June 21st, 2011, 10:08 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Device(s): LG G2 (vzw) - CleanROM 1.0,
Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE (r), HTC Thunderbolt (r), Motorola Droid 3 (r)
Carrier: Verizon Wireless
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Originally Posted by insidenyc
2nd question. How will Verizon know when I am using it as a hot-spot? I sense this is one small step to charging us all a data plan.
To do it this way, there is a Mobile Hotspot app in the phone, which only works when it's an active feature on the account. As of now, it's free to use as a promo, til June 6th. After that, you'd have to have it added to the account, and pay the extra, so the app will only work after you've done that.
As for estimated data...yeah. I'm pretty light usage, and I've had 3 GB months just streaming radio, playing a few apps, and average browsing / youtube watching.
A full length movie, you're probably looking at a few hundred MB in itself. If you're an existing customer (I didn't read it all, sorry), you can log into your Verizon account online to get an idea of what you've used already for your month, and try to estimate it that way. Or, dial #DATA from your phone and see what it says you've used already.
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