Theres a hack out for pdanet. something about signing up for full version but leaving paymnet addy blank. I've used it for the past year untii I found FoxFi. its a free hotspot app. It works great! I can stream netflix to my netbook while cruising down the interstate. My phone still has the stock rom with bloatware, verizon hasn't caught it in 3 months so far. I haven't tried a torrent through it yet though.