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  1. A post-mortem on the FMCA MiFi deal. I got one and it worked OK. At $50 a month for $22 a gig I called Verizon and verified it was not possible to get any cheaper plan. People have to understand that in many rural areas, Verizon is the only option that works. So they do charge a premium price compared to Sprint/T Mobile/Cricket-AT&T. And thats fair. Still, eventually I realized that the MiFi alone was not going to cut it. Verizon now has plans that have up to 75 gig for phones, and that don't fall off the cliff when you exceed the cap. And I needed my phones to work in the wilderness too and not just the MiFi. So I reluctantly traded in 4 beloved Cricket wireless sims for 4 Verizon sims, saw my bill almost triple, but get service everywhere now. I kept asking Verizon if there was any better plan on the MiFi, and they said no, but they were wrong. Online I was able to switch it to a $20 a month unlimited (15 gig really) plan that falls back to .6 Mbs after that. (Enough to surf and email forever at least, albeit slowly). So it turns out that once you switch to Verizon and downgrade the MiFi to the $20 plan, you still got the MiFi for free and so that is a really good deal. You don't have to stay on the FMCA plan if you have cell phones in your account - and there is no penalty.
  2. There is no such thing as unlimited anymore. But as others have pointed out, it depends on what happens after you reach the cap - ranging from so called deprioritization to 3g to modem speeds. That said, I haven't used mine much but I did notice severely reduced speeds (about 5 Mbs). It has been a fine paperweight though. :-)
  3. So, I just wanted to say, I am one of the new members who created a fmca membership and then requested the Verizon deal moments later. I was later told its on hold and I'll have to wait like everybody else. We are a couple that has had a longtime interest in rvs and are finally pulling the trigger this year. I have never heard of the fmca to be honest but when I saw the deal I tried to grab it. I was actually quite impressed I got any response at all as I figure they must be overwhelmed. The truth is, the deal is exceptional and I'm not sure how fmca negotiated even a limited number from Verizon. Not knowing anything at all about fmca, I don't have any hard feelings and so I plan to explore the other membership benefits and see how it all plays out over time. Just wanted to say that not everyone who picked up the offer online is necessarily a bottom feeder. :-)
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