HotSpot feature to be extra?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by eninety, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. eninety macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2011
    Verizon online chat i had today:

    "Kevin: is verizon charging extra for the personal hotspot feature for the new ipad?

    Lasina: Yes. You will need to add an additional Mobile Hotspot data plan to provide internet connection for up to 5 more wireless devices. At this time, we have not been provided with the data plan options for that device

    Kevin: okay. thank you"

  2. ant69 macrumors regular


    Feb 2, 2009
    will be interesting to see what AT&T's stance on ipad tethering is too.... though i presume they would charge too :(

  3. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
    Nearly every carrier charges extra for this. Not all, but almost all.
  4. dffdce macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2010
  5. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

    Amazing Iceman

    Nov 8, 2008
    Florida, U.S.A.
    It's $50 for 5GB plus tethering, according to their site. Unless I misunderstood it.


    In the past, carriers didn't care to charge for tethering, but since AT&T started to do it for the iPhone, a lot of carriers followed the same practice.
    It's been like a huge step backwards for the users.
  6. bidwalj macrumors 65816

    Feb 16, 2007
    i don't think they will charge since they don't charge for their current lte tablets. the article posted above also mentions that.
  7. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    At one point I had the personal hotspot feature activated on my iPhone 4. At that time I ran my phone and MBP off the hotspot, and I'm assuming that I could run my iPad 2 off it ( I didn't have tyne iPad at that point) as the Verizon hotspot allows tethering to 5 devices. I paid $20/month, with 2GB of data.

    However, if I remember correctly, email and web surfing did not come out of the 2 GB...those functions were "free", as in not using any of the 2GB.
  8. astral125 macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2011

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