Verizon iPhone Tethering: $20 Monthly for Personal Hotspot

We’ve been bringing you news about the CDMA iPhone 4 for Verizon for a long time now, both before we knew it was finally to be released, and since the announcement saying it was arriving on February 10. Today we informed you of a $200 handset upgrade offer and yesterday we gave confirmation that Verizon iPhone 4 users would be able to use the $30 monthly unlimited data plan.

However at that time we still had not received confirmation of whether customers would have to pay for a tethering plan (currently $20 per month on AT&T). Now Zach Epstein over on BGR, sourced from Macworld reports that Personal Hotspot pricing for Verizon iPhone customers will be $20 monthly. This is not unlimited though as with the data plan, instead this will allow users 2GB monthly from a separate bucket as opposed to AT&T that pools together tethering and data from the same 2GB bucket of its data plan.

Going back to the Verizon iPhone unlimited data plan for $30 monthly it seems this will eventually be stopped and then Verizon will adopt a tiered price structure. There’s no word yet though of when that might happen. If you want to check out everything you need to know about the iPhone on Verizon then head to its product page at the Verizon website here.

What are your thoughts on this $20 monthly charge for the Personal Hotspot feature on Verizon? Would the charge make you reconsider your plans to purchase the Verizon iPhone or maybe you think it’s great value? Let us have your comments on this please.