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T-Mobile Brings Its First 3G Modem to Market

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Mar 24, 2009, 11:00 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Mar 25, 2009, 7:49 AM

Today T-Mobile USA announced availability of its first USB wireless broadband modem. The T-Mobile webConnect USB Laptop Stick is made by Huawei and features tri-band GSM/EDGE and tri-band 1700/1900/2100MHz HSDPA/UMTS radios. It includes a microSD slot supporting cards up to 8GB, and with on-board Wi-Fi, also supports T-Mobile's HotSpot Network. The dongle has T-Mobile's Connection Manager software built-in to help find the best connection. The T-Mobile webConnect USB Laptop Stick supports Windows XP and Vista at launch, with support for Apple computers coming at a later date. Customers can access 5GB of wireless data per month for $60, with a $0.20/MB overage charge. The dongle is available for $50 with a two-year agreement, or for $250 with no contract. It is available in select retail stores and online starting March 25.

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Mar 27, 2009, 5:39 PM

Just to validate my point

Laughing cricKet has 2 3g modems already LOL. Laughing
Yeah and? You want a cookie for finding some information on the web?

Mar 25, 2009, 2:26 PM

Are you kiding me!!!

Lets not forget that t-mobile is still a young company. Its only been around for 10 years in the United States so for everyone to say they're late in the game is retarted. Verizon and sprint has been around forever and it would make sense that they would be ahead of t-mobile. The gap between them and ATT is closing fast.
croge62 said:
Lets not forget that t-mobile is still a young company. Its only been around for 10 years in the United States so for everyone to say they're late in the game is retarted. Verizon and sprint has been around forever an

Mar 24, 2009, 11:48 PM


Laughing You can get 3g wireless internet in like 10 cities LOL Laughing
This would have been big news many years ago when 3G was in it's infancy Confused
I suggest you read your facts before you talk? Which carrier do you have?

Here are the cities that T-Mobile has 3G:

Alexandria, VA
Anaheim, CA
Arlington, TX
Arlington, VA
Atlanta, GA
Atlantic City, NJ
Austin, TX
Baltimore, MD
now people with credit scores under 500 can have wireless internet to do all their important...banking?
T Mobster

Mar 25, 2009, 9:35 PM

Nice device, bad price...

OK, first of all the 3G coverage is not big, for $60/month that's like vzw/sprint/at&t and comcast prices, we're supposed to be cheaper, not the same or more. It's dumb stuff like this that makes wonder what robert dotson is thinking when he allows this type of crap to happen. Who in their right mind will pay $60/month for mediocre internet during a recession. It wouldn't be so bad if tmob lowered the price and removed the data cap. I am a big tmob supporter but this is just asinine. Wth is 5GB gonna do for me. Not everyone just checks email and web browsing,how am i going to know when i reached 5GB? Am I going to type #646# on my laptop keyboard? Laughing -- - None the less I'm happy we finally have 3G usb modems.
Actually, ATT and VZW both have 5Gb caps on their services too. I work for ATT so I cannot speak for VZW, but we find that the average user of the data cards use somewhere between 1.9GB and 2.5. The customer usually only gets in trouble under a couple...

Mar 25, 2009, 5:12 AM

Call me optimistic!

I do not use TMO nor would it be in my best interest to use them because of lack of coverage and their 3G in my area at this point. The city I live in is saturated with ATT, Sprint and Verizon networks that have 3G deployed. However, A friend of mine that works for TMO has consistantly said that 3G has begun to be switched on in certain markets and will be switched on in many new markets in upcoming months. He said the delay had something to do with the fight over the white noise spectrum. He said all the equipment is in place. That particular spectrum would have greatly effected their 3G. This being true or not, I still believe TMO in any event, is ready to make that jump. We shall see. Good luck TMO.
Its not so much optimism, but sprint already has 4g in like 2 cities and is rolling it out across all major us cities in the next few months, and trust me Verizon is right behind them.

Its almost like a company saying, he we finally have dsl servic...
The problem was that Tmobile was going to take over the 1700mhz and 2100mhz spectrum from the government. They were draggin their feet with releasing it to us. We had the hardware in place for quite a while.

Mar 25, 2009, 10:32 AM

the price is a turn-off

if it's $50 with 10, even 15GB, this'll be a HUGE seller
but now, it's a turn-off
luckily, T-Mobile still keeps Total Internet, that you can grab unlocked 3G phone (5330 is due July) or TM506, and tether away for $40, and still unlimited (maybe up to 10GB)
Currently their isn't a way to tether the least officially. I'm not too sure on the 5330 but you would probably have a better chance with that.

The best way to go is buying the 3rd party data USB stick floating around on the internet...

Mar 25, 2009, 4:57 AM


i've been waiting for t-mo to release a usb modem for a long time and now it's here!

i love t-mo!!!
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