Carrier Verizon hotspot $1 per day?

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  1. fiddysent macrumors member

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    Is it true that you can enable and disable hotspot on verizon iPhone for $1 per day? It says in features that it is $30 per month and I was told you can enable and disable it whoever you need to and they prorate you... I'd like to use it just a few days this month and then never really use it again. Is this possible? Thank you
     
  2. JulesJam macrumors 68020

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    yes that is how it works.
     
  3. fiddysent thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks!

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    one last question, is there a data limit? I have unlimited data regularly
     
  4. JulesJam macrumors 68020

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    No, it is unlimited if you have unlimited.
     
  5. fiddysent thread starter macrumors member

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    kiss*
     
  6. JulesJam macrumors 68020

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    You know if you jailbreak and pay for a $3 app you can WiFi tether for free.
     
  7. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    I've never heard of this... did you hear this from a rep?

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    Don't you have to pay for hotspot if you're unlimited? Unless you jailbreak...
     
  8. JulesJam macrumors 68020

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    People do this all of the time. I wouldn't bother asking a rep, half the time they don't know what they are talking about.


    You can turn the MHS feature on and off by logging online or using the MyVerizon app on your phone. You only get charged for each day it is on.

    Unlike plan changes (which are limited to a certain number per billing cycle), you can turn the MHS off and on as much as you want in a billing cycle. You only get charged for what you use.

    Now, you may see a charge for the full month for the next month, but you get that credited back. It can make your bill look a mess, but if you add it up, you only get charged for what you use.

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    Like the OP said, it is $30/mo for the MHS feature, so $1/day. That is true for the legacy Nationwide plans regardless of whether or not you have UDP.

    If you jailbreak and pay for a tethering app, it is free to use the MHS feature.
     
  9. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    I've never heard of this either... I thought hotspot data just came out of the data bucket for those of us with limited data plans. I'm not sure though since my dad is the account holder. He didn't complain when I would hotspot though unless I accidentally went over.

    Edit: I checked online, and it says hotspot is free on the More Everything plans. The fee must be an unlimited plan thing.
     
  10. JulesJam macrumors 68020

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    Yes it is free on ME plans. But it is not just a UDP thing. Anyone on the grandfathered Nationwide plans has to pay extra for MHS even if they don't have UDP. It is ridiculous.
     
  11. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    That is kind of ridiculous. Of course they would say that you should get on a ME plan. I kind of agree if you don't have an UDP. What's the point of limited data and limited minutes? Might as well get the unlimited talk and free MHS.
     
  12. fiddysent, Jan 29, 2015
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    fiddysent thread starter macrumors member

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    yes I know but I don't want to tether at this time

    Edit: I meant I don't want to jailbreak at this time
     
  13. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    I think if you are on ATT you do not even get the option to tether on UPD. They make you switch to their share plans if you want to tether.
     
  14. risk235 macrumors member

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    Best way to do it is go to the My Verizon app and add 4G mobile hotspot and select Today when it ask you for the effective date and also when you remove it. On my bill I get charged $1 for each day I enable it.
     
  15. einmusiker macrumors 68030

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    So something is strange. A week ago I trled to add asurion insurance to my 2 lines because it's the open enrollment period. One of my lines I had my iPhone 6 on and the other I had my iPad on. No go. Couldn't add insurance on either line. So I grab my old note 3 and viola no problem I was able to add the insurance. Swap the other sim into the note 3 and voila able to add insurance on the 2nd line.

    Now today I try to add the hotspot onto my iPhone 6 line and bam can't do it. I swap the sim to my note 3 and voila add the hotspot feature. Swap the sim back to my i6 and hotspot works swimmingly. Weird right? I bought the i6 used. Could it somehow have some kind of block from Verizon?
     

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