Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Posted at 9:15 AM ET, 01/26/2011

$20 a month for Verizon iPhone hotspot

By Hayley Tsukayama

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for iphone_4_antenna_gap.jpgThose who want to use their iPhone as a hotspot will have to pay $20 a month, according to Verizon.

In an interview with Macworld, Brenda Raney, executive director of corporate communications, said that the hotspot feature will come with a $20-a-month-fee, the same as current Verizon smartphone owners pay for tethering.

The iPhone will be able to connect to up to five devices and the hotspot will have its own monthly allotment of 2GB of data.

For every addition gigabyte over the limit, Raney said the company will charge an additional $20.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 26, 2011; 9:15 AM ET
Categories:  Apple, Gadgets, Mobile  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Fan Page hacked
Next: Facebook offering site-wide 'HTTPS' security

Comments

Sounds good to me... I'm paying $40/month for 500MB with Sprint! My question is - what is the speed difference between a Sprint 3G card in my laptop and a Verizon iPhone hotspot? And can you 'hotspot' and talk on the phone at the same time?

Posted by: model_un | January 26, 2011 9:48 AM | Report abuse

yes you can hotspot and talk at same time.

Posted by: drew_anders | January 26, 2011 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Don't worry, once the hackers jailbreak the phone, tethering will be FREE. All the phone companies, particularly Verizon and AT&T, should be subject to the RICO Act with their abusive contracts and fees.

Posted by: knightcomm | January 26, 2011 12:21 PM | Report abuse

No, according to All Things Digital you can't talk and hotspot at the same time. I didn't think that Verizon allowed simultaneous voice and data.

http://mobilized.allthingsd.com/20110112/when-that-call-comes-in-an-iphone-hotspot-is-not-so-hot/

Posted by: EponymousBen | January 26, 2011 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Verizon will allow simultaneous voice and data starting with LTE phones mid-year. Not on current 3G. Careful with the hotpsot function. Its a battery drain and potentially a huge data gobbler.

Posted by: sts421 | January 26, 2011 5:37 PM | Report abuse

you all should try the Clear Hot spot. Cheap and powerful connects up to 5 users. ie 3 computers netflix and Wii. No limits on use

Posted by: joansie | January 26, 2011 7:50 PM | Report abuse

you all should try the Clear Hot spot. Cheap and powerful connects up to 5 users. ie: 3 computers netflix and Wii. No limits on use. It teathers

Posted by: joansie | January 26, 2011 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.




characters remaining

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company