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  1. DJ-Anakin

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    I've searched but can't find anything answering this question, just people talking about how to use it. Owners of other phones are telling me it will cost me to use Mobile Hotspot, but is that true?

    Droid Incredible
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    Yes it will, I think $15 a month extra...unless you root your phone, then I believe it is free.
     
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    Yes , I think it is $20 or $30 a month.
     
  5. DJ-Anakin

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    I'm looking at the "Mobile Broadband Connect Plans" section, right?

    Thanks for the quick reply!
     
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    $20 for 2 GB per month
    $30 for 5 GB per month

    This is for those currently using the 29.99 data plan. Feature phones are $50 per month.

    -Sev
     
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    Give him a break, he's a person too just like us. He edited his post with a "disclaimer" to make all sides happy :)
     
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    What service are you stealing? You are paying for an UNLIMITED data plan. That means you can use the VZW data network without restriction. It is VZW stealing by making you pay again for something you ALREADY pay for.

    Its like charging you for the ABILITY to make phone calls and then again for ACTUALLY making them.
     
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    I don't think it's up to you to decide that.
     
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    ummm ... yeah. Sort of like paying for a phone line then paying for a long distance. "Unlimited everything" is a relatively new concept ...
     
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    Your plan is for unlimited data for your mobile device only. It does not include every computer within WiFi range.

    Claiming otherwise is simply practicing purposeful ignorance.


    As far as your phone call analogy goes, you are correct. You pay a monthly fee for a set number of minutes. If you go over your plan minutes, you pay extra. The data plan includes unlimited access for your device and zero megabytes for tethering, so you must pay extra to tether.
     
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    yall dudes better back off my boy... hes a good contributer here and he was just being helpful and its not stealing really its just another way around it... like wifi tether app
     
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    Calm down lil guy... so not that serious...
     
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    Just called and got mine activated. I asked for a trial so the VZW operator credited my account $3.35 so I can try it out for 5 days. It's roughly .67 cents a day equaling $20 a month for 2gb. I prob won't keep it but its working great.:)
     
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    you crack me up
     
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    I have a mifi (paid for by the company where I work). It works great. I was in the Verizon Wireless site in the Dallas area a few weeks ago and used my wifi. It was amazingly fast. Faster than my cable modem at home.
     
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    Just went to snap a picture and got error message stating the camera flash won't work while using hotspot. Anyone know why?
     
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    you have to pay for the ability to use your camera while using hotspot while using your data plan.





    "stealing."
    morals, lol.
     
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    LMAO!!!! :p:p:p:p
     
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    you're paying for an "unlimited data plan" which is limited to ~5GB/month. Go over that and Verizon will send you a hefty $1/MB bill.
     
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    Now that one made me laugh good...
     
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    Your mobile data is unlimited - phone only. Mobile Broadband is not - attaching anything to your phone.
     
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    We should have a debate on this lmao

    ...and to the guys against "stealing," there is a recession ya know. I'm trying to save money here.
     
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    I decided to try the HotSpot and it displayed this warning.

    "You need the 3G Mobile Hotspot feature from Verizon Wireless in order to use this service. While the 3G Mobile Hotspot is active, on-device application will continue to work and use the 3G Mobile Hotspot data feature allowance."

    So looks like we have to add a service to use HotSpot ?

    When I login to myverizon and check available services I don't see 3G Mobile Hotspot as an option. Not that I want to pay for this but I did want to find out how much should I ever need it.
     

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