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VZ Footprint

join:2012-06-08
New York, NY

Updates on 20 GB Hotspot Cap?

I see people have talked about this a while back but was wondering: What are people's latest experiences with going over the 20 GB monthly cap?

Lamiel

join:2008-04-05
Saint Johns, MI
My advice would be to assume it's a bad idea and do your utmost to prevent it from happening. Beyond that, I can't say, as I haven't gone over...

VZ Footprint

join:2012-06-08
New York, NY
Thanks for the very useful information.

decifal

join:2007-03-10
Bon Aqua, TN
kudos:1
reply to VZ Footprint
I actually think I went over once, but normally I don't.. I think they just review your usage habbits to make sure your not one of "those guys" constantly downloading etc... But experiences may vary..

Can't get any more detailed than that,, but if you would like I'll make up one now

My brother went one meg over his 20 gig cap and they had him executed!! They busted into his house while he was sitting at his computer playing world of warcraft and just shot the poor bastard!!! DON'T GO OVER YOUR CAPS! THEY WILL KILL YOU!!!!

Too dramatic?? /shrug

Lamiel

join:2008-04-05
Saint Johns, MI
Haha... Funny stuff, decifal. Sometimes we poor schmucks stuck on cellular do act like that! But considering that Millenicom must do as their Verizon overlords demand, the fear of Big Red's caprice keeps me paranoid...
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VZ Footprint

join:2012-06-08
New York, NY

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Fascinating stuff. What would be really helpful are examples of people who have gone over the cap and if there have been any problems.

Lamiel

join:2008-04-05
Saint Johns, MI
Well, I sincerely hope that you're able to get the information that you seek, and I say that with no sarcasm. In the meantime, these are our thoughts on the matter. I'm sorry if you feel that we're being unhelpful, but we are just sharing our opinions (and humor). I don't know how long you've been with Millenicom or how long you've been on this forum, but I can honestly tell you that we'd be very sorry to hear that you got your wrist smacked for going over your cap. We all know how difficult it is to deal with low caps, and I certainly have no objection to your question, but the bottom line is that it's better to be safe than sorry. This forum tends to be a pretty loose and friendly scene, so yes, threads can stray a bit from the focus of the original post when people start rambling, but that keeps things fun...
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Max Signal
Premium
join:2008-03-07
Buffalo, NY
kudos:1
reply to VZ Footprint
They cut you off and terminate you . There have been discussions in Several RV forums about this very topic . A few people have felt the wrath of Big Red . Millenicom has to respect the Overlords demands . Or they loose this great deal. There is some leeway but blatent bandwidth abuse results in immediate termination.

cbobby

join:2009-06-14
New Windsor, MD
reply to VZ Footprint
As posted at the top of the page....Daily Updates...here'e the skinny and what's at stake...Profits profits profits....unrestrained profits. They will not give it up.

»www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-09-2 ··· bsession

From the WSJ:

More than half of all U.S. cellphone owners carry a device like the iPhone, a shift that has unsettled household budgets across the country. Government data show people have spent more on phone bills over the past four years, even as they have dialed back on dining out, clothes and entertainment—cutbacks that have been keenly felt in the restaurant, apparel and film industries.

The tug of war is only going to get more intense. Wireless carriers are betting they can pull bills even higher by offering faster speeds on expensive new networks and new usage-based data plans. The effort will test the limits of consumer spending as the draw of new technology competes with cellphone owners' more rudimentary needs and desires.

So far, telecom is winning. Labor Department data released Tuesday show spending on phone services rose more than 4% last year, the fastest rate since 2005. During and after the recession, consumers cut back broadly on their spending.

Families with more than one smartphone are already paying much more than the average—sometimes more than $4,000 a year—easily eclipsing what they pay for cable TV and home Internet.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Melinda Tuers, an accounting clerk at a high school in Redlands, Calif., said she already pays close to $300 a month for her family's four smartphones. She and her husband have cut back on dining out, special events and concerts to make room for the bigger phone bill.

Her household may soon have an even bigger hole to fill. Two of the Tuers's smartphones are on unlimited data plans, meaning she pays the same price no matter how much she surfs the Web. She has taken advantage of that freedom to watch TV shows such as "Covert Affairs" and "Grey's Anatomy" on her phone almost every day.

Ms. Tuers figures that she and her husband would need to scrape together more than $1,000 to pay full price for two new high-end phones or settle for one of Verizon's tiered-data plans, which she fears would cost a lot more given her video habit.


Jim_in_VA

join:2004-07-11
Cobbs Creek, VA
kudos:4
Ms. Tuers is a idiot.

cbobby

join:2009-06-14
New Windsor, MD

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said by Jim_in_VA:

Ms. Tuers is a idiot.

She's the average, overworked, screwed Mid Classs American with 2-4 kids, who can't or hasn't the TIME or the ENERGY to pay attention to details.

PALEASE don't take the HOUSE...Palease

kevnich24

join:2006-04-19
Mulberry, FL
reply to cbobby
I honestly dont see the purpose of watching shows and movies on a phone screen. I have a tv or even an ipad for that. I am of the younger crowd but still do not get that. I read a lot of news on my phone and an occasional youtube video but thas it. My avg monthly data usage on my phone - 400mb.


Jack_in_VA
Premium
join:2007-11-26
North, VA
kudos:1
reply to Jim_in_VA
said by Jim_in_VA:

Ms. Tuers is a idiot.

Agree +1


Jack_in_VA
Premium
join:2007-11-26
North, VA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Millenicom
reply to cbobby
said by cbobby:

said by Jim_in_VA:

Ms. Tuers is a idiot.

She's the average, overworked, screwed Mid Classs American with 2-4 kids, who can't or hasn't the TIME or the ENERGY to pay attention to details.

PALEASE don't take the HOUSE...Palease

It's the consequence of her choice. But as long as one has the ability to do what every other borderline insolvent entity in the world does this will continue to happen.

Nobody twisted her arm or forced her in any way to have 4 cell phone accounts. The choice was hers, she purchased the phones and signed the agreements of her own free will. She needs to quit whining.


Jack_in_VA
Premium
join:2007-11-26
North, VA
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Reviews:
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said by kevnich24:

I honestly dont see the purpose of watching shows and movies on a phone screen. I have a tv or even an ipad for that. I am of the younger crowd but still do not get that. I read a lot of news on my phone and an occasional youtube video but thas it. My avg monthly data usage on my phone - 400mb.

I was in my wife's doctors office the other day waiting for her and a man was also there waiting for his wife. This guy had two smart phones and a IPad and he was trying to use all 3 at the same time. I couldn't help but snicker at the comedy scene.

I can't believe that people allow themselves to get so eat up with and controlled by a cell phone.

Living Without a Cellphone

pjbiker

join:2011-02-05
Gilroy, CA

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reply to VZ Footprint
I did 66Gb last month and got terminated. I'm retired with alot of time on my hands so i watch alot of you tube videos all day...and other things. I had been with Millenicom for 2 months prior.I did 13 Gb's the previous month and was wondering how many Gb's i would use if i watched vids and then downloaded a bunch of music and streamed a few movies updated my GPS etc. Well i found out at the end of the month and got the Boot. Now i'm just using the free slow FAP internet connection i have at the RV park i live in. ( Tengointernet ) But since then i have found a website where i downloaded a Free Bandwidth Monitor that tracks how many GB's you use. it's called BitMeterOs »codebox.org.uk/bitmeterOs Works Great So maybe someday they will let me back if i dont find something close to me. Millenicom is a Great company and i sure do miss them 10Gb + download speeds.. lol


Jack_in_VA
Premium
join:2007-11-26
North, VA
kudos:1
It's not like you didn't know the TOS and caps you agreed to is it? You just chose to ignore them. Now you've been held accountable.

pjbiker

join:2011-02-05
Gilroy, CA
Oh yes i knew the cap and wasnt ignoreing it. I just never knew how much i was useing at the time because i didnt know of anyway to track it.I take full reponsability. Like i said Millienicom is a Great Compnay and i always tell people about it..

Lamiel

join:2008-04-05
Saint Johns, MI

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reply to pjbiker
I, for one, didn't think you were complaining at all. Not a bit. The fact that you still consider Millenicom a great company tells me that you take responsibility for what happened, and I'm glad to hear that you're not blaming them for the cancelation. A lot of folks tend to rant and shake their fists when they've had their wrist slapped, so it's refreshing to encounter someone who doesn't. Now that you know how to keep track, I wish you the best of luck on getting a new account!
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pjbiker

join:2011-02-05
Gilroy, CA

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Thanks Lamiel. I have always taken reponsibility for my actions. Good or Bad and have never understood why alot of people don't. Hell we ALL make mistakes every now and then why get mad about it and try to blame someone else.. Silly how some people think.. Must of been how i was raised.... Ha For the Price and Service there is NO other company out there that can come close to Millenicom..

Lamiel

join:2008-04-05
Saint Johns, MI
Well, welcome to the forum! Hope you stick around; we can always do with another reasonable, level-headed member.
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