Verizon iPhone Personal Hotspot Costs $20 for 2GB, Now Available

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Brenda Raney, a spokesperson for Verizon Wireless, has stated that the personal hotspot feature for the iPhone will be available for an additional $20 monthly fee, providing 2 GB of data specifically for this use.

This is in addition to the $30 unlimited data plan and is strictly for mobile hotspot usage. Users are advised to monitor their data consumption carefully as exceeding the limit incurs a hefty $20 per GB charge.

Verizon has opted not to offer a free mobile hotspot feature for the iPhone, unlike its approach with the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus, to avoid overshadowing its successful DROID series.

The same $20 fee for 2 GB of mobile hotspot usage applies to select Android devices on Verizon’s network. Despite this, the introduction of the iPhone to Verizon’s lineup is not expected to require additional incentives.

Verizon might be pioneering the personal hotspot feature on the iPhone, but it’s likely that other carriers will follow suit. It’s anticipated that the upcoming iOS 4.3 update will include this functionality, potentially on a global scale.


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