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allquixotic
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join:2009-07-28
Pasadena, MD

[Pricing] Unlimited LTE Hotspot on Phone

If you have a grandfathered unlimited LTE data plan and do NOT have the tethering/hotspot feature on your account, is it possible to have them add the tethering/hotspot (for an additional monthly fee, I know) without forcing your account to a limited (shared) data plan?

If the answer to the above is yes, will the data traveling through the hotspot be capped or is it also unlimited?

videomatic3

join:2003-12-12
Pleasanton, CA
ive recently bought the iphone 5 with unlimited data, and got the hotspot for 30 bucks a month. i transfer a lot of data and have never been throttled.
»videomatic3.diskstation.me/unlimited.jpg


tigerpaw509

join:2011-01-19
reply to allquixotic
you can find free apps that do the hot spot thing

videomatic3

join:2003-12-12
Pleasanton, CA
reply to allquixotic
good luck finding a free app on an iphone apple bans all of them


bobjohnson
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reply to videomatic3
You might want to fix your phone number in the image...

videomatic3

join:2003-12-12
Pleasanton, CA
thx


SuperNet9
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Schaumburg, IL
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reply to videomatic3
said by videomatic3:

ive recently bought the iphone 5 with unlimited data, and got the hotspot for 30 bucks a month. i transfer a lot of data and have never been throttled.
»videomatic3.diskstation.me/unlimited.jpg

How did you keep the unlimited data?
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»www.RestartYourComputer.net

videomatic3

join:2003-12-12
Pleasanton, CA
pay full price for the phone

ke4pym
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Charlotte, NC
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reply to allquixotic
said by allquixotic:

If you have a grandfathered unlimited LTE data plan and do NOT have the tethering/hotspot feature on your account, is it possible to have them add the tethering/hotspot (for an additional monthly fee, I know) without forcing your account to a limited (shared) data plan?

If the answer to the above is yes, will the data traveling through the hotspot be capped or is it also unlimited?

No is the short answer.

You have to switch to the shared plan to get free hotspot functionality.

I think if you add the hot spot functionality for $30/mo now, you'll get a 2GB plan.

tdumaine
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join:2004-03-14
Seattle, WA
said by ke4pym:

said by allquixotic:

If you have a grandfathered unlimited LTE data plan and do NOT have the tethering/hotspot feature on your account, is it possible to have them add the tethering/hotspot (for an additional monthly fee, I know) without forcing your account to a limited (shared) data plan?

If the answer to the above is yes, will the data traveling through the hotspot be capped or is it also unlimited?

No is the short answer.

You have to switch to the shared plan to get free hotspot functionality.

I think if you add the hot spot functionality for $30/mo now, you'll get a 2GB plan.

Wrong. it's a $30 addon. Can add it from your my verizon on the site or calling in


Shrapnel64
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VA, USA
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reply to allquixotic
said by allquixotic:

If you have a grandfathered unlimited LTE data plan and do NOT have the tethering/hotspot feature on your account, is it possible to have them add the tethering/hotspot (for an additional monthly fee, I know) without forcing your account to a limited (shared) data plan?

If the answer to the above is yes, will the data traveling through the hotspot be capped or is it also unlimited?

Yes, you can add the "4G Mobile Hotspot" feature to your phone for $30/month.

From the "My Verizon" site:

4G Mobile Hotspot

Mobile Broadband Connect

Use your Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone as a modem to get instant online access on your computer.

Mobile Hotspot

Using your 4G LTE Smartphone, share your data allowance with multiple Wi-Fi-enable devices. No additional drivers or software necessary.

Requires an unlimited data package / plan subscription of $29.99 or higher.

Additional Terms & Conditions apply.

Additional Terms & Conditions here:

»support.verizonwireless.com/term···ess.html

I used 18.5GB last month on my Unlimited Data plan (including Tethering access since there isn't a separate data counter).

Please note: The Terms and Conditions page lists the Tethering charge as $20/month, however, I was informed (and it could just be who I spoke with) that it's $30/month for LTE Hotspot (Unlimited Data included, no throttling/caps/overages for now).

If you have a 3G-only device, it's $20/month for 2GB of Data on the "Unlimited" data plan.