I’ve been thinking about something for a while now. That being should I purchase a USB internet “stick” for my travels. I’ve been reasonably fortunate, but certainly not 100 percent successful in near total internet access. I carry an AT&T iPhone 3GS for my personal use, a Verizon BlackBerry Curve from work, and I travel with the world’s biggest Dell computer for work in addition to my MacBook Air. I’ve been thinking lately that I’d like one more thing, a “Mi-Fi” device.

I stopped off at the local Best Buy today, and somehow walked out with just that. The Verizon 4G LTE version no less. I’m using it right now on my front porch as I type this post. It was a snap to set up, and so far, has worked just fine. Speed’s not terrible at 13.09 mbps down. I’d tell you the upload speed but the test doesn’t seem to want to work right now. That said, I wonder if this is the best option. I have 14 days to think about it, so I’m going to try it out and see what happens. I know the later iPhones (and I’ll certainly be upgrading when iPhone 5 arrives) can be used as a hotspot, but I don’t have any experiences with that option, though I will do some more research.

What’s your answer to internet on the road? Do any readers have experiences with Mi-Fi or cell phone “hot spots” they’d like to share?