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HTC ThunderBolt

Good news, owners of a Verizon 4G LTE smartphone! The free 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot promo that was originally supposed to run through May 15th has been extended once again, giving owners of the HTC ThunderBolt, Samsung DROID Charge, and LG Revolution unlimited 4G LTE hotspot usage all the way until July 6th. When that date rolls around, Verizon says that a software update will be issued to remove the free access. The full announcement from Big Red is as follows:

"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."


It's kind of surprising to see Verizon extend the free Mobile Hotspot offer once again, but hey, we're not ones to look a gift hotspot in the mouth. It's still not clear how much 4G LTE handset users can expect to pay for hotspot access once this offer ends, but with the promo wrapping up on July 6th — barring another extension, that is — we should be learning official pricing soon. Stay tuned!

Via Droid-Life


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Spencer Lewis I use it all the time!
DeMonte Greene Verizon hotspots free sprints 30 bucks
Eric Kroh never needed to tether anything..4g is fast enough for my phone
Eric Kroh lol..its the internet what'd u expect..though dont worry..unless you have something to hide!
Anh-Tuan Le But they'll track your mobile MAC address! Oh noes!
Samuel Toles AT&T man
Norleena Davies download easytether or pdanet for free tethering thru verizon. workd great. and if you like it its less than 15.00 and thats only a one time charge. I use the free verision and works great!
Jesus Q Velasquez You always have to refresh the 4G because it always gets cut off
Michael Carpenter I have used it... although I'm rooted so can use eaither Hotspot or Wireless Tether
Katherine Rich Yeah I have used it. Watched netflix on my laptop and surfed the web when my wifi was down!
Wes Tebbe I use it all the time at school. Its faster than their wireless.
Ed Plnia NO! I do got the thunderbolt but I don't believe that much in verizon when it come to offer anything free at the end they always charged you. I already have a bad experience with my verizon fios
Adan James Salinas Nope, no strings attached, use it if you want, then when its time to pay for it vzw will advise you and make you download a SW update. Vzw is like a drug dealer "tried 4g? No? Here have some on me"
Phillip Bauman I have, but I need to stop, I have used over 20 gigs
Natasha Artine I'm sure there's a cap on how much data you can use.
Tony Abiama Doesn't VZW charge u to breathe on their network?
Enrique Martinez yeap all the time!!!
Jerry Adney You mean they actually let you use the data you pay for without an extra charge? How kind of them.




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