Is using a tethering app without paying extra, stealing? I'm not against tethering, I just think you should pay for your fair share of burden on the network. I was reading the threads concerning the tethering apps and I had to stop and ask myself if it was the same as stealing. Is it? Some people claim that "because they already pay for an 'unlimited' data plan," they should be able to tether. I thought the unlimited data plan was for your phone only. Not for your phone to act like a modem/router for other hardware. At that point your laptop/other hardware is using the data. Not the phone. If everyone tethered, I would have to assume the already weak and problem prone 3G network would be even worse. If you use more bandwidth than everyone else, and thus are responsible for more of a burden on the network, then I really think you should pay for it. Maybe 30.00 a month is too high. I dont know. I don't love paying bills either. Still, I dont think I should have something just because I think I deserve it. If that's the case, then pony up the Ferrari. I am not accusing anyone of anything. I think that maybe its been made out to be a "gray" area when its actually pretty simple. My son learns simple things at home and kindergarten like "if everyone grabbed 2 cookies instead of one, then not everybody would get to have one." I think that if everyone tethered without paying, it would cause an already problem prone 3g network more problems.