Support and stability is the key to these types of technology and it seems that MTS has not factored this into the equation and that is why they end up with some unhappy customers.
Are the monthly fees similar to you just getting a 4G stick like the MC547. I think they should be releasing the new 679 Novatel stick soon which would be a better option.
If the fees are the same, the best solution is to get the stick and the MOFI3500-3GN router.
It does not have voice but it is just an ip phone solution which you can get anywhere cheap and you will can also get real support.
With the MOFI router, you not only get support, but there are hundreds of other features that are non existence in the globesurf product.
some of the features that may be important to you that the MOFI has are
- XBox, Playstation and other system optimization
- True plug and play technology
- Most gets your faster internet than you would with any other device due to hardware and software optimization that took years to perfect.
- You get the speed of the stick vs the limited speed of your global surfer which has max 14.4Mbps.
(LTE speeds are easily over 20Mbps, rated at 150Mbps)
- 4 ports vs 2 ports ethernet
- up to 300Mb/s wireless speeds on the MOFI vs 54Mb/s on the globle surfer (this is very important to note)
+ many others
if you are a business customer, you may want to note some of these features that the MOFI can do:
- Mifi Hotspot Support
- Failover load balancing (multiwan)
- router to router mesh support
- true DMZ not psuedo dmz zone
- IP Pass-through (makes your router as a stick for users looking to add internet to an existing network without the worries about changing various network settings)
- Aprx - Ham Radio Automatic Packet Reporting System
- Vpn Services and Termination - device to Cisco, Linux, Juniper IPSec, L2TP, & PPTP
- Remote management web-based GUI and CLI over SSH Preconfigured Security
- Serial console available to control another attached device as well as USB to serial
- Dynamic DNS (DDNS) with support for 10+ different DDNS services
- USB support for networkable devices like printers and USB storage drives, IP Phones
- Uses Package system to quickly add support and include software without reflashing the router -- currently over 2000 packages that can be added!
- Windows-compatible file sharing (via SAMBA)
- UPnP and NAT-PMP for dynamically configured port forwarding Port forwarding
- QOS Flexible firewall
Rogers, Bell and Telus used to offer a similar solution where they offered cheaper data plans but have cancelled this option so again they are also in same boat where the MOFI using a 4G\LTE stick is the best solution. Actually, Rogers and Telus have been recommending the MOFI solution to their customers already as they know that support and other issues are not worth it as it can get very complicated when it comes to routers which MOFI is world wide known for now.