I'm one of those poor fools still using dial-up internet, and up until recently I've been okay with it since I usually just browse the internet, downloading only small files. Now, my city is about to widen a road nearby and they've been screwing with the damn phone lines in preparation, and whatever they've done has cut my already pitifully slow connection speed in half. Currently connected at a whopping 28.8kbps. Now even browsing the internet with images disabled is painfully slow. Cable and DSL STILL aren't available here, so neither of those are an option. I've looked into satellite internet, but it sounds terrible and I'd like to avoid it if possible. So now I'd like to ask about possibly using mobile broadband for my desktop. Something like this: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Virgin-Mobile-Broadband2Go-Prepaid-3G-USB-Adapter-VMMC76NTKIT160/12718736 It sounds nice, no contract, $40 a month for 3G internet which is about what I already pay for dial-up plus a second phone line, and the 2.5gb cap isn't a problem since, as I said, I don't download much. The reviews I've been reading are all over the place. Some say it's fast, others say slow. If it can do better than the 3kbps download speed I currently have, I'd be happy with it. Virgin Mobiles coverage map shows I'm covered, thankfully. Is this really a viable option, or have I deluded myself once again? Thanks for any info.