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MrWizard

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Posted: 07/06/18 09:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

at least (1) ebay seller is now listing as a $15 month plan

it might be the wave of the future, just like when verizon added $20 to the price of data for us old unlimited plan holders

and ATT new $7 month administration fee added to my Mobley account
lots of gryping about that on forums, but i think it was across the board to all accounts
either way i'm keeping my Mobley account


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Posted: 07/06/18 09:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have stopped in cities where the 4620L, 3G, doesn't work on this trip. It works in New Orleans area, did not work in Vicksburg MS at the Elks Lodge or in North Little Rock AR at the Downtown Riverside RV Park, did work in Osark MO and Boliver MO and now in Warrensburg MO.

My exp date is today. On 4 July I made a $5 payment on the 6804 number I have always used in the past. It told me I was on the $30/month plan, but after entering my CC info, I selected to pay a diiferent amount, and payed $5 (which is what I have been doing all along). Will see soon if it worked.

The difference I noticed now is that in the past, after entering the Jetpack phone number, it would announce a balance and paid up date. Now it tells me I am on the $30/month plan and says to add money to keep active, but it never says a date the service is good till.


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Posted: 07/06/18 11:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I discovered that once you add all the $$$ they are requesting they then give you the next renewal date. I seem to remember you have 90 days to pay up before they shut you off. If that is true or not is to be seen.

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Posted: 07/08/18 03:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We still use Verizon for our flip phone, smart phone, and home phone - as we prefer Verizon's superior cell tower coverage of the U.S. for RV trips.

However, I quit messing with Verizon's hot spot devices and plans - which we used to use for RV trips. Now we just tether our computer and iPad to our Verizon based Galaxy smart phone.

This works like a champ ... if we can connect to a Verizon cell tower with the smart phone.


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Carl n Susan wrote:

I discovered that once you add all the $$$ they are requesting they then give you the next renewal date. I seem to remember you have 90 days to pay up before they shut you off. If that is true or not is to be seen.
I have a 4620L that's 3G and a 6620L that's 4G. I add only $5 each renewal.

Last December I decided to let the account for the 4620 expire then renew in 90 days. I had internet access for the whole period. I added $5 on April 5 and this bumped the renewal date to May 5. I still have internet on the 4620. I plan on renewing next month. So far I've been paying $5 every 120 days, or $1.25 per month.

I recently had the 6620 flashed for 4G and am using Callingmart's RTR plan to add $5 every 30 days.


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Tom_M wrote:


(snip)
....I plan on renewing next month. So far I've been paying $5 every 120 days, or $1.25 per month.

I recently had the 6620 flashed for 4G and am using Callingmart's RTR plan to add $5 every 30 days.
(/snip)

I am curious to hear what your next renewal experience is. The Verizon change seems to have appeared last month. Prior to then everything was hunky-dory with $5 refills.

Who flashed your 6620 to 4G? DRWireless?

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DrWireless did the flash. His support has been great. He has flashed it three times. The 1st time he did a remote flash but it had a Canadian IP which caused problems, mainly would not play Amazon Prime video. The 2nd time I had a bad internet connection so I had to send it to him. He paid for return shipping. It came back with a New York IP but still would not play Amazon Prime video. The 3rd time I had good internet so he did a remote flash and so far all is good. It now has a Texas IP. All this for no additional charge.

I set up auto pay for the 6620 4G for every 30 days and the next payment will occur July 30. I will add $5 for the 4620 3G on Aug 3. I am now two months past the expire date for the 4620 and I still have internet.

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Well, it finally happened. My account for my 4620 3G has disappeared. This means I will have to have it reflashed.

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Posted: 07/12/18 09:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Maybe that's what happens when you don't keep up the VZW account pmts ?

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Mine quit working yesterday. when i tried to add more money the Verizon robot said they could not find that number. When i punched 1 to verify the number the robot said she was having difficulties and to try later. Have tried several times with the same results. Lasted for 2 years. Does anyone know where i can send the hotspot to get it flashed again?


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