Does VZW charge for USB Tethering? I notice the Mobile Hotspot won't even let you activate it unless you pay for it in advance however if you go to Settings / Wireless & network settings / Tethering & Mobile Hotspot then turn on USB tethering it works with my laptop. It doesn't take you to Verizon's Data Plan website or anything. It does give 4G speeds too. I was getting 25mbs Download and 15mbs upload speeds on my laptop using it.