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So, here is the best news from Verizon in quite a long time. They recently introduced a truly Unlimited Data Plan for JetPacks.

 

For $70 month with no contract ($65 if you set up autopay), you can get a Prepaid Unlimited Data Plan for your JetPack with NO high speed data cap or throttling.

 

Our friends Chris & Cherie at RV Mobile Internet broke this news a few days ago. And today, I successfully migrated our current JetPack from the traditional post-paid plan to a new Prepaid standalone account to take advantage of this. Check out their detailed article.

 

Verizon Overhauls Prepaid – Introducing Unlimited Data Plans for Jetpacks



-- Edited by Howard on Monday 10th of December 2018 04:53:33 PM

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Are you aware of any restrictions that would prevent my MiFi 5510 from being activated on the new plan…the Verizon page doesn't show it but then it only shows the ones they have currently for sale. I'll call them and ask…but figured you might have some info on it.



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Neil and Connie wrote:

Are you aware of any restrictions that would prevent my MiFi 5510 from being activated on the new plan…the Verizon page doesn't show it but then it only shows the ones they have currently for sale. I'll call them and ask…but figured you might have some info on it.


 If you go online to verizon wireless ... under plans, select PREPAID and it will eventually ask you for your devices IMEI (think that is what it is called).  That will tell you if your device is compatible.

 

I tried to do it online, but wound up calling Verizon ... easy process and as advertised, is actually unlimited data for the hot spot for $70 per month.  The key is to ensure you get a PREPAID account.



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Howard wrote:

So, here is the best news from Verizon in quite a long time. They recently introduced a truly Unlimited Data Plan for JetPacks.

 

For $70 month with no contract ($65 if you set up autopay), you can get a Prepaid Unlimited Data Plan for your JetPack with NO high speed data cap or throttling.

 

Our friends Chris & Cherie at RV Mobile Internet broke this news a few days ago. And today, I successfully migrated our current JetPack from the traditional post-paid plan to a new Prepaid standalone account to take advantage of this. Check out their detailed article.

 

Verizon Overhauls Prepaid – Introducing Unlimited Data Plans for Jetpacks


 Just curious ... after I migrated my hot spot to the stand alone prepaid plan, it disappeared off my postpaid plan (on the website) ... but I can't figure out how to view the PREPAID plan online, whenever I log on it goes to the postpaid plan.  Have you figured this one out?

 



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Ron, I've had the exact same problem. I can't get to the new prepaid plan online. I've tried to set up a new online account, but it keeps taking me to the post-paid just like you said. I called, and all they could tell me was I need to set up a separate account. Tried that, but unsuccessful so far. Let me know if you have any luck on that.
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 Just curious ... after I migrated my hot spot to the stand alone prepaid plan, it disappeared off my postpaid plan (on the website) ... but I can't figure out how to view the PREPAID plan online, whenever I log on it goes to the postpaid plan.  Have you figured this one out?

  



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Neil, this is a quote from Chris & Cherie's site in the premium members report on this:
 "Any branded Verizon Jetpack should be eligible to activated (5510, AC791L, MHS291L, 6620L, MHS900L, 7730L or 8800L). In general, we recommend sticking with the modern models, which currently include the AC791L, 7730L or 8800L.  Going any older than that, and you are seriously diminishing your potential speeds and coverage."
Neil and Connie wrote:

Are you aware of any restrictions that would prevent my MiFi 5510 from being activated on the new plan…the Verizon page doesn't show it but then it only shows the ones they have currently for sale. I'll call them and ask…but figured you might have some info on it.


 



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Howard wrote:
Ron, I've had the exact same problem. I can't get to the new prepaid plan online. I've tried to set up a new online account, but it keeps taking me to the post-paid just like you said. I called, and all they could tell me was I need to set up a separate account. Tried that, but unsuccessful so far. Let me know if you have any luck on that.
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 Just curious ... after I migrated my hot spot to the stand alone prepaid plan, it disappeared off my postpaid plan (on the website) ... but I can't figure out how to view the PREPAID plan online, whenever I log on it goes to the postpaid plan.  Have you figured this one out?

  


You will have to call the prepaid customer service number to set up the account online.  You will need to give them a different email address than what you used for your postpaid account.  They will then send a temporary password to that email account and you can set up your online account.  I guess you could also go into a Verizon store, but either way, you will have to deal with customer service.   



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Thanks Howard (and Ron)...looks like this will be in our future...much better than our postpaid 30GB plan pricewise. 



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We moved both of our phones and the 6620L MiFi over to the new prepaid plan as soon as the link to Chris and Cherie's article was posted on the Escapees forum last week. The unlimited data is working great on the MiFi - we've been streaming Amazon Prime Video and NetFlix without any issues. We got phone plans with 3GB for each phone per month (about 3 times what we normally use on the phones). With my military discount, auto-pay discount, and a multi-line family discount, we cut our monthly Verizon bill in half... and got unlimited data on the MiFi to boot! (It ended up being $45/month for the MiFi, $30 for one phone and $20 for the other with all the discounts.) If you do this with your phones, be aware that you have to set up your voicemail box(es) again.

Since my first call to Verizon was an evolving one, the MiFi was switched first and then the phones were done in a separate system transaction. It took a second call to get all three lines on the same family account and that agent stepped me through creating a new on-line account to manage auto-pay and change things if I need/want to after all the lines were combined on the same account.

Bottom line - we're happy campers!

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Howard wrote:
Neil, this is a quote from Chris & Cherie's site in the premium members report on this:
 "Any branded Verizon Jetpack should be eligible to activated (5510, AC791L, MHS291L, 6620L, MHS900L, 7730L or 8800L). In general, we recommend sticking with the modern models, which currently include the AC791L, 7730L or 8800L.  Going any older than that, and you are seriously diminishing your potential speeds and coverage."
Neil and Connie wrote:

Are you aware of any restrictions that would prevent my MiFi 5510 from being activated on the new plan…the Verizon page doesn't show it but then it only shows the ones they have currently for sale. I'll call them and ask…but figured you might have some info on it.


 


 How are you "seriously diminishing your potential speed and coverage" with a 5510? Isn't 4G the same on any device that is capable of it?  What is different on the AC791L, 7730L or 8800L that makes them "preferred"? Don't want to come across as flippant... but inquiring minds want to know... we also have an old 5510 from before we went back to Comcast for our data. Since we can't do that once we hit the road (hopefully next year) we are also hoping the 5510 might "do the job" without having to buy new equipment.



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The 5510L does not have all the new frequency bands Verizon now owns and does not have GSM, which is needed in Canada. I know we had to replace our 5510L with a 7730L to use in Canada. We still have the 5510 and might start with it. Note that the 8800 has the most bands and should get the best coverage, but does not support 3G or 1X in extended network areas.

5510L  - LTE 700/1700; CDMA 800/1900

7730L - LTE 700/850/1700/1800/1900/2600/AWS-3, HSPA 850/900/1900/2100,CDMA 800/1900 ( https://www.comparecellular.com/mobile-internet/novatel-mifi-7730l-mobile-hotspot/specifications.asp )

8800L - Bands: 850, 1800, 1900, 2100, 1700, 2600, 700, 2500 ( https://www.pcmag.com/review/364932/verizon-jetpack-mifi-8800l?tab=Specs )



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Thanks for the explanation Bill.  Since we intend to be in Canada a significant amount of time in our travels (family) I guess the "upgrade" will be necessary. Didn't know the 5510 was not not suitable in Canada. 

 



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Went to a Verizon store and they knew nothing about this (as Chris & Cherie suspected). Check out their very detailed and thoroughly researched article and go prepared - unlike what I did, trust that every Verizon store would know. www.rvmobileinternet.com/verizon-overhauls-prepaid-introducing-unlimited-data-plans-for-jetpacks/

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Second Chance wrote:

We moved both of our phones and the 6620L MiFi over to the new prepaid plan as soon as the link to Chris and Cherie's article was posted on the Escapees forum last week. The unlimited data is working great on the MiFi - we've been streaming Amazon Prime Video and NetFlix without any issues. We got phone plans with 3GB for each phone per month (about 3 times what we normally use on the phones). With my military discount, auto-pay discount, and a multi-line family discount, we cut our monthly Verizon bill in half... and got unlimited data on the MiFi to boot! (It ended up being $45/month for the MiFi, $30 for one phone and $20 for the other with all the discounts.) If you do this with your phones, be aware that you have to set up your voicemail box(es) again.

Since my first call to Verizon was an evolving one, the MiFi was switched first and then the phones were done in a separate system transaction. It took a second call to get all three lines on the same family account and that agent stepped me through creating a new on-line account to manage auto-pay and change things if I need/want to after all the lines were combined on the same account.

Bottom line - we're happy campers!

Rob


 Almost as good as Rob ... I am on Verizon and DW is on AT&T to get the best shot at good WiFi.  Regarding my Verizon plan my WiFi MiFi went from 24 GB to unlimited and my phone is also unlimited ... both for $100 per month, which is down from $156 per month.  A $50 per month savings and I still need to work on getting my Military Discount.  So far so good😉



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The 5510L does not have all the new frequency bands Verizon now owns and does not have GSM, which is needed in Canada. I know we had to replace our 5510L with a 7730L to use in Canada. We still have the 5510 and might start with it. Note that the 8800 has the most bands and should get the best coverage, but does not support 3G or 1X in extended network areas.

5510L  - LTE 700/1700; CDMA 800/1900

7730L - LTE 700/850/1700/1800/1900/2600/AWS-3, HSPA 850/900/1900/2100,CDMA 800/1900 ( https://www.comparecellular.com/mobile-internet/novatel-mifi-7730l-mobile-hotspot/specifications.asp )

8800L - Bands: 850, 1800, 1900, 2100, 1700, 2600, 700, 2500 ( https://www.pcmag.com/review/364932/verizon-jetpack-mifi-8800l?tab=Specs )

 



-- Edited by bjoyce on Friday 16th of November 2018 07:57:38 PM


 So this new plan includes Canada as well as US? Great…we had no data coverage up there last summer…well, we had the minimum 250 MB or whatever they give you before they start charging you buckets of money for data up there.



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Second Chance wrote:

We moved both of our phones and the 6620L MiFi over to the new prepaid plan as soon as the link to Chris and Cherie's article was posted on the Escapees forum last week. The unlimited data is working great on the MiFi - we've been streaming Amazon Prime Video and NetFlix without any issues. We got phone plans with 3GB for each phone per month (about 3 times what we normally use on the phones). With my military discount, auto-pay discount, and a multi-line family discount, we cut our monthly Verizon bill in half... and got unlimited data on the MiFi to boot! (It ended up being $45/month for the MiFi, $30 for one phone and $20 for the other with all the discounts.) If you do this with your phones, be aware that you have to set up your voicemail box(es) again.

Since my first call to Verizon was an evolving one, the MiFi was switched first and then the phones were done in a separate system transaction. It took a second call to get all three lines on the same family account and that agent stepped me through creating a new on-line account to manage auto-pay and change things if I need/want to after all the lines were combined on the same account.

Bottom line - we're happy campers!

Rob


 Rob .. thanks for the tip on re setting up my voicemail ... I wouldn't have thought of that.



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"So this new plan includes Canada as well as US? Great…we had no data coverage up there last summer…well, we had the minimum 250 MB or whatever they give you before they start charging you buckets of money for data up there."

I suspect this new plan does not include Canada. Our old plan does, so that is why we upgraded hotspots. If we moved to the prepaid plan for the dedicated hotspot, we would use our postpaid phone hotspots in Canada. Be warned that Verizon Canadian service is at about the lowest priority you can get. We had a hotspot and two phones in both British Columbia and Ontario last year and in both areas the service was flaky. Friends with AT&T or T-Mobile had much better service.

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Do you have to have a "JetPack"? We simply use our phones as our WIFI hotspot and never have really understood why you would have a jetpack. I would like to move up to this plan. We currently pay about $50 but throttling occurs around 10g...

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Dave and Denise wrote:

Do you have to have a "JetPack"? We simply use our phones as our WIFI hotspot and never have really understood why you would have a jetpack. I would like to move up to this plan. We currently pay about $50 but throttling occurs around 10g...


 Yes, you need a Jetpack/Mifi/Mobile hotspot device. There are many reasons some of us like these devices better than hotspotting our phones.  #1, They often pull in a signal better with many reporting that they have data on their Jetpack and not on their phones in fringe areas.  #2, You can leave your computer running, including downloading, while you are away with a hotspot device.  #3, You can set up a wifi printer on the hotspot and not worry that you can't print if the person with the phone is away.



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Thanks Bill...we made do pretty well with CG WiFi but being unable to do anything after we left the rig was a bit of a pain. We’ve no current plans for any more trips across the border... ut might do another trip to Alaska some day...although the earliest that might happen would be 2021 or 22. 



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Technically, you don't have to have a JetPack on this plan. You can put a phone or tablet on it. However, using your hotspot on your phone or tablet is not an option on this plan, so, practically, a JetPack would be needed to use your laptop or computer.
Bill discussed some of the advantages of a JetPack over using a phone's hotspot. It is a dedicated data device while a phone handles both voice and data, and therefore doesn't handle data quite as well (although you may not know it if you've never had a JetPack to compare it to). 
Dave and Denise wrote:

Do you have to have a "JetPack"? We simply use our phones as our WIFI hotspot and never have really understood why you would have a jetpack. I would like to move up to this plan. We currently pay about $50 but throttling occurs around 10g...


 



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