We have a loaner EVDO USB modem from Verizon. The mobile hotspot they gave us couldn’t pick up the EVDO 3G network, but the little USB unit with external hi-gain antenna gets one to three bars. Download speeds are comparable to our current service, latency is in the same ballpark, but connection quality seems to be better. With our current provider, we get regular lag spike disconnects every 15 minutes…the EVDO connection is stable so far.
I’m currently running a trial at the house, sending Robin’s night elf criss-crossing Northrend over and over again to see if I can get the connection to drop her out of WoW. If I can stay connected for an hour or two without lag spike disconnects, I’ll call it a qualified success. Still, the data cap and similar speed aren’t exactly tempting, since the EVDO contract would cost twice as much, and our current provider has no data download limits.