get me bounced to one of my ISP's websites.
Your ISP is redirecting your browsing. There's a fix for that.
Use OpenDNS for better speed, more security, it's free, and no more re directs.
Open System Preferences / Preferences then select the Network tab. Click the Advanced tab then click the DNS tab.
Enter these numbers exactly as you see them here.
Then click OK and restart your Mac.
More about OpenDNS here.
Looks like Mission: Accomplished! Time will tell for sure. Thanks!
Bonus question: If I have my phone set to iMessage and then I'm disconnected from W-Fi, when I text someone via iMessgae, will be as part of my text plan or on 3G? I've posted, responses were 3G but the iPhone Settings seem to say text plan. So which is it? (And Apple's support pages are even more ambiguous.)
Thanks again. My hero.