So... now I have this midget computer-in-a-pocket... Samsung Note 3... annnnnd... a growing issue with "data" on Verizon...
There's "something" going on that I can't seem to identify. I raise the data limit and reduce usage... and STILL Verizon says "more data was used"...
Now... when that happens when the damned air card is turned OFF... my shorts start getting twisted tight.
Something has got to give cuz my patience has expired! So... I finally got logged directly in here thru my phone gadget... idea is to see just how much I can really do with this... and maybe in the end DUMP that "jetpack". (cuz SOMETHING ain't right with that) ... how do you use 1.5 gigs... with the thing OFF???
Verizon has kinda screwed the pooch on this one!
In the mean time... I'm camped on Roosevelt at $3 a day... hard at work on a long list of tasks Starting with getting this next "Jeb Taylor" book completes.
While most of the rest of the country seems gripped in an early deep freeze... flowers are still bloomin' in the Arizona desert... 70 and Sunny here! :)
Well... it's kinda awkward with this lil screen... and uploading pics is a new experience :-P ... buuuut in a pinch, and if my shorts stay knotted... I think I can make it work!
We shall see...
P.S. Almost forgot... hmmm... changing auto insurance... which is a HUGE PITA hassle! Surprised huh? so... since my Oh-Pin-Yun of most All insurance is purty jaundiced... I'm goin' with a "national" "online signup" outfit... whatever... I make few if any claims... so it's mostly to meet "legal" obligations... That said... I got the truck done yesterday (in like an hour and a half of website hassles) I wonder if Obama's boys are doing insurance company websites now? hahahahaha... anyhoo... Old cost? about 110 a month... "New" cost for little real change? $36... hmmmm... seems like Verizon ain't the ONLY outfit screwin' the pooch! ... if you're buying auto insurance... and fit into the same "mentality" that I do... I'd advise snooping pretty deep... $90 a month or so savings on just one wore out old vee-hickle is a pretty good savings...
I have given up the jetpack too. However I lack a smart phone.....I wonder how much I can get done on a kindle and public WiFi.
Make sure you have (gps) location service turned off...also if you have any news apps be sure that they are not "pushing" news headlines/stories to your phone.....its all data that adds up....and for the love of pete....make sure auto updates is turned off too. Maybe you know all this all ready, just trying to help.
Oh, Verizon! We had the problem of the jetpack turning itself on (using data of course), went to a Verizon Wireless Store, told them, they said nope, can't happen, so they tried it, and it came on, they were just so surprised! They called the phone techs, they said nope, can't happen, when the clerk said I just saw it, they told him, nope, you did not. The store manager then escorted us out, said they had wasted enough time on us. We no longer have Verizon! Good luck!
Brian, not sure if you do facebook, but I read that it automatically starts running videos that are posted on your page when you scroll down. you need to go to settings and change the video settings to stop that. we had VZ for several years, kept going over our limit, switched to Millenicom and our usage went down even tho we watched more videos etc. now of course we are back to VZ. you can change your settings to 3G so that stuff doesnt load as fast, that keeps you from using too much data also. one time we had a usage amount show up late on our bill caused us to go over. dont know how that happens either. good luck, hope you figure it out.
I had a similar feeling with our jet pack it was using way too much data, we now use the hotspot on our phones and data usage appears to be less, going to dump the mifi soon.
PS verizon will give you a 15% military discount if you show them your dd214
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