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RE: Verizon Grandfathered Unlimited Plan

Don't confuse network management with throttling. They are VERY different. When you have a plan that "throttles" at a certain data usage, you then drop down to extremely slow speeds for the remainder of your current billing cycle. When you use a plan that simply uses network management, your speeds will vary depending on the tower usage and can change by the minute, hour, day, etc.
jcpainter 01/30/23 09:57am Technology Corner
RE: Verizon Grandfathered Unlimited Plan

Thanks for the info guys. I just called Verizon & the support guy informed me that they can be leased / rented out. If anyone is interested, I have ONE extra Hotspot/SIM on the Grandfathered plan that I don't know what to do with. But why would you bother when you can just get an unlimited plan directly? These grandfathered plans were/are true unlimited high speed plans. Unlimited plans today offer XXX amount of true high speed data and then they are either network managed or throttled where the speed drops to very low, almost unusable levels. With network management, speeds drop when the towers are busy. That might be a few minutes, a few hours or some other time frame. These SIMs also give unlimited data to Verizon hot spots. For anyone that needs lots of true high speed data, this is a fantastic plan.
jcpainter 01/28/23 06:10am Technology Corner
RE: Verizon Grandfathered Unlimited Plan

Thanks for the info guys. I just called Verizon & the support guy informed me that they can be leased / rented out. If anyone is interested, I have ONE extra Hotspot/SIM on the Grandfathered plan that I don't know what to do with. Yes you can rent them to someone, but you cannot transfer ownership. If you decide to "rent" it, do NOT give the renter access to your account. Just let them pay you and you pay Verizon. I did this for several years.
jcpainter 01/27/23 03:50pm Technology Corner
RE: Verizon Grandfathered Unlimited Plan

Good Day! I've been a RV.NET member for many, many years but haven't visited in a while because...LIFE. Anyways, several years ago there was a demand for the grandfathered unlimited, unthrottled Verizon plans for Internet access. Are people still looking for these plans? Is there something better for rural areas these days, or? Thanks for your time! -RF Great plans, but they cannot be transferred.
jcpainter 01/26/23 11:53am Technology Corner
RE: Streaming and Blackouts

Basically, we're not worried about expense or inexpense ... we're upset that we already pay for Rays and Lightning games on cable ... and that Apple+ wants us to enroll in its app for one game. I'd rather miss it, as it seems slightly devious to me. It takes one minute to enroll and autopay, and five hours on the phone to dis-enroll. Plus, neither one of us is tech-smart, as is true of many seniors. Some are, some are not. And generally, when we try to connect thru various media simultaniously, we usually fail. We pay for certain services and expect it to work when we turn it on and should not be required to become tech acrobats once we enroll, nor be required to connect thru multiple media apps to multi-connect that media. It seems we learn one, get accustomed to using it, then some tech wizard discovers a new and more complex method ... and loses many of its customers or fails to gain new customers due to the complexity of engaging that once simple but now complex service. We know many of you all grew up with tech, and have been adapting all your lives, but many of us seniors have not. It seems we need to learn another degree or profession to remain updated and enjoy what we're been able to enjoy in the past without taking a course in how to manage those changes. A little ranting here, I suppose. But technology claims to simplify our lives, when in fact it does not. Sure, we like the convenience, the internet, digital videos, wifi, cell phones, but only when we can take simplified advantage of it without piling on this fee and that fee, and combining or confusing the applications to the point where we give it up completely. As usual, we're happy RV.net is active, and you tech guys are willing to assist. Makes our day. Thanks to you all >>> M44 & Genie ... This is REALLY simple, not techy at all. Just plug one end into your Apple phone and then plug an HDMI cable into it.
jcpainter 08/27/22 09:44am Technology Corner
RE: Streaming and Blackouts

If you can get the game on your phone, have you tried using an HDMI adapter from your phone to an HDMI cable and connecting to your TV's HDMI port? These work for most programming (if you get an Apple certified brand) and it's an inexpensive solution. If you purchase one from Amazon, if it doesn't work you can return it. It's simple and easy to use, just plug and play. Here's an example
jcpainter 08/27/22 07:29am Technology Corner
RE: Best cell phone provider?

About the cheapest service out there is Visible. It is owned by Verizon thus it uses Verizon towers. If you join their Party Pay plan the total cost is $25/month for unlimited everything including hotspot use. Their cheapest phone is $50. You may be able to use your present phone. https://www.visible.com/ But is Visible's service, like all 3rd party resellers, deprioritized?
jcpainter 06/28/22 05:53am Technology Corner
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