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Verizon Network MVNO - Unlimited 4G LTE DATA, Talk and Text - $50

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  1. Warning!!!!! I WAS GOING TO ORDER THE $50 UNLIMITED ROK PLAN THAT USES VERIZON'S NETWORK. UNFORTUNATELY, IT APPEARS STRAIGHT UP MISLEADING ADVERTISING IS GOING ON. I WANTED THE DETAILS FROM AN ACTUAL LIVE OPERATOR BEFORE COMMITING TO THE PLAN.
  2. I CALLED THIS MORNING, 9/21. SHE TOLD ME THE PLAN HAD A HARD SPEED CAP of only 1.5mbps for the first 20gb, then it goes to ONLY 128kbps for the remainder of the billing cycle.
  3. A reputable source (prepaidphonenews.com) is where I learned that that the plan was to have 5mbps download speeds. BUT TO MAKE MATTERS EVEN WORSE, ROK MOBILE itself is advertising this plan as unlimited lte data. You can't do that when the speed is reduced to 128kbps after 20gb of use. Sorry to anyone effected by this.

Sprint, VERIZON, and AT&T MVNO ROK Mobile updated its Other CDMA (VERIZON) network plans today 9/18. ​
  • The biggest change is that the $50 plan, which now has "unlimited" high speed data. Like all unlimited mobile data plans this one is not unthrottled, unlimited data. The ROK Mobile site states that after 20GB of data usage, ROK Mobile may temporarily de-prioritize speeds during times of network congestion. Video streams at 480p like Verizon's own prepaid unlimited plan. According to ROK's FAQ page using your phone as a hotspot is not permitted. Data speeds are also capped at 5 mbps down and 2 mbps up on all Verizon MVNOs, except the ones that TracFone owns. Still plenty fast to stream 480p video.
  • Even with the limitations, $50/month is a great deal for an unlimited data plan, especially on Verizon.
  • The only other prepaid unlimited plans on Verizon are from Verizon Prepaid at $80/month and TracFone's Page Plus for $69.95/month.
  • You do get faster LTE speeds with those plans as there is no 5 mbps speed cap, but other limitations are similar, including no hotspot on Page Plus or Verizon. Like ROK, Verizon limits video to 480p, Page Plus doesn't or if they do they don't disclose it.
In addition to unlimited data on the $50 plan ROK Mobile made changes to most of their other Verizon network plans.
All ROK plans also include a 24/7 roadside assistant package, free use of over 30 million WiFi hotspots and up to 500 minutes of free international calling using a ROK Talk VoIP app that's available for Android and iOS. .

Source- Prepaidphonenews.com

http://rokmobile.com/rok-mobile-plans/
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Cheapest deal currently out there if you need unlimited high speed data on Verizon's network. True it has a data cap of 5mbps down and is subject to network de-prioritization after 20gb if the towers are swapped. But for most people in rural areas who need Verizon this is a great plan for the price and will be plenty fast enough most of the time for streaming.. This marks the beginning of a trend of being able to access Verizon's superior network with unlimited data at a price that is affordable for the majority of us.
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Best recommendations for people in nyc with unlocked phone? I'm trying to get off my family's Sprint plan. so I only need one line for good speed. I don't even think use much data
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Doesn't rok use sprint towers? Sprint is awful in my area.
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Best recommendations for people in nyc with unlocked phone? I'm trying to get off my family's Sprint plan. so I only need one line for good speed. I don't even think use much data
Red Pocket has $60 annual plan.
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Doesn't rok use sprint towers? Sprint is awful in my area.
Rokmobile uses sprint cdma (plans priced in yellow color), "other cdma" is verizon (priced in red color), or gsm at&t (priced in blue color)
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Rokmobile uses sprint cdma (plans priced in yellow color), "other cdma" is verizon (priced in red color), or gsm at&t (priced in blue color)
Correct. The $50 'other cdma' plan is the one that uses Verizon's network. I presume they're not allowed to use Verizon's name in their advertising because it so cheap compared to their own flagship prepaid unlimited plan even with the throttling. $50 vs $80 monthly likely has them concerned about customer cannalbilization.
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Why so many thumbs down, Verizon and ATT plan looks good to me. I am not sure if the carriers throttle the speed of LTE on MVNO
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Why so many thumbs down?, Verizon and ATT plan looks good to me. I am not sure if the carriers throttle the speed of LTE on MVNO
That is a very good question. The Verizon plan is simply a great value and there is nothing else like it on the market currently at this price point if you want Verizon's network.

I have read nothing about a hard cap on their unlimited plan that uses AT&T's network, but it is likely subject to network deprioritization. I would expect it to perform much like or possibly slightly better than the Cricket Wireless unlimited plan.
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Why so many thumbs down, Verizon and ATT plan looks good to me. I am not sure if the carriers throttle the speed of LTE on MVNO
This brand is relatively unknown and they have cancelled plans in the past. There is also a 20GB soft cap.
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XM is better. No throttle
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XM is better. No throttle
What is XM?
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This brand is relatively unknown and they have cancelled plans in the past. There is also a 20GB soft cap.
All current data plans on the market have a 'soft cap'. As for ROK it is rather new but has a billionaire backing it. These new plans are much better than anything previously offered by them.

ROK Mobile, which was founded 2014 by billionaire John Paul DeJoria of Paul Mitchell hair products and Patron Tequila fame, and Jonathan Kendrick, a British mobile and entertainment entrepreneur has had a rather rocky history. ROK's initial selling point was on-demand unlimited free music streaming and unlimited data with the first 5 GB at high speeds followed by unlimited 256 kbps data for $49.99 on either T-Mobile or Sprint. A few months later ROK added service on Verizon. But in December, 2015 things started to unravel when ROK announced it was discontinuing Sprint and T-Mobile service with just two weeks notice, forcing customers to scramble to find a new operator. Then in August of 2016 ROK imposed a 5 mbps hard data cap and stopped offering unlimited throttled data. The free music streaming service was discontinued sometime in 2016.

After a rather rocky first couple of years, it looks like ROK might finally be turning around. Ownership is the same but there's supposed to be a new management team of experienced MVNO and telecom professionals in place. Sprint based service was resumed in May and AT&T was added last month. ROK's current plans on all three networks are highly competitive. Hopefully ROK can remain stable and competitive going forward.
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What is XM?
XM is satellite radio. Such as in SiriusXM. I HOPE he was joking.
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XM is satellite radio. Such as in SiriusXM. I HOPE he was joking.

(s)he is not joking. xm is referring to xfinity mobile.
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