Sierra Wireless Compass 597 USB modem

by Sprint

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Overdrive

by Sierra Wireless

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4G USB Modem (Motorola USBw 25100 WiMax Adapter)

by Clearwire

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Pros
  • Built-in installation software
  • SmartView control panel
  • MicroSD card slot
  • High bandwidth
  • No pop-up antenna needed
  • External antenna jack
  • Built-in GPS
  • Fast laptop wireless WAN service
  • Serves up to five users
  • Nearly plug-and-play
  • Connection is just as fast as a DSL or cable modem
Cons
  • Problems with mounting the installation software's disk image
  • Two-year contract requirement for lowest-cost subscription
  • MicroSD card failed to mount
  • Doesn't really improve smartphone performance
  • Awkward transition between 3G and 4G
  • Won't connect with 3G networks
  • Feels fragile; needs a case
At A Glance