Stick it in or puck around
Attention grabber I have to admit, the first thing I saw when I loaded dslreports was that ad... Pricing isn't really that bad to be honest.
4G Only Clearwire needs to avoid these 4G only mobile devices. It's fine for fixed home modems but mobile devices definitely need 3G for backup. Wouldn't even begin to go there.
Sprint needs to offer a day/week/monthly option for 3G/4G phone tethering. That would be much more useful.
Re: 4G Only Agreed. 4G coverage is still in a swiss cheese state. It's been getting much better in my area, but I still don't rely solely on my 4G modem when I'm travelling in the area.
Re: 4G Only They'll only piss off users when they can't get a connection on the road, ultimately losing those customers. If they focus only on 3G/4G mobile devices, they'd likely have more interest and more long term success. This is simply going to fail.
try to use it on the commuter train from suburbs to the city, very frustrating
You will be constantly disconnected at hand-offs.
And when I live in suburbs and wanna use laptop outside home, I'll go to starbucks open till 12 am with free-wifi and nice couch chairs with tables.
Might use on sundeck but thats when only sun is not too bright and only few months a year.
In parks, beach - no who the hell carries there laptop? I'll use Iphone from my pocket if I need to check some information other than that I am there to enjoy the day.
In other places, lots of shops with wi-fi. Unless Clear/Rover offers good service for commuting its no good.
Clear for now has no use for me.
Re: Yay! Another Clear ad how much did you charge for this one. not everyone has problems with the service. i think thats what your missing.
Re: Yay! Another Clear ad how much did you charge for this one. And the fact people all across Chicago are complaining of the same thing ( almost full strength and no speeds ) means it's not a isolated incident.
Re: Yay! Another Clear ad how much did you charge for this one. again that is your market. not anyone elses.
Re: Yay! Another Clear ad how much did you charge for this one. Yes the third largest market in the country.
Re: Yay! Another Clear ad how much did you charge for this one. my neighbor here in Evanston is getting 10mbps+ and ~100ms latency.
still sounds isolated.
4g speeds? I thought that Clear could hit some pretty fast speeds with current 4G
Puck speed from the website:
3-6 Mbps Download and Up to 1 Mbps Upload
I wonder if it can go faster, but they are showing what the majority of 4G users get. If so, applause for good advertising practice.
Re: 4g speeds? Typical speed when I had it was 9Mbps-12Mbps down. The up is capped at 1Mbps usually, there were a few occasions during what were probably tests where it was uncapped and people got around 3Mbps-5Mbps up. This was a year ago in Portland, I hear people are getting upto 16Mbps (some users report rates as high as 20-30Mbps range even) more consistently these days...
www.aimless.us - irc.aimless.us channel #fix
| || WiMax is capable of higher speeds but has to compromise in the number of users that it can support especially based on the providers back haul internet connection from the tower.|
After almost 6 months of service, I am not impressed with the speed, quality or reliability of the service and can not wait to see how LTE form ATT/Verizon fares against WiMax.
But I am planning to switch back to DSL/Cable once I move in a few months ... at least they offer stable and reliable service for fixed locations.
From what I understand, the CPE that was issued for earlier WiMax services had much better reception and external antenna ports ... the new class of CPE does not and is frankly junk because their omni directional antennas are not very good and still sensitive to placement or alignment with the tower.
Yawn.... no coverage, this deal doesn't matter!
Pricing Their prepaid service is priced the same as their post paid service, only difference is the lack of a 2 year contract and ETF.
Also, prepaid customers must purchase their CPE rather than having the option to leasing it ... but the costs are usually low because of specials and when calculated over a years time ... is actually cheaper.
But, don't trust their coverage maps if you plan to order service.
Instead, find someone who has service that will loan you their modem so that you can test your location .... and even that is no guarantee that you will receive a stable RF signal and good bandwidth ... I know from first hand experience!!
And don't count on customer or tech support ... it is virtually non-existant!!!
Management escalations? Forget it, just as worthless ... basically Clear's way of doing business is structured after any other McCaw operation such as Charter Communication ... they just want you to shut up and pay your bill even if your service does not work.