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  1. AndroidXTC's Avatar
    I'm seeing it everywhere now. I called Verizon and they are denying it. Anyone have any information on this???

    Verizon 4G LTE Unlimited Data Customers Will Have Separate $30 Unlimited Tethering Plan - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog
    07-05-2011 11:56 AM
  2. Zumaone's Avatar
    I'm seeing it everywhere now. I called Verizon and they are denying it. Anyone have any information on this???

    Verizon 4G LTE Unlimited Data Customers Will Have Separate $30 Unlimited Tethering Plan - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog
    I can't imagine it is true even for a second, why? Because Verizon is about to roll out limits on phones when they had unlimited.
    07-05-2011 12:52 PM
  3. moosc's Avatar
    its for the first generation lte phones. 30.$ unlimited tethering. which if true will. make me mad I've been waiting for the Bionic.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    07-05-2011 01:05 PM
  4. drego74's Avatar
    It just doesn't make sense to me. I would like it to be true but can you imagine what the ramifications would be if everyone did use unlimited tethering? This would no doubt bog down the system I would imagine. Post a link to source if you can.
    07-05-2011 02:53 PM
  5. Bigdaddy649's Avatar
    I currently have unlimited tethering on a BB through Verizon. I am looking to upgrade to a Charge and am told that I can only keep unlimited tethering if I stay 3G.
    07-05-2011 03:04 PM
  6. MrTruckincowboy#AC's Avatar
    I had unlimited on my storm as well but i pulled the trigger and went to the charge nice thought i wish on unlimited tether would be nice.
    07-05-2011 07:05 PM
  7. FearTheGhost13's Avatar
    I work for a verizon wireless authorized retailer, we were told late last week that for 30$ a month you will have unlimited data tethering on the current 4g phones i.e. Droid Charge, Thunderbolt and Revolution. I don't have a 100% guarantee on this info, but it's very well possible. Hoping to get a 100% official word sometime soon. It does seem a little iffy figuring that would hinder their 4g mifi device sales if you ask me... I'll keep trying to get an official comfirmation or denial on the matter and get back to everyone tho.
    07-05-2011 09:01 PM
  8. basscadet's Avatar
    Can't you just root your phone and enjoy unlimited tethering anyway? I don't see what the big concern is?
    07-05-2011 09:06 PM
  9. FearTheGhost13's Avatar
    Can't you just root your phone and enjoy unlimited tethering anyway? I don't see what the big concern is?
    Yeah, that is an option as far as I know... But either way if this does turn out to be true it's not half bad of a deal really... When your other alternative is to buy a 4g mifi device and pay at least 50 bucks a month for only 5gb of data usage... using your 4g phone and getting unlimited tethering for 30 bucks is a steal in that aspect!
    07-05-2011 09:09 PM
  10. winnersmw's Avatar
    I have no idea if it's true or not, but I can definitely see why Verizon would rather have customers paying $30 for unlimited tethering + minimum $30 for smartphone data + $$ for voice minutes + $$ for text messaging bundle instead of a $50 mifi device... Verizon sees it as a steal
    07-05-2011 11:08 PM
  11. Danrarbc's Avatar
    Can't you just root your phone and enjoy unlimited tethering anyway? I don't see what the big concern is?
    But if Verizon ever starts inspecting packets and sniffs out browser or even Flash IDs that isn't an option anymore, they'd be able to spot normal PC traffic and force you into tethering. Also even without packet inspection they could probably see if your IP is hitting Windows/Apple Update servers, something a phone wouldn't do.
    07-05-2011 11:13 PM
  12. moosc's Avatar
    I pay 30$ for my DX and 80$ for my 4g mifi this would save me some money
    07-06-2011 06:37 AM
  13. basscadet's Avatar
    For $30, it is a good deal. But all this means is that people will see it as the go-ahead to start streaming Netflix 720p videos daily...which will reduce the network to a crawl.
    07-06-2011 08:19 AM
  14. basscadet's Avatar
    But if Verizon ever starts inspecting packets and sniffs out browser or even Flash IDs that isn't an option anymore, they'd be able to spot normal PC traffic and force you into tethering. Also even without packet inspection they could probably see if your IP is hitting Windows/Apple Update servers, something a phone wouldn't do.
    Packet inspection? There is absolutely no way Verizon could even begin to afford to do that.
    07-06-2011 08:20 AM
  15. zombiebot's Avatar
    Packet inspection? There is absolutely no way Verizon could even begin to afford to do that.
    I wouldn't put it past them -at least for people coming in around 6, 8, 10 gb per month.
    07-06-2011 09:04 AM
  16. AndroidXTC's Avatar
    I work for a verizon wireless authorized retailer, we were told late last week that for 30$ a month you will have unlimited data tethering on the current 4g phones i.e. Droid Charge, Thunderbolt and Revolution. I don't have a 100% guarantee on this info, but it's very well possible. Hoping to get a 100% official word sometime soon. It does seem a little iffy figuring that would hinder their 4g mifi device sales if you ask me... I'll keep trying to get an official comfirmation or denial on the matter and get back to everyone tho.
    Please update as soon as you hear anything.
    07-06-2011 09:22 AM
  17. FearTheGhost13's Avatar
    Please update as soon as you hear anything.
    I'll be completely honest, even in the store we are receiving information that is contradicting prior information... It's a bit messy if you ask me, but one thing I read today from an official verizon print out is that you can get 2gb mobile hotspot per month for $20 if you currently have a $30 data plan on your smartphone... But that isn't what I initially have seen or read, so like I said things are very confusing right now. Trust me I'm definitely looking into it the best I can tho! But as far as I am still concerned if you have the droid charge and currently have unlimited data you will be able to tether to another device unlimited data for $30. Take note that that means an additional $30 to do so, that isn't going off of the regular $30 dollar unlimited data package currently available.
    07-06-2011 06:08 PM
  18. Droid800's Avatar
    Packet inspection? There is absolutely no way Verizon could even begin to afford to do that.
    They already do.

    Seriously. All you guys that think Verizon doesn't know, or can't tell, that you're tethering without paying have no idea what you're talking about. They know and they do care. And with these tiers, I imagine it won't be long before they start mailing out warnings to customers to either start paying or see their service canceled.
    07-06-2011 09:55 PM
  19. FearTheGhost13's Avatar
    They already do.

    Seriously. All you guys that think Verizon doesn't know, or can't tell, that you're tethering without paying have no idea what you're talking about. They know and they do care. And with these tiers, I imagine it won't be long before they start mailing out warnings to customers to either start paying or see their service canceled.
    Couldn't agree more, it's MUCH easier than you think for them to tell... I mean come on, they can track exactly how many minutes, texts and data usage you use. It's not any harder for them to track that as well. And that is exactly what they will do, there might not even be any warnings to it.
    07-06-2011 10:12 PM
  20. Bigdaddy649's Avatar
    I spoke with a verizon rep last night and she stated this was the case but for how long who knows. I guess I will pull the trigger and get the charge. I can't wait any longer.
    07-07-2011 08:56 AM
  21. ts47's Avatar
    I'm seeing it everywhere now. I called Verizon and they are denying it. Anyone have any information on this???

    Verizon 4G LTE Unlimited Data Customers Will Have Separate $30 Unlimited Tethering Plan - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog
    Yes!! It's true!! EXISTING Verizon 4G customers who had service (4G only) prior to July 7th have the option of adding a $30 unlimited data Mobile Hotspot feature to their existing $29.99 data plan. The $20, 2gig Mobile Hotspot option is no longer available to 4G customers. I just hung up the phone with Verizon. This is the info I was told. Needless to say, I signed up for the unlimited $30 mobile hotspot!!
    07-07-2011 09:24 AM
  22. AndroidXTC's Avatar
    Yes!! It's true!! EXISTING Verizon 4G customers who had service (4G only) prior to July 7th have the option of adding a $30 unlimited data Mobile Hotspot feature to their existing $29.99 data plan. The $20, 2gig Mobile Hotspot option is no longer available to 4G customers. I just hung up the phone with Verizon. This is the info I was told. Needless to say, I signed up for the unlimited $30 mobile hotspot!!
    Well I just talked to someone at Verizon C/S and they told me it has a 4 gb cap and its NOT unlimited.
    07-07-2011 09:39 AM
  23. AndroidXTC's Avatar
    Nope sorry not unlimited here are the three plans for 4G service.

    4GB cap $50 this $50 includes your mobile phones unlimited data plan so it would be $29.99 + $20.00 for the hotspot

    7GB cap $70 total combined $29.99 + $40 for hotspot

    12GB cap $100 total combined $29.99 + $70 for hotspot

    There you have it nobody is getting unlimited hot spot no matter what you were told.
    07-07-2011 10:02 AM
  24. Zumaone's Avatar
    Nope sorry not unlimited here are the three plans for 4G service.

    4GB cap $50 this $50 includes your mobile phones unlimited data plan so it would be $29.99 + $20.00 for the hotspot

    7GB cap $70 total combined $29.99 + $40 for hotspot

    12GB cap $100 total combined $29.99 + $70 for hotspot

    There you have it nobody is getting unlimited hot spot no matter what you were told.
    Actually it would appear this information in not correct.

    I just tried to turn on Mobile Hotspot on my Charge and got a pop up message that this service is available for $30 addtional per month. There is no mention of a limit nor is + $30 on your list.

    So it would appear that the intial reports of unlimited hotspot for $30/month are true. Atleast for those grandfathered on the $29.99 unlimited 4G data plans.
    07-07-2011 10:35 AM
  25. ts47's Avatar
    Nope sorry not unlimited here are the three plans for 4G service.

    4GB cap $50 this $50 includes your mobile phones unlimited data plan so it would be $29.99 + $20.00 for the hotspot

    7GB cap $70 total combined $29.99 + $40 for hotspot

    12GB cap $100 total combined $29.99 + $70 for hotspot

    There you have it nobody is getting unlimited hot spot no matter what you were told.
    Sorry, but you're wrong. You need to call Verizon again. Note: This info is not in your My Verizon account online. You have to call!!
    07-07-2011 11:39 AM
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