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Posted: 07/16/21 11:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I got all excited until I clicked on the link and learned that hotspot data is limited to 40gb per month. Per the article, unlimited hotspot data is a pipe dream.
Yeah, that's always the gotcha. I can't do all my surfing or watch movies on a phone.

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chindog wrote:

I got all excited until I clicked on the link and learned that hotspot data is limited to 40gb per month. Per the article, unlimited hotspot data is a pipe dream.

Hotspot is unlimited on Verizon Visible 4G/5G. Though only one device can be connected at a time, and limited to 5Mbps down/up speeds.

Haven't noticed any issues at this speed with remote work, or with MS Teams and Zoom meetings using hotspot. Stream HD movies on Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime. Though you can also cast movies to smart TV at full speed, mine running 140Mbps(4G) on my iPhone.

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AT&T has tried that before then cut it off before.
Will they do it again???


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2oldman wrote:

chindog wrote:

I got all excited until I clicked on the link and learned that hotspot data is limited to 40gb per month. Per the article, unlimited hotspot data is a pipe dream.
Yeah, that's always the gotcha. I can't do all my surfing or watch movies on a phone.



Just mirror the phone to whatever you want. I've had the unlimited 4g for years now and I personally was fine with the 100 gigs unthrottled. Now that its unlimited at full speed and 5g I may try higher quality movie downloads. I'm starting to see more 5g available around here and its very fast.

My Samsung phone and tablet can use a USB-C to HDMI cable, that allows you good quality video, works on my 60" fine. Using the HDMI cable for the Television cuts out the need for a Chrome Cast device or Roku ect. for mirroring. I plug into a home theater receiver, so I get the good audio too without needing Bluetooth speakers or the tiny TV speakers. I mostly do HBO Max movies since it comes with the phone service or the Dish watch anywhere app.

The phone produces a better quality picture and sound through the cable without over heating. Most of the Samsung phones I've had will mirror through a cable. The S9, S10, S20 and now the S21+ get the job done. I use the phone to stream live news or music for hours sometimes, I use Spotify and SirusXM.

If this 5g unlimited stays around I'll probably drop the Satellite service and stream everything.

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Just mirror the phone to whatever you want.
I don't know what the data difference is between doing that, or using the hotspot and the TV's wifi.

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