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michaelk
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Anyone figured out how to/ if its possible to use verizon wireless free hotshots?

Apparently if you have a mobile broadband device and use VZW access manager to connect then you can also get access to some hotshots.

Would sure be nice if we had that with xoom too.

We're paying similar data rates I think?
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JohnB_VZW
Verizon Employee

Yes, that is correct. You will need the VZ Access Manager to connect to the Verizon WiFi.

 

Thanks

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TBhouston
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I don't think vzw has hotspots just around citites that you can connect to..

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michaelk
Member
Huh?

They have plenty of hotshots FOR VZW ACCESS MANAGER?

The question is can us xoom users get access too?
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michaelk
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michaelk
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There's maps too on their website for locations.
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TBhouston
Sr. Member

Oh cool, I didn't know vzw had hotspots like that . neat

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JohnB_VZW
Verizon Employee

 Verizon Wi-Fi requires a Mobile Broadband / GlobalAccess device activated on a monthly Mobile Broadband / GlobalAccess service plan. Eligible devices are as follows:

  • USB Modems
  • PC Cards
  • ExpressCards™
  • MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
  • Netbooks/Notebooks with Mobile Broadband Built-In

Supported devices subject to availability. Visit www.vzam.net to check if your device is supported. Click “Supported Devices” to view if VZAccess Manager version 7.2 or higher is available for your Mobile Broadband device.

 

If you are on a one or two year contract and are a post paid Mobile Broadband customer you will be able to connect to the free Verizon WiFI.

 

Please visit www.verizonwireless.com/wi-fi to access the Verizon Wi-Fi Hotspot Directory to search for locations in your area. Enter the location you are interested in as directed. 

 

Thanks

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michaelk
Member
So-
"No xoom doesn't get VZW wife access"

Can you please forward the displeasure of the xoom community that we don't get free access like netbooks and the lie?
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AlanM2526
Member

John,

 

Just to clarify your information - do you mean to say that the Xoom cannot use the VZW hotspots even if I have the "postpaid" Mobile Broadband 3GB plan, because I cannot install the VZAccessManager software on my Xoom? 

 

Thanks

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jasnmar
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Yes. That is what he means.
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