In a move that will certainly delight owners of the HTC ThunderBolt, Samsung Droid Charge and LG Revolution, Verizon has apparently sent word that it will be extending the free 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot promotion through July 6th.
For the last couple of months, 4G LTE smartphone owners on Big Red have enjoyed free mobile hotspot support, a bright spot amidst the some of the blights that 4G LTE owners have had and still have to deal with. Here is what Verizon had to say in regards to the extension, notice that there is no mention of how expensive this might be when July finally rolls around.
Verizon Wireless has extended the Limited Time promotion for Mobile Hotspot and Mobile Broadband Connect on 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) Smartphones, ThunderBolt by HTC, DROID Charge by Samsung, and Revolution by LG. The following are the Unlimited Hotspot promotion details.
Limited Time promotion available through 7/6/2011 which allows customers unlimited 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot and Mobile Broadband Connect usage until July 6, 2011 with the purchase of a ThunderBolt by HTC, a DROID Charge by Samsung, or a Revolution by LG, with a voice plan and a data package $29.99 or higher.
The $20/GB (Gigabyte) plan will not be available on 4G LTE Smartphones. On July 6, 2011 a software update will remove the Mobile Hotspot offer. A message will be sent to the end user to contact their system administrator to subscribe to Mobile Hotspot.
So kids, enjoy it while it lasts because as soon as July 6th rolls around, it’s gone. And who knows what kind of nasty surprise or surprises Verizon has in store when that day arrives. Read: “The $20/GB (Gigabyte) plan will not be available on 4G LTE Smartphones.”