I don't have any desire to exchange my low budget cell phone for a smart phone. As for the 3G, I have found it to be great. Anywhere I travel, I am in touch with my work and home e-mail. No matter where I go, I have internet. For example, I stayed at a hotel last weekend. Not unusual situation. In the past, with my MacBook and my wife's iBook, we would either choose a hotel based on free wifi, or pay additional for it. Not only do I save on that, but it has kept me connected during power failures, and numerous areas I go to that it is not convenient to locate a wifi hotspot.
Working on the water 5 months of the year, myself, I need the ability to have 3G and be able to 'connect'. And I too, want to not worry if the B&B my wife and I stay at, has wifi. Thanks ....thx to all.
It's 3G, for me (at least). It is the way I am gonna go now. Great site.