I only had the options of two different plans with Alltel, my cell phone provider.
Plan number one was $30 a month and I had to get a connection kit ($70.00?) for my cell phone.
The kit included a cable and software.
The second plan was $60 a month and included a UTStarcom UM175
free after rebates with a two year contract.
Both included unlimited internet usage, but plan number one would be using my phone to connect.
There are many times I'm on my cell phone with someone as I'm online viewing something with them.
So I went with option number two.
The UTStarcom UM175 is kind of cool. It has the connection software built in so there is no install CD.
I have two different laptops I use it with. Just plug it into a USB plug and I have a connection with in second, awesome!