Seadog: I don't expect the lickety split downloads I get sitting next to a wi fi. But from looking at the AT&T map, watching the commercials where the guy is flipping postcards all over the AT&T map to show it's exceptional 3 G coverage I do expect on a major interstate in FLAT country to do better then I am. If iPad & AT&T expected users to only be in major metro areas why all the maps etc? Once in the mountains, on lonely side roads I won't have such expectations. So I personally don't think AT&T has told us the truth about their 3Gcoverage. It appears to be all smoke and mirrors. , CM Matthew I can't find your zoom AT&T map but I did find this one: Cellular Maps.com-3G Coverage Comparison:AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular & Verizon It certainly tells an ugly story. Once again WHY? would Apple make an exclusive agreement with AT&T? I'll, check the coverage here if I can get it to download. Is there a good URL for this?