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Do you have to purchase a separate data plan when buying a jet pack?
Momtothreeboyz1

Do you have to purchase a separate data plan when buying a jet pack

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Re: Seperate data plan
Ann154
Super User
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No, it isn't required. If you add it to your existing account, it will use the same data allowance as the rest of your devices.

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Re: Seperate data plan
naansalad
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yes unless you have shared data plan then .

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Re: Seperate data plan
Ann154
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No, it isn't required. If you add it to your existing account, it will use the same data allowance as the rest of your devices.

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amberf_vzw
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Momofthreeboyz1, we want to make sure you are aware of all our plan options. The good news is that you do not have to have a new plan if you don't want too. Do you have a current plan with Verizon Wireless? What plan are you on now?

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Re: Seperate data plan
Momtothreeboyz1

So I am on the unlimited data plan for my phone. so I would not have to pay extra for this  Service

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Re: Seperate data plan
tikibar1
Super User
Super User

From  The new Verizon Plan Unlimited FAQs | Verizon Wireless

The jetpack would cost $20/month line access fee.  Also:

"With the new Verizon Plan Unlimited, you get a 10 GB allowance of high-speed 4G LTE data for Mobile Hotspot each billing cycle. Once you've used the 10 GB of 4G LTE data, your Mobile Hotspot data speed will be reduced to 3G speeds for the rest of the billing cycle. Data will continue to be unlimited while your Mobile Hotspot is reduced to 3G speeds."

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rcschnoor
Super User
Super User

Momtothreeboyz1 wrote:

So I am on the unlimited data plan for my phone. so I would not have to pay extra for this Service

Just keep in mind that MANY people are unhappy with how Verizon treats these jetpacks on the new unlimited plan, saying that data is slowed to a crawl after 10 GB have been used. Many are claiming their jetpacks become unusable after that 10 GB threshold has been met in just a couple of days.

Re: Seperate data plan
RLR9X20
Member

No you do not have to have a separate plan for the jetpack but research it carefully for yourself before changing anything. The vzw reps don't even know how the plans actually work. I have a phone and jetpack that I just put on the "unlimited" plan and am now working on getting rid of it. The plan is not unlimited it is 10GB of data and if you go over it is throttled back to hardly nothing. Couple that with the poor 4G network speed and the data goes quickly. My billing cycle just reset and within 6 hours of the first day 6.12 GB of the 10 GB of data was used without a computer even being accessed. I have had it for years and right now the data service is the worst I have ever seen it and apparently no one knows what the issue is or else they aren't saying. If you happen to be in a rural area like myself Hughes has 25 Gb/s connection with a 20GB cap before they start slowing data.

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Re: Seperate data plan
rcschnoor
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RLR9X20 wrote:

If you happen to be in a rural area like myself Hughes has 25 Gb/s connection with a 20GB cap before they start slowing data.

Another option would be to check out Unlimitedville.com which has unlimited data plans with any of the big 4 cellular providers on a jetpack. It is more expensive than the provider's own unlimited data plans, but they claim no data caps before throttling your speed. Prices vary for the different providers and an example would be with Verizon as the provider being $250/month with a one time set up fee of $100. Of course, this would mean you have no throttling of your data speed, or so they claim.

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Re: Do you have to purchase a separate data plan when buying a jet pack?
KH-Michael
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Due to the age of this thread, it will be locked in order to keep discussions current. If you have the same or a similar question/issue we invite you to start a new thread on the topic.

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