WiFi hotspot feature for Verizon iPhone will cost you
posted by PhoneArena Team / Jan 25, 2011, 6:06 PM
The Verizon version of the iPhone is the first of to have the WiFi hotspot capability. Other devices on the Verizon lineup with this capability have an additional charge, so it should come as no surprise that the iPhone does as well.
The ability to use the iPhone as a WiFi hotspot will run you $20 monthly. However, this is not an unlimited plan as Verizon will be implementing a 2 GB data cap. If you go over that limit, it will cost you another $20 for each extra GB of data used. The iPhone can be used to provide internet for up to five devices at once, so if you want to use the feature proceed with caution
Any surprise about the pricing for the hotspot feature on Verizon’s Apple iPhone 4? How about the price for going over your monthly data allowance? Tell us what you think in the comments below.
source: Slash Gear
Posts: 94; Member since: May 24, 2010
HAHA that was the only plus verizon had on their iphone over AT&T's and it sucks, they could have taken advantage of the feature. if they made it ten dollars and unlimited it would have been amazing, but that unrealistic. And this is an example of how AT&T's talk and surf the web at the same time comes is handy. My mom has the iPhone and i use it while she drives in the car and she has bluetooth so when someone calls her i can still go on the internet. Im not leaving AT&T its the best.
posted on Jan 25, 2011, 6:17 PM 0
Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 23, 2009
Don't Upgrade to the Next iPhone...If you do Your unlimited data will turn to 2GB..haha! What are you like 10 yrs old...My mom has an iPhone...really dude?? Let grown folks handle this one!!
posted on Jan 25, 2011, 6:36 PM 0
Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009
I seriously cant read another article, people are so seriously missing some brain cells. WiFi hotspot has ALWAYS been seperate to the MAIN data plan. 20$ 5 gigs, or 20 in this case. so WRONG!!! YOU CANT READ!!
posted on Jan 25, 2011, 11:23 PM 1
Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010
Why the "-"s on this post? With AT&T, you get a ton of mobile hot spots for free with the service...but the plan is not unlimited unless you are grandfathered....ah well, get a DROID phone, rooted with free wi-fi tethering, or do the same with your iphone.
posted on Jan 25, 2011, 6:46 PM 2
So it's the same price as a 2GB plan with Tethering on AT&T, but you can "tether" up to 5 devices, which will really use that 2GB stupidly fast. What's the point? Get a MiFi with 5GB or more instead if you insist on tethering/WiFi hotspotting, or get with a carrier that offers soft-cap unlimited with tethering (i.e. T-Mobile). My G2 can be a mobile hotspot, and it doesn't cost me any more than my usual charges. And that's at "4G" speeds (14.4 in my area), too
posted on Jan 25, 2011, 6:51 PM 0
16. bme unregistered
nothing a jailbreak cant fix....
posted on Jan 25, 2011, 8:15 PM 0
how can jailbreak fix this??? I jailbroke my iphone 4 and when I get to the personal hotspot (which I had to get to through network settings not on the main general settings tab) it says I have to add the feature either call verizon or go online
posted on Feb 13, 2011, 3:16 PM 0
Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009
Not a surprise. Even less surprising is the fact that yet another article about the Verizon iPhone on this site has a decidedly anti Verizon slant. "You can't talk and browse at the same time," "Verizon's plans cost more," "Verizon's iPhone is fifty bucks more at full retail price," and now "the Verizon iPhone's Wifi hotspot plan will COST YOU." DUN DUN DUN. It's starting to get old, Phonearena.
posted on Jan 25, 2011, 9:32 PM 1
I dont really think this has an anti-verizon slant to it... the author said that this plan should come to no surprise as other phones feature the same charge... and I am pretty sure that this isn't the only site posting this news, so whats the problem?
posted on Jan 25, 2011, 9:41 PM 0
Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009
Look at the title of the piece. "Verizon iphone's wifi hotspot feature will cost you." Then look at the history of the articles regarding the Verizon iphone in the past. They all have a very whiny and negative tone to them.
posted on Jan 26, 2011, 9:01 AM 0
Is the hotspot plan required to get the iphone on verizon? Can you just have the data plan and voice plan? or is it required to have the iphone?
posted on Jan 25, 2011, 10:16 PM 0
Really... It's exciting. Can you really be on 5 devices at once, or should I even ask that question? For a large family it probably isn't ideal, but worst case scenario you spend $30 for a data package (unlimited) for your phone to access the net, and $20 for 2GB of usage for a total of $50 (which is about the same as I pay now for a discounted service at half the speed through qwest). 2GB is plenty as long as you are not constantly streaming video (10 small emails are 1mb), and now you can use verizon's huge coverage area as your playground. You can use the unlimited data on your phone for the larger Internet data transfers. If you live in a decent area with wireless enabled coffee houses and such, you don't need to use your data then. Because I go to coffee houses often, for me I should only be using the $15 data package with the $20 hot spot. Since I have a wireless iPad already, this is truly exciting. $35/mo for Internet without the bullshit of qwest, I'm in!
posted on Jan 26, 2011, 12:41 AM 0
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