I spoke with a Verizon Wireless REP over the phone from tech support saying that you should be able to use the USB cable to connect your phone and use it as a modem, but Verizon does not support it yet meaning you can do it, but you won't get help. I have the LG VX 8300, in 1x mode i can use bluetooth as a modem on my Macbook, but will the cable give me any faster speeds?

It says I can get 16.6Kb/s download speeds, basically a 14.4 modem i'm guessing.