I purchased the T-Mobile Rocket 4G Laptop Stick at a special year end sale price I could not resist. I plugged it into a USB port on my Windows XP netbook and it instantly installed T-Mobile's Connection Manager software perfectly with no issues. Then I connected to the T-Mobile network to activate it and purchase an Internet data pass. I bought this stick mainly for use on my laptop at airports when I travel. I will use it while waiting for my flight to board or between connections on multi-hop flights. Before making the purchase, I checked T-Mobile's data coverage map at my home and found it to have a so-so, not great rating. Indeed, at my home, I found that it ran at a slow Internet speed like an old dial-up connection. That was not a concern because almost every major airport in the USA has EXCELLENT T-Mobile coverage. You can check out the T-Mobile coverage map at any major airport and you will see it is EXCELLENT. My work office is near a major airport, and as expected this little beauty ran at lightning fast 4G speed in my office. I prefer this device because it is a "pay as you go" with no contract commitment & no monthly charges. If you decide to purchase it, I suggest you spend a little time in the support area of the T-Mobile web site (it's free, won't cost you any data usage) and download the support documents for this device. Then read and get familiar with how the Connect Manager works and how others solved issues you may encounter. There is not much to read, and it won't require more than a couple hours of your time. Most issues I saw were not biggies, and could have been avoided if the user had only taken the time to get familiar with how to use it. Also suggest you Google how to utilize your Internet data efficiently as I did. That way, you get more "bang for the buck" on each Internet data pass you purchase. I promise if you do this, you will have a wonderful trouble free experience with this little beauty on the Internet for your particular need. Looking back, had I known how well this Laptop Stick works, I would have gladly paid the regular price.
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