Verizon Wireless Hotspot

Verizon Wireles logoIt is very cool that the latest 3G smartphones from all US wireless companies now offer the ability for the phones to act as hotspots, supporting 5 – 8 wifi devices. BUT, what I don’t get is why the data used in hotspot mode comes from a different “bucket” of data usage.

From the Verizon Wireless website:

“The 2 GB monthly allowance is separate from your monthly 3G Smartphone data feature allowance. Additional usage billed at a per-MB rate. When your smartphone is connected using 3G Mobile Hotspot, all data sent or received by your smartphone (including data sent or received by any Wi-Fi devices connected to it, or by your smartphone itself) will be billed according to your 3G Mobile Hotspot feature, and not according to your smartphone data feature.” [Mobile Broadband Connect/3G Mobile Hotspot]

My phone’s 3G data allowance is unlimited – as long as I do not hit the 5GB cap! So why not add the 2GB to the 5GB cap and make it 7GB? That make more sense to me.

Update: Oops! Forgot to give this article a title. Fixed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.