Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in

T-Mobile Launches 3G Modem

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 8 comments

T-Mobile yesterday announced that the company was rolling out its new webConnect USB Laptop Stick.

It’s basically your average, run of the mill 3G modem. With the ability to conncect to both WiFi and T-Mobile’s own 3G network (and triband EDGE connectivity for the times when you're out of 3G coverage), the Huawei manufactured webConnect USB Laptop Stick comes with T-Mobile Conncection Manager that helps you automatically connect to the best connection available as well as monitor how much data you’re using.

The Laptop Stick also packs a microSD/SDHC expansion slot that accepts up to 8GB cards, doubling as a storage device. T-Mobile is launching the device today for $49.99 on a two-year contract after rebate, $99.99 with one-year contract or $249.99 contract-free. Service plans start at $59.99, which gives you 5GB of wireless data per month. If you go over that limit, you will be charged an overage fee of $0.20 per MB.

So what’s the verdict? Will anybody be signing up for one of these?

Display 8 Comments.
This thread is closed for comments
  • 0 Hide
    Anonymous , March 25, 2009 10:31 PM
    I have the Verizon equivalent and speedwise it is acceptable for what it is. However I had an unlimited download/upload package that is now unavailable and has been replaced by a 5gb limit with $.25 per meg overage costs. I cant even read the daily news at that limit. Greed reigns supreme with these outfits. I will leave them all with nothing from me.
  • 0 Hide
    CamHart , March 26, 2009 3:20 AM
    No way with the 5gb limit.
  • 0 Hide
    Soul_keeper , March 26, 2009 10:49 AM
    I just canceled my ATT "unlimited" 3G plan after just over 1yr
    it was about 65 a month, cost me 175 to cancel the 3yr contract

    3G is pretty cool tho, I just didn't travel enough to justify it.
  • 0 Hide
    slicer101 , March 26, 2009 12:18 PM
    Here in Slovenia we have a provider Mobitel d.d., you can sign a contract for 29€ per month for unlimited access an all major citys and highways are coverd with 3G signal (HSDPA 7.2 and HSUPA! I dont quite get it why providers in other countrys tend to limit the data package? I presume the competition out there is even stronger then here in Slovenia where we only have 2 good operators, native Mobitel and Vodaphone Si.Mobil (which sux btw :p )
  • 0 Hide
    slicer101 , March 26, 2009 12:34 PM
    Here in Slovenia we have a provider Mobitel d.d., you can sign a contract for 29€ per month for unlimited access an all major citys and highways are coverd with 3G signal (HSDPA 7.2 and HSUPA! I dont quite get it why providers in other countrys tend to limit the data package? I presume the competition out there is even stronger then here in Slovenia where we only have 2 good operators, native Mobitel and Vodaphone Si.Mobil (which sux btw :p )
  • 0 Hide
    Anonymous , March 29, 2009 8:23 AM
    5 gig seems like you should be able to read a news paper but sharing it is another thing...
  • 0 Hide
    bad_code , March 31, 2009 7:55 AM
    Here is a stupid idea. Internet via Time Warner is $50 per month. Cell phone $70 per month. If I could have unlimited download data and get one for my alarm system as well, I should S*!T can my land line and get cell phones and 3G modem for all PCs in our house. Maybe one day they will get less greedy and think volume.
  • 0 Hide
    mobiel internet , January 6, 2011 6:19 PM
    I prefer a 3G internal modem, not an USB modem. You'll start to forget it or might loose it.

    http://www.mobielinternetkiezen.nl/mobiel-internet-modems/3g-modem/