Is it just me or is this the worst rip off ever. First of all, most smartphones have the capability of creating a hotspot. It is not the carrier (Virgin/Verizon) doing anything. It is the phone that has this capability. Second, you use a wifi connection to create a hotspot, which means that it is the wifi provider who is providing the network access for you, again, not Virgin/Verizon.
So what this means is that Virgin/Verizon is selling us something that they are disabled through their "services", only to turn around and enable it for a cost. This is the most outrageous rip off I've ever heard of, and it should be down right illegal. What gives Virgin/Verizon the right to turn off a feature that our phones can do, and then charge us for enabling the feature? I'm guessing that this will never see the daylight on this Virgin website, so I'll go post it on other sites.