Early this year I picked up a VZW mobile wifi hot spot card for my work computer (field service mechanic = working at the corner of "No" and "Where") so I could receive and send emails, pics and service manuals (pdf), and have net access at hotels that have none. Speed is adequate for my needs, and I have yet to break the 1Gb mark). Now I find out that VZW has tethering plans for my 1st gen Droid. Who has gone that route (VWZ tethering plan on Droid) and what speeds are you getting? If the Droid is as fast as the mobile hot spot card, then I will cancel the contract at the end of the year, and go with the tethering plan (and get work to pay part of my personal phone bill ) Please link the speed test server you are using. I typically use Speed Test - dslreports.com Just tested my phone and got 1356Kb/s down and 578Kb/s up Denver to LA. Don't want to root my phone or risk violation of contract (getting caught not playing by the rules).