I'm pretty clueless on this stuff, but yesterday my brother's friend was over with his iPhone and in my room he was looking up stuff online and I was like wait... we don't have wifi, how are you doing that? I guess he has satellite Internet? I figured it'd have to be expensive but he says he has some plan that is like... phone + Internet for $30 (albeit the Internet is pretty limited.) And he seemed a bit unsure on this since he has never personally done it, but he says you can (or will be able to soon) tether into a laptop/desktop and run it off of there as well?
Does anyone know anything about this stuff? I need a phone soon anyway so might as well get some Internet on it if it's not super expensive. And my MP3 player is starting to f up so I will probably need a new one of those soon. I've kind of been rebelling against the all-in-one iPhone type stuff but they do seem to have some advantages... the major one being that I carry my MP3 player everywhere so having a separate phone would just mean more stuff to carry.
PS. I live right outside Chicago so I don't think getting signal would be a problem, he lives out in the boonies and says he has problems out there but never has problems around my house.