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Verizon Keeping 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Free Through July 6th



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.HTC ThunderBolt

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.”

Via: Droid-Life



  1. Akuleboat

    06/15/2011 at 2:05 am

    That would be great if my data connection ever worked. Traded the thunderbolt back in for the iPhone

  2. Hondanerd

    06/15/2011 at 6:31 am

    Lol tell me bout it hope Verizon doesn’t do what sprint does! Charge 10,00 a month fee for 4g service, but here where I live, I didn’t even get a chance to make phone calls when I was with sprint, big red hope u ain’t doing that as well,

  3. Hanstang007

    08/06/2011 at 6:46 am

    Its old news but Id like to point out that its no Gigabyte its Gigabit. Dont want any confusion do we?

    • Cliff

      08/10/2011 at 10:26 pm

      Actually GB stands for Gigabyte (not bit which would be Gb)  Connection speeds are measured in bits per second.  Data storage or sent over a network is measured in bytes.  So to answer your second question, no we don’t want any confusion.

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