The ability to connect whenever and wherever without ponying up $7 to the wireless bandits has transformed my productivity on the road. Using the built-in EVDO antenna in my Lenovo X60s, I can get online at 3G speeds through Verizon’s EVDO in about 30 seconds.
30 seconds if the client software works. Not to slag Verizon, but their client is the buggiest thing on my notebook. It insists on displaying a perpetual error message (Error 907), the client sometimes recognizes the radio, sometimes it doesn’t, and more often than not requires a full reboot.
Other than that, it is very nice to blog in between flights on my way to Raleigh, switch off for takeoff, work offline in “island” mode in Notes, and then replicate right on arrival.