I've done some searching on this topic but haven't found a straight/reliable/tested answer. Here goes: I'm on an (older) Nationwide Talk Share Plan with Verizon - I refuse to move over to the Share Everything plan for numerous reasons, mainly the cost. I am going to be upgrading and adding an iPhone 5 to an existing dumb-phone line on this plan, which means I'll be paying for a tiered data plan (2GB for $30). If I want to have tethering & turn my iPhone into a hotspot, Verizon says I have to pay the extra $20 (on top of the $30 data package) for 4 GB + hotspot. In light of the FCC ruling against Verizon this past summer, here's my question: is there any way I can have a free tethering/hotspot feature on this iPhone through Verizon? In other words, is Verizon somehow obligated to offer me free tethering if I ask for it, because of the FCC ruling? Or is Verizon only obligated to do free tethering only if I switch over to Share Everything plan? (which has free tethering built in, so you still pay for it on way or another). Does the FCC ruling for free tethering not apply to customers with existing, older plans who are going to be using Verizon's 4G LTE network (with an iPhone 5)? Anyone else have any experience/advice with this issue? Many thanks.