I recently upgraded to iPhone5 while keeping my grandfathered $15/mo 150mb data plan. In addition I've got my iPad 3 on a $20 1Gb/mo data plan and able to tether my iPhone to the iPad's celluar data if required, as the iPad includes a free personal hotspot feature. Unfortunately, the iPhone5 doesn't include this free, unless you go with Verizon's $50 4/Gb month data plan, or imo overly costly: "Share Everything" plan. I'm quickly realizing that a mere 150mb/mo data on my iPhone isn't going to cut it for me anymore, and that having to take my iPad out just so I can tether my iPhone to it is impractical, esp when wanting to travel light. It makes a lot more sense to be able to utilize the small lightweight iPhone5 as the personal hotspot, and tether the iPad to it instead. I also realize tethering will drain the hotspot device's battery quickly and may even shorten its lifespan as well. I estimate the amount of data I'll be requiring is 2-3 Gb/ month total (1Gb for iPad and 2Gb for the iPhone). Which Verizon Data plan below do you Recommend I go with: #1) iPhone: $30/Mo 2Gb Data Plan (Does NOT include Personal Hotspot feature) iPad: $20/Mo 1 Gb Data Plan (iPad can be used as a Personal Hotspot) TOTAL: $50/Mo #2) iPhone: $50/Mo 4Gb Data Plan (INCLUDES iPhone Personal Hotspot feature) iPad: NO Data Plan Needed. (iPad can be used as a Personal Hotspot) TOTAL: $50/Mo Is it worth paying essentially the same price ($50) for Plan #2 to get 4/Gb a month, but will require tethering the iPad to the iPhone, and possibly shortening the iPhone's battery life, or going with Plan #1 and paying the same price ($50/mo) but having less data (iPhone: 2 Gb; iPad 1 Gb) and restricting the data to each device, but avoiding the need to tether? Thanks in advance for your advice & opinions given.