No. Because your tablet data plan is capped, Verizon lets you use the tethering and hotspot at no extra charge. Just keep in mind that it DOES use data from your plan so if you got a 1 gig $20 plan hotspot will burn that up in a hurry.
Frankly, I wish Verizon would do this on smartphones too. I would GLADLY give up unlimited data in exchange for tethering / hotspot included with the plan. Upselling tethering is so 1980's. The rest of the world includes teethering as part of the data plan service, though their data plans are usually capped at 3Gig or 5Gig.
Believe me, I am not going to STOP throwing this fact in US carriers' faces until they see the light and stop upselling this inherent functionality. It was always intended by OEM's to be a standard open functionality of a smartpone, not a FEATURE to be up-sold and monetized.
Verizon is offering free tethering on 4G LTE devices? GREAT. Keep it that way!!!
Tablets do not need to subscribe to 3G Mobile Hotspot/Mobile Broadband Connect. All usage is deducted from their Mobile Broadband plan. We have a data calculator on our website to assist you in how much of an allowance you may need. The link is below.