I have used the T stick 6 to 10 times since I bought it and the last time I plugged into the jackpoint - the pin broke off rendering the T stick useless. I took it back to Telecom who sent it to their repairers who declared it "physical damage" and therefore not covered under warranty. They wanted the princely sum of $250 to repair it (the cost of a new one is $299.)
My point is the device must have had a manufacturing fault to have failed so quickly but the onus is on me to prove it.
Has anyone else had a similar problem?