question 1: (indeed this is a repost from the htc hero section. mods can u delete/lock that one. i didnt know there was a seperate section for htc hero and sprint htc hero) so i started using the internet sharing capability and i was thinking if it charges u anything. my cellphone plan is this one: Sprint Everything Data Family 1500 it includes data and all. i was researching a little and people were saying u need PAM or else it charges. but im not using it as a modem i think. im doing it with a usb btw if that matters i think i am using wifi and not 3g cause i have wifi checked on my phone settings. anyways would it still cost money? question 2: i am running the sprint htc hero firmware version- 2.1-update 1. software number 2.27652.6. i was thinking if i do root my phone can i tether it with my computer for free? question 3: most simplest, easiest method to root sprint htc hero? i would aprrecita if someone can link me to a guide? question 4: chances of it getting bricked? question 5: how do u fix ur phone if it is bricked? question 6: by rooting my phone does it do anything to my phone plan? could i possibly get charged for random things?