SG, I have cable internet so it isn't so easy. *I have hooked up to the internet using my verizon cell phone and their internet service. *The speed isn't bad if you are on the express network--their own digital network. *It has worked for me in some out of the way places.
However, I haven't used the verizon system to send email yet. *Also, I haven't used verizon yet to access my firm's network. *
Free nights and weekends. *Otherwise I have to use minutes. *I will need to compose and read email off line to save the minutes. *
Your problem makes me shudder. Just before I retired I worked in a company that gave everyone an alphanumeric pager. That was the fallback internet service when we traveled. I found it tedious, but it still sounds better than using your Verizon cell.