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Cons: Cheap piece of junk. Weak 2.4 and 5 ghz wifi needs daily rebooting because network speed slows to a crawl at time. Wasted my time trying to figure out what the problem was. There's a reason why it is so cheap.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Cheap. Easy setup. Stable wifi and WAN connection when it works.
Cons: Netgear customer service is terrible. The router was working pretty well for a few days. Suddenly it loses internet connection. Although devices can still connect to the WIFI, the router is unable to negotiate connection with the ISP. Unfortunately at this point it was outside the return period so I had to call Netgear customer support. Even though I have experience trouble shooting networking issues, the Netgear rep wanted me to go through the same process before issuing me a RMA, wasting more than an hour of my time. Even by that point he wasn't finished; there were more hoops for me to jump through. I just gave up by this point, there were too many hoops to jump through. That's probably their strategy to minimize the number of RMA's they have to issue. Most other companies will just believe you when you say you did the troubleshooting steps and confirm the product is defective and just issue a RMA. I just wasted my money on this junk. Never buying Netgear again. There are plenty of other choices out there, equal or better than this crapware.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Nice hardware specs, fast processor, minimal lag. Decent amount of onboard memory both ram and rom. LTE data is amazingly fast (I'm coming from a prehistoric 3G phone).
Cons: This phone loses connection to the cell tower constantly. I live in a weak T-mobile zone so I got a signal booster for inside the house. Didn't help at all- the phone would take a long time (if at all) to acquire the amplified signal. If it did I would get 3-4 bars of signal, pretty good, but a few minutes later it would lose connection again. I would miss calls since I wouldn't know that the signal was lost. I'm not sure if this is a problem with the phone or just T-mobile network in general, but either way it's unacceptable if you require reliable service for business or personal. Apparently there are other reviews out there that also describes a weak radio in this phone. However, when I'm in an area closer to the T-mobile towers (at work), I can get a steady 1-2 bars for voice/text, and seemingly solid connection for 4G/LTE.
Other Thoughts: Good phone specs for the price. If a steady reliable connection is not as important to you or if you live in a good coverage area, this phone is great. Don't get it if you're in gray zone for T-mobile coverage. Of course, it's hard to determine if you are in a gray zone until you get the phone and try it out. Maybe borrow a friend's T-mobile phone and test it in your home and work.READ FULL REVIEW