As everyone knows, AT&T's Edge network is too slow to be used as an internet browser connection; and terribly slow for direct email connections that have any sort of attachment. The solution is hyped as the easily-available network of free WiFi connections that are supposedly ubiquitous. I have found, however, that open or free WiFi connections, once fairly common, are increasingly hard to find, as password protection has become almost universal. In airports, Starbucks, hotels in the US, Germany and Mexico, I have found almost all the WiFi connections to require a fee, typically $10-25 a session--more than makes sense for casual, or brief use. So, is WiFi really the answer to the Edge problem? Fewer and fewer free connections; many places with no public connection, fee or otherwise, available. The image of walking down the street logging onto one free connection after another is just not the real world. Do others feel that this is a threat to the whole iPhone model???