With the Sprint Sierra Wireless 250U USB device, you can easily fit the power of the Sprint 4G network in the fifth pocket of your skinny jeans. Once you are connected, you’ll have full access to the internet at blazing fast speeds from nearly anywhere in the city.
This device is ideal for both business and entertainment purposes. Need to remotely connect into a web conference for work? Simply connect the Sierra Wireless device into the USB port of your laptop, launch the SmartView software and select your desired connection. While testing this device around the city, I was able to power-on my laptop, launch SmartView and connect to the 4G network in less than two minutes.
Sometimes I’ll miss my commuter train, or it will be delayed. Now I can grab a seat and enjoy one of the 12,000+ movies offered through Netflix instant streaming. Once while I was on the train, I found the signal deteriorated from 4G to 3G as I neared the suburb of Walpole. If you encounter a 4G coverage gap, the 3G network is more than capable for catching up on e-mail, surfing social networks sites and streaming short videos on YouTube. In the Greater Boston area, I only found 4G connectivity issues in residential parts of Somerville. All areas of Boston and Cambridge where I tested the product offered speedy 4G coverage.
The difference in speed between 3G and 4G is quite noticeable. For me, the 4G network actually worked faster than my home wireless network when downloading comparable files. Streaming movies, downloading music, and uploading documents to e-mails and blogs were no sweat at all on the 4G network.
Regardless of the purpose, the addition of the Sprint 4G network is a welcome one in the city of Boston. For professionals, students, commuters and residents, Bostonians are definitely a population that will benefit from access to super fast internet wherever or whenever it’s needed. Combined with the ease of use and functionality of the Sierra Wireless 250U device, Sprint receives high marks across the board.