It's become pretty obvious that unless you're an athlete accused of using PEDs, Congress doesn't care if you tell them the truth or not. Because PED use is much, MUCH worse than spying on all the citizens of the USA.
I think we need zero tolerance against the school administrators who are moronic enough to pull this crap. Fire them and ban them from ever working in any school system ever again. Or any position of power for that matter.
They actually said when the phone was released, that they were only allowing the free hotspot feature for a limited time. I think it sucks, but there was no lying or bait and switch on Verizon's part in this case.