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Is reliable, unlimited access available for under $100 a month?

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1 minute ago, remoandiris said:

What do you mean?  Don't you just have to buy another $5 card for the month?

You do, but then it was said the price went up to $10 and you get different messages that your account is going to be deactivated at times. You can't pay early as it just resets the clock for the next month early. It was just a pain and wasn't worth it to me. 

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9 hours ago, remoandiris said:

How is the 3G for web surfing, emails, social media?

How about for streaming?

Usually quite good for the basic functions you listed, and in good signal areas with a download speed around 1.5-2 Mbps, even standard definition streaming is good with minimal buffering. 

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7 hours ago, remoandiris said:

What do you mean?  Don't you just have to buy another $5 card for the month?

If you mean "flashing" it every month, there are a few on eBay that say they don't need flashed again.

I buy four $5 PINS at a time from Callingmart.com, usually when they're having a holiday special for $19. Each month I add another PIN to the account by phone the day after the expiration, and have never lost service. Typically the balance seems to accumulate up to $15, and then it starts over. As long as it keeps on working, I don't bother trying to figure out why... ;)

I haven't needed to have my 6620L Jetpack reflashed since I first had it done remotely by an eBay vendor. I also have an older 4620LE that was flashed as well, but it doesn't use all the 3G bands that the 6620 does, and I was finding too many areas where it didn't work so I quite renewing it.

Edited by Dutch_12078

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So, how much data can a carload of kids use while riding with Mom & Dad for a couple hours?  They watch movies, videos, play online games etc.  I'll bet it's more than I use in a day.  Not all internet users stream and use vast amounts of data.  The Mobley has been perfect for us in campgrounds that do not offer good internet.  Many more actually are, just not for streaming.

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How about the new Verizon "Visible" - Unlimited Talk / Text / Data for $40/mo.  It's perma throttled to 5Mbps- Which is OK for streaming up to 1080P.

http://bgr.com/2018/05/11/verizon-unlimited-data-visible-vs-metropcs-boost/

Currently only available for IPhone - Android to come later.  Also, you need an invite code to sign up but if you Googleit,  there are several that come up from others that have signed up. (They're not a unique code. )  They send you a new SIM card once you sign up.  You can port your existing phone number or they will issue you a different one.

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17 minutes ago, DuffMan said:

How about the new Verizon "Visible" - Unlimited Talk / Text / Data for $40/mo.  It's perma throttled to 5Mbps- Which is OK for streaming up to 1080P.

http://bgr.com/2018/05/11/verizon-unlimited-data-visible-vs-metropcs-boost/

Currently only available for IPhone - Android to come later.  Also, you need an invite code to sign up but if you Googleit,  there are several that come up from others that have signed up. (They're not a unique code. )  They send you a new SIM card once you sign up.  You can port your existing phone number or they will issue you a different one.

No hotspoting, so it won't work for most of us..  

More on how the plan works and why it is not a good fit for RVers or for those who want to stream, since it limits video to 480p (DVD quality) - https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/visible-cheap-slowed-unlimited-on-device-verizon-data/ .

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23 hours ago, Bill Joyce said:

No hotspoting, so it won't work for most of us..  

More on how the plan works and why it is not a good fit for RVers or for those who want to stream, since it limits video to 480p (DVD quality) - https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/visible-cheap-slowed-unlimited-on-device-verizon-data/ .

As to no hot-spotting:  

PDANET - Teather phone w/o carriers permission.  http://pdanet.co/
 
 

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1 hour ago, DuffMan said:

As to no hot-spotting:  

PDANET - Teather phone w/o carriers permission.  http://pdanet.co/
 
 

Be my guest and give it a try.  If I have to add anything to my arsenal, the $95 T-Mobile plan would make more sense to me.  Since I am over 55, I think I can get it for $85/month.

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You can search eBay and get a true unthrottled grandfathered Sim card for a pretty reasonable monthly fee payable to the seller thru PayPal.  Buy a 4g Hotspot on ebay for 30 to 50 dollars that matches the company the card is thru (usually AT&T) and you have true unlimited for the monthly agreement.  I have run over 200gb thru mine over a month, and it was the same 65.00 as 5gb.  With my 30gb on my Verizon phones, I am covered except in truly non coverage areas.  

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