I am tethered right now (for lack of a better word
) and my download speed is showing max of 787kbps. It downloads in fits and bursts. Nothing for a few seconds, then a few hundred kbps. Its not as bad as it was, and is in fact bearable.
HOWEVER, I am at a differant coffee shop today... So I dont know if it was the activation or the new location that fixed the problem. BUT, its good to know that its capable of working. :D
Thanks again for the info.