In an internal memo to employees, Verizon has confirmed that it has further extended the complimentary Mobile Hotspot service first offered on the HTC Thunderbolt 4G and now extended to the LG Revolution and Samsung Droid Charge to July 6th. On the 6th, an update will be pushed out that will disable complimentary access and enable paid access at current rates, but will exclude the $20/GB plan from access. The full memo is posted below:
Verizon Wireless has extended the Limited Time promotion for Mobile Hotspot and Mobile Broadband Connect on 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) Smartphones, ThunderBolt by HTC, DROID Charge by Samsung, and Revolution by LG. The following are the Unlimited Hotspot promotion details.
Limited Time promotion available through 7/6/2011 which allows customers unlimited 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot and Mobile Broadband Connect usage until July 6, 2011 with the purchase of a ThunderBolt by HTC, a DROID Charge by Samsung, or a Revolution by LG, with a voice plan and a data package $29.99 or higher.
The $20/GB (Gigabyte) plan will not be available on 4G LTE Smartphones. On July 6, 2011 a software update will remove the Mobile Hotspot offer. A message will be sent to the end user to contact their system administrator to subscribe to Mobile Hotspot.