Unlimited Mobile Internet

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  1. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    I finally did some research and found out that Verizon's "unlimited" plans can add a jetpack hotspot to them that also has unlimited internet the same as the phone. You don't get throttled in the traditional sense, but you get deprioritized after the phone data limit, which for the top plan is 75GB. I've been wondering for a while, but this is the magic bullet that will solve my internet problems. Perfect timing because I just built a new desktop for the truck.
     
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    Brandt Road Train Member

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    Straight Talk has 60GB of data a month plus unlimited talk and text for $55. It a good deal unless you need more data. You get 10GB of Hotspot also. You can pick the carrier. I'm on Verizon aide of Straight Talk
     
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  3. Tb0n3

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    I use over 100GB a month just on my phone. I'll likely be using lots more with a desktop connected to the jetpack. That 10GB hotspot limit was what I wanted to avoid, and have with this plan. for $90/mo I've got unlimited everything with deprioritization at 50GB.
     
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  4. Herbertscandrive

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    My family uses straight talk, we each use 100g a month or so on the $55. Unlimited. My son's game alot and have pushed it to 200g before lol.
    So far we've never been throttled, but when the boys pushed it to 200 GB their service was shut off until they repaid for another month of service, even though it wasn't up yet, to "restart the clock"
    we all have factory unlocked phones and hotspot from them to any devices we need to use.
    We use the AT&t side and just got a SIM card to put in our phones.
    That's a good deal from Verizon though! Thanks for sharing it you never know with cell phone carriers when they'll decide to stop offering what you've been doing lol
     
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  5. snowwy

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    I have a hotspot. And a tablet. If I had any data consumption. I could also show how much data is left out of 976 gigs for the hotspot. Neither device is being used these days but that will probably change next year when I move. The tablet I bought outright. $200. So I wouldn't have a contract. Fully functional with gps. Hotspot also paid for.

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  6. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    i just did all thats stuff on 3 lines for $20 a month
     
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  7. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    its not about the gb's its about the speed, streaming size, hd video and band with. if you look at all that stuff. nobody can touch Verizon on that stuff. just dont look at GB's
     
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  8. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Heavy Load Member

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    Everyone is comparing themselves to Verizon these days, but the truth is no one CAN compare. Sure, parts of east Texas say I'm intern...LoL...but you really have to get off the beaten path to not have some kind of service with them.
     
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  9. speedyk

    speedyk Road Train Member

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    With a rooted phone and a tethering app, the hotspot limitations did not apply. Current phone not rooted and using the built-in hotspot, just got slowed, was downloading whole OS installers for testing.

    VZW had an agreement with FCC not to limit usage based on device or tethering but with the current admin being former VZW exec and not afraid to stoop to using dead people's accounts to comment against net neutrality it's unlikely they are enforcing consumer issues right now. I'm headed to a TMo store this week.
     
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  10. truckdriver31

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    true. cause us cellular got them dead spots
     
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