I am seriously considering the note, but I have not been able to find any concrete answer to my question. Do I have to root the note 2 to get the wifi tether without paying the monthly fee? I am on verizon. I have an iphone 4 and it is jailbroken and I have mifi tether and it works great for 3g. I have the phone modded to where it works, usually, without having to ever mess with it. But the specs on the Note 2, the large screen and stylus primarily, are making me really want it. If I have to pay for wife tether I am keeping my iphone. Now that I finally found a music player that almost rivals apples factory player I have no other use for it and I can finally get completely away from ifruit. Thanks.