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    Default Verizon Hotspot Pricing Revealed: $20 for 2 GB


    Two weeks after they announced the iPhone, the details of Verizon's service offerings for the device are finally becoming clear. After the company's COO spilled the beans earlier today about the unlimited data plan for the device itself, Brenda Raney, the carrier's Executive Director of Corporate Communications told MacWorld that Verizon's Personal Hotspot feature will cost customers an additional $20 on top of the $30 they'll pay for their monthly data plans and come with a 2 GB cap.

    The Verizon-specific tethering feature turns the iPhone into a 3G wireless hotspot for up to five devices. Data used by Personal Hotspot-tethered devices will be on a 2 GB monthly plan separate from the iPhone's unlimited plan. Customers will have to pay $20 for each gigabyte they consume beyond the cap. While the overage fee is twice what AT&T customers have to pay, Verizon customers do get to keep the unlimited plan on their phones separate, while AT&T users have to share the same 2 GB on the DataPro plan.

    Though iOS 4.3 will reportedly make Personal Hotspot a feature for all iPhones, it's not yet known if AT&T or any other carrier will support it. AT&T tethering currently only supports USB or Bluetooth connections, not WiFi.

    Source: MacWorld


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
    I'm just gonna stick with mywi
    Me as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
    I'm just gonna stick with mywi
    yea i knew verizon was going to charge for this, what cell company wouldnt

    edit: i meant wouldnt
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    Quote Originally Posted by EskimoRuler View Post
    yea i knew verizon was going to charge for this, what cell company would
    I called it to

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
    I'm just gonna stick with mywi
    HELL YEA!!! UNLIMTED DATA + MyWi

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    AT&T will likely match this to try and keep people that may leave for this reason. It will be interesting to see what happens in the coming weeks. Regardless this good for everyone.


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    Gotta love Mywi

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    ok verizon not bad, not bad.....

    Im def gonna stick with my MyWi, im with ATT but 2GB with Tethering for $40 is not a deal at all especially since you'll go over 2gb so quick with tethering then they'll charge you the $10 for every additional Gig......

    Luckily im grandfathered into the unlimited, but ATT def needs to bring back the unlimited especially since they came close to a Class Action Law Suit over it around the time the iPad came out for capping it!!


    Also it seems smart for Verizon customer to just get the Unlimited Data, and just get MyWi and avoid the extra $20 and possible overage...that is when it becomes jailbroke!!
    Last edited by Carlos; 01-25-2011 at 05:57 PM.
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    Is Verizon charging $15 to use your iphone with an exchange server?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos View Post
    ok verizon not bad, not bad.....
    You're joking, right? Verizon has almost the same prices as ATT and it's not bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrbarker View Post
    Is Verizon charging $15 to use your iphone with an exchange server?
    Verizon also charges $15/month to use the Good software on their other smartphones, so this isn't new or a surprise. The Good software allows access to corporate email, calendars and contacts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePA View Post
    You're joking, right? Verizon has almost the same prices as ATT and it's not bad?
    I just ment them coming out with UNLIMITED, I left verizon a long time ago cuz there prices are ridonkulous...im on att with an 849 verizon exchange cuz i ported over to att
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    Somebody help me understand this. So you get the unlimited plan on Verizon for the iPhone and you have to get the other two? I'm confused


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    My main concern is still the fact that Verizon is CDMA vs AT&T's GSM.

    I'm constantly looking stuff up while on the phone and relaying information that way. Whether I'm making dinner plans or looking up movie times, it's just easier to look it up and communicate WHILE I'm on the phone.

    With CDMA you can't transfer data and voice simultaneously, so therefore I'd rather pay the few extra bucks for AT&T than move over to Verizon.
    It's only impossible if you quit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micara57 View Post
    My main concern is still the fact that Verizon is CDMA vs AT&T's GSM.

    I'm constantly looking stuff up while on the phone and relaying information that way. Whether I'm making dinner plans or looking up movie times, it's just easier to look it up and communicate WHILE I'm on the phone.

    With CDMA you can't transfer data and voice simultaneously, so therefore I'd rather pay the few extra bucks for AT&T than move over to Verizon.
    i agree 110% me to...im just glad they came out with unlimited so hopefully it will force att to do the same...thus making att even more attractive......win win for att
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    Yeah but that Personal Hotspot feature, does anyone know if it's optional or mandatory


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    Sonofa.. I didn't expect the Exchange fee. I was a Verizon customer long ago before exchange email was even a concern of mine. Now I have my gmail set up as exchange on my iPhone and I'm gonna have to pay $15 more to keep it.... this really threw a wrench in the plan for me. When I would choose Gmail as my primary set up instead of Exchange the emails were really bad delayed. :/ Plus I have my work email as Exchange. I wonder if a jailbreak will cure this problem in the near future without having to pay the fee... hmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by halo204561 View Post
    Yeah but that Personal Hotspot feature, does anyone know if it's optional or mandatory
    I can almost guarantee you it is optional...
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    Okay let me make sure I understand that correctly. If you add an exchange account to your iPhone through the mail app, it will charge you an extra $15? If so, this will affect anyone that uses gmail or google apps and sets their account up via exchange, not to mention tons of business users! I hope I'm misunderstanding


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    Quote Originally Posted by z6joker9 View Post
    Okay let me make sure I understand that correctly. If you add an exchange account to your iPhone through the mail app, it will charge you an extra $15? If so, this will affect anyone that uses gmail or google apps and sets their account up via exchange, not to mention tons of business users! I hope I'm misunderstanding
    If I remember right AT&T had or still has a corporate data package that supposedly is needed for corporate e-mail for an extra 15 dollars. When I had the iPhone I just had the $30 unlimited package and my exchange e-mail worked just fine. So maybe they just say you need that who knows. I know right after I got my phone I setup my work account right there and the sales rep acted shocked that it worked without the extra $15 "enterprise plan".

    Quote Originally Posted by kraziebone View Post
    I'm sure they'll modify MyWi for Verizon. That developer is fairly on the ball when it comes to these things
    And they will probably charge current users a 10 or 20 upgrade for for MyWi.
    Last edited by GrandMstrBud; 01-25-2011 at 07:31 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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