I just returned from a four-country European trip where I'd hoped to use my Android Nexus and Smartphone for wireless access ( To avoid roaming charges, I suspended phone service.) Instead I was shocked by how hard it was to find reliable internet access, particularly in Italy. Now and every time I come home from extended travel, I scour the web for the latest developments, hoping the situation will improve in terms of affordable wireless solutions for long-term travelers. I've tried USB plug-ins (WIND in Italy, Moviestar/Claro in Central America) and am now reading about pocket-sized wireless routers at exorbitant daily rates. In addition, given what a pain it is to disconnect and reconnect home cable (wireless, phone, cable services), I'm ideally looking for something that can be used both here in the U.S. and abroad. Surely, there's something better out there, or am I dreaming? Please advise.