We need a Wi-Fi based carrier network across this land and Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Motorola, Samsung, Nokia, RIM, Cisco, Sun and Oracle should try to work together to bring it about. Moreover, the FCC should take the lead since a national Wi-Fi network would bring ALL of our citizens to the 21st century.
To leave things as they are not only perpetuates the present monopoly of cell carriers, but also puts us at their mercy. Wi-Fi is thus a necessary alternative for vital cell phone communications -- even if we discount its other benefits.
Steve Jobs had the right idea.