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Hot on the heels of the earlier announcement today about Verizon's data pricing plans for the upcoming iPhone, not too far behind was the reveal about the pricing for the device's HotSpot feature. The feature allows users to use their phone as a wireless connection, utilizing Verizon's network to go online.
The $20 per month feature, will allow users to be able to connect up to five devices on the same connection. Here's the kicker though, according to Macworld, it will utilize a separate collection of 2GB worth of data. The fee will be in addition to the iPhone's require voice and data plans, but doesn't take away from the data of the iPhone plan.
Another spot to be mindful of though, is if you should happen to go over the 2GB ceiling -- it'll cost you to the tune of another $20 for each additional GB. Just the same, the iPhone data plan will still give users the option of unlimited data for $30 a month, but the hotspot option won't utilize the iPhone's data.
AT&T has been said to be looking into something similar for users on their network, but nothing has been made official yet. AT&T does allow data tethering through USB or Bluetooth on a single device, but by comparison, it costs an additional $20 a month. It does eat into the iPhone's data plan as well.
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