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Incidental Thinking posted: “It seems I’m currently in the only area of the US without widespread Internet access. This is yet another reason I need the iPhone next week.”

If you’re in an area without widespread internet access, how likely is it that the area is covered by GSM towers, which Cingular doesn’t even bother to deploy in upstate New York or all of Vermont?

If you can get a signal at all, will you have strong enough reception that you can use their horribly slow internet access?

Will you be happy with the iPhone as your only internet-connected device, since you can’t use it as a modem for a laptop (like you can with almost any other modern phone)?

For internet access on the road, nothing beats CDMA coverage, devices, and speed.