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Review: Sierra Wireless Compass 597 USB modem

At a Glance

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Price when rated: $50 (with one- or two-year contract) when purchased online; $100 (with one- or two-year contract) when purchased in store; plus service fee ranging from $40 to $80 per month
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  • Built-in installation software
  • SmartView control panel
  • MicroSD card slot
  • High bandwidth
  • No pop-up antenna needed
  • External antenna jack
  • Built-in GPS


  • Problems with mounting the installation software's disk image
  • Two-year contract requirement for lowest-cost subscription
  • MicroSD card failed to mount

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