NOTE: I am paying the $20/month for unlimited tethering, so those who clicked the link just to lecture me on the morals and legalities of tethering, your job here is finished. ok? Thanks. There are already enough threads around here which discuss that. Now... I absolutely despise the 3g mobile hotspot that came with the phone. it seems way too finicky, so I am looking for something else to use. It doesn't have to be wireless tether... USB is fine. I'm pretty sure VZ doesn't care how you tether anyway, so long as they are getting your money. I absolutely love pdanet, and it is the app I almost always turn to, but it doesn't seem to like GB at all. Whenever I try to start usb tethering, I get a "Failed to start" message. Wireless tether seems to work if you are looking at the phone, but the pc has a lot of trouble with connecting to it. I can get it to work, but it is just as spotty as the 3g mobile hotspot. Before I end up with 300 programs installed on my laptop, I was hoping maybe someone around here had some recommendations on apps that actually work good. Thanks in advance. Edit: I got pdanet to work. Had to reinstall and reboot the phone. It is so much faster than the mobile hotspot app.