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Reminder: Free 4G LTE Hotspot for the Charge, Thunderbolt and Revolution Ends Today

It seems like it was just yesterday that we were informing everyone of Verizon’s plans to extend out the free 4G LTE hotspot promo for the Charge, Revolution and Thunderbolt to July 6, doesn’t it?  Well, we wanted to remind everyone that today is the last day – unless of course another extension is issued, but we haven’t been told by anyone that there will be one.  And I’ll admit that it would be pretty surprising since VZW is going live with tiers tomorrow which includes new hotspot plans.

We’re also still waiting on an official confirmation that current unlimited LTE customers will have a separate $30 unlimited tethering plan from new customers – hopefully that comes tomorrow.

We should also remind you that Verizon’s lineup of 4G devices should all receive a minor software update to stop the free hotspot promo and replace it with a message, reminding customers that they will now need to purchase a plan.

Cheers for the reminder Octotron!

  • Guest

    Still working on my Thunderbolt today 7/8/11

  • Ivan9112000

    Still running free hotspots today is (7/8)

  • Alexander

    1:11am 7/8
    Still working free of charge

  • Texastycoon15

    Still free here-thunderbolt.

    • Whitl103

      Still works for my Thunderbolt @ 9:24am pst.

      • Don

        Also still working free, thunderbolt, july 8th

  • Spam

    I don’t understand how I am going to get an update pushed to me since Update.apk is no longer on my phone.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AQ5HWJRNNOGYAM7ZPLXVC4EJ5I Nadine Barrett

    I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, LiveCent.com

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZEOR74PDUTWFZDRCOADOUN5NBI Tami

      Hey…how about not spamming the blog?

      • Whitl103

        But Tami, you could get a 17 inch TOSHIBA!  From FEDEX!

  • Guest

    Using my Hotspot on my TBolt and still getting it FREE!!!

  • Anonymous

    How about an update that says, “Gingerbread is finally here!”


    It’s tomorrow and I can still use free mobile hot spot for freeeeeeeeeeee!!!

  • scannerman

    my hot spot is still working this morning.  Nothing about subscribing yet.

  • NYC Lawyer

    I am still running the Hotspot today (7/7) for free.  I guess there is an advantage of not getting updates timely.

  • Nofan

    so my hotspot still works……i’m rooted but i’m only using the official applications so maybe they can’t really figure it out yet…..

  • Gee

    You WILL be able to keep it as a 30$ add on.

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  • Siembidawilliam574

    So I have 4G but what if.I’m in 3g and turn on hotspot is that free or does it only apply to 4G ? Or is it 3g and 4G ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/phillipdampier Phillip Dampier

    As usual, VZW phone reps are clueless, denying there will be a $30 unlimited option.  So are in-store people, and they were reading off the memo about pricing due to take effect in around 30 minutes.  All they say is effective 7/7, 4G Hotspot promos end and you will pay the same amount as 3G customers — 2GB for $20, etc.  That was after two supervisors, too.

    3G customers are completely stuck with the $20/2GB option — no unlimited for you ever.

    But with so much misinformation going around about the 4G Hotspot “unlimited” plan, this is going to get messy. 

  • Booboolala2000

    Still have it on my XOOM, now if only it had lte

  • Droid

    So current unlimited 3G users won’t have the $30 unlimited option? They just have the $20 for 2GB add on?

    • Anonymous

      Really?…C’mon you need to read DL more…

      • http://twitter.com/JustinOliverVA Justin Oliver

        uhhh so whats the answer then??

        • http://profiles.google.com/gogatsbj Bradley Gogats

          The answer is this has nothing to do with your data plan but the free wifi hotspot promotion that verizon was offering to all 4G devices. You really should understand what your contract says

  • http://maxtechnewz.blogspot.com/ max

    you cant misss what you never had :(

  • Anonymous

    Well, if they’re going to try to push an update to our phones… over my dead Thunderbolt. GLWT.

    More than likely its a server-side update. Even Verizon isn’t stupid enough to think an OTA would work… are they?

  • Anonymous

    @VZWSupport confirmed the $30 tether starting tomorrow on Twitter, and before you ask, that IS an official source per the Verizon Wireless press release about their “streamlined” plans.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    Wasn’t it always free? Oh that’s right I’m rooted so this means nothing to me.

    • Xpsu06

      im rooted too, but that doesnt always solve everything.

    • Chris Norris

      Yep. That is until Verizon stops grandfathering us in with new plans. It’ll happen sooner or later

    • Chris Norris

      Yep. That is until Verizon stops grandfathering us in with new plans. It’ll happen sooner or later

  • http://www.stateofslate.com Octotron

    No free hotspot.. but plenty of free restarts!

    • Jboogie1289


  • Motox

    What about gingerbread for the bolt. HTC let us down again… Remember 2nd quarter HTC!?

    • Anonymous

      How about tomorrow?

    • Guest

      My Thunderbolt rebooted 23 times yesterday and 18 so far today. Either the Thunderbolt gets GB and it fixes all the issues or I’m getting the Bionic.

      • Jboogie1289

        Wonder if we can get some kind of Lemon Law like exception allowing us to opt out of this phone and get in to something else. That would be awesome, and let HTC see how we feel.

      • Verizon

        I guess it’s win-win for Verizon.

      • http://steamcommunity.com/id/cypherx82 cypherx82

        Jesus, how’d you get it to do that?

        • http://twitter.com/BHagey1 Brandon Hagey

          Mines rebooted like maybe 5 times the whole time ive had it. (since day 1)

  • Rizzidy

    Can you reject the update?

    • Anonymous

      Yes, but what they block is the protocol that tethering uses. A we page will come up advertising mobile hot spot. A chexkbox asking you to agree to fees will pop up and then allow access… at least that’s what has been happening with other devices.

  • Gregb091

    Any word on what will happen if we’re using a custom rom?  Wouldn’t want the update to wreak havoc on my thunderbolt running CM7..

  • Gregb091

    Any word on what will happen if we’re using a custom rom?  Wouldn’t want the update to wreak havoc on my thunderbolt running CM7..

    • TheAndroid1

      It’s a software update, you probably won’t even get a message.

    • George

       You’ll get auto-charged $30 a month.

  • TheAndroid1

    I am running Cyanogenmod 7, will Verizon charge me for that?

    • Xpsu06

      that is a great question dude!! im running gingeritis

      • TheAndroid1

        I’ve been using wifi tethering since the days of my droid 1, but I have never had the option of cyanogenmod built in tethering so i don’t know how it works.

        But I’m 99% sure it will still be free.

        • Xpsu06

          i hope so.

    • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

      They will try to block it, not charge.

  • TheAndroid1

    I am running Cyanogenmod 7, will Verizon charge me for that?

  • http://twitter.com/huntken Dick Fitzwell

    I think with $30 “Unlimited”…it’ll only be a matter of time before they throttle you on that… :-(

    • Xpsu06

      yea i agree. : its less about the consumers more about profits..i understand its to control the amount of data usage so everyone doesnt slow down the network like what happens with at&t during peak hours. but still the past few months was a major tease…its like letting us get addicted to free crack then charge us for it.rofl

      • Anonymous

        It isn’t *like* that… it is precisely why they did it. To get more people that will pay because now they “can’t live without it”

        • Xpsu06

          yes… and its wrong!

      • Anonymous

        It isn’t *like* that… it is precisely why they did it. To get more people that will pay because now they “can’t live without it”

      • Granted

        Were you literally rolling on the floor laughing at your joke? That’s the same as saying “lol”, no one is laughing out loud as they type that net nerd garbage.

  • Xpsu06


    • Xpsu06

      i got used to it this past few months :(

      • Gregb091

        same here.. btw WE ARE..

        • Xpsu06

          PENN STATE!!

          • Football4lifeson

            Michigan State!

          • http://profiles.google.com/djnapieralski DJ Napieralski

            State of Denial.