Verizon's New Unlimited Data Plan First Impressions

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    That was Sajo's Pinterest use...

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    +1, no issues

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    I understand that most of the postings here are concerning overages of the 22GB data limit before restrictions can occur. But have any of you gotten restrictions if you have gone past the 10 GB limit on the mobile hotspot? I see mobile hotspot and tethering as different functions. I currently use Foxfi hotspot on three lines and wonder if Verizon will limit that usage?
     
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    Good morning @easyfire. I don't use wifi hotspot often on my phone so can't answer with any certainty. If it's anything like the data portion they will only throttle if the tower you are connected to is congested. My daughter used 38GB of data last month as was not throttled. I can't see them throttling at 10GB of hotspot just because they want to, but then again....Maybe they do? Hopefully someone that has gone over the 10GB hotspot limit can chime in.

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    I use both and haven't noticed any issues. Everything works well, but like Sajo noted, if you are in a busy area, the up/down speeds change.

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    How do you see mobile hotspot(sharing data connection) and tethering (sharing data connection) as two different things? Both terms create a WiFi access point.
     
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    Tethering connects one device to the phone, while a wireless hotspot can connect multiple devices.
     
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    I'm sorry no...

    Tethering by definition is

    Regardless of whether you use one device or multiple devices it's still tethering if you use your phone... even if it's a mobile hotspot... the connection of a device to the internet through a smartphone is tethering.

    foxfi using wifi to create a tethered connection is the same as using the built in mobile hotspot app to create a tethered connection regardless of number of devices used.

    it's all the same.

    bluetooth tethering is using bluetooth to connect a single device to another devices internet connection and share it. mobile hotspot creates an ad-hoc network that allows multiple devices to connect to a single device to share it's internet connection

    still in the end it's all about sharing that internet connection with another device.
     
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    oh and I used just over 10gb last month and didn't notice anything... I'll aim for 15 gb this month and see if I can figure out if it tethers at all.
     
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    I would think VZW will limit hotspot/tethering, since if you need more than 10GB they want you to pay for it.

    However, I'm not sure how they could actively monitor it. For most locked-down devices, it's a non-issue if people are using the VZW app or hotspot feature. But if you use a third party app or are rooted? In the latter case, I doubt they are monitoring and you'd only be subject to the 22GB threshold where they POTENTIALLY throttle you.

    I'd also be curious if, internally, the threshold isn't actually 32GB (22GB data + 10GB hotspot). Even if it's just 22GB, VZW shouldn't really care since they have it in the contract they can limit you. The concern in the past was partly people abusing the service as an home broadband replacement, and those people would blow well past 22-32GB a month. But, now, unlike old UDP they can throttle and limit you.
     
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    I bet you can hit 20GB if you try hard & set your mind to it. (Just kidding obviously, don't want to ruin your bill)

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    don't think verizon will be throttling anyone any time soon as they're losing customers first time in history "In the first six weeks of 2017, Verizon Wireless lost 398,000 on-contract wireless customers. Considering that analysts expected Verizon to add nearly 250,000 customers in the first quarter, that’s dire."
    Verizon is losing customers like crazy, even with unlimited data plans
     
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