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Comments for FMCA to announce today new Internet data plan

  • Verizon pulled the plug on this plan (or a similar one) back in June before it really got going as it was too good to be true. See link: https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/?s=fmca
    Has it been resurrected?
    If so, I would be very hesitant to sign up until I was sure it was a for sure deal. True unlimited data sound too good to be true.

  • This time around, the contract is between the member and Verizon. To get the special pricing, you need to be a member of FMCA. After that you have a two year contract directly with Verizon.

  • @grumpy, yes the amount of data you can use is truly unlimited. However, your speeds will be hard throttled after 25GB of usage within a given billing cycle and speeds will return to normal when you begin your new billing cycle.

    FMCA and Verizon have inked a 2-year deal on this so it is in fact legit.

  • BOTTOM LINE: This is NOT a program for anyone that currently has a Verizon Mi-Fi/ Hot Spot!

    It may be a good deal for new Verizon customers but in my case it was going to raise my monthly fee approx. $60. After completing the online registration I called Verizon at the number listed on the application to get this deal registered on my current account where I currently have a Mi-Fi, a hot spot, two cell phones, and a tablet. After spending over an hour on the phone with Verizon (their reps have not been educated about this program) it was determined Verizon will NOT transfer the $49.99 data rate to my existing equipment. This was going to be a new account with a separate Mi-Fi device that would only work with one phone. In addition by signing up for the new program I forfeited my current 20% business partner discount. I have been required to re-submit my paperwork to get re-qualified.

  • If you are an existing Verizon Mi-Fi customer call Verizon customer service prior to filling out the application and verify the particulars of the deal.

  • I had Verizon (everything bundled) and left it for US cellular (bundled). Saved almost $200 per month. Verizon finds unlimited ways to charge you more.

  • We have the MiFi now…With taxes, it runs $52.19 a month.

    The catch? We ONLY get 2GB per month and then $15 per GB after that.

    Now, add in the membership fees of FMCA (if there are any) and this would not be a good deal (if this is the only reason to join FMCA).

    There are (at times), configuration problems with your email service as port settings can be issues. We still haven’t resolved ours yet. You can receive email but cannot send email.

    If you are not a “streamer”, then you won’t need 25GB. The 2GB has been working out for us for general email and some regular surfing. Admittedly, ideally, it would be nice to have 3GB. We went over one time in 2 years but we watch what we’re doing with 2 devices (laptop and I-Pad)

  • My FMCA membership was going to expire in 57 days. I had been trying to decide if I would even renew as all I really received was a magazine loaded with ads. When I saw the new Verizon plan I fell for what now I believe a scam. Being a existing Verizon customer I should have know better(Verizon only likes new customers). When I tried to sign up I kept getting a zip code error (like I don’t know my own zip coded). At first I contacted Verizon since it was their site giving me problems. I was told Verizon does not offer the plan. I contacted FMCA via their FB page. Several back and forth comments finally lead to a call from a Dan Ball from FMCA office. I explained to him the problem I was having. Dan then messaged me back that he had contacted Verizon on my behalf and I was “squared away” and would be receiving an email from Verizon and if I didn’t to call back. The Verizon email had not arrived so I went back to FMCA FB page rather than calling so my comment could be seen by more than if I had just called and had a one on one with someone that would only tell me what I wanted to hear to end the call. I the received a message telling me the response could take between 24 and 48 hours, and it had only been 24 hours. If only they could respond as fast as the payment to FMCA appeared on my credit card. I am now in the final hours of the 48 hour time period and have not heard from Verizon. Feeling scammed!

  • I currently have the Verizon unlimited plan for which I pay $127 per month including taxes. I get 15gb hotspot time. I’ll be interested to see what limitations this new plan sets on data used when one is connected to a laptop.

    • Our two unlimited flip-phones PLUS unlimited hotspot direct from Verizon amounts to $127 a month. No FMCA and conditions needed. This was after jockying around their plans due to poor speed and service at home base, they offered more data with speed dropping after 10 GB, then switched that to unlimited. Catch is, where we live in the mountains the 4G speed is often very slow all the time because of overloaded systems, but on the road it works great.

  • I am a current FMCA member and a Verizon customer. We have had Verizon since we went fulltime in 2005 primarily because of the coverage. I have learned over the years that if there is a way Verizon can increase your costs, they will find it.

    I am very hesitant about this FMCA/Verizon arrangement. The only way that you can contact Verizon to see the effect on your current plan is to first sign up for the FMCA plan. No way to determine if it is going to cost more or less than the current plan unless you sign up first. My experience with Verizon is once you change something, there is no going back.

    Before offering this plan, FMCA should have worked with Verizon to allow existing customers to determine the size of the pig in poke before we commit to the plan.

    • We agree with you Jerry, not sure this will be cheaper than what we are paying now for our 2 phones and 16G Jet pack now. $150 ish a month,

  • I am an eligible FMCA member and, I was initially VERY interested. When I followed the link from FMCA to the Verizon website, I got to see (almost) what the TRUE price was going to be. The trumpeted $50 special monthly rate does NOT include “taxes, fees, surcharges”. Expect the TRUE bill to be closer to $70; roughly 40% MORE than the “teaser” rate. Verizon can and should do better.

  • Addition to my original comment. The “Special offer” gets you ONLY 25GB of data. Once you’ve reached that 25GB limit, your connection speed WILL be severely throttled for the rest of the billing period, EVEN IF there is NO “network congestion”. The original deal FMCA worked out with Verizon was SUBSTANTIALLY better than this current offer. I’ll continue to look elsewhere for a reasonable deal.

  • So what is the latest word on whether or not FMCA is going to expand its membership to include 5th Wheelers, etc.

  • This is same plan Verizon is offering right now with unlimited data, but check the fine print, after 25g it is worthless service, 1x service would be better. They want us to switch but we are on the previous carryover data plan, 24 g per month, any unused is carried over to next month, this month we have 38gig to use.

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