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Discussion in 'Verizon' started by melcher70, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. melcher70

    melcher70 Newbie
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    I have a rooted HTC Incredible running CM 7.2 and a grandfathered unlimited data plan. If I tether, will Verizon know? Is there an app i need to get? Ive never tethered and dont want to risk losing the plan or hefty $$

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  2. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    If you have an old unlimited data plan, you're fine.
  3. ... all you need to do is go to System settings | Tethering & Mobile Hotspot and turn it on.

    I configure using WPA2 PSK and require a password for someone to connect to my phone.

    It will drain power very fast. Use it connected to the wall charger to keep ahead of the draining.

    (I of course assume you are paying the incremental monthly charge for the Mobile HotSpot.)

    ... Thom
  4. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    You do have to be be careful tethering on an old unlimited plan without the the actual tethering plan. It violates the TOS and Verizon has the right to take away your unlimited data or terminate your service if they desire. They can tell if you tether, but generally don't bother to actually investigate unless you rack up obscene amounts of usage.
  5. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Android Expert

    If you only need to tether occasionally, just add the tethering plan when you need it, and cancel it when you don't. They prorate it for only the days you have it. Should be about $0.65/day, so not a big deal if you only need it occasionally. That prevent the TOS violation and takes your unlimited out of jeopardy.
  6. BigRoach

    BigRoach Member

    Does anyone know if we could add a mobile hotspot (such as one of the Verizon Jetpacks) to our unlimited data plan (presumably with the additional $20/month it would add) without losing the unlimited data - or would they force us onto a tiered plan?
  7. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    The jetpack mobile hotspots are viewed as a separate device on your plan and thus get their own data package. Adding one shouldn't affect your unlimited, but you won't be able to give it unlimited either. Since you're unlimited plan is a smartphone plan only, changing that to a jetpack or tablet would probably cause you to lose you're unlimited because the plans "aren't compatible". You're best bet is to add the 30 dollar unlimited plan to a line that has unlimited data and then you're golden.
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