I really don't know what all the noise is about. I've used Blackberry's with 3G access, Verizon wireless as well as Sprint data cards, and the browsing on those things are marginally better that 2.5G and a lot slower than WiFi. The built in WiFi built into the iPhone works great! Very fast downloads, and the more hotspots that pop up, the better. Don't get me wrong 3G speed is better, but not the super dooper, blazing fast speeds much of the hype makes it out to be. If 3G means a larger footprint, and less battery life, I'm not sure if it will be worth it.