The major local cell carrier, Safaricom, offers 3G internet connection via a USB modem. I believe the USB modem they use is a Huawei E220.
I have used one on my personal laptop while I've been here and have been pleased, but that's only been for about 2 weeks. I'm concerned about longevity of the modem and reliability. Do these modems have a long life-span? And do they tend to be buggy or have intermittent problems that the staff will have to diagnose and deal with? I'm debating a few options, so this may make or break the decision one way or the other.
The staff that I am working with are not very computer literate, so troubleshooting problems will not work well--therefore reliability is key. Anyone seen any in-depth reviews (I couldn't find any using google), or have any experience with these devices?
They are running various versions of Windows (XP, Vista, 7) on a range of laptops.