I dropped by the Verizon Wireless store today to check out the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus. I was so wooed by it (not really, but my Droid X was looking pretty shabby) that I bought it (oh yeah, also my plan was due for an upgrade). Anyway, here's some good news: Verizon is having a 4G phone sale (the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was $250 with "upgrade" pricing), and they are still doing the "double your data" special until January 15.
Even better news? If you happen to have a grandfathered-in unlimited data plan, you can get unlimited tethering -- or "Mobile HotSpot" -- functionality for an extra $30. Sure, it's $30 on top of your $30 unlimited plan, for a grand total of $60 per month, but that's still a pretty good deal -- assuming you use a lot of data, that is. The cheapest Mobile HotSpot option right now is 6GB for $50 (Mobile HotSpot data is not doubled under the "Double Your Data" special). Considering I have a ton of video to catch up on and no broadband (we're in the middle of moving), this is not bad -- not bad at all.