Pros easy install once configured
Cons we received them not configured for our country rigid breakable aerial
Pros I have a computer in my car and anytime I want to connect to the internet to check email. Or download road-conditions to my gps it works excellent. Dont recommend surfing and driving but its realy cool. I have pics of the setup you can email me..
Cons Expensive $79.99 a month for the unlimited internet access is a little high.
Pros Broadband almost anywhere in Sac Metro
Cons Software drops quality of images
Summary This a great card have clocked myself at 1.5 several times. Software that comes with it gives you downgraded photos but there is a fix simply download updated sprint connection manager and click high quality photos in the options menu. Sprint tech are not that knowledgable so tech support is bad.
Pros Strong signal reception and antennae helps. Very fast when in the proper signal area.
Cons Was not told it can't be used with PPC.
Summary I had a Merlin before this and used it whenever I did not have my laptop with me, but instead used my Ipaq and the Merlin to check e-mail. After I installed the 580 software I couldn't find the PPC instructions and called Sprint for help. It was then I was told that it is not available.If it did support it I would rate it a 10!
Pros 20 times faster than my old GPRS modem. Backwards compatible with 1xRTT
Cons Needs external antenna jack. Bad reception in vehicle slows speed.
Even though EDGE is much more wide spread, EV-DO is much faster. It will spread quickly since it's very easy to implement.