Verizon including mobile hotspot in iPad data plans at no additional charge

“As expected, Apple’s new iPad 3rd generation tablet is available with sweet and speedy 4G LTE from Verizon Wireless and AT&T. Tim Cook also announced that customers will be able to use the tablet as a mobile hotspot as well — that’s even better,” K. T. Bradford reports for Gotta Be Mobile.

“Verizon Wireless spokesperson Brenda Raney [told me]: The tablet data plans include the mobile hotspot just as they do today,” Bradford reports. “Data plans begin at 2GB for $30 and go to 10 GB for $80 and includes the mobile hot spot. The iPads have one additional option of 1GB for $20.”

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Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac, “Verizon Spokeman Albert Aydin told us: ‘The new iPad on the Verizon Wireless network will have the mobile hotspot feature. Our 4G LTE tablets have the mobile hotspot feature and it is included in the tablet data plans so for example, customers who sign up for the $30 for 2GB plan will also have access to the mobile hotspot feature.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: That’s a nice bonus for new iPad for Verizon owners.


  1. Only a matter of time before Mobile HotSpot was offered with the data plan. Most people would probably exceed their monthly plan or would buy a larger plan if they intended to use the feature often rather than get overage fees anyway, which would make more money for the carrier than a separate charge for activating the hotspot feature.

  2. Sorry guys but I just don’t get why you are so delighted at having to pay for a second mobile data plan. You all have mobile phones already? Bluetooth your tablet to your phone and surf on a single plan. Surely that is the way to go?

    1. i agree. I mean I notice ALL the cell carriers just nickel and diming everyone with this plan with this many GB a month. Hey some people could afford second and third mobile plans.

  3. Ok, I’m slow. Why is having this hotspot feature a big deal? I thought you’d normally use a mobile hotspot so you could connect other devices like your laptop or tablet to the net while out in the field. But you already have an iPad 3rd gen in your hands. Are you really going to bother with connecting your laptop or other (older) iPad at this point? What am I missing?

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