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Sprint Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hot Spot

Sprint Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hot Spot
alaScore 80

41 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the value for money. The usability is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the design.

usability, value for money

design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Sprint Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hot Spot is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Sprint Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hot Spot

 

Introduced at CES 2010 , the Sprint Overdrive is a mobile wireless router much like the MiFi , except that it's capable of both 3G and 4G speeds. It works on Sprint's WiMax network and allows you to connect up to five devices at a time. The only...

The Sprint Overdrive offers 4G speeds, GPS support, and shared storage. Its Web client is easy to use.

Sprint's 4G coverage is limited at this time. The Overdrive is a bit bulky and has short battery life.

For road warriors, the Sprint Overdrive mobile hot spot offers reliable and fast 4G speeds, provided you live in a coverage area. If not, it does 3G, too; we just wish it had a longer battery life.

Consumer review by:

"Failed design- year of multiple warranty replacements."

 

Have been fighting Sprint for a year now regarding this device. Surprised they were not just safety recalled due to the overheating battery issue.

Works well when it sits on a ice pack and stays plugged into A/C power. Must override settings that allow it to switch between 3G and 4G to keep a 4G connection.

Overheats. Disconnects when too hot. Battery life under an hour if not plugged in. Battery life about 2 1/2 hours when plugged into computer USB port. Disconnects and reconnects between 3G and 4G several times an hour.

Consumer review by:

Save yourself the trouble and don't buy this.

 

(Continued Cons) -It says it can connect up to 8 devices, but we have had it running on 2 computers and it struggles to allow us do basic tasks online(forget about streaming videos or long downloads, it is impossible on this thing). And I read on...

Internet access

Comes in a cute little box with instructions for a quick set up, but does not include an actual manual. To see the manual for any problems, you have to download it from online. Ironic, isn't it? Especially when it decides to not work, and you have no int

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Consumer review by:

"Save yourself the trouble and don't buy this."

 

(Continued Cons)

Internet access

-Comes in a cute little box with instructions for a quick set up, but does not include an actual manual. To see the manual for any problems, you have to download it from online. Ironic, isn't it? Especially when it decides to not work, and you have no int

Consumer review by:

I give it a poor because at least it works.

 

An inferior product. Not worth the money. Sprint should be embarassed.

It works-most of the time

It is slow, slow, slow and did I mention slow. It gets really hot(temperature hot) and the battery expanded in the compartment so we removed it. It's supposed to be 4G and it is clearly not

Consumer review by:

Mediocre at best.. I think that should be Sprints logo

 

Don't do it, stay away from the overdrive & stay away from Sprint... terrible service & terrible customer service. For example, I average a few dropped calls & dropped internet signals a day (at least), & when I call to complain, they say it only shows...

mobility... if it works, I am only able to connect to the 4g network, it has never connected to the 3g network; so if I'm out of the 4g network range, it is completely useless

super slow... they said it should run at 3-8 MB, but it averages about 0.3 MB, on the device it's misleading b/c it will say 300 MB, but should say 300 Mb... drops signal often. I live right in the center of a major city & should not have these probl

Consumer review by:

Way more expensive than cable or dsl

 

Technology is not there yet--neither the 4G capacity, nor customer service, nor billing, nor quality AVOID, DO NOT BUY!

buying it let me end relationship with AT&T

4G drops all the time and 3G overages are hit by my family about half-way through the month meaning $150+ internet charges per month ; VOIP really, really, really poor quality over this ; husband is very insistent that we return to landline internet con

Consumer review by:

Miserable Service

 

Wish I had never bought it.

Portable. It looks cool. That's about it

Takes forever to boot and connect. Drops and reconnects frequently. Battery very hot. Sprint service abysmal

Consumer review by:

Solid so far

 

Had it for 3 weeks now. On certain days it drops connection, on certain days it does not at all (stays on for 9 hours - al lthe time while at work). It seems that it works better if the connection is not idle. For instance, having Pandora on. Had USB...

Small, protable, works

Some connection dropping

Consumer review by:

"Solid so far"

 

Had it for 3 weeks now. On certain days it drops connection, on certain days it does not at all (stays on for 9 hours - al lthe time while at work). It seems that it works better if the connection is not idle. For instance, having Pandora on. Had USB...

Small, protable, works

Some connection dropping

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