Hotspot on Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plan?

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  1. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    On the grandfathered unlimited data plan from verizon is it possible to easily add and remove the hotspot ($30) functionality from the phone? Say, If I go on a trip for 3 days only and want the hotspot functionality, through the phone/online, is it possible to add in the hotspot, and then remove it, just as I would if I were using the iPad 3? Or would I have to make a call to customer service?
     
  2. Myiphone7 macrumors 6502a

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    For AT&T they switch You with a different plan
     
  3. macher macrumors 65816

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    He's asking about VZW.
     
  4. aw2575 macrumors regular

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    I chatted with Verizon about this last week, and they told me it would change my plan and I would no longer have unlimited.
     
  5. lelisa13p, Oct 14, 2012
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    lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    So AT&T or Verizon, it all comes down to the same thing. You lose your Unlimited plan if you want to be able to tether?
     
  6. macher macrumors 65816

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    I thought you could add unlimited hotspot with VZW because of FCC ruling.

    If that's the case with VZW wait for a jailbreak for the 5.
     
  7. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    That info is not correct
     
  8. aw2575 macrumors regular

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    I didn't think it was either, but I talked to two different people and they both told me the same thing.
     
  9. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

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    Then why do I have unlimited hot spot with unlimited data?
     
  10. darster Suspended

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    I added it, and still have unlimited data.
     
  11. chakraj macrumors 65816

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    I add it and take it off all the time, just do it in my Verizon. No problems
     
  12. aw2575 macrumors regular

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    Well that is good to know. Apparently the people I talked to had no clue what they were talking about. What else is new?
     
  13. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    (Verizon) If you have 4G you can add/remove unlimited tethering anytime you want through the iOS app. $30/mo

    If you have unlimited 3G you can add/remove a 2GB tethering plan anytime you wish through the iOS app. This is billed independently of your unlimited 3G data. $20/mo

    Both are features that are added to your line. Neither affect the unlimited data feature on the line.

    If you have Share Everything, tethering is built in and runs off your shared data pool. No changes required.

    (AT&T) Tethering and data are the same feature. To switch on tethering you must change your data plan as they're part of the same feature. On their site they will show something like:

    X GB of data for iPhone 5 LTE
    X GB of data for iPhone 5 LTE with tethering

    You get to add either or, never both.

    Hope this clears it up.
     
  14. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    After 4 years, I gave up my grandfathered Unlimited data plan with AT&T last Monday, when I decided that saving $$$ monthly on my bundled home, internet and wireless plan was the most important thing to me. I asked about tethering being included with Mobile Share & verified that it was. It was unavailable to me with my Unlimited plan.

    I don't know about Verizon because I've always been with AT&T.
     
  15. Jay A whY macrumors newbie

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    I have Verizon's unlimited LTE data plan and the option for mobile hotspot is there to add and remove anytime without losing your unlimited LTE plan.. I've removed and added that feature several times and never once did I lose my unlimited data plan.
     

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