One of the major pluses coming out of the iPhone 4's move to Verizon is the ability to link up five other devices to a built-in mobile 3G hotspot. While the company hadn't previously released information regarding data plans and hotspot charges, Verizon is letting it all hang out today. We already know that the iPhone 4 will come with an unlimited data plan for $30 a month (for a limited time), and now Verizon has confirmed that using the mobile hotspot will cost you an additional $20 for 2GB of shared data.
While $50 for data doesn't seem like that much, tack on the minimum $60 talk and text plan, and you begin to realize just how much this iPhone 4 is really costing you — upwards of $1,300 a year — if you don't go over your limits. For example, each additional GB on your hotsopot will set you back another $20. Ouch.