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Verizon: Mobile Hotspot Will Cost iPhone Customers An Extra $20/Month

January 25th, 2011 01:03 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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Earlier today, Verizon’s Chief Operating Officer, Lowell McAdam revealed that it will be offering the unlimited data plans on top of customers calling plans to iPhone customers.

Macworld has just reported that they have also received pricing details for the mobile hotspot feature, which is seen as one of the major selling points of the Verizon iPhone from Verizon’s Executive Director of Corporate Communications, Brenda Raney.

Macworld reports:

Raney said that Verizon iPhone owners will be able to take advantage of the 3G wireless hotspot feature for an extra $20 per month on top of the iPhone’s required voice and data plans–that’s the same price that applies to current Verizon smartphone owners[..]

The hotspot feature comes with its own 2GB monthly data pool, separate from your iPhone’s data plan[..]

The mobile hotspot feature allows users to share iPhone’s data connection over Wi-fi to up to 5 mobile devices.

Since the hotspot feature will have its own 2GB monthly plan, users will not be able to take the advantage of the unlimited data plans that Verizon plans to offer its iPhone customers.

So the mobile hotspot plan seems to be slightly better than the iPhone tethering plan that is available to AT&T’s iPhone customers. AT&T offers iPhone tethering for $20 per month and users have to share the 2GB between your iPhone and their laptop.

iOS 4.3 is expected to bring the mobile hotspot feature to GSM iPhones.

Are you planning to buy Verizon iPhone? Will you opt for the mobile hotspot feature for $20? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

[via Macworld]

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    AT&T offers iPhone tethering for $20 per month and users have to share the 2GB between your iPhone and their laptop.

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    The hotspot feature will have its own 2GB monthly plan, users will not be able to take the advantage of the unlimited data plans that Verizon plans to offer its iPhone customers.

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    There should be a 1GB Plan. For some, 200MB isn’t enough. Also, for some, 2GB is too much.

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    I think it is not at all good that users will not be able to take the advantage of the unlimited data plans that Verizon plans to offer its iPhone customers.

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    Thats a good news-the mobile hotspot feature allows users to share iPhone’s data connection over Wi-fi to up to 5 mobile devices.

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    unfortunately no, the one wifi chip is being used to make the mobile hotspot. If Verizon really wanted ATT customers to switch, they would let you facetime over 3G, now theres a selling point.

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    Agreed, I think that the $20 tether on verizon would be a good deal.

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    The deal is very unique, all should feel lucky for that great deal.

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