"Solid so far"on by BigCroat
Pros Small, protable, works
Cons Some connection dropping
Summary Had it for 3 weeks now. On certain days it drops connection, on certain days it does not at all (stays on for 9 hours - al lthe time while at work). It seems that it works better if the connection is not idle. For instance, having Pandora on. Had USB modem before - and there were the same issues, but the differnece was that the software would then lose the modem, etc. 20 minutes for start. This is definitely better.
Pros Ability to use several computers at the same time. Internet is fast on 3 & 4G networks. Easy to use and set up. Can charge with USP port.
Cons Sprint 4G will not hit our town until 2011. Battery life on this thing is terrible. The device tends to get hot when turned on for long periods of time. Nintendo DSIs do not support this type of Wifi.
Summary This is a solid device for the price. My family loves not having to share internet connections during travel and at home. But just keep this thing plugged in.
Pros Small, portable. Great Idea!
Cons It's just unusable. I have latest firmware and 4G disabled. The 3G signal will fluctuate from 60 to 40 to 0 to 40 to 0 to 60. This is sitting still on a flat surface. I put my Palm pre right beside it (also sprint) and 3G signal is fine.
Summary Don't waste your money.
Pros Works well when it sits on a ice pack and stays plugged into A/C power. Must override settings that allow it to switch between 3G and 4G to keep a 4G connection.
Cons Overheats. Disconnects when too hot. Battery life under an hour if not plugged in. Battery life about 2 1/2 hours when plugged into computer USB port. Disconnects and reconnects between 3G and 4G several times an hour.
Summary Have been fighting Sprint for a year now regarding this device. Surprised they were not just safety recalled due to the overheating battery issue.
Pros Internet access
Cons -Comes in a cute little box with instructions for a quick set up, but does not include an actual manual. To see the manual for any problems, you have to download it from online. Ironic, isn't it? Especially when it decides to not work, and you have no int
Summary (Continued Cons)
-It says it can connect up to 8 devices, but we have had it running on 2 computers and it struggles to allow us do basic tasks online(forget about streaming videos or long downloads, it is impossible on this thing). And I read on another help forum that having it connected to several devices causes it to overheat.
-Waaay too expensive.
This was a gift from my Mom to me, and I have asked her to cut the service because it is just not worth it. From what I understand it cost around $60/ mo? Correct me if I am wrong. But I would much rather have a stationery connection that you don't constantly get disconnected from. Anyway, if you go to the Sprint website to figure out what the heck is wrong with the device, you'll find hundreds of other people having problems with the thing. Seriously, don't get it. Never trust a phone company to provide internet access is my new policy.