Does the Hum by Verizon Really Work?

Does the Hum by Verizon Really Work?
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Does Hum by Horizon Work?One of the disadvantages of having an older car is not being able to enjoy some of the amazing features and bells and whistles that the new ones come with. One that you can enjoy though if you have a vehicle that is made after 1996 is the Hum by Verizon.

The Hum by Verizon is an ODB-II Dongle that collects and provides you with all kinds of important information about your vehicle. Any car made after 1996 has a on board diagnostic port (ODB-II) that can be used for the devices like the Hum by Verizon for the collection of information. It is most important when it comes to knowing important aspects of your vehicle.

The Claim
The Hum by Verizon is a unit that is comprised of a Bluetooth speaker and control. It simply clips to the visor of your vehicle then connects with a USB charging cable into the cigarette lighter. Plus, it comes with a iOS and Android App.

The Hype
The hype really revolves around what the Hum by Verizon can do for you which is a lot of things. It will alert you about the statuses of various components of the vehicle like what fuel economy you are getting, how your battery charge status is, the coolant temperature of the transmission. It can give you a whole selection of diagnostic error codes if something is going wrong with the engine, and this is where the app comes in as it will tell you what these error codes means, what repairs may be needed and even an approximate costs. These are just a few of the benefits of the Hum by Verizon.

The Cost
You can expect a monthly fee for the Hum by Horizon. This includes the cost of the equipment, plus you can get additional vehicles set up for an additional monthly fee.

The Commitment
Actually the biggest commitment you are going to have is to really check out Hum by Horizon and carefully review all its features then determine if it is worth a monthly cost. You will discover that you will also be given road size assistance up to a max. of four times a year. You can immediately connect to 911, and one important feature is it can immediately detect if the vehicle has been in an accident and the airbag has deployed which in response the Hum by Horizon will call the driver to assess if help is needed. Plus, if your vehicle gets stolen then after you file a report with the authorities Hum can detect its location and give this information to the police.

With all of the benefits and what Hum by Verizon is able to do such as what we have talked about and more we believe that it is good value for the monthly expenditure. Plus, you don’t have to go out and buy a new vehicle just to get a device such as this.

Final Hum by Verizon Review

We are going to give the Hum by Verizon a thumbs up not only because of all the benefits and features it offers such as the ones we have talked about and more, but also for the benefits it affords parents who have kids driving their vehicles. Kids are not too happy with the information that Hum by Verizon is able to give their parents about their driving activities.

Our Recommendation
It really comes down to whether the type of information that Hum by Verizon is important to you. Another alternative if you want to track the driving record of your vehicle is the Driving Activity Reporter.

What do you think? Does Hum by Verizon work or not?


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P February 17, 2017 at 11:15 pm

Thing doesn’t work. I have been trying to get it to work since AUGUST OF LAST YEAR. Last tech said to exchange it. 3rd party retailer says I have to take it to corporate store. Last time I was at corporate store it is manned by idiots.


Victoria March 10, 2017 at 6:41 pm

this thing is a p.o.s it dont do anything but give false results, wondering how to have my money paid back. had my check engine light come on and the hum gave me a code. i take it to my mechanic to only find out there was nothing wrong with my truck. pisses me off that the people who make these things dont think ahead or Verizon dont take blame for a crappy product


Alissa May 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm

DO NOT BUY. Not only is this a huge waste of money but the device is triggering invalid codes on my vehicle. It has cost me time and money going to the dealership to figure out that there isn’t anything wrong with my car. Total garbage.


Dave Barton July 26, 2017 at 5:54 pm

My engine light came on my dash components went crazy,took to mechanic he told me this hum was the problem!!! Screwed my computer sent message but never told me anything. Returning it, will stick with AAA! DON’T BUY THIS TRUST THE REVIEWS.


Trust November 15, 2017 at 5:55 pm

Do not buy had a relative get into an accident the device never alert us of my family member being hurt what’s the point of having it if it doesn’t communicate at all


Gerry Florence January 18, 2018 at 6:54 pm

Very disappointed in Hum . The staff that answers the phone is completely incompetent.
The devices give wrong readings and incorrect fuel mileage . It seems that no one from Hum will respond to my complaint . I think I will cancel my service and return my 8 devises . What a scam .
I will be sure to tell all of by business associates this is not a good investment .


john williams February 10, 2018 at 12:41 am

Hum is an ok device but not worth the money and if you ever switch cars they seem to have a hard time getting other cars correct. I had 3 of them in different cars my mother sold her car and when i tried to cancel that one they mistakenly cancelled te wrong one. tat was 2 weeks ago and after several calls to both verizon and Hum they could not get it straightened out and I finally gave up though I feel quite jaded for them charging a cancellation fee for a non working device


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