digitaldivide: Hspa+ is available to any device that supports it.
It hasn't been "locked down" since well before Christmas.
Telecom NZ havent promoted Hspa+ for a number of reasons ... and I predict in the next few months that will change.
BarTender: Just had a go with a Aircard 503 here in Wellington.
Not too shabby if you ask me, espcially the ping time.
Plus I downloaded Sharepoint Services 3.0 64Bit which is ~120MB file using WGET:
100%[======================================>] 123,294,880 1.06M/s in 2m 8s
2010-05-11 19:19:08 (938 KB/s) - `SharePoint.exe' saved [123294880/123294880]
It peaked around 1.21M/s ... nice...