We live in the country and as yet do not have high speed access. Sat would only increase our download speed while uploading would remain the same, so my wife and I have just stuck with the dialup. Using mac notebooks that have the old power pc chips I was not able to tether using an 8338 Blackberry or my original Droid. Our carrier is Verizon. Recently my wife was eligible for a new phone so she got the iphone (she had the BB 8330). Her iphone has the hotspot feature and compared to our dialup the 3G hotspot is like fiber optics. My original droid started screwing up so Assurion sent me a rebuild. After replacing the replacement with two other rebuilt Droid 1s they sent me a brand new Droid 2 Global. I activated the hotspot but am less than happy with its function. It seems slow when compared to my wife's phone. I've tried going back and forth between using the Droid hotspot and my wife's iphone and I can download a wmv file 4 to 8 times faster on my wife's iphone. Both have recently updated roaming. I've had a Droid for two years now and do very well with it. I enjoy the system and the apps I use on a regular basis. Any insight or suggestions?