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    Re: verizon mifi users...

    We have the Verizon Unlimited plan with 2 smart phones and the new Jetpack. I was told the Jetpack has up to 15 Gb before hitting the throttle threshold, and each phone has up to 22 Gb before said threshold.

    The only time we use either phone on our Jetpack is for security purposes. The Jetpack is dedicated to Chromecasting, printer, 1 laptop, and 2 occasional use tablets.

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    Re: verizon mifi users...

    Throughput on any device like a Jetpack or Wisp Router, etc. is going to depend on 1) throughput of the external connection to the internet, 2) throughput of the local WiFi generated by the device, and 3) the throughput from the external connection to the local WiFi.

    I think the 5510 is barely ok on 1, barely ok on 2, and less than ok on 3.


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    Re: verizon mifi users...

    Yeah LBR I think VZ up the throttle point 5 GB sometime after our plan conception years ago. I should check to see if anything changed when I upgraded to the unlimited plan.

    Jim, I have seen what you're referring to as we tour. I will stop at VZ and see what they say and maybe look at a Jetpack upgrade.

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    Re: verizon mifi users...

    We use the 5510 in the trailer and it seems to be OK. Two laptops and a printer, sometimes our iPads (not all at once). Since we canít use our Dish set up due to the trees, we still can see our few favorite programs using the MiFi and laptop hooked to the TV with a HDMI cable. The only OTA stations that donít pixelate are PBS.


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    Re: verizon mifi users...

    We had the older Jetpack and had issues with it. They sent us a new one and our issues went away. Our Jetpack is set up for our "office" network including the printer. We have had both laptops working on the jetpack with one bar of signal strength. We also have the At&t netgear version. When we are in an area that has good signal strength the netgear works better than the jetpack IMO. We use it for our netflix mostly and I use it for my laptop when the jetpack speeds are slow. One thing I like about the Netgear is that it has an Ethernet port so you can hook up to it directly and then it is really fast. We do that with our Wally to play on demand movies.



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    Re: verizon mifi users...

    Quote Originally Posted by LBR View Post
    We have the Verizon Unlimited plan with 2 smart phones and the new Jetpack. I was told the Jetpack has up to 15 Gb before hitting the throttle threshold, and each phone has up to 22 Gb before said threshold.

    The only time we use either phone on our Jetpack is for security purposes. The Jetpack is dedicated to Chromecasting, printer, 1 laptop, and 2 occasional use tablets.
    It is 15GB for the Mifi and 2GB for each phone.

    I was told 22GB at a Verizon store for the phone, but found that to not be true.

    They have a new plan, which I just got for $10 more per month (not sure what they call it) that gives 20GB before throttle down to 3G speeds instead of 'snail speed' like the 'Beyond Unlimited' plan is.
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    Re: verizon mifi users...

    I do lots of setups for construction and filed based companies - as well as remote homes an cellular internet backup solutions - I have large accounts with all 3 major carriers- att, sprint and verizion - verizion throttling varies across plans and hotspots especially - almost all hotpot devices will themselves reduce or disconnect - also the towers will kick off connections that are intermittent - you need specialty devices for constant connectivity- like streaming or remote sessions- the radios are more like e phones and will keep constant a higher speed connection- often faster than phones with some of the newest modems- verizion has different plans on the business side that have higer data at decent cost - take look a cradlepoint and similar devices
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    Re: verizon mifi users...

    Just an update. Went in and talked with VZ and for no charge they swapped out the SIM card which seems to have made the difference.

    They also told me NOT to tether to phones for streaming large files and videos as it will eventually kill the phones. Didn't know that. The Jetpack has 15 GB before throttle, and the phones each have 22. Will only throttle in congested areas (airports, etc.) if over the throttle point and others on system who are not. That's their story anyway.

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    Re: verizon mifi users...

    Quote Originally Posted by uncledon View Post
    Just an update. Went in and talked with VZ and for no charge they swapped out the SIM card which seems to have made the difference.

    They also told me NOT to tether to phones for streaming large files and videos as it will eventually kill the phones. Didn't know that. The Jetpack has 15 GB before throttle, and the phones each have 22. Will only throttle in congested areas (airports, etc.) if over the throttle point and others on system who are not. That's their story anyway.

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    Same as post #11. I feel confident it is correct as we both got the same story.

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    Re: RESOLVED: Verizon MiFi is slow when streaming

    here in central/south texas , verizion slams data plan when you reach limit - congested area or not , business , consumer plans - all same - reach plan data amount- so slow you just don't want to use anyway - sprint has truly unlimited if it works your area.
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