Could I save $ by switching to a dumb phone and going with a hot spot for my tablet/laptop. Right now I am using a Droid 1, and a data plan using PDAnet for the laptop. The tablet, a Toshiba Thrive, does not work too well with the Droid, using the bluetooth. It keeps disconnecting. As far as the phone is concerned, I am getting tired of all the hang ups and other problems with all the stuff on it that is for anything but a phone. The phone aspect of the Droid, because of all these other issues, leaves it wanting. I use the droid as a phone primarily, and the one app I use more than anything else is Google Maps for the traffic info. I figure I can get a mount for the tablet and use it for Google Maps, by way of the hot spot. Generally speaking, my experience has lately been that, if you need a phone to be reliable, you don't want a smart phone. It's anything but smart. I still have a contract until mid March, though, so I won't be able to make any changes until then.