The Price of Turning Your Verizon iPhone into a Mobile Hotspot

By , Jan 11, 2011

I guess the most exciting thing about the Verizon iPhone’s announcement this morning was the fact that you will be able to use your iPhone as a hotspot for up to 5 devices. This means you’ll be able to turn your Verizon iPhone into a hotspot and share your Internet connection with up to 5 devices around you.

Sounds great, right? It is great. Not so great is that the pricing information has been left aside and no one at Verizon deemed it necessary to let people know how much this great feature will cost…

iDB reader soccerkrzy left a comment on the blog with a link to Verizon’s pricing page for the mobile hotspot feature. According to their website, turning your iPhone into a hotspot will cost you an additional $20/month, including 2GB of data, with each additional GB priced at $20.

Yesterday, we reported that the rumor going around was that Verizon would offer an unlimited data plan for $30. This hasn’t been confirmed, neither has the cost of Mobile Hotspot. I guess we’ll find out sooner rather than later, but something tells me that if Verizon didn’t make a public announcement about the iPhone 4 pricing plan, it’s probably because it’s not as good as we’d hope.

Time will tell.

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  • Old Tom

    having been a long term V customer at one time, i can tell ya they didnt mention it cause they didnt want to put a damper on the enthusiatic announcement of getting the iphone.

    Once the announcement dust settles, true to form V reality will set in and deflate a few dreams with the pricing structure that they will announce.

    I have the feeling that pricing fact will be a good ole dose of verizon reality and make the “fun” of a V iphone not quite so “fun” any longer.

    • Old Tom

      Oh, almost forgot . . . . . . . Long Live MYWi !!!!!!!!

      • http://exudeprofit.com/blog Tarek

        Yep I agree. Anyway, what is the hoopla about. AT&T has the hotspot feature too for $20 per month. But MyWi is only $20 once. Period!!

  • soccerkrzy

    Thanks for the shoutout!

    We’ll wait and see, it seems most sources stating it will be free have slowly retracted that and are adding lines like “additional fees may apply”. My guess is Verizon will adhere to their current plan the link refers to.

  • http://jarofclay73.blogspot.com/ Clay

    This probably means there will NOT be an unlimited data plan. But, hopefully there will be a tiered plan that’s better than AT&T. I would like to see iPhone-specific tiers that start at 2GB/month for $20 and go up to 5GB/month for $50. That $20/GB overage is really heinous. Isn’t AT&T’s overage like $10/GB?

  • Chris

    Since Verizon uses CDMA technology does that mean when you have the phone turned on as a hotspot you won’t be able to receive incoming calls?

    • http://www.coregeek.net coregeek

      Yes. No calls while using hotspot feature.

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    This will be good for some online gamers