Finally, broadband speed wherever you go.
In a nutshell:
- Fast downloads (Downloads often at ~200KB/sec)
- Great 3G coverage in most places
- Expensive, but worth the price if you travel frequently
Anywhere from free to $150 for the device itself, depending on what promotion you get. Service is $69.99 per month for unlimited data. AT&T forces you to get into 2-year contract to get this service, so if you do not envision yourself having it for two years, be prepared to pay the $175 termination fee.
I have used the card in Chicago, DC, and NYC. In addition, I have used it extensively on the bus from DC to NYC. Overall I am very pleased with the service. Even when traveling at 65mph on the highway the connection stays surprisingly steady.
If you are within 3G coverage areas, the speed is very impressive for this device. For regular web surfing, E-mail, Remote Desktop, and downloads under 30mb, the speed is absolutely sufficient. YouTube videos load fast enough to have no lag time, and I was even able to watch instant Netflix videos.
The connection, while mostly reliable, can sometimes be buggy on Windows Vista. At one point I received the dreaded Error 668 but was I eventually able to fix it. The problems have been few and far between, and would not be a reason to not purchase the card.
If you are like me:
- Addicted to the internet
- Frequently Travel
- The guy watching instant Netflix video on a bus or train
Then you probably will want this card. I have gotten a tremendous amount of use out of it, and definitely am glad to have it. In addition, it never hurts to have redundancy at home, in case the cable goes out.