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Old 03-02-2016, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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The grandfathered plans are pre-Verizon.
Some are (we were Alltel customers before Verizon bought them out), but they were offered by Verizon until some time in 2011 or 2012 IICR (about the time that the LTE mass roll out happened), and then last year there was a short period where you could add a new unlimited line to your existing unlimited plan by buying a new iPhone 6, and adding it to your plan with a new line.
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Old 03-02-2016, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Yea, my wife's UDP (Unlimited Data) was not pre-VZW. They used to have a plan where you pay like $30 for xx amount of calling minutes and text msgs. Then another $30 for Unlimited.
Crazy right? LOL
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Old 03-02-2016, 09:06 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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Most carriers do not allow you to use your phone as a hotspot without adding it to your plan. It is bundled with some plans, however... but not unlimited.
you have a choice to buy the carriers data add-on hotspot app (either a one-time fee or recurring monthly charge) or you can install an alternate os that has that functionality built into the menu. nothing illegal about it (its like choosing to change the oil in your car yourself; but sometimes its easier just to pay someone to do it) but it used to be that carriers would cancel contracts for those that used a lot of data. nowadays, most carriers dont care much anymore.
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Old 03-02-2016, 09:27 AM
 
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you have a choice to buy the carriers data add-on hotspot app (either a one-time fee or recurring monthly charge) or you can install an alternate os that has that functionality built into the menu. nothing illegal about it (its like choosing to change the oil in your car yourself; but sometimes its easier just to pay someone to do it) but it used to be that carriers would cancel contracts for those that used a lot of data. nowadays, most carriers dont care much anymore.
You should read your terms. Most plan terms state that the hotspot add-on is required for using your phone as a hotspot. Traditionally, the the hotspot was a service that was offered by the providing. I'm not sure about your country, but in the United States it is actually illegal to steal service from a service provider. So for most people on this forum, it's worth calling the provider to double-check before you do something illegal.
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Old 03-02-2016, 10:39 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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^ violating terms of service is not a criminal act (e.g.- being a troll on c-d is against the tos but wont get one arrested, unfortunately).
climbing a telefone pole and attaching free cable to my house is theft of services and is probably a felony.
but i pay for cable-tv and i use co-ax to be able to watch it on several tv's within my house (i'm supposed to pay an additional 2.50 per outlet according to my cable contract). if found out they would cancel my service but i dont think it could be a police matter.

climbing a cellular tower and somehow modifying it to allow your cell-fone to make free calls would be theft of services. extending my subscribed service to other devices is against the terms of service but is not theft.
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