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Does wifi count against jetpack or an individual device?
CEW3523
Member

If I use my Jetpack as the WiFi for internet access for my iPhone and iPad, will the data usage count against the Jetpack or the individual iPhone and iPad? I am being told by Verizon that I should switch to unlimited data to avoid the $15 per GB overage charge.

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Re: Does wifi count against jetpack or an individual device?
Ann154
Expert
Expert

It counts on the Jetpack's line for data usage. If the Jetpack and the iPhone and iPad are on the same account and share the same data plan  you shouldn't be connecting the iPhone or the iPad to the Jetpack.

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Re: Does wifi count against jetpack or an individual device?
John_Getzke
Leader
Leader

You will be billed for all internet access that goes through the VZW device.

You will not be billed for local only network communication that does not go through Verizon.

If you are connecting devices to your Jetpack and those devices are requesting internet access then you should assume those devices are using the Jetpacks data plan.  Most devices will choose to use WiFi over Cellular if they have access to both.

The Jetpack can be used as a local WiFi home router only.  However, you need to temporarily disconnect or terminate the service first.

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Re: Does wifi count against jetpack or an individual device?
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

CEW3523

 

Great question and Ann154 provided some helpful information. When you are using a jetpack as a WiFi source all the data usage done by devices connected to that jetpack will show as jetpack usage. Was there something going on that is bringing up this concern? Are the devices that are connecting to the jetpack part of a share plan and have access to data already?

 

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