I didn't need to look any further into this. Virgin Mobile does sell the hot spot as a feature such as noted at http://www.virginmobileusa.com/shop/cell-phones/htc-evo-phone/faqs-guides/ so I can't guess why it would be disabled on this one.
Using the Galaxy s3 with Virgin Mobile.
It's looking to me that VM has disabled the hotspot option in the phone. All the advice online says go to "Settings > More settings> tethering.
I got as far as Settings. But saw no "More Settings/ "Tethering" option. So I'm assuming the worst.
What are my options to get around this bs? Thx!