admin tool, I can see what is
logged in, but I do not know how to tell how much data each individual unit
is using on the Home Fusion. I run a real time data usage tracker from
SeriousBit on all three computers. I have never seen them use as much data
as the data alerts or bill say are being used. If I am using 10gb in a 6
hour window, the data trackers needs to maintain a data stream of over
450kb every second for 6 straight hours, and I have never seen anything
close to that for even 1 minute.
The other issue I noted is my son's phone on the Family Base plan. I was
definitely turned off when he used the 18gb as I tested it myself. He
continued to use data at school on the school's WiFi and other WiFi
locations, but Verizon billed him for a lot. I don't have the bill up but
it was like 34gb of data.
I had this same type of problem in Oct and Nov and paid the bills in good
faith. I opened numerous tickets and they were all closed without
explanation. Now customer care says I can not get a credit because it is
too late. I have let Verizon Customer Service, Tech 2, and Billing, all
open tickets and still have no explanation. I am requesting a credit for
the full amount of overages. Once Verizon has a clear explanation and if
there is overages, you can rebill me for them. Please look at the history
of my account, data usage, my customer survey responses up until yesterday
and you will see I have been a loyal customer. I just do not want to place
my trust in Verizon again after the experience from last Oct., Nov.. So I
need a little good faith from Verizon this time.
On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 6:35 AM, Verizon Wireless Customer Support <
That was the first time I used Family Base and it failed miserably by
giving false data usage and stating the device's data is restricted,
actually restrictions it, and then racking up false data usage.
Do you have any authority to fix anything or is your roll to just have me
jump through the same hoops I already have? I need someone to contact me
privately who can write a credit and fix the data collection problem.
I am on the road now, please take my personal info down.
cc: Lowell McAdam
On Apr 27, 2015 2:02 PM, "Verizon Wireless Customer Support" <