The way I see it is unlimited data is unlimited data. Look, you got this phone with tethering capability and you pay for unlimited data on your phone service. What's the problem? The problem is Verizon want's to charge you extra for tethering because, well, because they just want to make more money. That's it. It's all about the money. Tethering is NOT illegal. I do not understand people taking this "it's stealing" stance. Why is it stealing? Because Verizon now says it is because we refuse to pay for it? Gimme a break. If Verizon and other providers didn't start calling it "stealing" because they couldn't/cant get you to pay for it, would you be calling it stealing? of course not. there is a word for people that fall right in line where the big companies want you. Sheeple. If I personally want to tether than i'm gonna tether. You want to call me a thief than knock yourself out. I pay my bill, you don't.