Verizon is "Double Dipping" their customers on their data plans. It's that plain and simple. Verizon can go in and change what their plans include any time they want. So Basically they got caught double charging for unlimited data, went in and changed a couple of their plans to state that Unlimited Data does not include Hotspot.
I had a Verizon Unlimited plan my last 2 year go around and had no issues with sharing WiFi or Hotspot.
Now I reenlist for another 2 years in the Verizon Army, ASSUMING everything will stay the same, the only thing that will change is my new phone.
Until I try to use the Hotspot feature,,,,, Now I am restricted and Verizon is trying to tell me I signed up for the wrong plan if I want Hotspot. If I would have known this, I would have gone with another carrier.
Also Verizon, Unlimited = un·lim·it·ed/ˌənˈlimidəd/ adjective not limited or restricted in terms of number, quantity, or extent.
I'm not crazy, Unlimited is Unlimited. There are not different levels or degrees of Unlimited.
Very unsatisfied customer.
Shopping for new carrier.