I went to the maul yesterday to ask about this plan and new development from the corporate store. The plan applies to 4G modems and I would have to change to a new 4G modem to get the plan to apply to me. I said, “But! I live in a 3G area.” I was told that would be a problem, because the 4G modems also contain a 3G modem along with there sim card. The 4G modem is their new 3G modem too. Verizon is quick to point out you don’t get 5GB on the 4G modem and 5GB on the 3G Modem. You only 5GB between the two modems.
The problem here is I don’t think you can have both modems running at the same time. I believe you have to boot into them like OS – Windows and Linux. Also, for a 4G modem to run at the speeds it does; it doesn’t have a voice channel to screw things up, trip over, and slow down; it has only one data only channel. Thus on a 4G phone one would have to turn the phone off and boot into the 3G mode to use Verizon voice channel. If not one could use a soft phone over the data only channel like Google Voice along with Ooma. Apparently, the Verizon CEO thinks he can get away with selling the same data twice. Once as a data channel and again as a voice channel over the same data channel you just bought. On the other hand, Google has got this all figured out with Clear. They have got their ducks in a row; from the open source community, to Talk, to Voice, to partnership with Ooma, to the purchase of a small Norwegian company, to figuring out what VoP stand for, and having the honor of their Chromebook connect to the Spaceway Network through Virgin America.