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  1. The old VZW grandfathered UDP plans do have texting limits. We still have 2 of them.
  2. It is NOT the same as the Mobley RV Mobile Internet's review Best to subscribe to that site to keep up-to-date on options
  3. As I understand it, network management is a transient slowdown that occurs only when towers are experiencing high levels of activity. Throttling is a complete slowdown once you've reached a data limit for that billing cycle, and things don't return to normal speed until your next billing cycle kicks in.
  4. True, but basically there is no rush to jump to a 5G phone at this point - the networks aren't there, won't be widespread for years, and the actual specifications haven't been finalized by all the players. Since this is an RV forum, from an RVer perspective this is a "wait for larger deployment" situation.
  5. Chris and Cherie have been tracking the 8800's drop out issue for a while now. If you are an rvmobileinternet.com member you can follow and contribute to the discussion in their forum.
  6. Ignore 5G for now ...5G relies on millimeter-wave signals which can't travel as far as those we use for today's 4G networks, so a 5G network requires a greater number of access points. Wireless carriers would need to invest in an entirely new infrastructure in order to roll out true 5G to their customers with any degree of consistency. Carriers looking to buy themselves the time needed to build that network have been falling back on grand promises, and some muddled messaging about how their new "5G" offerings will take shape.... What is 5G? ...Although 5G will undoubtedly change the way we interact with each other and consume media, the change won’t happen overnight. It will be years before 5G is up and running smoothly across the U.S. While it’s ultimately a personal decision, it may be wise to hold off on buying a 5G handset in early 2019. In addition to the fact that coverage will likely be very spotty, the hardware will also be first-gen. With the exception of a phone AT&T plans to release at the end of 2019, most of the 5G smartphones that will come in early 2019 will likely have single-band 5G support. Telecom giant Ericsson makes a good argument for waiting on a 5G smartphone. It reports a second generation of 5G chipsets will be announced by the end of 2019, featuring enhanced architecture and lower power consumption.
  7. Guys - are you using an old gUDP plan with your G7's? We replaced one of our phones with a G7 and it will not wifi hotspot with the current OS (we do not have the paid-for hotspot feature).
  8. Does not work on a number of the newer phones. Definitely not on the S7.
  9. FoxFi's (PDAnet) hotspot mode does not work on some of the newer phones.
  10. Please report back if you are able to successfully hotspot the unlocked phone on a gUDP plan. I've read of 2 concerns with unlocked phones - no HD calling and no hotspotting with Verizon. Hotspotting an unlocked phone I've held onto my S5 for that reason.
  11. The original (grandfathered) UDPs are not subject to throttling, nor limits on hotspot tethering (with the paid-for hotspot feature). The new limited "unlimited" plans, including the 75 GB, are subject to network management plus after 20 GB of tethering your speeds drop to 600 kbps until your billing cycle resets. Join rvmobileinternet.com to stay up to date on data for travel. It's well worth the premium membership, too.
  12. Might I ask where you obtained the USB cable for it? Accessory spec'd for it from VZW or simply a standard (with appropriate current rating) USB cable? Thanks!
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  14. Can folks please take the domicile/residence discussion over to one of the Fulltiming boards? This topic has lost focus on the pre-Medicare age medical insurance issue that is the subject of the original post and initial discussion. Thanks
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