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Ditto. I used mine for part of a day to watch TV when we were at a campground where our DISH satellite was blocked by trees, and I maxed out. I now have no useable internet for the rest of our trip - another week - and I have work to do. The Verizon support tech said the FMCA plan was actually unlimited, and had me go to a Verizon store to get a new SIM card - complete waste of time. I’m very upset.

 

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Very important!  If your on the original pre paid plan, DO NOT USE IT IN CANADA!  You will incur Roaming Fees, I got billed for $1,012 last month!!!  I now use Linda's post paid Verizon plan, no fees!   

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*Throughout of data speeds will be limited should 25GB of data be used within a given bill cycle

 

 

That's right off the FMCA  web page. 

Not sure why people are surprised they are being throttled.

 

Can anyone tell me what the total bill is with fees and taxes?

 

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1 hour ago, ebourlet said:

 

 

 

*Throughout of data speeds will be limited should 25GB of data be used within a given bill cycle

 

 

That's right off the FMCA  web page. 

Not sure why people are surprised they are being throttled.

 

Can anyone tell me what the total bill is with fees and taxes?

 

Simply because to most people UNLIMITED means just that UNLIMITED.  If there was any truth in advertising, cell phone providers wouldn't be able to get away with lying in their offering like they do.  I'll admit throttling is better than abruptly turning off all data when their arbitrary limits are reached but it's still a slap in the face to find out you've been reduced to dail-up speeds and it's still early in the month.

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We were aware of the throttling but the lie we were told was throttling would only occur in congested (Verizon) markets.  Well in reality they must all be congested.  Wife has Amazon Fire Sticks and they do a pretty good job of downloading data even at throttled speeds, enough so that we can stream movies from Netflix. 

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Maybe they changed the FMCA pages but it clearly says it will be limited not may be limited on the two pages I find the plan explained.  I think I'm going to go with OTA its a little more money but no caps.

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22 hours ago, ebourlet said:

Maybe they changed the FMCA pages but it clearly says it will be limited not may be limited on the two pages I find the plan explained.  I think I'm going to go with OTA its a little more money but no caps.

Tell us where to find information on "OTA"

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I did not look at all the reviews but I just wanted to say the Jetpack can not be used in Canada. I called Verizon and they said I can use the data on my phone not the jet pack. I almost received a text message that stated I was limited to .5 gig per day on my phone plan.  I did not verify. 

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OTA is what we call (over the air), nothing to do with data, but the open signals that we receive with an antenna for television, I have not found a data plan yet named OTA, maybe ebourlet will let us in on the secret.:P

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Sanger.  Welcome to the Forum!

You are correct on all counts in Canada!  We just spent 63 days there, doing the Eastern Provinces.  Half a gig per day and it's controlled by "Roger" or "Bell", that's plenty since towers are few and far between!  Found out that our Direct TV worked every day, even as far NE as St. Anthony, Newfoundland.  We got internet in Labrador, up to Red Bay.

My bill on the FMCA Jet Pack is $51.73 a month!  Linda is on another plan, $180.  I used my Jet Pack for 3 days in Canada by mistake = $1,051 in roaming! :angry:

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Hello all.  I am a new member and have read most of your posts. I am disappointed no one has found a plan they are satisfied with, for a reasonable price.  My question is:  While traveling in the U.S., has anyone found a plan they are satisfied with?

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On 7/15/2019 at 11:54 PM, dianahc said:

Ditto. I used mine for part of a day to watch TV when we were at a campground where our DISH satellite was blocked by trees, and I maxed out. I now have no useable internet for the rest of our trip - another week - and I have work to do. The Verizon support tech said the FMCA plan was actually unlimited, and had me go to a Verizon store to get a new SIM card - complete waste of time. I’m very upset.

 

I opted for the 'Togo Roadlink' with AT&T. Unlimited data for $360.00 a year. Back by Thor Motorcoach used to be available only to Airstream owners. It not only had unlimtied cellular data but you can also pull in WiFi from the surrounding locations, giving you stronger signal and better internet speed. Just fyi, the Winegard ConnecT 2.0 4G2 is the same as the Togo Roadlink, but onlly the Togo has the agreement for unlimtied@ $360.00 from AT&T.

https://rv.runswithtogo.com/product/togo-roadlink-c2/

Or you can go to Winegard website for information.

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We have the new Verizon MiFi8800 only because where we park 6 months out of the year only has Verizon access. i.e. the middle of no where west Texas. I've not been thrilled with it. It seems to be more of an ad delivery device. Every day the device supports a link to different ads. I'm not so sure about the 25 Gb limit either. I monitored it every day and the data we consume is predictable. Ten days in we had used our normal amount of data 10.4 Gb and  the ads started to appear on the hotspot UI, the next day it stated we had magically jumped from 10.4 to 25.1 GB and was vastly slowed down. The jump in data was bogus and I'm not at all impressed.

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I'm lost...ads?  We have 2 of them & never  seen an ad...When we go on line, we will get a small slide in from cruise critic and RCI, we cruise a lot. I just hit delete.  I have had Windows 10, sneak in & do massive downloads of 7Gb-12Gbs if I leave it on when I'm not on computer!  

Yes, it will slow down at 22.  Mine is a pre paid & Linda's is not.  She does not have my issues!  Hers is also good in Mexico & Canada...mine is not.

Where in West TX?  

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1 hour ago, eddylucast said:

We have the new Verizon MiFi8800 only because where we park 6 months out of the year only has Verizon access. i.e. the middle of no where west Texas. I've not been thrilled with it. It seems to be more of an ad delivery device. Every day the device supports a link to different ads. I'm not so sure about the 25 Gb limit either. I monitored it every day and the data we consume is predictable. Ten days in we had used our normal amount of data 10.4 Gb and  the ads started to appear on the hotspot UI, the next day it stated we had magically jumped from 10.4 to 25.1 GB and was vastly slowed down. The jump in data was bogus and I'm not at all impressed.

What type of device are you using to connect to the MiFi (laptop, streaming box, etc)? You may be able to confirm your actual data usage through your device which you can then compare against what Verizon says you're using.

Not sure how you're getting ads from Verizon - once these are set up you shouldn't have to interact with their operating system at all. At least that's the way ours always worked. We set it up, linked our tablet to it, and then used our tablet as if we were on our home WiFi. Nothing from the MiFi ever showed on the tablet unless we specifically went to the control panel for it.

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On 1/10/2020 at 1:13 PM, eddylucast said:

We have the new Verizon MiFi8800 only because where we park 6 months out of the year only has Verizon access. i.e. the middle of no where west Texas. I've not been thrilled with it. It seems to be more of an ad delivery device. Every day the device supports a link to different ads. I'm not so sure about the 25 Gb limit either. I monitored it every day and the data we consume is predictable. Ten days in we had used our normal amount of data 10.4 Gb and  the ads started to appear on the hotspot UI, the next day it stated we had magically jumped from 10.4 to 25.1 GB and was vastly slowed down. The jump in data was bogus and I'm not at all impressed.

I'm not familiar with Verizon but that sure doesn't sound right.  MiFi should be nothing more than a link between you computer and the nearest Verizon cell tower.  I connect to MiFi through my WiFi connector on the computer. Once that is accomplished I can open my browser and surf the Internet.  I'm thinking this is where your browser is directing you to different ads.  You also may have "Malware" on your computer.  A good way to check that is to download "Malwarebytes" and scan your computer.  I'm also hoping you have some type of virus protection on the computer such as Norton's Internet Security. I suggest Norton's because I worked for a Gov't agency that used it on over 10,000 computers in that complex and throughout the agency in other areas.  It is good.

So, how do you connect to the MiFi? When do the ads appear?

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We have Malwarebytes Premium on all our computers.  I stopped using Norton's due to the McAfee side that kept checking every piece of mail...then it would take 3x as long as normal...had a computer friend that could not over ride it, so it was deleted of system!  Probably Wayne's Agency that was checking on me..Lol

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