I have T-Mobile USA EDGE. You get around 50k to 150kbps download speed. Definitely better than GPRS, which is anywhere from 10k to 50k max. EDGE is also known as 2.5G. Cost is about $30 per month with unlimited EDGE data and HotSpot access. IMO, it's a pretty decent deal. You can even get the right EDGE card to use this plan with your laptop as well. However, it is definitely slower than Verizon Broadband Access, which is not EDGE, BTW. It is true 3G, I believe, with bandwidth of couple hundred Kbps, similar to your DSL bandwidth. Their monthly cost is of course higher. The $45 unlimited browsing is only for your PDA. If you want to use laptop access, it's about $60 per month. HTH.