None of the phones work very well as a modem. It is still not very fast and lag is just bad. I have used Sprint and T-Mobile. Sprint seemed to be a lot better but it is so much more expensive. I would not buy any phone and bank on using it to get on the internet with my laptop. It is just too unreliable. It all depends on where you are. You would have to test it where you plan on using it the most. I don't think any phone handles it any better than others it is pretty much the same technology on all of them within the same network. T-mobile by far is the deal of the bunch and I ment by a long shot but you seem to get what you pay for.