I swap back and forth between the official VZ hotspot and the TreE Mod wireless tether.
We use tethering for my ipad, my daughters ipod and a very fast PC laptop.
I find the TrevE mod is consistently faster than the VZ hot spot for some reason, but the reason I use both different methods is that I'm never sure which one will stay connected better on any given day.
One day, one will work better and the next day the other one will work better and I never know ahead of time which will be the right choice that day. I have unlimited data and don't pay to tether so I can't call VZ and ask. I don't really tether all that much or I would pay for it (I'm definitely NOT one of those DBs that uses 150 gigs a month with a free wireless tether and then brags about it) but I just live with the little quirks as I'm getting it free anyway.
VZ Note 2, Titanium Gray,
unlocked with Beans V2 ROM, Perseus Kernel 200-1800,
Nova Prime launcher, Digital Soul Icons
Red theme by Icedventimocha
Samsung ATIV Tablet with Windows 8 Pro
64 gig plus Sandisk (junk) 64 gig MicroSD
Lol, I feel sorry for the pathetic posters who beg everybody to thank them in their signatures.....