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Last Edited by dpham00 December 7, 2011 at 07:36 PM
For those who purchased a Verizon smartphone after the unlimited data ended, you can still get unlimited data by calling *611 and asking them to add unlimited MHS. A 4G phone is required. You may have to be persistent, and it may take several calls, but I was able to do it with one call. A "perk" of adding unlimited MHS is that you will be pushed to unlimited data as well, according to the rep I talked to. I checked online, and sure enough, my friend's account that I was trying it on had unlimited data and unlimited MHS. If at a future time, you feel you do not need MHS, you can cancel mhs (you can do it online) and it has been reported that you still keep unlimited data.

When i talked to the rep, at first, he was trying to get me to switch to a data plan that had data and mhs. This is not what you want, you want to have the mhs as a feature addon.

ymmv of course on these types of promos.

edit: mhs = mobile hot spot $30/mo addon feature. as said before, you can remove it any time and your unlimited data should remain.
The $30 is for the month, if, say you use it for 15 days, then it will be prorated to $15 and so on.

Edit looks like some are able to do it with 3G phones as well, unlimited data but 2gb mhs.
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Last Edited by shojus March 29, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Method:
  1. Dial *611 from your Verizon phone, or 1-800-922-0204 from any phone.
  2. Wait for computer CSR to go through the main menu. You will need your Verizon phone # and account PIN or last 4 of SSN.
  3. Hit option 4.
  4. When it asks you what you would like to do today say "Add a feature." You will be transferred to a live Verizon Customer Service representative.
  5. If you have a 3G device (which includes all iPhones): Say you would like to add the $20 2GB 3G Mobile Hotspot FEATURE to your phone. When you add this MHS feature, you will be charged $20/month in addition to the $29.99 unlimited data plan.
    If you have a 4G device: Say you would like to add the $30 Unlimited 4G Mobile Hotspot FEATURE to your phone. According to http://stopthecap.com/2011/07/12/...r-account/ , they may be able to locate this feature via referencing feature code #76153. When you add this MHS feature, you will be charged $30/month in addition to the $29.99 unlimited data plan.
  6. After one of the MHS features above are added to your account, you will now have the $29.99 unlimited data plan, which can be verified via the My Verizon app on your device or at http://www.verizonwireless.com/myverizon
  7. {OPTIONAL - if you don't want the Mobile Hotspot feature} Log into My Verizon and remove the Mobile Hotspot FEATURE from your account. It is recommended to wait at least a day to remove the feature. The $29.99 unlimited data plan should remain on your account.
  8. If they say they can't add that feature to your plan, or that you must bundle your data + mobile hotspot service together as a single data plan, tell them thank you, hang up, and repeat the steps above.



EDIT: there are reports that the loophole may be closing and Verizon may revert your plan back to tiered:
http://consumerist.com/2012/01/ve...icing.html
http://www.dslreports.com/shownew...sed-117668

However, people are still reporting success. There have not been any official statements from Verizon about closing this loophole, and only one person in the articles above reported being reverted back to a tiered data plan.

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For the love of God, move this to deal talk before it gets too much attention and they fix this!
Thisss, this sucks! I'm waiting for nexus to come out, hopefully Friday, and I am gonna be f'd overrr
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Quote from MrsJerseyJets View Post :
Definitely going to try this for my iPhone 4s! So it's $20 for the mobile hotspot and the $29.99 for the unlimited? What are you guys asking for when you call? Are you saying you heard about a promo or just calling to add the hotspot (and subsequently getting the unlimited data)?
I just said I wanted to add 'unlimited' mobile hotspot. She corrected me saying that the mhs has a limit of 2GM for $20 and that she can add the data plan for an additional $29.99. I checked my VZ account and the change has already been made to my account. Good Luck!
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#33
So should I just get a phone tonight, Rezound, and try to get the unlimited data, or wait for Galaxy Nexus? Anyoneeee?
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#34
I would just get it tonight, then you have 14 days to exchange the phone ($35 restocking fee).
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#35
if you do it via amazonwireless and choose it can you do it that way or do u have to call?
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#36
aswesome, went from 4g/month to unlimited and saved a penny!
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Quote from lionelhuts View Post :
I would just get it tonight, then you have 14 days to exchange the phone ($35 restocking fee).
You can return it until January 15 2012 if you bought it between 11-15 and 12-28.
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#38
my question is if I switch my phone number with a 4g device. Add the unlimited mobile hotspot (ie. get unlimited data to my account) then switch back to my iphone, do you think the unlimited would stick?
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#39
Can this be done online using verizonwireless.com account change options?

Or...

Do you have to call in for this?
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So should I just get a phone tonight, Rezound, and try to get the unlimited data, or wait for Galaxy Nexus? Anyoneeee?
Galaxy Nexus will kill all phones
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Can this be done online using verizonwireless.com account change options?

Or...

Do you have to call in for this?
I believe you have to call...
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I have the option to go to twice the data 6GB with MHS, will this work?
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Quote from GoldenBears View Post :
Can this be done online using verizonwireless.com account change options?

Or...

Do you have to call in for this?
People have reported not being able to do it online, you can try first if so inclined.
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Quote from jstine10 View Post :
Galaxy Nexus will kill all phones
lol, well I asked CSR if I could return Rezound to corporate store for free and she said yes. I have two yeses from CSR's so I have legitimate beef if they try to charge me $35. Definitely going to switch phone out. Just doing this to get a number and try to get unlimited data...will not activate the Rezound Smilie Oh and CSR gave me $50 coupon for Rezound if anyone is purchasing one. Didn't look like a one-time code... SPCH1011.

And CSR didn't seem to know how the mhs worked, so I'm going to call after I get verification of order.
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Quote from shoppinqueen View Post :
I have the option to go to twice the data 6GB with MHS, will this work?
let me know if it works Smilie
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