"Intermittent, Unreliable and Basically Useless"0.5 starson by yellodevil
Pros: I really have nothing good to say about this item
Cons: Fluctuating transfer rates, constant time-out errors, overheating hardware, unstable drivers, buggy software
Summary: The T-Mobile Rocket Laptop Stick is one of the most frustrating products I have ever used. Not only does the Webconnect software require regular re-installation but the device drivers (fifteen in all, I believe) constantly replace, override and duplicate themselves, WiFi access is nonexistent and the hardware itself frequently (literally) overheats. The initial link is established quickly and stays open just fine, however actual transfer rates fluctuate so greatly that web pages, downloads, posts, orders, etc continually time out so that it's virtually impossible to get anything done online and the connection appears to exist for the sole purpose of allowing T-Mobile to apply limitations to their "Unlimited" data plan (per the surprise "Fair Usage Policy"). This product totally sucks and makes me wish for the days when all we had was dial-up.Also - the webpages that seem to time out fastest/most often...? T-Mobile's very own support pages! Good luck trying to get any kind of assistance, resolution or even information on this prroblematic thing!
Updated on Oct 20, 2011