said by bemis:
I am looking to move within 2 to 7 months after I sell my home... if I end up in a rental apartment in the city I will probably either try to make a deal with a neighbor for cash, find an open AP, or go for **shudder** a cell contract where I can use my phone as a hot spot.
Perhaps you can avoid a wireless contract. T-Mobile is now offering Unlimited Data on their Prepaid Plans. So for $70 you can get unlimited Minutes, Text, and Data at their higher 42mbps HSPA+ speeds. If you purchase a Nexus device, then you won't be charged for tethering. I think you only pay sales tax. No other fees.
Trust me, I kick myself everytime for buying my Verizon Galaxy Nexus 1 month before Google decided to finally put it on sale in the U.S. for $399 contract-free.