1. crazyralph90's Avatar
    If I bought straight from Samsung unlocked and use the mobile Hotspot on Verizons network is it possible to do so for free?
    01-06-2018 09:55 AM
  2. rdubmu's Avatar
    probably not
    01-06-2018 11:57 AM
  3. crazyralph90's Avatar
    Did it last month and didn't get charged, but I have a real old plan
    01-06-2018 12:57 PM
  4. arunma's Avatar
    I'm not aware of any way to do this without first rooting your phone. I've never really understood why root permissions are necessary. Hotspot is entirely a hardware feature of your phone, and should be accessible to the default user just like the microphone, camera flash, etc. Oh well, T-Mobile gives me 10 GB of hotspot with my unlimited plan anyway!
    01-06-2018 03:53 PM
  5. Soundman72's Avatar
    I use hotspot on my phone it just uses my mobile data so I don't get charged until I've used my allowance up
    01-06-2018 06:05 PM
  6. gernerttl's Avatar
    If I bought straight from Samsung unlocked and use the mobile Hotspot on Verizons network is it possible to do so for free?
    Yes. I'm on Verizon and mobile hotspot is free. Keep in mind it does count against your data plan.
    01-06-2018 07:13 PM
  7. gernerttl's Avatar
    I'm not aware of any way to do this without first rooting your phone. I've never really understood why root permissions are necessary. Hotspot is entirely a hardware feature of your phone, and should be accessible to the default user just like the microphone, camera flash, etc. Oh well, T-Mobile gives me 10 GB of hotspot with my unlimited plan anyway!
    You don't need to root to turn on the hotspot. I'm on Verizon and I use mine as a hotspot regularly.
    01-06-2018 07:14 PM
  8. Fr0gburp3r's Avatar
    I’m on Cricket Wireless and I get it free and am not even capped at 10gb/month. I have to pay $10/month with my iPhone X with a 10gb/month cap. I hope they don’t add the Note 8 to their system.
    01-11-2018 11:42 AM
  9. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Every plan Verizon has had for 5 plus years now includes free hot spot.
    01-11-2018 11:46 AM
  10. keepnitreel's Avatar
    So everyone who answered "Yes" that are on Verizon. Are you using an unlocked phone like the op or a Verizon branded phone. I'm only asking because people don't fully read the question before answering.
    01-11-2018 01:47 PM
  11. razortaz18's Avatar
    Alright here's the deal, most phones have what's called hotspot provisioning turned on. This means that the phone will check with your carrier first to make sure you are paying for a plan that has hotspot included. If you have an old Verizon grandfathered unlimited data plan, with no hotspot included, a Verizon Note 8 will deny turning on the hotspot. It will give you some message about contacting your carrier. The unlocked Note 8 (and S8, S8+) has hotspot provisioning turned off. This means the native hotspot feature can be turned on and off at will regardless if you have a compatible plan or not.
    01-11-2018 06:03 PM

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