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

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.

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

    yeah, now thats neat. I will never take my LTE Hotspot with me for my trips outside US period.
    Ram U
  • That's because Canadian 1s and 0s aren't worth as much as America's. [nt]

    [nt]
    olePigeon
  • RE: Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot update enables usage in Canada for $2,100/GB

    This reminds me of the prices when I first got internet in the mid-90s. We may have capitalized "Internet" back then.

    I had The Pipeline for I think about $20 / month. It wasn't available in my area so I had to dial into a 2400 baud (2.4 kbit/s) SprintNet connection for $2 / hour. This translates to about 1 MByte / hour at full speed. So yeah, about $2 / MB at full speed. :)

    The more things change...
    Rich Miles
  • How nice of them....

    to issue such an update. Now visitors to Canada can watch movies on their Samsung for only a few thousand bucks per movie. It better be great porn. ;-)
    Economister
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