Verizon's hot spots cracked open: and not in the software sense. When I lived back east, we used to joke that somebody could also sell you anything on the street for five dollars. They'd walk around saying "five dollah five dollah five dollah." An umbrella. A tape deck. Car parts. Somebody's carrying around a Verizon access point that fell off a truck (or out of a payphone) with that mantra.