Since the switchover from Alltel to Verizon I have not been able to load google maps in IE 8.0. I have a Huawei EC228 card, and have tried this on different computers without success. I am not the only one. This google forum had several others who have experienced the same thing, but no one has posted a solution. http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/maps/thread?tid=7fdd2690331c6263&hl=en. It seems the problem lies on Verizon's end.