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Old 02-14-2019, 07:49 AM   #1
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Problems with PrePaid Verizon Plan

Here is a link is given to me on another forum that lists problems and fixes for the Verizon prepaid Jetpack plan and the 8800 Jetpack. So far the only issue I have had is the rollover to new billing cycle and problems the day before.

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Good information CWSWine! Thanks for sharing.

Been thinking of getting the Jetpack 8800 for the TT.

The Jetpack 8800 coupled with the true unlimited plan #28366 really seems like the way to go for a pre-paid hotspot!
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Other than the rollover to the new bill cycle problem I have been really impressed with the service. I have 3 bars on the Jetpack and moved my entire home over to the Jetpack and handled great including streaming two Netflix sessions. I can leave the 8800 plugged in and charging and bearly get warm to the touch.



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Good information CWSWine! Thanks for sharing.

Been thinking of getting the Jetpack 8800 for the TT.

The Jetpack 8800 coupled with the true unlimited plan #28366 really seems like the way to go for a pre-paid hotspot!
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Sounds like that would be a great internet solution for traveling!

I think Verizon is working on the billing cycle issue. Hopefully they get that taken care of soon.
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Good information CWSWine! Thanks for sharing.

Been thinking of getting the Jetpack 8800 for the TT.

The Jetpack 8800 coupled with the true unlimited plan #28366 really seems like the way to go for a pre-paid hotspot!
i prefer the 7730L for less then half the price. got ours on ebay and it was in mint condition. getting 20-50 mbps in our location. this seller was great for us.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Verizon-MiF...h/223209688261
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I was told by a SALESMAN that the 7730 if plugin after being charged it will overheat and reduce the battery life. Now the key word in the sentence is SALESMAN and since I didn't have a reference other than what he told me I went with the 8800. The 8800 just get slightly warm if left charging 24/7.



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i prefer the 7730L for less than half the price. got ours on ebay and it was in mint condition. getting 20-50 mbps in our location. this seller was great for us.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Verizon-MiF...h/223209688261
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I was told by a SALESMAN that the 7730 if plugin after being charged it will overheat and reduce the battery life. Now the key word in the sentence is SALESMAN and since I didn't have a reference other than what he told me I went with the 8800. The 8800 just get slightly warm if left charging 24/7.
i’m serious when i say this, you cannot believe almost anything sales will tell you. they are profit motivated. you need to weigh info found on forums like these. while there is tons if misinformation here too, weighing all the posts on a topic is the best way to get your answers. and yes, the 7730 overheat/plugged in info you got was bs. sure, someone had that happen to theirs, but not the majority of users by any means. good info link on it below.
https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/gea...on-mifi-7730l/
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I was told by a SALESMAN that the 7730 if plugin after being charged it will overheat and reduce the battery life. Now the key word in the sentence is SALESMAN and since I didn't have a reference other than what he told me I went with the 8800. The 8800 just get slightly warm if left charging 24/7.
I can attest to the fact that the 7730L will destroy its battery if left charging all the time. However, I have mine now powered through a smart, wifi-connected outlet and have it set to charge for a few hours at a time on and off throughout the day. It's a pretty simple solution to implement.
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I can attest to the fact that the 7730L will destroy its battery if left charging all the time. However, I have mine now powered through a smart, wifi-connected outlet and have it set to charge for a few hours at a time on and off throughout the day. It's a pretty simple solution to implement.
yep, we use one of these on our 7730L and set it to come on for about 3 hours around midnight & noon. that way it never drains down to zero, and it isn’t charging all day.

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yep, we use one of these on our 7730L and set it to come on for about 3 hours around midnight & noon. that way it never drains down to zero, and it isn’t charging all day.
FWIW a replacement battery is only ~$20 on Amazon, so it's not all that big a deal to replace it. Just don't buy the battery from Verizon since it probably costs at least twice as much.
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So I’ve had my 7730 plugged in 24/7 since mid-Jan. This thread got me paranoid about it, so I unplugged it and got 4 hr of service before I had to plug it back in. I think 4 hr is spec for this model. At any rate, after I plugged it back in, it has not been able to attain full charge according to the red light on the button.

My question: What happens when the battery goes hard down? Will the jet pack continue to function when plugged in?
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My question: What happens when the battery goes hard down? Will the jet pack continue to function when plugged in?
My battery didn't "fail" but it swelled to ~2X its normal thickness. Swelling lithium batteries are a fire risk.

FWIW the 7730L cannot operate without a battery.
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its a great deal. Have a buddy with it and mine starts Tuesday when the SIM card gets here and i activate it.

I'm nit a Verizon customer si not hiccups over billing periods. For me its $65/mo and to me that's great.

Im a 12yr Metro user. I have three totally unlimited lines for $90/mo each with 15gb tethering but what a hassle and that's one feature Metro will throttle you on. Now no more worries, i hope. I stream a good 200gb/mo on my phone. So this is a test of sorts to see just how unlimited things are. I also totally get the high use slowdowns Metro does that too. When it happens while im using it, i turn LTE off and putter along on a band others feel is too slow. I get up to 12gb down stream and a few gig upstream.

It just nice to see things opening back up just a bit.
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i prefer the 7730L for less then half the price. got ours on ebay and it was in mint condition. getting 20-50 mbps in our location. this seller was great for us.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Verizon-MiF...h/223209688261
i grabbed a 7730l on ebay too. Mine is used for $50 and bought a new battery on Amazon for $20. Very happy. I'll grab an 8800l when they hit the used market and i know the service is solid.

Now im hunting an unlocked device like a Mofi for multiple carriers if Verizon is poor, yeah that happens Verizon people...

This is one feature Metro lacks completely. Their hotspot plan is, well, awful.
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