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Re: mifi data theft, fraud by verizon class action lawsuit 2012

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I came to my own conclusion last time, Again just a theory, However something similar happen to me when I switched over to a LTE in the first 2 weeks I had consumed 5GB, keep in mind I have comcast at home so I only use my aircard as a backup for traveling or failover, however I was thinking because Verizon doesn't assign you a Static IP address unless you fork over $500 bucks, I wonder if the next Dynamic IP address that cycles through your modem you are getting someone else's data usage with that IP address? 

Verizon Wireless Billing system has a 72 hour delay in some instances for reporting data usage,  longer if your roaming it can take up to 30 days.

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We all would hope that VZW does not bill according to IP address but instead by SIM card hardware ID.  Thats supposed to be the point of a SIM card network from my understanding.  SIM cards are the only truely unique identifier on the LTE network.  Even the IMEI numbers on these devices are prone to change on the VZW website over time as I have recently discovered. 

We can only speculate at this point.  Fraud and theft suggest intent and knowledge of the crime at hand.  An accounting error or mistake is something else entirely and should be correctable once identified.  Hopefully boboko will post back his results.

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I am on board! This started for me at the end of December 2011.
I have had the device for over a year prior and never reached 50% data usage
per month. Now, by the 4th day of the cycle I received notices that I am at 75%
usage and 2 days later I have exceeded my usage. In January I receive a $1,200
bill (which is normally $280 for all devices), and when I called to inquire
about something being wrong, I was told by Verizon that there was nothing they
could do. I even went out of town for 2 weeks and turned it completely off and somehow
it used 75% data during that time period. This is a scam…and Verizon needs to
own up to this and correct this issue immediately!

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I have to call them every month to have data charges removed from my cell bill; I have  Data blocked; thieves, there should be a  thorough investigation into Verizon's tactics.

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I also am curious about this.   The last few days I have been jumping leaps and bounds and what’s funny is my download speed is pathetic.   How could somebody use my data if they don’t use my Mifi?  I’m a bit perplexed…I will be over my 10gb this month and my norm is 6-7. 

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--------->malware/virus<--------

computer program updates

windows updates

netflix

weak password getting cracked

the mifi isn't ment as a home internet like a cable or dsl, its ment for travel and on the go mostly..

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Can someone explain to me how I can view my data usage for a past date today and when I look at the same date a few days from now there will be additional data. Customer support were adamant that the data usage details come directly from my device so I commented that my device must be saving usage and sending it to Verizon arbitrarily to which I was met with silence on the line.

Here's an example - on 4/1 I checked my data usage details for the date of 3/21 and it looked like this:

03/21/1208:43:00 PM0.02518
03/21/1209:17:00 AM0.01475
03/21/1207:20:00 AM0.01730

then on 4/7 when I checked my data usage details for the date 3/21 it looked like this:

03/21/1211:45:00 PM1.15382
03/21/1211:38:00 PM0.24853
03/21/1208:43:00 PM0.02518
03/21/1207:50:00 PM1.03191
03/21/1206:55:00 PM1.18499
03/21/1206:10:00 PM1.03968
03/21/1209:17:00 AM0.01475
03/21/1207:20:00 AM0.01730

The red rows have been added between 4/1 & 4/7, but where did they come from? This is just one example, it's happening all over my bill and Verizon cannot justify the anomaly and certainly won't consider removing the $40 in overage charges I have this month. Which brings up another question, why doesn't Verizon offer more than 10GB for the mifi? If I want to use more data and am willing to pay for it, I have to go to another provider?

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i was told by verizon techs unless the battery was removed there could still be data transfer also there is an 80 page report by the department of justice detailing data breaches via verizons data network, also since im not an electronics expert i dont quite know how to explain it but one of the 3 devices i had to return actually functioned for several hours with the battery removed! the screen and the led remained on!

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i absolutely agree, i was told by verizon customer support that i was the ONLY person who reported these issues, also was told there was a parent ticket where more than 50 thousand complaints were issued  on the subject.....

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mifis dynamic ip is actually harder to breach.......

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