When does VZW tbolt free hotspot expire?

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    When does VZW tbolt free hotspot expire?
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    Well that sucks :(
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    Don't use it or u will b charged $30.00

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    You will be warned first. They are supposed to push an update out to ensure that.
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    No warning for me yet (no push either from VZW). Turned it on. Shouldn't get charged. If I do, guess i'll pay the store a visit.
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    same here as of about 30 mins ago, still saying it is free.
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    Mine still says FREE as of now. No notice stating its been terminated, no update. Typical Verizon mystery. If they DO decide to charge me, they will have a nasty fight on their hands. They NEVER officially stated a firm date as to when the free hotspot will be terminated. It states "When the promotional period expires you will need to subscribe". Well, I haven't subscribed, and it hasn't stated an expiration date. So as far as I'm concerned, it's free until Verizon notifies it's customers.
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    I'm yet to figure out how we are going to turn on unlimited tethering. Online they only offer the usage based plans with tethering so I'm wondering we are going have to call them to turn it on. Anybody heard anything?

    Sent from my Thunderbolt!!
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    From what I've been hearing you will have to call and have them add the $30 unlimited tether plan. Be very specific that you are not changing your data plan, but just adding the unlimited tether feature. Wish it was available on the website as calling in seems to get mixed results depending on who your CSR is.
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    unlimited hotspot

    The promotion for the unlimited hotspot expired on 07/06/2011. Effective 07/07/2011, a monthly subscription fee of $30 for Mobile HotSpot(MHS) and Mobile Broadband Connect (MBBC) will be applicable for customers who choose to continue using the service. ThunderBolt, DROID Charge by Samsung and LG Revolution customers who want to continue to use MHS and MBBC will be prompted (upon initiating a MHS / MBBC session) to self provision the MHS / MBBC for 4G LTE Smartphone option.

    I hope this information is helpful. Have a great day!

    VZW Support
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    haha VZW on droid forums. This is going to lead to some very angry messages from the hundreds of us who can't use our phones because the brilliant minds over at VZW can't figure out how to make their phone's battery last a full day, or ya know, not reboot once an hour.

    Root your phone and it is free forever!

    Maybe it will make up for the $250 you spent on a phone that doesn't work properly or the $100 a month you pay for service that drops constantly.
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    It is free until you install the latest update, I updated and got prompted to sign up, my wife hasn't updated and hers is still free.

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    Yeah, Verizon made the mobile hotspot free on the phone end rather than the network end... so if you don't install the update you will continue to get free hotspot afaik.
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    I still don't understand why they did that. Why would anyone update their phone if it is going to remove a free feature?

    Do you think they will start paying closer attention to who is consuming large amounts of data and not paying for tether?
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    Is this a joke... Lol VZW support and follow us on Twitter. Sounds legit...but the update does not affect the mobile hot spot

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    ya i feel like verizon wouldn't boast that the update disables an awesome free feature. They would probably tried to hide it in an update with awesome features people would want and not question.

    But, I have in several places that people lost hotspot abilities after update. Apparently for some it now says that you will have to pay for it.

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    I just tested out my hotspot and it still works. :) plus, I won't be upgrading to MR2 because I'm one of the lucky people who doesn't get a bunch of random reboots.
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    The new OTA update did remove my free hotspot capability and changed the icon but PDANet still works on my phone.

    Sent from my TBolt
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    One other thing, when I called and got the low down on the HotSpot pricing, all those who have the unlimited data plan and were grandfathered over will get an unlimited hotspot plan feature for the $30 instead of just 2GB. So that makes things a touch better.
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