Pretend I'm 12 years old and explain tablets, Wi Fi, and hotspots to me. Because sometimes I just don't get it. In fact, my wife, who couldn't find the dentist office without a GPS, even when she'd been there before (and is 4 miles from home), set up our router last night because I didn't know how. It was used as a switch only, and she wanted to use her HP Netbook but it doesn't have a LAN cable connection, so we put the antennae back on and are using it as a wireless router now. So, she set it up (as a WEP but I ended up making it WPA2). ANYWAY, went to Best Buy last night. My mom, wife, and I met for dinner then followed my mom to Best Buy. So, while waiting for her to shop Kari and I looked at tablets. But I am confused. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is the one I looked at. It has the Verizon or Sprint Hotspot available. I know I can tether my phone (using a Hot Spot app). My phone receives 3G, converts it to a Wi Fi signal and I can connect my PC or laptop to it. But tablets don't use a broadband connection, correct? The tablet WITHOUT a contract is Wi Fi only, as in I can use it only where Wi Fi is available. The tablet WITH a 2-year Verizon or Sprint contract allows it to act as a hotspot so I can connect other devices to it. Does this mean if I get one with a contract it uses Verizon's or Sprint's 4G network to act like my phone currently does? I'm confused.