Just a tech heads up.
The new hotspot plans for Verizon 4G phones give 30 days/one month of hotspot service with unlimited data for 30 dollars. They are completely separate from the phone plans.
What I found out talking to the Verizon rep though is that you can buy the service in increments as little as a day! So if I only need 7 days for a week long trip that’s only $ 7.50. A lot better than being forced to sue a month if you don’t need it.
4G service rocks and my notebook flies using the phones hotspot functionality.