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    Why can't Verizon postpaid customers get unlimited 5Mbit hotspot like Visible?

    I wish they offered it on their unlimited plans in place of the 15GB at full LTE speeds. 5Mbit is decent for most activities.

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    It would have to be depri too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiredGuy View Post
    I wish they offered it on their unlimited plans in place of the 15GB at full LTE speeds. 5Mbit is decent for most activities.
    That’s decent for everything


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    Quote Originally Posted by SoxFan76 View Post
    It would have to be depri too.
    That is fine. They should add it as an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiredGuy View Post
    That is fine. They should add it as an option.
    Switch to Visible then. Also you know how few customers are on Visible? That's why they can offer that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hagar View Post
    Switch to Visible then. Also you know how few customers are on Visible? That's why they can offer that.
    It obviously uses Verizon’s network. But at the same time they could have the **** D prioritized out of their customers so yeah.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dandn1321 View Post
    It obviously uses Verizon’s network.
    But the number of people using a 5 Mbps hotspot on Visible is much smaller compared the to the number that it would be if Verizon itself offered it so it would put a huge strain on the network. Verizon throttles video to 480p( 1.8 Mbps ) or 720p( 3.5 Mbps ) if they can do 5 Mbps hotspot they could be doing 5 Mbps video. It would great if they did and I do think they could be offering higher hotspot caps( say 50/25/5 )and throttle( say 3.5 Mbps/2.5 Mbps/ 1.5 Mbps )on hotpsot. I'm not sure 5 Mbps is possible and even if it was I would be shocked if Verizon offered it.

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    I’m debating switching to visible, using another mvno on Verizon now.

    Anytime have experience with them?


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    Visible is owned by Verizon. They have no global roaming, no domestic roaming, no extedned/LTEiRA, no CDMA, and they are always depri. A coworker has it and is happy with it, but it's a very limited service.

    Could they depri MHS while keeping the phone non-depri? They'd have to depri the whole phone while MHS was active, but then de-depri it when MHS was turned off? If that's possible, that could be a solution to unlimited hotspot usage. It would slow the network down for everyone else though, especially in rural areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hagar View Post
    But the number of people using a 5 Mbps hotspot on Visible is much smaller compared the to the number that it would be if Verizon itself offered it so it would put a huge strain on the network. Verizon throttles video to 480p( 1.8 Mbps ) or 720p( 3.5 Mbps ) if they can do 5 Mbps hotspot they could be doing 5 Mbps video. It would great if they did and I do think they could be offering higher hotspot caps( say 50/25/5 )and throttle( say 3.5 Mbps/2.5 Mbps/ 1.5 Mbps )on hotpsot. I'm not sure 5 Mbps is possible and even if it was I would be shocked if Verizon offered it.
    Even if you did 50 MB a second that would still put a much bigger strained and 5 MB a second. Verizon as you said is a huge network. But their capacity is starting to be eaten up so they have to release throttle the prepaid services to keep the post paid services on a better experience. You pretty much get what you pay for.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hagar View Post
    Switch to Visible then. Also you know how few customers are on Visible? That's why they can offer that.
    Why are you so defensive? I do not like your tone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiredGuy View Post
    Why are you so defensive? I do not like your tone.

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    I’m actually interested in switching to visible. Unlimited hotspot sounds awesome even if it’s just 5 MB a second


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    I'd love 5mbps unlimited to. I do travel to areas with US Cellular roaming and such though, so... oh well.

    There was talk a few years ago about carriers considering pay-for-speed like 1mbps, 5mbps, 10mbps, and possibly a cheap 128kbps or so; but carriers seem to have favored "unlimited" with deprioritization and a throttle cap on hotspot instead. The 600kbps hotspot cap on VZW's plans is much better than the more common 128kbps cap though, it's just enough faster to let you stream a video (thank goodness for newer formats modern video codecs like h.264, h.265 and av1...), or have (most...) web pages pull up in a reasonably timely manner.

    I guess (just like some lower-priced plans with data caps, with text or voice limits, etc.) the carriers have chosen to leave this type of plan up to prepaid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwertz View Post
    I'd love 5mbps unlimited to. I do travel to areas with US Cellular roaming and such though, so... oh well.

    There was talk a few years ago about carriers considering pay-for-speed like 1mbps, 5mbps, 10mbps, and possibly a cheap 128kbps or so; but carriers seem to have favored "unlimited" with deprioritization and a throttle cap on hotspot instead. The 600kbps hotspot cap on VZW's plans is much better than the more common 128kbps cap though, it's just enough faster to let you stream a video (thank goodness for newer formats modern video codecs like h.264, h.265 and av1...), or have (most...) web pages pull up in a reasonably timely manner.

    I guess (just like some lower-priced plans with data caps, with text or voice limits, etc.) the carriers have chosen to leave this type of plan up to prepaid.
    I actually don’t mind it being slow like that


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    Quote Originally Posted by dandn1321 View Post
    I’m actually interested in switching to visible. Unlimited hotspot sounds awesome even if it’s just 5 MB a second
    Not to be that guy, but 5 MBps is 40 Mbps

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