Living in rural Alabama, I’m incredibly skeptical of anything that includes the words “mobile” and “broadband,” but I’m giving Verizon’s MiFi device a try. The setup process was terrible and Verizon won’t win any awards for their Mac VZAccess app, but the speed is undeniably strong, even out here in the boonies. It makes me very sad that Apple’s phone is limited to what is, at least where I live, a totally crap network.
To best illustrate this fact, I decided to do a friendly speed test on the iPhone — first, connected to AT&T over EDGE, and second, connected to Verizon’s 3G network via the MiFi. With results roughly 500 times better on Verizon, I’m very much hoping for a bit more choice with Apple’s future wireless devices.