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Unlimited Data = Free Mobile Hotspot?
thomasjmoore
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Hey Everyone,

 

I was grandfathered into a plan with unlimited data back when it was available. I'm looking to get the iPhone 4s and wondering if I'll have to pay an additional fee to enable mobile hot-spotting, or if it'll be free since I am contracted with unlimited data?

 

If I do have to pay, is it a one-time fee or monthly? And how much?

 

Thanks for your help!

 

Thomas

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Re: Unlimited Data = Free Mobile Hotspot?
mdram4x4
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the abilty to use the hotspot and connect other devices

 

the unlimited data is for the data the phone uses only

 

you cannot connect other devices to that data stream without paying

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mdram4x4
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thomasjmoore wrote:

Hey Everyone,

 

I was grandfathered into a plan with unlimited data back when it was available. I'm looking to get the iPhone 4s and wondering if I'll have to pay an additional fee to enable mobile hot-spotting, or if it'll be free since I am contracted with unlimited data?

 

If I do have to pay, is it a one-time fee or monthly? And how much?

 

Thanks for your help!

 

Thomas


you must pay for mobile hotspot

it starts @ $20 for 2gb iirc

 

now if you get a 4g phone there was a promotion for a $30 unlimited hotspot that may still be active

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Re: Unlimited Data = Free Mobile Hotspot?
thomasjmoore
Member

But the question is, since I already have unlimited data, what would I be paying for?

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mdram4x4
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the abilty to use the hotspot and connect other devices

 

the unlimited data is for the data the phone uses only

 

you cannot connect other devices to that data stream without paying

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PJNC284
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Also note that eventhough they say "unlimited", they can throttle 3G devices that use too much.

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thomasjmoore
Member

Throttle meaning they decrease speeds?

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mdram4x4
Leader

yep

vzw says the top 5% of data users may be throttled

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