1. drfundy's Avatar
    Hello,

    Do any of you know how to track your data usage for the seperate 2GB hotspot allowance?

    Is there something in the phone that shows you? Or is there some tab in my verizon that I am missing?

    Thanks.
    09-09-2010 12:43 AM
  2. TDAY#AC's Avatar
    If you have MyVerizon installed just add the widget. I don't have the hotspot feature, but the widget tells me how much data I have used in the current billing cycle.

    1. Long press home screen
    2. Select add widget
    3. Click on data usage.
    09-09-2010 08:05 AM
  3. drfundy's Avatar
    If you have MyVerizon installed just add the widget. I don't have the hotspot feature, but the widget tells me how much data I have used in the current billing cycle.

    1. Long press home screen
    2. Select add widget
    3. Click on data usage.
    I have the widget installed. The problem is that the widget shows you the total data usage.

    I want to know at any given time how much of the 2GB they allow for the hotspot I have used.

    The widget may show 3GB but I may have only used 1GB for the hotspot. That is the number I am looking for.
    09-09-2010 11:31 AM
  4. galactor's Avatar
    Wow. So even if you are subscribed ($20/monthly) for the 3G hotspot Verizon setup a 2 gig cap? That's messed up. I would definitely want a widget to track tethering usage.
    09-09-2010 12:40 PM
  5. Qazme's Avatar
    2GB I thought it was 5GB? You should be able to see it in my Verizon, if you just added it, it may take a day or so for the actual usage to show up in your billing "data" charges deal on the site, not the phone app.
    09-09-2010 12:56 PM
  6. crump13's Avatar
    Hello,

    Do any of you know how to track your data usage for the seperate 2GB hotspot allowance?

    Is there something in the phone that shows you? Or is there some tab in my verizon that I am missing?

    Thanks.
    Did you subscribe to the $20/month Mobile hot spot service for Verizon (this is above the $30/month data package required for Smartphones which means you would be paying $50/month for data service alone)?

    If so then I wasn't aware there was a 2gb monthly cap for that.
    09-09-2010 01:11 PM
  7. Senor Incredible's Avatar
    droid incredible, droid x, and droid 2, Samsung Fascinate: 3g mobile hotspot= $20 for 2 GB. or, if youve had the $30 plan on your smartphone before july 31 2010, then you can have the plan below on your android phone. essentially, youre "grandfathered" in.

    all other smart phone compatible with tether = $30 for 5GB
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    09-09-2010 01:44 PM
  8. Revolutionary's Avatar
    droid incredible, droid x, and droid 2, Samsung Fascinate: 3g mobile hotspot= $20 for 2 GB. or, if youve had the $30 plan on your smartphone before july 31 2010, then you can have the plan below on your android phone. essentially, youre "grandfathered" in.

    all other smart phone compatible with tether = $30 for 5GB
    Good info to have. Thanks. Stingy bastards...
    09-09-2010 02:18 PM
  9. drfundy's Avatar
    Yes I paid the 20 bucks for the mobile hotspot feature and yes I'm capped at 2gb. I would prefer a 5GB cap but hey what can you do.
    09-09-2010 04:54 PM
  10. CodeToJoy's Avatar
    Be aware, however, that the 2GB cap is separate from your 5GB data cap. If I understand it right, You pay $20 extra for an additional 2GB reserved for your tethering.

    I could be wrong, but that's how it was explained to me.
    09-09-2010 07:45 PM
  11. Qazme's Avatar
    Be aware, however, that the 2GB cap is separate from your 5GB data cap. If I understand it right, You pay $20 extra for an additional 2GB reserved for your tethering.

    I could be wrong, but that's how it was explained to me.
    Data usage and tethering usage is added up separately. You are limited to 2GB of transfer on tethering and up and down add up to the same number. Once you go over than amount there was an overage charge per GB I think? I hope it isn't per mb or there will be some people with HUGE bills.

    (Of course instead of paying for the tethering you could use pdanet in a pinch it's free, supports usb and bluetooth or as the old story goes and people get tired of hearing, root and use wireless tethering free.)
    09-09-2010 08:06 PM
  12. bandanaMan's Avatar
    I found a guide to getting the 3g hotspot for free. I have been keeping up on it and the guy that is using has had it about a week and hasnt noticed any charges for using it. Just a thought if your interested. here is the link

    FREE mobile hotspot for DROID INCREDIBLE!! - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum
    09-09-2010 09:38 PM
  13. drfundy's Avatar
    Be aware, however, that the 2GB cap is separate from your 5GB data cap. If I understand it right, You pay $20 extra for an additional 2GB reserved for your tethering.

    I could be wrong, but that's how it was explained to me.
    My regular data plan is still unlimited. Now I have 2GB for tethering. This is why I need to be able to track that data usage seperately
    09-09-2010 09:39 PM
  14. drfundy's Avatar
    I found a guide to getting the 3g hotspot for free. I have been keeping up on it and the guy that is using has had it about a week and hasnt noticed any charges for using it. Just a thought if your interested. here is the link

    FREE mobile hotspot for DROID INCREDIBLE!! - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum
    Thanks for the info.

    There are definitely ways to get wifi tethering for free. I'm content to pay them their 20 bucks.
    09-09-2010 09:44 PM
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