I have the Verizon Pre Plus with the Mobile Hotspot application and free hotspot service from Verizon (major reason I went with the pre).
When using it with my HP laptop I get great download speeds.
When using it with my iPod Touch I get lousy download speeds.
When using it with my iPad I get lousy download speeds.
When I use any of the above devices (Laptop, iPod, iPad) with my in-home wireless router I get consistently good speeds on all three devices.
So -- what conclusion can I draw?
There seems to be something going on with the Pre Plus Mobile Hotspot and the two Apple devices (iPod and iPad).
I tried some suggestions found in various places ...
renewing lease ...
setting ip to manual ...
Both of these "solutions" seems to have helped raise the speed a little, but not to what it should be.
I posted this on a continuing thread in the Palm Pre forums at Precentral, and am hoping to find an answer somewhere.
I am hopeful that someone (Apple, Palm, Verizon ...) will come up with a real solution to this problem.