Hey guys, I bought my first iPad this weekend, the $499 16 gig wifi only model. It was a bit of a risk because I don't have wifi at home, and no nearby hotspots. The selling point for me though is I figured out how to turn my no contract virgin mobile phone into a wifi hotspot. I successfully tethered the iPad to my phone, and I was thrilled that I was able to watch youtube and web surf, even do facetime. But my excitement faded last night as the connection was so pathetic, I could not watch youtube, and my weather channel app would never load. I downloaded speedtest, and saw my download speed was like between .40 and .69. I don't think the VM option is going to make me happy. I don't need blazing fast speeds, but strong enough to use my apps , surf and watch youtube. I'm looking for some other cheap alternatives. Verizon, Sprint, and Att all have mobile mifi devices, but the data is very limited like 5 gigs for 50 bucks. It sounds like T-mobile has an unlimited data option, but I'm worried their network would suck. What do most people use who don't have home wifi?