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Thanks Dutch.....This is interesting. I have two of these 815s Hotspots. One with the AT&T Mobley SIM card and one with the T-Mobile , $23 a month plan. I've had both plans for a few years. (Charter member on both plans)....The AT&T plan works great all over the country. But the T-Mobile plan rarely works well. My understanding is they both use AT&T towers...Or am I mistaken?

Could it be this "Band" thing you reference above?

I'm looking to change the T-Mobile to Visible. 

I need dependable streaming on the road.

I also have a Verizon cell phone with grandfathered unlimited data, but I can only use it as a Hotspot for 15G...I blow through this in a day or two as I do a lot of YouTube Video stuff.

Thank You in advance for anything you can add.

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T-Mobile only uses AT&T towers in a few areas where they have roaming agreements. Most T-Mobile coverage uses their own towers. In many cases the carriers share leased towers of course, but it's their own equipment that's mounted on them. I have my Mobley SIM in a Netgear 815s, and my Visible SIM is in a Novatel 6620L.

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Why not just use what you pay for instead of trying to game the system?  Visible is plainly selling an inexpensive cell phone plan with a hotspot as an added feature.

Trying to get more than that is no different than people who abuse free overnight parking - eventually the carriers will crack down and eliminate it for everyone.

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On 2/18/2022 at 7:56 AM, Lou Schneider said:

Why not just use what you pay for instead of trying to game the system?  Visible is plainly selling an inexpensive cell phone plan with a hotspot as an added feature.

Trying to get more than that is no different than people who abuse free overnight parking - eventually the carriers will crack down and eliminate it for everyone.

The added feature -vs- cell service !!

I signed up for Visible just for the added (hotspot) feature.  For me it was simply a backup.  I didn't use the phone for cell service - and rarely if ever used the hotspot capability.  Occasionally I would check the hotspot, but that was about "it".

Had the service for several months - $25 - no big deal.  One day I happened to look at cell phone messages. I was receiving text replies for food delivery, etc.  Huh??  So, I ran *my* number on a reverse number lookup site.  Came up to a person in a nearby community!   Called Visible, explained the "situation" - and suggested she do the same....which she did.  No explanation from Visible, but assigned me a new number.

I had posed the above 'somewhere' - and someone sent me an enlightening "heads-up" in re:  SIM Cloning! Of course, that made me wonder why Visible didn't send me a replacement SIM.  Long story short, since I wasn't really using Visible for anything....I said Adios - and now Visible is now in-visible to/for me.

Of course your results may vary - and..... keep your eyes on the prize!!

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