Verizon hotspot: On contract or month to month?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Schlotkins, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Schlotkins macrumors newbie

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    I haven't found any info on this but one of the nice things about the AT&T tethering is you can use it only the months you need it. I haven't figured out if this is the same on Verizon. It appears as if you need to sign a 2 year contract with the hotspot rather than the ability to just use it in particular months.

    Does anyone know for sure?

    THanks,
    Chris
     
  2. BryanLyle macrumors 6502a

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  3. Schlotkins thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Excellent - thanks!
     
  4. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    One MacRumors article mentions this:
    So it almost sounds like when you activate it you are going to have to pay a fee. This might not make it so attractive to turn off and on at will. I don't know the details, I am just guessing based on what the article says.
     
  5. edk99 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow! That is crazy. I wonder if it is a one time thing or they would do that if I had it on for a few months then turned it off for a few months then turned it back on. Would they sock you with the fee again?

    Not that I'm concerned as I'm sticking with ATT and I know they don't do that as I can turn on and off tethering month to month.
     
  6. BryanLyle macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think the $35 activation fee applies to this. I've turned on/off mobile hotspot on my Droid Incredible several times and never incurred any charge.

    However, if it DOES cost $35 to turn this on/off, it would be good to know that in the beginning :)
     
  7. Onthelo macrumors regular

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    month to month i have truned it on and off as well when needed for my ipad..
     
  8. LincolnsiPod macrumors 6502

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    Wow, I didn't even know this could be done. Although I use tethering mostly when I'm traveling (because somehow the hotel I stay at almost ALWAYS has crap wifi), I seem to travel once a month now, so there's no point in deactivating and reactivating.

    Still good to see this can be an option.
     

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