We went on a cruise and took this with us.The fact that you can access the web free all over the world is priceless. We were getting reception in the middle of the caribbean (sometimes). Also used it in Europe. Having said that, the web browser sucks and it is very painful to browse. This is clearly for emergencies or if you are overseas and going through internet withdrawal. Some sites don't work at all. I was able to read my favorite gadget sites and check email, mostly through their mobile sites.