Carrier Hotspot on Verizon question

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  1. SS4Luck macrumors regular

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    So I have a question about the hot spot with Verizon. My 6S+ is paid off and I really wanna get a 7+ but I use my jail broken 6S+ as my internet. I live out in the sticks and there aren't any high speed internet alternatives.


    I know there is no JB for iOS 10, so I thought hell I'll just pay for the hot spot unlock, but I think they push you to a new data plan and I'm on a grandfathered unlimited, so I can't lose those.


    Anyone have any knowledge on the subject? I can never ask anyone at Verizon for help cuz all they do is try to get me on the "new and improved" plans
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I hear you, they way Verizon and AT&T keeps trying to remove people from their unlimited iphone data plans is pathetic.
    But I do believe for verizon you can add tethering to your unlimited data plan for an additional monthly fee.
    Maybe some others know how much and a few more details on this.
     
  3. Channan macrumors 68030

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    It's $30/month for hotspot on Verizon unlimited and it doesn't affect your plan at all.
     
  4. SS4Luck thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you very much. Looks like im going to get my 7+ after all!
     
  5. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    I have the grandfathered unlimited data and unlimited hotspot on my plan. As well as unlimited talk and text and iPhone payment. Like $230/month ugh but it can be done is good news!
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Wow, $230 for one line?
    It's the network:D
     
  7. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    [​IMG]

    $35 iPhone payment
    $90 for unlimited talk/text
    $50 unlimited internet
    $30 for hotspot
    $11 for phone insurance
    +all balognia local/state taxes.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Oh wow man, that's like a car payment.
    About how much data do you usually go through per month?
    They charge you $90 for unlimited talk and text?
     
  9. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    A car payment... isn't that the truth. Wife been trying hard to get me to cancel it

    I try really hard to get my monies worth. Tether my IPP quite a bit and MBP a little. Usually use 50-60gb/month. This month probably only going to use 40 or so though. But when it's faster than our $50/mo DSL it's hard to not tether
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I hear you.
    If service is adequate in your local area you could look into t mobile.
    For the same plan you could be paying less than half of that per month.
     
  11. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    Problem is, it throttles, or CAN throttle after 22gb I think it was? That wouldn't work
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    True, not sure on their new tmobile one plus plan and if the tethering is unlimited and not throttled.
    Maybe someone that has it knows more details.
    I saw someone post they rack up 80GB's plus tethering with no slow downs the other day.
     
  13. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    Interesting. May have to do some more homework on it
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Here's what I found.
    https://explore.t-mobile.com/t-mobile-one-faq

    Is Mobile HotSpot Service (tethering) included?

    Customers can add T‑Mobile ONE + and get unlimited high-speed 4G LTE Mobile HotSpot—and a whole lot more—for just $25/month.
    What is T‑Mobile ONE Plus?

    ONE Plus is a $25-per-month add-on for T‑Mobile ONE that offers unlimited high-speed 4G LTE Mobile HotSpot, unlimited HD Day Passes, PLUS 2x faster speeds while roaming in 140+ Simple Global® countries and destinations. You can see what you get with T-Mobile ONE and T-Mobile ONE Plus here.
     
  15. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    [​IMG]

    Only thing scary to me is part at bottom of pic in middle about 26gb
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I dont have that plan so Im not positive on the one plus plan.
    But I heard and saw screenshots of others that used 80-100GB's per month with no slow downs.
    I believe the throttling is done on busy cell towers during peak times.
     
  17. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    Hmm

    Yeah years ago back in early smart phone days I had T-Mobile. Never had a problem with them until I moved to middle of nowhere Kansas for work I now live back in civilization where I lived when I had T-Mobile. Definitely something for me to think about. Problem is if I give up my Verizon plan there's no getting it back, ever
     
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    I hear you, its a tough choice.
    Or maybe see if they have that network trial offer where you get to test out the network for a month for free and then decide.
     
  19. SS4Luck thread starter macrumors regular

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    Jail broken I'm 90-110GB per month with no throttling. I'd be screwed if it did. Im gonna call when my 7+ gets here to get the hotspot set up.

    That's insane. My bill is $~140/month.

    Unlimited text, unlimited data, iPhone payment and 1,000 minutes.
     

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