Phone Scoop

printed December 15, 2017
See this page online at:

Home  ›  Forums  ›

Wireless Data

all discussions

show all 13 replies

Cost of tethering on Verizon?


Nov 3, 2009, 5:39 PM
Does anybody know what it costs to tether your phone on Verizon?

Do you use up minutes?

Do you use up Mb of data?

Do you use up both?

Is it just a better deal to get a free data card and buy the $60/mo data plan?

Nov 4, 2009, 1:20 PM
depends on what phone..its $30 a month if you currently have a smartphone (blackberry, treo, HTC, Omnia, Saga, etc)..if not then its the same as the air card $59.99..

5gb of data...same as the air card
no minutes usage
data call disconnected when a voice call comes in. session is restarted when you reconnect..

Slower than air card too..

Nov 5, 2009, 2:47 PM
if you have a blackberry tour, storm, or storm2 it runs at rev A speeds (same as aircard)....all other pdas do run at the slower rev 0.

Nov 26, 2009, 1:59 PM

Slower than air card too..

Why is it slower than an aircard? Confused

Nov 26, 2009, 2:28 PM
If one has a Rev. A phone and tethers it is no slower than a Rev. A data card. The advantage to using a data card as a consumer is that it frees up your phone for voice calls. That is pretty much it to me and I hate the idea of signing a contract just for a data card. I'd rather have a second phone (and I do XV-6900 with WinMo 6.1 so it IS Rev. A). Now the cost of adding the feature to a normal phone is $59.99. The cost of adding the feature to a smarthphone/PDA depends on the data plan. Your total data is always going to end up $59.99. If one has the Email and Web $29.99 then tethering is $30. If one has the Unlimited PDA/Blackberry $44.99 then tethering is $15. There are a lucky few who were able to stick the $15 feature on their ...

Dec 1, 2009, 3:27 PM
Tethering cost 49.99 a month for a non pda.. not 59.99.

And its $30 for a pda/blackberry OR if you are on a connect/premium plan. Smile

Dec 8, 2009, 1:20 PM

Dec 8, 2009, 3:49 PM
I concur

Dec 8, 2009, 4:48 PM

Nov 4, 2009, 1:21 PM
my bad..I forgot..

with the tethering feature its just a feature add contract, no activation fee, or any of can be added over the phone and removed at anytime with no fees..

Nov 26, 2009, 9:42 AM
I just traveled to Florida from Michigan. I tethered my LG 8350 with my laptop and I can tell you it worked wonderful - even in the car! I found it to be as fast as my DSL connection at home.

5GB for 50 bucks, no contract and you can cancel and only be charged by what you used for the month. Very simple and reliable.

Nov 28, 2009, 10:02 AM
I tether my motorola droid for free, PDA net, PDA net, PDA net, Smile

Nov 28, 2009, 6:42 PM
VZWjny said:
I tether my motorola droid for free, PDA net, PDA net, PDA net, Smile

That crap is slow since it goes through a proxy.

Nov 28, 2009, 6:54 PM
Runs perfectly fine for me faster than our DSL, being as the DROID isn't rootable at the moment, so it's all i have to work with. Any faster options for the Motorola Droid currently (that does not require rooting)..?

You must log in to reply.

Please log in to report a message to the moderator.

all discussions

Subscribe to Phone Scoop News with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Twitter Phone Scoop on Facebook Subscribe to Phone Scoop on YouTube Follow on Instagram


All content Copyright 2001-2017 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.

This is a preview. Click for full glossary page.