We're preparing for a circumnavigation, and I'm looking for options for accessing the internet while we're on the road. Our fallback option is to seek out internet cafes, but we'd really like to have an option of using our laptop on the road or while stopped.
My first thought is to get a mobile hotspot (like Verizon Fivespot) that has the ability to connect to GSM/UMTS networks. It would have to have a removable SIM card so we could buy prepaid SIM cards as we go, rather than holding a contract and data plan. Perhaps this can be done with the new Droid 2 smartphone?
Anyone have experience with this? We met an overlander who had something that looked like a Verizon Air Card with a removable SIM card, which would also do the trick. Details would be appreciated!