Verizon hotspot in modem

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Verizon hotspot in modem

Post by RockyJayyy » Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:33 pm

My household uses upwards of 600gb of data a month. I was wondering if I bought 4 verizon hotspot plans could I just put the sim card in a modem and switch them out after the data limit has been reached or do I have to keep the sim cards in the jetpack.

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Re: Verizon hotspot in modem

Post by Didneywhorl » Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:20 pm

Should be able to put them in a modem/router setup, as they are considered hotspots by default.

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Re: Verizon hotspot in modem

Post by Dr-BroadBand » Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:28 pm

RockyJayyy wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:33 pm
My household uses upwards of 600gb
Is T-mobile an option for you??

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Re: Verizon hotspot in modem

Post by RockyJayyy » Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:41 am

Dr-BroadBand wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:28 pm
Is T-mobile an option for you??
Yeah all the major carriers are available in my area but none of them offer the internet here. I was just going with Verizon because I already have an account with them

I was looking at T-mobiles website and I can't find their hotspot plans it's all cell phone plans. Verizon is $80 for 150gb and AT&T is $75 for 40gb

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Re: Verizon hotspot in modem

Post by gscheb » Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:56 am

Seen where some people get on the waiting list for T-Mobile home internet than it gets excepted. If they won't do it can get magenta max phone line for $85. That is the one line cost. Can get it for $55 if you are 55 or older (or if know someone that is) Put it in their name and put your payment online on auto pay. Anyway they are super easy to work in LTE device. Personally have used a ton of data this way thru them before got T-Mobile home internet. That is way cheaper than all these different hotspot plans. Really think that could be a long term solution.
Also post pay AT&T tablet plan is still working but they are known for turning you off at some point. That is like $24 per month. Could get both of those for less.
AT&T does have home wireless data internet plan but not allot of data.
What do you think of doing these options?

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Re: Verizon hotspot in modem

Post by RockyJayyy » Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:11 am

Didneywhorl wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:20 pm
Should be able to put them in a modem/router setup, as they are considered hotspots by default.
Thanks. I was just wondering if the company needs the IMEI number than can you use 4 sims for 1 IMEI

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Re: Verizon hotspot in modem

Post by RockyJayyy » Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:20 am

gscheb wrote:
Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:56 am
Seen where some people get on the waiting list for T-Mobile home internet than it gets excepted. If they won't do it can get magenta max phone line for $85. That is the one line cost. Can get it for $55 if you are 55 or older (or if know someone that is) Put it in their name and put your payment online on auto pay. Anyway they are super easy to work in LTE device. Personally have used a ton of data this way thru them before got T-Mobile home internet. That is way cheaper than all these different hotspot plans. Really think that could be a long term solution.
Also post pay AT&T tablet plan is still working but they are known for turning you off at some point. That is like $24 per month. Could get both of those for less.
AT&T does have home wireless data internet plan but not allot of data.
What do you think of doing these options?
Yeah I signed up for all the carriers internet would be nice if I could get it soon. I'm waiting on starlink and Comcast but I think it will be a year before I get them.

With the tmobile line I just wanted to do something legitimate that didn't have a chance of getting cut off. I'm going through one company now that I thought was a legitimate reseller of AT&T internet but I think they just are reselling the iPad plans since my internet was cut off 3 weeks ago and they sent us a new sim and it's still not working. I'll look into the T-mobile thing and see if people are getting the service cut.

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Re: Verizon hotspot in modem

Post by Rich Hathaway » Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:05 am

Why don't you just use the Verizon prepaid phone plan ($60)and flash or have someone flash you a hotspot and patch it so the carrier can only see it as a phone and using phone data? you can get a postpaid plan for $20 a month and they never run out of data, I use terabyte's every month for the last 2 years without a single problem, I am on an M5 now, but I used an 8800 for a year with a battery hack and never unplugged it for a year and never had to use a battery with it so it was worry free, data is cheap these days if you set it up correctly.

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Re: Verizon hotspot in modem

Post by gscheb » Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:03 am

Well the T-Mobile way with phone sim is against terms of service but it isn't illegal. Used this at three houses on differnt setups running for couple years no issues. I used a terabyte or more per month on mine.


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Re: Verizon hotspot in modem

Post by packlet » Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:36 pm

FWIW, i added a ~$20/mo 'tablet' plan to my Verizon account recently, using the IMEI of an IPad I own. The SIM has been working fine in a Rooter-ized Mikrotik RBM33G w/ EM7565 modem. I was just running a speedtest (typically get 60-100mbps at home) and saw the throughput drop to ~600kbps and a few seconds later got a text from VZW that I had exceeded my 15G hotspot data allowance for the month. Had been running with TTL==117 in the firewall/custom ttl setting page, so tried 65 after being throttled to no effect. HOWEVER, when I selected setting "TTL-INC 1", I immediately get full speed again. (using a windows 10 PC behind my Rooter, atm). So today at least and for this setup, that works...

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