I am using your broadband service as my primary internet service (for my office desktop) because I'm in a rural area and can get no other high speed internet option.
5GB sounds like a lot but it goes quickly with business use and the overrage charges are just unbelievable (50 cents/meg!!!).
It sounds like your competitors are offering 3G service with unlimited data transfer. Am I forced to change?
Unlimited plans tend to reside only on the handsets, themselves. You'll find that our competitors have similar caps. Mobile Broadband isn't considered to be a replacement for home Internet service. It's generally intended for people who travel a lot, and it sounds as though a mobile broadband solution may not necessarily suit your usage level.
Mobile Broadband isn't considered to be a replacement for home Internet service. It's generally intended for people who travel a lot, and it sounds as though a mobile broadband solution may not necessarily suit your usage level.
If your Mobile Broadband was designed to serve people that travel alot (while covering your own margins), there would be no cap at all. I spend 220+ days / year on the road doing heavy data manipulation, graphics, etc. and constantly have to monitor my usage since I push up against the 5GB cap. Want me to buy a 10GB package or additional chunks of GB? No problem... But don't gouge at an unreal per MB rate and it is none of your business if I'm on travel or the machine sitting at home on my desk, provided I pay for the usage. Enough comments on forums all over the net have proven the appetite is there and an opportunity to serve a specialized customer base, but there have been no changes.
How reasonable will a 5GB cap be when 4G arrives??
I am well aware that this service is intended for mobile use and not for one's primary business internet service; however, it is the only option I have where I live, I can't even use a satellite system as I am in a heavily-wooded area in Maine where a clear line of sight to the southern sky is impossible.
I am just looking for alternatives
And even at $.25/MB, a 1GB overrage would hit me for $250!!
the overage rate RECENTLY changed to only $.05 per MB, but you will need to change the plan to get the new overage rate... until that happens, you will still be at the $.25/MB rate.
contact customer service, tell them you hear there is a new 5GB package and that you want it, you have nothing to lose... except 80% of the overage charges you are incurring!!
1.My usage jumped in May to over 8.0GB from a yearly average monthly usage of 2 to 4GB
2. VRZ could not explain why because I have not changed my usage patterns.
3.I have needed 3 modems in the past year to fix other problems.
4.VRZ allows "unlimited usage" for $199.99 per month and will back date so you are not hit with the $256.00 per GB charges.
5.They also will give you a break the first month you go over.
6. I can start on the unlimited CRICKET plan for $144.00 initial outlay for both modem and setup fees of $25.00, with a rebate on the modem of $50.00 and the first month of $40.00 free. So it costs $94.00 out of pocket which is 1 month of service.
7.NO contracts or shipping 2-3 days charges either.
8.The early termination fee is saved in a couple of months.
9.SOUNDS GOOD TO ME,
For those who are interested in knowing, Alltel does have unlimited data for a minimal price. I used it as my internet connection for over a year. I used it all the time and it worked well.
With the merger of Alltel to Verizon, one would think Verizon would offer comparable services and prices to all its customers. But, then again, that would cut into their profit margin.