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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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#46
I wonder how long until Verizon catches on and kills this. Doesn't matter to me, as I am grandfathered and will continue to have unlimited data when I roll into my firm's plan, but it seems like discretion would benefit everyone here.
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#47
you get a $100 amazon gift card if you do it online Big Grin
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#48
Wow, that's pretty nice.

I might switch to Verizon in the next week or so, and more important than the data limit being removed is that the unlimited plan is discountable, whereas the 2GB tiered plan is not. Only problem is, I spend a lot of time outside the country, so I was planning on just activating a dumbphone and removing the data service when I was away. If I do this with unlimited data, I risk losing it forever, since I'm sure they'll close this "promotion" soon.
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#49
I have the Iphone 4s which is 3g...I called and asked for the MHS and they said they can add it but they also said i will have a limit of 2GB for the MHS and its 20 bucks...will this still work?????
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#50
Is there any way to get unlimited data on a tablet?
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#51
Worked on the iphone It took 3 reps, but well worth it. Thanks op.
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Quote from three7 View Post :
Worked on the iphone It took 3 reps, but well worth it. Thanks op.
You called or did you talk to someone online? I've talked to two CSRs online and it doesn't seem like the way to go >.>
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#53
Ok, so for iPhone people, here is how it works:

You WILL end up with a 2GB Hotspot Plan AND an unlimited data plan. There is no other option. But hey, the unlimited data plan is what we are after, so success. $20 for the mobile hotspot and the $29.99 for the unlimited.

Sweet. Repped.
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Worked on the iphone It took 3 reps, but well worth it. Thanks op.
did u ask to add unlimited mobile hotspot or 2g additional for hotspot
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Quote from treptrek View Post :
Ok, so for iPhone people, here is how it works:

You WILL end up with a 2GB Hotspot Plan AND an unlimited data plan. There is no other option. But hey, the unlimited data plan is what we are after, so success. $20 for the mobile hotspot and the $29.99 for the unlimited.

Sweet. Repped.
I tried and online it does NOT say i have unlimited data!
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#56
Three7..did you get the unlimited data?....did they tell u that you will only get 2gb of MHS
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#57
do you guys usually use more than 2gb? only way i can go over 2gb is if i stream music a lot or use my phone as a free hotspot from rooting. wasn't sure if other people do the same thing
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Quote from themoleculoman View Post :
You called or did you talk to someone online? I've talked to two CSRs online and it doesn't seem like the way to go >.>
You have to call; they are gonna try to give you the $50 data bundle, but tell them that you want to see the two different charges on your bill, the one for the data and the other for the mhs.

Quote from Triplem928 View Post :
Three7..did you get the unlimited data?....did they tell u that you will only get 2gb of MHS
Yes unlimited data, that's all I was going for, so I cancelled the mhs online.
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Last edited by three7 December 7, 2011 at 04:03 PM
#59
but when you cancel the MHS do u keep the unlimited data?

Quote from treptrek View Post :
Ok, so for iPhone people, here is how it works:

You WILL end up with a 2GB Hotspot Plan AND an unlimited data plan. There is no other option. But hey, the unlimited data plan is what we are after, so success. $20 for the mobile hotspot and the $29.99 for the unlimited.

Sweet. Repped.
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Quote from RuRu1000 View Post :
did u ask to add unlimited mobile hotspot or 2g additional for hotspot

ask for the $20 2g mhs.
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