Recently I purchased this U600 3g/4g USB stick from WalMart for my Virgin Mobile Broadband wireless internet service. It replaces my Novatel 3g USB stick that I started out with originally on Virgin Mobile Broadband's no contract internet service plans. At first, when I attempted to activate my new device (U600 3g/4g USB Franklin stick) it just didn't work. I tried uninstalling my software, but this didn't work either. What I did was I googled how to restore my computer operating system, because I unintentionally deleted some Qualcomm WiFi device drive software that I suspect came with the computer's original software. After I learned how (simple) it was to restore my laptop operating system, I did it, and the deleted Qualcomm software did indeed reappear.
The next day I tried to activate my new device (U600 3g/4g USB stick) but I needed to call the Virgin Mobile Broadband Customer Service because I was unable to do it. After talking with a very gracious rep, I was still unable to activate it so I told her I was through with trying and that I intended to return my U600 device back to WalMart. The next day, however, was bright and sunny outside, and I thought to myself that maybe I might be able to activate my device this day because surely the 4g network would be responsive and flowing in such a wonderful day's atmosphere. I again tried and found myself online with my old, previous 3g Novatel USB stick device, but I wanted to try again my new U600 4g/3g USB device. I tried installing it, but again I had to call the Customer Service reps . This time I learned that the 4g transmission tower had been down the day before in the city where I live, but that they should have it up and running soon. After he said this, I again tried activating my U600 4g device and lo and behold it worked!!!
I like the 4g network. It allows me to watch YouTube videos without run interruptions, which is important to me. I do notice that it seems quicker than my 3g network, but not lightening fast like some other AT&T internet options that I've subscribed to before. Still it serves my purposes, I can watch my films, have unlimited internet access with 4g, and I'm happier than I was, at least for now. I did notice my 4g device warming up some, but WalMart does offer a two year warranty with my purchase for $4. And I have a 90 day warranty without the added warranty, I believe. So you asked for my review, and this is it.
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