I have rooted my droid 3 and have the steel droid custom rom installed. Tonight I tried to use the wifi hotspot app and got it to connect to the laptop but every time I tried to bring up a page it kept defaulting to the Verizon page for the Wifi Tethering $20/month plan (see text below). Not sure how but it's still blocking me. How is this possible on a phone running a custom rom??? Should it be blocking me? With Mobile Broadband Connect, you can use your Verizon Wireless handset or Smartphone as a modem for your computer when you connect the two using a USB cable, enabling you to access the Internet or your company intranet. 3G Mobile Hotspot will allow your Verizon Wireless Smartphone to act as a portable hotspot for your Wi-Fi enabled notebook/netbook, tablet PC, camera, media/MP3 player, or PDA, enabling you to access the Internet or your company intranet. Mobile Broadband Connect and 3G Mobile Hotspot capability is ideal when you are travelling and need to use your notebook to check email, access corporate networks, or download large files like presentations and reports. And you won`t have to buy an extra PC Card or other devices.