Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot update enables usage in Canada for $2,100/GB

Summary:Owners of the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot device for the Verizon network have an update available today that according to the carrier enables usage of the network while roaming in Canada, if you can afford it.

Owners of the Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot device for the Verizon network have an update available today that according to the carrier enables usage of the network while roaming in Canada. Most likely there are other items addressed in the update, but this is the only change noted. This data roaming comes at a staggering cost of $2.05/MB, which is the whopping sum of $2,005/GB. If Verizon uses the more correct ratio of 1024MB/1GB then this roaming charge is $2,099.20. Makes you think twice about staying home.

If two thousand dollars per GB scares you, the update can still be applied and Verizon will block international roaming at your request. Those near the U.S./Canada border may definitely want to think about that.

The update process can be started at the Verizon support web site, and takes about 15 minutes involving removing the device battery cover a few times during the procedure. The update requires a Windows PC to perform via USB connection, Macs need not apply. The update is free for Samsung device owners.

Topics: Samsung, Mobility, Wi-Fi

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