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Old 08-28-2012, 04:14 PM   #11
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Verizon MIFI 3G unlimited data $35. Can't upgrade to 4G without losing unlimited data so I stick with 3G.
Bummer. Not sure how or why, but when we discontinued MIFI to upgrade to HOTSPOT with my Verizon, they gave us unlimited with 4G. I love my HOTSPOT, BUT, I do have to keep my phone charging so my battery doesn't run down too soon.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:57 PM   #12
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Bummer. Not sure how or why, but when we discontinued MIFI to upgrade to HOTSPOT with my Verizon, they gave us unlimited with 4G. I love my HOTSPOT, BUT, I do have to keep my phone charging so my battery doesn't run down too soon.
Where I live and travel there is still very little 4G support, so I am not too concerned. Besides the slower connection keeps me from working while on vacaction...that makes the family happy.
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:18 PM   #13
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My Verizon 4G MIFI has gig of bandwidth. Cost $50 a month.
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We use the Sprint Overdrive Pro mobile hotspot. 12GB on 3G and unlimited 4G except we have never gotten 4G on any of our travels. Its a little pricey at $80. a month. We run 3 laptops on it and I guess it will run up to 8 computers. We have been a few places that the coverage was a little spotty.
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:24 AM   #15
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so far, it's looking like the best way for us to use data in the US is to buy a second device for use down there. They sure don't make this easy lol My provider here in Canada, (Bell), charges $6/mb while in the US.. so that's not going to happen. lol I just really want to buy a sim card there and get a $30ish per month deal that will work in Maine or other eastern states... but mostly Maine. And looking at the coverage maps.. Maine seems to be the black hole for data service.
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My Verizon 4G MIFI has gig of bandwidth. Cost $50 a month.
Clarification: 5 gig bandwidth a month. Never used it all yet.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:15 AM   #17
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I have to say that traveling thoughout the US, Verizon is the most reliable network that I have used. I've had AT&T, Sprint, Nextel,Cingular, T-mobile and Virgin. I hardly ever have a drop on Verizon and it always seems to work regardless of location. That being said I curently have a MIFI hotspot that is Data only for $30.00 a month. You can buy the MIFI hotspot device for $250.00 then pay as you go with it should you choose to. Depending on the amount of devices you want to run, it would be your most reliable option at $50.00 per 30 days IMHO. This unit will support 10 at once and is 4G when available. I've have been forced to this since the WI-FI in campgrounds just do not hold my VPN connection and signals are spotty depending on where you are in relation to the antennas.

The last thing you want to do is invest in something for remote use and get to your location and not have it working.
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I got my 3GB Verizon MIFI before the changeover period. It cost $27 a month for 3GB dataplan. Now they offer a 5GB datapan for $50 a month. I can keep my $27 a month plan as long as I don't upgrade...

Verizon also has the deal you can go into sleep mode for up to 6 months a year... This is kinda neat if you don't plan to use your MIFI device over the winter months. I think you can do the same thing with the cell phone service too...
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Verizon also has the deal you can go into sleep mode for up to 6 months a year... This is kinda neat if you don't plan to use your MIFI device over the winter months. I think you can do the same thing with the cell phone service too...[/QUOTE]

Did not know this and will be using this as I have several months where it will not be used. Just saw I can suspend it for up to 2/90 day periods per 12 month cycle without billing. Great info RB. Thanks.
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I have the ATT MiFi and think it's great. Allows up to 5 devices to connect. Also discovered that I can get along without the notebook pretty well if I take the iPad. Last couple of outings didn't miss Mr. PC at all. I can expense the MiFi charge which is about $50/mo. When it starts coming out of my pocket I'll probably cancel and look for a prepaid option.
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