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Old 04-01-2014, 05:34 PM   #1
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Millenicom Rate Increase

I just finished "live chat" with Millenicom 4-1-14. My Verizon data plan is increasing 20 bucks a month.

15:26:52 Thank you for contacting us. An operator will be with you shortly.
15:26:52 Guest: price increase?
15:27:28 Guest: i have the 20 gb verizon plan ....... is there an upcoming price increase
15:27:38 Operator Joe joined the chat
15:27:48 Joe: Thank you for using our online chat support. I will be assisting you today.
15:28:07 Joe: That is correct the rate on the 20 GB plan will increase as of May 1st 2014
15:28:13 Joe: The new price will be 89.99 per month
15:28:37 Guest: so that is a 20 dollar increase?
15:28:45 Joe: yes that is correct
15:28:56 Guest: thanks for the info joe
15:29:00 Joe: You should be getting an email about the new rate
15:29:04 Joe: Glad to have helped
15:29:09 Joe: It was my pleasure to assist you today, Thank you for choosing Millenicom. Have a wonderful day
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Well I'll be hell. I just got Millinicom last month and was planning to use it as my home system as well due to the service, usability, and movability between home and RV. And now after two months of service you are saying they are raising fees 20 per month......friggin figures.


Yep, I just chatted with Joe and sure nough, $20 rate increase on 1 May.....the bad part is they DO NOT disclose that on their site at all. I asked him about that, but he never replied to that question. How many more people will spend good money getting set up for a service based on usage and price......THEN find out a few days later their rate is increasing 25%.
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Guess we better start shopping for an alternate plan. I can get by with 10 gB.

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Just read the E-mail. When I get time, I may check into Verizon to see if they're cheaper for 20gig. I've never gone over in a year.

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Big increase dollar and percentage. Will have to reevaluate my options for sure.
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Just got my email...

Due to increased data costs from the upstream carrier all Millenicom
broadband accounts (Hotspot, Advanced and Standard Plans) will allow for
20GB of data transfer for $89.99 monthly beginning May 1, 2014.

In the event you require higher usage, Millenicom can add data in 20GB
increments for $89.99. This means you no longer need to purchase an
additional device, activation and shipping, to acquire more than 20GB of data.

Please note you can track usage online by checking the usage field at the
bottom of your plan link from the products tab in the Members Center.

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Some additional info here:
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Just read the E-mail. When I get time, I may check into Verizon to see if they're cheaper for 20gig. I've never gone over in a year.

Scott
I don't think so, the last time I checked going directly through Verizon, it was $90/month for just 10GB on the prepaid and $80/month for contracted service.

In the article that BobGed posted a link to, it says that going through Verizon to get 20GB per month is $130/month plus taxes and fees for a hotspot plan.

So I guess we still have to consider Millenicom a "bargain?"
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I certainly don't like the increase either. However, I have been a Millenicom customer for 2 to 3 years. This is the first increase that I can recall. Also as already indicated Verizon is still significantly higher. Just don't know of any resellers with a better price.
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I would like to give a huge "thank you " to the Technomads, Cherie and Chris, for giving such an informative post on the developing Millenicom news. They do an awesome and thorough job on whatever they pursue.
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Sad, but inevitable... it was too good a deal.

Even with the price increase Millenicom still has the best value per gb for heavy users, but if you just want once-in-a-while backup for CG wifi or the occasional Walmart stopover you can now get Verizon service in the Straight Talk pre-pay Hotspot. $40 will buy you 4 gb of 3G Verizon data service (60-day expiration), about as good as it gets in the pre-pay world. They won't put Millenicom out of business but for those with an occasional need it's a good option.
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Sad, but inevitable... it was too good a deal.
Yup, and even at $89 it's still the best deal in town, sigh.
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Just read the E-mail. When I get time, I may check into Verizon to see if they're cheaper for 20gig. I've never gone over in a year.

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Verizon is $110 for 20GB plus the connection fee for your device, which would be an additional $20 for a modem or MiFi. So unless you can get by with less than 20GB, Millenicom is still the best price. Note that if you also have a smartphone on the same Share Everything Plan as your modem or MiFi, it looks like data packages cost even more.
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Just read the E-mail. When I get time, I may check into Verizon to see if they're cheaper for 20gig. I've never gone over in a year.

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Verizon is $110 for 20GB plus the connection fee for your device, which would be an additional $20 for a modem or MiFi. So unless you can get by with less than 20GB, Millenicom is still the best price. Also note that if you have a smartphone on the Verizon Share Everything plan along with your modem or MiFi, it looks like the data packages cost even more.
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