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Be careful with Verizon's mobile broadband plans
Bob4
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I recently used Verizon's mobile broadband service when I was in Europe for two months.  I signed up for the 100MB plan and bought the modem, because I envisioned that I might keep the plan when I returned from Europe.  Verizon store personnel warned me that sending large files (e.g., Excel files) would eat up significant MBs.  As such, I avoided sending any Excel files while I was there.

 

Approximately two weeks into my stay, Verizon abruptly cut off my service.  When I contacted them, they indicated that I had used almost double the MBs under my plan.  Customer Service then explained that accessing websites could use substantial MBs, which is probably what happened.  My bill for the service was astronomical.  From then on, I used the service only when I couldn't access a wireless network.  Verizon took a "buyer beware" attitude and gave me only a very small credit against the bill.

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Re: Be careful with Verizon's mobile broadband plans
Not applicable

So, what is your point?

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Re: Be careful with Verizon's mobile broadband plans
Deamorei
Member

Everytime i read this i laugh.

 

Mobile Broadband Plan—5 GB Monthly Allowance

Best for heavy users that:

 

  • Need a frequent mobile connection
  • Send or receive email with large attachments
  • Download or upload large files such as photos
  • Need frequent access to Web sites
  • Download music occasionally

 

It needs to be reworded to say,"


1. Send or recieve a very limited amount of email with large attachments

2. Download or upload a very limited amount of large files such as photo's

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Re: Be careful with Verizon's mobile broadband plans
Marsh511
Member

So please clarify for me, as I'm seriously considering the MiFi (for when I have to work while visiting my elderly Mom...who needs Internet as much as a hole in her head).  With the 250 Mb plan, if I send or receive one email with an Access database attachment of 200+ Mb, just in that one email alone, I'll have blown my monthly limit!????  Even if I need to download or upload to/from a fileshare location, that would be the case?  **bleep** is the point??

 

Also, on the "daily" plan ($15/day), is there a data limit?  Or is that plan give you unlimited data for a 24-hour period?

 

Thanks

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crimedoggies
Sr. Member
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Marsh511 wrote:

So please clarify for me, as I'm seriously considering the MiFi (for when I have to work while visiting my elderly Mom...who needs Internet as much as a hole in her head).  With the 250 Mb plan, if I send or receive one email with an Access database attachment of 200+ Mb, just in that one email alone, I'll have blown my monthly limit!????  Even if I need to download or upload to/from a fileshare location, that would be the case?  **bleep** is the point??

 

Also, on the "daily" plan ($15/day), is there a data limit?  Or is that plan give you unlimited data for a 24-hour period?

 

Thanks


On the 250 MB plan you get a grand total of 250MB of data transfer for the month regardless of source.  Their is a 5GB plan for $59.99.

 

The daily pre pay plan of $15 is unlimited, but as of this moment is not eligible on the MIFI to the best of my knowledge.  The prepay daily plan is only available on USB and Express cards.  PC cards and MIFI cards can't use the prepay plan.

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Re: Be careful with Verizon's mobile broadband plans
Torby
Member

Yup. Like dealing with any cellphone company, you get killed if you go over. They really should offer to move you to the higher plan 'stead of billing you for blood, but they (perhaps wisely) don't ask me.

 

I use wifi whenever available, got the 5GB plan, and watch the usage carefully, though usually I use around 1GB per month.

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