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***Announcement: Early next week, we’ll be merging the current Fios and Wireless Communities into the all new Verizon Community! Beginning the evening of Sunday 12/4, both Communities will be placed in read-only mode. You’ll still be able to visit the Communities and browse content, but login will be disabled. On the afternoon of Monday 12/5, all users will be able to log into the new Verizon Community. We expect the new Community to be fully functional the morning of Friday 12/9. Additional details can be found in the Announcements board and under Featured Topics!

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A friend of mine called Verizon because he thought that their data usage was higher than it was supposed to be.  He wondered if the MiFi was logging Local Area Network activity such as a Network Hard drive or a Network Printer.  The answer was that it logs all data including any data between LAN components.  If, for example, you transfer a file from one computer to another computer through the MiFi, you get charged for that data usage.  If you have an automatic backup through a network drive that is attached to the MiFi, you get charged for that data usage.  I would like to know if this is true and if it is, it seems to me that this would be a totally unfair charge of data.  I personally do a lot of browsing throughout the internet and I also have a network hard drive but I use a real router in my Local Area Network and connect my router to the MiFi through a bridge.  This guarantees that any data that reaches the MiFi is strictly internet data and not related to my LAN.  I have never gone over my 5 GB of bandwidth but I also do not stream video's or update my maps for my Garmin which takes about 2.5 GB of data to update.  If you have excess data usage for no reason, I bet you are using a network drive connected to the MiFi or you are transferring lots of data between two different computers connected to the MiFi. 

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