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Maureen
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:46 pm    Post subject: Static IP addresses now available for Verizon 4G devices!

Exciting news - we confirmed today that Verizon is now able to add a static IP address to a 3G/4G line of service!

The cost for the Static IP address is a one-time fee of $500 - once you pay the $500 fee, the static IP address is yours and your monthly bill does not change. To add a static IP address to your Verizon account, simply call Verizon customer service at (800) 922-0204.
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macsaphir
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Joined: 21 Mar 2008
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Location: Ruther Glen, VA

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:30 pm    Post subject: Static address...

Someone's gotta help me with this...Why is having a static address worth
$500.00???***********************************M.S.***********
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TheExoticFish
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Joined: 19 Jan 2010
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Location: Stuarts Draft, Virginia

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:34 pm    Post subject:

$500 is a bit crazy IMO. I understand a static IP is useful and necessary for some people but is it really worth that much to you ?
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SlyFerret
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:22 pm    Post subject:

My guess... They charge $500 because they don't really want to assign people static IP addresses.

If you're willing to pay it, they'll do it, but they are making the cost high enough that almost everyone will decide it isn't worth the cost.

-SF
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Maureen
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:00 pm    Post subject:

I think SF is on to something Wink

Static IP addresses are definitely NOT worth $500 (or even $1) for most users. But there are situations where it is a necessity and users are willing to pay any amount of $ to make their application work.

For example, we have a customer in the public service sector who needed to use 4G with security cameras. The $500 fee for them was well worth it, as there was no other way to make their equipment work and NOT using their security cameras was not an option!
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fcs
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Joined: 15 May 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:29 am    Post subject: Re: Static address...

OK, so I'm feeling extra pedantic this morning, so excuse the minor rant.

When users need an inbound connection to their equipment, it is NOT the dynamic IP address that is stopping them. After all Sprint gives out dynamic IP addresses as the norm and folks have no problems doing this with them. You can use dynamic DNS to update a domain name with your current, dynamic IP address every time it changes. No big deal.

The issue with Verizon is that their 4G/LTE network is NATted (network address translation). This means that they essentially have a router between you and the rest of the internet. That router is masquerading your IP address as something else. This $500 plan they have apparently removes you from being behind this router. In doing so it also gives you a publicly addressable address.

And while I'm nit-picking, what you are getting with this plan is NOT a static IP address in the strictest sense. A static address is something you configure by hand directly on your device. What you are getting is an address reservation so that you get the same IP address every time your device connects to the carrier. Granted that the effect is the same, but the mechanism in which it occurs is different.
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jcharr1
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:16 pm    Post subject:

Does anybody know how long this is supposed to take to take effect? We put in the request to have this added 2 Mondays ago (Oct 8 ). The lady then told me it should take about a week for it to go through and that she'd let me know when it did. That was almost 2 weeks ago now. I tried emailing her back several days ago, but haven't heard anything. Should I call them back and see what the deal is?
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dario
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Joined: 03 Jan 2008
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Location: Tampa Bay Florida

PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:17 pm    Post subject:

jcharr1 wrote:
Does anybody know how long this is supposed to take to take effect? We put in the request to have this added 2 Mondays ago (Oct 8 ). The lady then told me it should take about a week for it to go through and that she'd let me know when it did. That was almost 2 weeks ago now. I tried emailing her back several days ago, but haven't heard anything. Should I call them back and see what the deal is?


Call Verizon Wireless at 800-922-0204 and ask if the static IP address have been assigned to your account. This is an instant process it takes about 2 minutes to do over the phone. If not escalate the issue to a supervisor.
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tacksonice
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Joined: 14 Nov 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:37 pm    Post subject: verizon device to device connectivity

Does anyone know if verizon allows connectivity from a CDMA device to an lte device and visa versa?
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dfmastin
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:01 am    Post subject: reply

I called and asked about this service and was told Verizon currently had no unrestricted Static IP addresses available. It was a customer service contact and they were only trying to place the order and reading me the error message they received. They do have restricted static IP addresses available for $500, but I'm not even sure what that means.
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jcharr1
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:32 am    Post subject: Re: reply

dfmastin wrote:
They do have restricted static IP addresses available for $500, but I'm not even sure what that means.
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The way the lady explained it to me is that with restricted IPs you can set what addresses the IPs can either access or block, I forget which. But either way, those IPs will only be able to connect to sites that are allowed. Someone correct me on that if I'm wrong. It has been a couple of months since I talked to them. But generally I wouldn't think that someone other than like a business or corporation would really want to have and have to deal with. I'm sure they'd be happy to explain it to you if you called back and asked.
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