Using phone as hotspot on VZW

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  1. IIGood

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    Does Verizon not charge anymore for using your phone as a hotspot? I recall not too long ago, they were charing an extra $30/mo. for that feature. Have they finally wised up?

    I've never used the feature before as I never had a need for it, and if I ever would have, I certainly didn't want to pay Verizon more for it. And this was before they allowed FoxFi and such to be installed. I know now it can be installed, but I'm just now noticing that there's nothing written anywhere anymore regarding a fee for it.

    Am I correct?
     
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    It was only for unlimited data plans. The paid tiered data plans can't charge for it per FCC, so Verizon included hotspot for "FREE" for the consumer.
     
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    Thanks, that makes sense. I guess I was on the UDP for so long that I completely ignored the tiered plan "rules."
     
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    Any plan that had limited minutes had to pay for hotspot, not just unlimited

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    What does the minutes have to do with data? That's strange.
     
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    Just the way Verizon had the former plans structured. Hotspot was an add-on to those plans.

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    Jackie FTW! Thanks for the refresher....I'd forgotten the specifics as well.

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    That's what happens when you've worked in the industry for 4.5 years lol

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    Okay...so, currently, VZW does *not* charge for hotspot usage if you have one of the latest tiered data plans and the unlimited text/minutes?

    I may have missed a bit of info when I transitioned from my grandfathered UDP and limited minutes to the new tiered data/unlimited minutes regarding hotspot stuff. It didn't matter to me since I had never used that feature, and I probably still won't have a need to, but I am looking into some information for work; the company is transitioning to a stipend-based BYOD plan for mobile phones...no more corporate-issued devices. The old billing of usage as a hotspot came to mind and I wasn't sure if VZW was still doing that.
     
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    Correct. Vzw charged for the old plans, not the new ones.
     
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    Great, thanks!
     
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    Put it in and make your job pay for it. $30 extra to you a month.