Verizon "Unlimited" Data Issue

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MC1371's Comment
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This will affect those of you using Prepaid Verizon and using the Hotspot to connect other devices.

just finished speaking with a Verizon representative. They informed me that the $80 prepaid unlimited doesn't support mobile Hotspot. The only reason that it had supported it for the past 2 months was that Verizon was doing some kind of quality assurance "testing" on unlimited prepaid data... Or something to that affect. It was pretty much, to bad so sad, and hope you enjoyed it because it's gone...They offered to switch me to the $60 plan with 10gb of data because that plan offers Mobile Hotspot. They also included 1 extra gb of promotional data. But yeah basically they just tested it on us without informing us and took it away without informing us.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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I'd call them back another day and hope to speak with someone else. It could have been a misinformed employee because my wife hasn't heard of this yet and she knows everything, believe me.

Gladhand's Comment
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I'm unlimited and tether to my laptop no problem. I use 140 gb of data a month, so the unlimited really has helped out hahaha.

Unholychaos's Comment
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I also have unlimited with Verizon and from what I understand, the mobile hotspot data is unlimited, but at a certain data threshold, the speed is throttled down to 3g for the remainder of the cycle. It's really annoying because I use up that data in about a week considering, when I'm doing a 34, I've got my laptop running a game and my tablet running netflix pretty much my entire awake hours off of my mobile hotspot.

But yes, in a sense, it is unlimited, just not LTE.

MC1371's Comment
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Going to have to try a store. The rep could have been wrong. The hotspot activates, just won't xmit internet data to any devices.

Possibly phone related... Hope not, love my S6, and don't feel like dropping $800 on an S8.

NeeklODN's Comment
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here it is guys

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MC1371's Comment
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Update.

***Prepaid*** Tethering and Hotspot are no longer allowed.

GoUnlimited and BeyondUnlimited plans are not affected (post pay accounts)

So switched plans. Going to cost me an extra $20 a month, but I'll take it.

Joseph L.'s Comment
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I have T-Mobile for my service. In another thread I saw someone referrer to them as T-Maybe😐😂. While attending CDL school first with CR.England in Salt Lake City I found out T-Maybe was good description. Later with CRST I found them to be a mixture of T-Maybe to begin a solid T-who???😕 as in I had absolutely no coverage. For the record I am not a really big Verizon fan. Had dealings with them in the past didn't go well. If not for starting in trucking I probably would not have considered getting their services again. My goal is to get a prepaid phone something for $100-$150 and do their $75 dollar a month plan for unlimited data talk and text. I would use it mostly for maps, and figuring out where I need to go, strictly business. My wife wasn't to thrilled about the extra cost related too but when I explained the reason wanting to get their services with regards to there are places T-Mobile doesn't work and that could be an issue. Like yesterday I had to call the terminal from the hotel they sent me too, when I went to make the call I had no service😵😐. So I got up started to move and I got two bars on the signal display😁. I started dialing the number as I did I moved and suddenly no service😕. I would have use the first desk phone but I didn't see one so I kept moving about till I found the magical zone and made the call🎇😁🎆. However once I moved no service, no LTE services either In my hotel room I got three bars😐

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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They are not allowed to prevent tethering. It was never built into Verizon phones, and they tried to block tethering apps and were sued, and lost. They have included tethering on their phones since.

tethering suit

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I have T-Mobile for my service. In another thread I saw someone referrer to them as T-Maybe😐😂. While attending CDL school first with CR.England in Salt Lake City I found out T-Maybe was good description. Later with CRST I found them to be a mixture of T-Maybe to begin a solid T-who???😕 as in I had absolutely no coverage. For the record I am not a really big Verizon fan. Had dealings with them in the past didn't go well. If not for starting in trucking I probably would not have considered getting their services again. My goal is to get a prepaid phone something for $100-$150 and do their $75 dollar a month plan for unlimited data talk and text. I would use it mostly for maps, and figuring out where I need to go, strictly business. My wife wasn't to thrilled about the extra cost related too but when I explained the reason wanting to get their services with regards to there are places T-Mobile doesn't work and that could be an issue. Like yesterday I had to call the terminal from the hotel they sent me too, when I went to make the call I had no service😵😐. So I got up started to move and I got two bars on the signal display😁. I started dialing the number as I did I moved and suddenly no service😕. I would have use the first desk phone but I didn't see one so I kept moving about till I found the magical zone and made the call🎇😁🎆. However once I moved no service, no LTE services either In my hotel room I got three bars😐

I use Cricket. It is owned by AT&T. It is a billed, no contract service. I do have some dead spots, especially out in the middle of BFE. My worst states for service are Kentucky and Wyoming. Pretty much zero service in Wyoming. Kentucky is always a little finicky when it comes to the big companies. The only way to get good consistent cell service in Kentucky is using their very own Bluegrass Cellular.

My cricket bill for Unlimited Everything and tethering is around $70 a month.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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