Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 1 out of 5 by Spike111111 PS--Look at coverage map on T-Mobile site
Further to my first review complaining about the device's slow speed, potential buyers must do more than type in their ZIP code on the Walmart.com page to see if there is "coverage" where they are. T-Mobile's web site has zoomable maps that show the quality of coverage in every place. This depends on cell towers and on terrain. And zoom in until you can identify your neighborhood on the map; the statewide maps suggest there is coverage almost everywhere. My entire ZIP code (a group of towns with maybe 20,000 people), on the 3G/4G map, is in a region below "satisfactory" labeled "2G." Conclusion: It's a wonder the device works at all where I am. (Ignore my 1-through-5 ratings above, as what I am saying is your results may vary greatly.)
But the clunky software the device installs on my PC has made one irreversible change to my browser, has four new processes running around-the-clock, and has deposited a bunch of junk into my Registry that seems designed to affect a variety of popular anti-virus programs. That's intrusive. It's not bad enough to return for a refund, but am not sure I'll re-up when my Pass runs out.
Rated 4 out of 5 by SavyCollegeShopper Great for the price!
Purchased the laptop stick instead of the other wireless device that cost hundreds for multiple connections. I order this item site to store, it was ready for pick up in two days. Plugged it into the computer software downloaded. I had to call Tmobile hotline to activate the prepaid voucher . I've had it for a bout 2 months now works very well. I am college student on a budget cant afford to pay for cable tv and internet bundle from companies like comcast. I use the laptop stick with my netbook only. Every once in a while the connection will go out but I just close and reopen the Firefox browser and its fine.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MsBrendaJ I am very well satifisfied with the T-Mobile 4G Laptop. So far it has met it's expectations.