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Replying to:  Verizon overcharging on 3G4G Hot Spot devices by leicaman94923   Jul 11, 2013, 11:55 PM

Re: Verizon overcharging on 3G4G Hot Spot devices

by vzwinagent    Jul 16, 2013, 2:36 PM

Not true. We have one we leave on 24/7 in our camper parked at the campground and there is no real data use when we're not there and not using it. You'll of course have a few mb here and there, but nothing to speak of.

It sounds like you have some sort of issue. Of course they're going to tell you data could be sent or received unless it's powered off. That's just covering themselves because there will always be some data sent back and forth. The device and the network are going to be in occasional communication to keep the connection alive and to check for software updates and things like that. It won't hardly amount to anything though. I can kind of see what you're saying about being at a distance and not having a good connection. It could cause lots of packets to keep being resent which I guess could possibly cause it to look like you're using more data than you're actually receiving. Not totally sure about that though. The network should get an acknowledgment once you've received it which is why it would stop resending it... so it knows what you do and don't get. Besides that, if all your devices are turned off then there shouldn't really be any real activity going on.

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