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No Throttling Of Verizon’s Ultra Wideband Mobile Hotspot

Verizon’s premium unlimited plans (Play More Unlimited, Do More Unlimited, and Get More Unlimited) come with 15-30GB monthly allotments of mobile hotspot data. The 15-30GB hotspot allowances only apply when using hotspot data through Verizon’s 4G LTE or 5G Nationwide service.

In July, I shared a post about Verizon’s rarely discussed policies for hotspot use with the network’s 5G Ultra Wideband service. At the time, subscribers on Verizon’s premium plans were allotted 50GB of full-speed, Ultra Wideband hotspot use each month. Verizon suggested it would throttle hotspot speeds to 3Mbps for subscribers that burned through their data allotments. Here’s a screenshot I pulled from Verizon’s website in July:

Screenshot of Verizon account interface showing a 5G hotspot allotment

I no longer see that usage graphic in my Verizon dashboard. Instead, I see graphics like these:

Verizon data usage graphs

As best as I can tell, Verizon no longer throttles heavy users of Ultra Wideband hotspot data. Reddit user albert1735 recently provided some corroboration. Yesterday, the user shared a video showing speed tests pulling several hundred megabits per second after over 70GB of hotspot use in a single month.

While there aren’t data caps or throttles for Ultra Wideband mobile hotspots at this time, I expect they’ll come back once Verizon’s 5G deployment is further along.

2 thoughts to “No Throttling Of Verizon’s Ultra Wideband Mobile Hotspot”

  1. Interesting. For 2020, Verizon in Cincinnati limited me to 5G of mobile hotspot data on a 5G network, and then throttled to cave man speed (as in 1 Mbps). Not even the 15 – 30 G or 50G mentioned here.

  2. According to Verizon, they won’t throttle you but you are lower priority after 50 gigs so you could still get 5g speed after 50 gigs but people who haven’t burned through their 50 gigs will get priority in times of congestion.

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