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Posted: 10/26/20 01:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"I’m wondering if I can plug it to iPhone?"

If you can find an iPhone connections conversion cable/connector to ethernet/LAN
Maybe, but i DON'T know if that's available


I can explain it to you.
But I Can Not understand it for you !

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I have Verizon unlimited so get 15gb of hotspot. My wife has the same so total we can get 30gb of just hotspot alone.

Verizon does differentiate between hotspot and phone data.

You can always get a USBx to HDMI cable and plug that it into your tv and start whatever app on your phone and watch it on the tv so this uses no hotspot data just your phone data.



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2oldman wrote:

coolmom42 wrote:

Verizon does not differentiate between phone data use and hotspot data use.
Unless I'm reading the plans wrong, they do. You can get 'unlimited' data but no hotspot. If you want hotspot they will allot you so many gigs, then throttle you.


This is true. After the hotspot allotment, it does throttle but as long as you are using standard def, it still works OK.


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Ok here is what you can do without all that screwing around. You have an iPhone, correct?
1.Subscribe to your fav streaming service. We use Youtube TV.
2.Buy a lightening to hdmi adapter. Amazon or Walmart. Spend the $$ to get the actual Apple brand adapter. BTW it will have 2 female ports the HDMI port and a USB port, plus the lightening plug on other end. This is the one you want. You can charge phone while using it to watch TV.
3.Download streaming service app to your phone. Open app find what you want to watch.
4.Plug adapter into phone, you will also need a hdmi cable that goes from adapter to TV. Plug hdmi into TV, make sure the input on tv is the same as the HDMI port you plugged into.

Watch your stuff without using your personal hotspot on your phone. I dont full-time but we do travel alot and I always use this setup to watch my local sports channels for local teams. Buy a 6 ft HDMI cord so you can change the channel on your phone easily.

You used to be able to cast or mirror you phone onto smart tvs but the stream services have pretty much stopped that. But using the cords works better and much quicker anyway.

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srt20 wrote:

2.Buy a lightening to hdmi adapter..
Lightning?

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Look at Verizon Visible for $40. month. Unlimited 4G data and hotspot. No set data throttling.

Caveat, it works with a limited number of smartphones.

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MrWizard wrote:

"I’m wondering if I can plug it to iPhone?"

If you can find an iPhone connections conversion cable/connector to ethernet/LAN
Maybe, but i DON'T know if that's available

They do have these adapters for iPad as tablets are popular as kiosk. Should work with iPhone?

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1492 wrote:

Look at Verizon Visible for $40. month. Unlimited 4G data and hotspot. No set data throttling.Caveat, it works with a limited number of smartphones.
That's the catch for me. I can't bring my phone, and they make you buy another one.

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2oldman wrote:

srt20 wrote:

2.Buy a lightening to hdmi adapter..
Lightning?

The plug for an iPhone.
If you have an android then you buy a mini usb to hdmi adapter.

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1492 wrote:

Look at Verizon Visible for $40. month. Unlimited 4G data and hotspot. No set data throttling.

Caveat, it works with a limited number of smartphones.


Mobile hotspot capped at 5mbps PLUS it says it may be slower than other traffic....

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