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Compass™ 597 by Sierra Wireless

Sprint Broadband service is a must for every IT Consultant, Domain Name Investors, Entrepreneurs, Business man or just a mobile user. I consider myself as one of the mobile user that can't function without Internet access. The installation is straight forward setup, all new devices or hardware should be done like that. All I need to do is insert the Sprint USB to my laptop, follow the default installation. My test machine that runs Windows XP operating system automatically detected a new device and install the right software to setup my Sprint broadband. Restart my workstation, the Sprint software have asked me to automatically configure my connection. Of course, I choose yes to automatically configure my connection setup. Viola ... I'm surfing the net.

Next, check my bandwidth speed. I've used free service to give me the test result. I've got 864.44 kilobits per second. Not bad.

Compass™ 597 by Sierra Wireless
Smallest 2 in 1 device

This 2-in-1 device plugs into a PC laptop USB port. The device has a microSD slot creating not only a wireless high-speed data access device as well as a storage drive. Provides access to Sprint's Mobile Broadband network from your PC desktop or notebook. Get free shipping and free activation when you purchase a device with a new line of service online!


  • 2-in-1 device - Mobile Broadband access and data storage device.
  • Plug & Go usability
Key Features
  • Web, email capable
  • GPS enabled
  • Memory card slot
  • Broadband speeds where available

How much the recurring fee per month?
I've got it for $59.99 per month unlimited internet access for 24 months contract. The early termination fee is $200. I put it up here for you to be aware since on small percentage of consumer really read the Terms of Agreement.

How to connect? Double click on Sprint SmartView icon, then click the "Connect" button. You should see a message of "Connected: Sprint Mobile Broadband".

That's all for now.

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  1. The compass 597 really rocks! we do a size comparison of compass 597 vs. u727 (and others) in our video review of the compass 597 at

    as you know, most everyone will get a U727 or Compass 597 so they can provide internet access to a single computer (like laptops)...

    but some folks need to share their EVDO with more than one computer, (or perhaps share with their iPhone or iPod Touch, via WiFi)

    if that sounds like something you would be interested in, then check out EVDO routers like those from

  2. Hi evdoinfo,

    Thank you for sharing this device, I will personally try this for my laptop and iPhone setup.

    Cheers and thanks again for sharing the website.


  3. Just to share my own experience using this mobile device. While in the Metro (subway) here in Washington DC to Vienna Virginia. I am connected for about 60% of time, some areas a dead site no Internet connectivity.

    It's frustrating because I specifically asked the sales representative if this will work 100% in Metro subway.

    By the way, the wireless device itself get hot after 15 minutes of connectivity.

    Though access to the Internet in open space is working perfectly.

    That's my story and I hope this help other business folks out there.



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