Funny thing is it seems Verizon doesn't have the throttling quite set up right and I have seen reports of people blowing through 71 GB on jetpack with the new plan with no evidence of throttling. I am sure that will be fixed quickly.
Same here. Well not 71GB lol. But that also added to my thinking that MiFi's are treated the same as phones. Regardless, we got an official answer, and you're right, I'm sure they'll remedy it right away.
Prepper357, we understand your concerns with having access to your hotspot. MiFi devices are reduced to 3G speeds after 10 GB of data, and your phone will also provide 10 GB of connected hotspot. Here is more information regarding this >> http://vz.to/2lgM1Z7
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This makes no sense, if true. It would mean that I'm paying $20/month line access fee for a device that's limited to 10GB of LTE data. Yet my iPhone (which I rarely use as a hotspot since I have the Jetpack), for the same $20, gets 22GB of LTE before a possible reduction in speeds. Customers will no longer purchase Jetpacks if all they're going to get for their $20 is 10GB of LTE.
I'm at 9.73GB on my Jetpack, so later today I'll find out for certain if it drops to 3G as I go over 10GB.
It makes sense if you understand Verizon's perspective. Verizon felt burned by the original unlimited data when people put unlimited SIMS in jetpacks and used it for unlimited Internet for home. This led to large amounts of data use. Verizon wanted to set it up this time so that you can used unlimited data on a mobile device, but not be able to use it as a primary Internet source for home. That is why any method that connects other devices to the Internet (hotspot, jetpack, Home Fusion internet) is limited to 10 GB LTE data and then unlimited amount of 3G speed data.
Even if you go over today and it stays high speed, don't celebrate yet. There are reports the filters were not working as expected allowing people to go over.
I mildly disagree. If they are now going to charge $20/m access for the mifi, then 22GB would be the more reasonable allowance. I understand what you're saying, and agree that unlimited for home internet would probably be too much for the network to handle. But again, they increased the price of the mifi access (from what I've read in this forum) but are being more restrictive w/that data limit.
I'm not questioning their right or ability to do... just saying it's a crummy thing to do.