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Verizon will allow you to have an unlimited tethering plan for $30 on a 4g smartphone if you have the grandfathered unlimited data plan. It doesn't work on 3g phones and its 4g phones only - I exploit the hell out of this with my droid razr maxx and so far so good and it has been invaluable for a mobile connection. Keeping my fingers crossed it doesn't go away anytime soon.

I did the $30 tether option before, canceled it and now I use PdaNet, its free. Although, no Wi-Fi of course.

Try foxfi or root your phone to get a free wifi hotspot. 20gb over a weekend will surely get you busted. Regardless of what the vz rep told you, you are breaking the tos. Both my friend and I got unlimited data 6-7 years ago. I use tethering sparingly. He routinely used 15+gb/month after 4glte came out. After a year they forced him onto a 2gb plan +tethering (a $50/month package) until he dropped vz and went to T-Mobile.
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If everyone is worried about over heating why not just use a cooling pad
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If everyone is worried about over heating why not just use a cooling pad
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So, a little update.

Over the 2 month span I used over 300GB of data and no complaints from Verizon.

I have since stopped using my phone as my main internet source for one reason, battery life. When watching streams/videos and playing certain games I discharge the phone faster than it charges via USB, and after already discharging 50% while at work it's dead within hours of heavy use.
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RAZR maxx is my hotspot phone and it does a fantastic job, when it gets low I either run off a battery pack or the wall charger.
post #26 of 40
I wish I still had unlimited with vzw. I'd at least tether to my pc when I download games and other large files. Currently getting 50 mbs down/14 mbs up with vzw 4g lte compared to 10-15 mbs down/ 1.5 mbs up with my current isp.
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This is actually a good idea. Now eventually Verizon will probably pull the same sheisty move that AT&T did and switch your grandfathered plan to a capped / throttled service.

Then just go back to Comcast and enjoy new customer discounts biggrin.gif Most ISP's will treat you as a new customer if you restart services after 30-90 days if it's a voluntary disconnect of service. thumb.gif
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post #28 of 40
My work phone had been on unlimited data, but they changed it to 2GB/mo without telling anybody. So, I used my phone like normal. And the company got a $4000 bill. After explaining that I use tons of data when I VPN in to work from home, they agreed to pay for a 50/5 line at my house. It costs 5 times as much as what they were paying for my phone data plan, but oh well.
post #29 of 40
I don't think Verizon can legally throttle a 4G connection. They got into a bit of trouble for that and the whole "blocking third party tethering apps:" bit.
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Verizon Wireless offers customers its 4G LTE service on C Block spectrum. Verizon Wireless bid at auction to acquire that spectrum, understanding that it was accompanied by open device and application obligations. Specifically, licensees offering service on C Block spectrum “shall not deny, limit, or restrict the ability of their customers to use the devices and applications of their choice on the licensee’s C Block network,” subject to narrow exceptions.

Source: http://www.droid-life.com/2012/07/31/fcc-to-verizon-you-can-no-longer-block-tethering-apps-please-pay-1-25-million-to-say-sorry
post #30 of 40
Verizon throttled my connection when I was on my iphone 4 due to it using the 3g data connection. Now that I'm on a razr maxx and its 4g they don't throttle it as they explained to me since its on 4g they don't care basically.

As for mobile hotspot destroying a cellphone, I suspect its due to the heat a phone generates while tethering while on 4g.

EDIT: embarrassed to admit I bought an iphone
Edited by Ponycar - 6/5/13 at 6:02pm
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