yea, that range extender is the 200 dollar thing I was talking about! But the verizon guy said it wouldnt work with my laptop and cricket usb because I wouldnt have an ethernet cable coming in? Or actually he said it could be set up and used, but he didnt know how and it would be hard. The way he explained it is like this: ethernet cable from cable modem into the back of the extender, cable out of that to and into your computer. He said I would have to set up my laptop to be a wifi hot spot or something, or set up a server? I would be okay if I could even text and get texts. Just something to not feel so damned disconnected!!! And I thought about the blocker, but like I said: I have tmobile for 11 years and got great service there and everyone there with att&t and cingular get great service too. And cricket? Its so disappointing to know that a 49.00 phone gets service, yet my DROID doesnt!! keep thinking guys...I gotta do something! Thanks for trying to help me figure this out guys.