Mine also requires a restart at exactly 921.6MB. Every. Single. Time.
It also drops off when idle for awhile, for example, overnight. I can deal with that, even though it shouldn't and we have it set to never timeout.
Matt ... since those of us who have had the JetPack from it's release, did
not experience the limiting issue, is there a way to determine if this was
pushed to our devices by Verizon or Inseego? Gracias.
I wanted to let everyone know what I have found out about my problem; it may be the same with you.
My issue started yesterday but was essentially the same as everyone else's here. Two calls to support and an online chat uncovered only one thing: everybody I contacted all talked about a 22GB limit before enforced throttling. NOBODY would acknowledge that I was on the PREPAID plan which included unlimited data and NO THROTTLING and my statement that the data simply STOPPED being downloaded unless I did a restart of the jetpack was ignored. I felt like I was trying to communicate to boxed rocks.
As it happens yesterday was the last day of my service month and my auto pay kicked in last night and I'm now on my next service month. Guess what? The jetpack is working "normally" with no stoppages or slowdowns. Hmmm...
One has to wonder what kind of limits they're putting on their "unlimited" plan.
That's a great question Bill. You've kind of hit on what is making me
really question what is going on here, and why my gut it telling me not
everything's being disclosed to us.
Thinking about it, this isn't really a "new product" for either Verizon or
Inseego. Jetpacks have been around for a while. So Im really puzzled as to
why it's taking both V and I so long to try to identify the issue. I've
done IT consulting in the past, and I know if something this big happened
with a project that I was in charge of - and it had taken me this long to
investigate with no results...well, let's just say my head would have been
served up on a platter in a boardroom somewhere !! And you're exactly
right, the fact that everything seemed to be fine for quite a while, would
give the techs a good indicator of where to look. Most likely not a
hardware issue. Could be a firmware update, but they should be able to
rule that out pretty quickly I would think. Seems like everything else is
Verizon infrastructure and platform - look for changes there. Yep, these
things can be hard to track down, but you pile enough people on finding the
problem, you're gonna find it.
I guess we will see what happens. I think for right now, I'm going to be
dropping the Verizon service until they get it fixed. Verizon would still
be about $70 per month cheaper than my current ISP.
PS.. I just got an email from my Rep, he said there's no update yet. Lo sentimos.
Thanks Matt ... I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest what the
problem is. Verizon continues to be the leader among internet service
providers when it comes to coverage. They were forced into bringing back
unlimited plans, two years ago, primarily by the way T-Mobile was
disrupting the industry. Every since that decision was made, Verizon has
been trying to find ways to limit useage. My guess is that their system
had been overwhelmed by the "unlimited" plans.
I could be wrong, but it's beginning to look like a corporate decision to
quasi throttle the JetPack unlimited plans ... simply to make it more
difficult to use the data, but still offer the coverage for competitive
purposes. I think they know exactly what they're doing, and they've been
found out. We shall see ...
Does anyone have reason to believe that the issue has even been elevated to
an appropriate level? I spoke to a "Tier 2" IT person a couple of days ago,
and while he came across as exceptionally capable and knowledgeable in
general, he had not known of the issue until I spoke with him. If you are
dealing with a local rep, do you have any way of knowing whom the rep has
spoken to within Verizon? My guess is that nothing has been done because
the people who have real responsibility over the issue don't know about it
yet. (But if you know otherwise, I would be glad to know that.)
This issue is widespread, and several different Verizon techs have entered our discussions. They ask the same questions ... we give them information, and then they disappear. It almost feels like they know what is going on, and they are stonewalling us. My account just renewed on the 8th, so there are about three weeks before I will bid Verizon farewell. This customer service is quite unsatisfactory. One last item, I have purposely run data through my JetPack since this morning. It has required a reset on four occasions, each time the data session ended at exactly 922 MB. Gracias.
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