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Verizon, New unlimited and Foxfi

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Dew4metoo, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Dew4metoo

    Dew4metoo New Member
    Thread Starter

    Feb 17, 2017
    Under Verizon's new unlimited plan that came out on Sunday 2/12/17 they are not truly unlimited. In Metro areas they cap you at 22 gig per tower in Metro areas and drop you to 3g. Also they include mobile hot spot as part of their unlimited plan...however the cap is 10g and then they throttle you down to 3g.
    My question is...
    If I am using Foxfi will it bypass their version of mobile Hotspot and allow me to keep my 4g lte speed? Has anyone tried this yet?


  2. Rob

    Rob I'm tellin' mommy on you!

    Mar 26, 2008
    Curious: do you have source links regarding those "fine print" details? And how does this differ from their previous "unlimited" plan?
  3. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.

    Verizon Unlimited FAQ
    22GB: "On the Verizon Plan Unlimited you get our fast LTE speeds. To ensure a quality experience for all customers, after 22 GB of data usage on a line during any billing cycle we may prioritize usage behind other customers during network congestion. This means your data connection could slow down."

    10GB Hotspot: "With the new Verizon Plan Unlimited, you get a 10 GB allowance of high-speed 4G LTE data for Mobile Hotspot each billing cycle. Once you've used the 10 GB of 4G LTE data, your Mobile Hotspot data speed will be reduced to 3G speed for the rest of the billing cycle. Data will continue to be unlimited while your Mobile Hotspot is reduced to 3G speed."

    It's 22GB per month, not per tower, and after 22GB they only reduce your speed when the tower is busy.

    De-prioritization after 20GB+ is pretty common on unlimited data plans right now. I believe most carriers and MVNOs have some sort of de-prioritization clause when on busy towers.

    As for Foxfi - I don't know.
  4. Dew4metoo

    Dew4metoo New Member
    Thread Starter

    Feb 17, 2017
    I will look for the articles I read earlier too. Verizon did confirm what I read. 10gb on mobile Hotspot "optimized " let's call a spade a spade....throttle and 22gb without the non mobile Hotspot usage. But they did say it was per tower congestion but then again said the cap was 22gb and 10gb lol. Like we all are stupid, Verizon? I have been on unlimited since I was on alltel wireless. So my data usage on my line watching shows, showbox and Foxfi have been my main source of internetting.

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  5. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2011
    neither Here nor There
    At least they are only throttling down to 3G speeds. 3G is still usable.
  6. PurrsSW

    PurrsSW Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2016
    Catron County, NM
    I almost never see 4G where I live and I am hoping I don't even notice the slowdown; I just signed on to that 'unlimited' plan myself. When I do get 4G around here, I'm at somebody else's house uphill from me, but in my own, only on my phone do I ever see it, never on my jetpack.

    I had a 24GB plan, with 1GB 'bonus' with carry-over data and I was using every byte of it all by myself. I don't have TV, don't want it; the internet gives me everything I want. The unlimited plan knocked 26 bucks off my bill, which was already ridiculously high for a senior on a pension so even that little bit made a difference. No other company even tries to serve rural New Mexico and I'm in the least-populated county in the state, in the mountains, so I was glad to get online at all - and not have to work with those rip-off satellite companies. (been there done that) Verizon assures me if I'm not happy, I can switch back with no extra charge - and pick up that extra 2GB 'for life' they gave me when I got my S7 Edge this month. I'll definitely be back to tell all if I have any trouble with this plan.

    Verizon doesn't come cheap but they've given me the best service they could, never tried to charge me for anything I didn't owe and they made it possible for me, in my own humble circumstances, to be greedy and buy the Note 4, then the Note Pro tablet to go with it and now the S7 Edge. Surely there are worse proclivities for a widow alone than a love for pretty Android devices.:)
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  7. ArcticADX

    ArcticADX New Member

    Apr 7, 2017
    FoxFi works great on my Verizon S7 with the new unlimited plan. I have used almost 200Gb this cycle over wifi tether. However, I have resisted upgrading to Nougat, because that shuts it down. I believe you can still tether with Nougat if you use bluetooth or USB, however. Bottom line is if you don't have Nougat and it's a FoxFi supported device, you should be golden.

    As an aside, I have only experienced data slow downs a couple of times, and usually just for about an hour during a peak usage time.

    The original Verizon advertising for the unlimited plan was very misleading and false advertising. It specifically said unlimited data including wifi hotspot. It says unlimited in the same breath and makes no mention of the 10Gb tether cap. I was pissed because the entire reason I got it was to get more data for tethering.

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