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Clearwire launches pay-as-you-go 4G service

By Matthew
Aug 30, 2010
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  1. Clearwire has added a pay-as-you-go option for its 4G wireless broadband service. Aimed at "tech-savvy Gen Y customers" looking to avoid lengthy contracts, the Rover Stick and Rover Puck offer commitment-free access to the company's WiMAX network. Priced at $100, the "Stick" is a USB modem for one machine, and it's compatible with Windows as well as OS X. The "Puck" is a pricier $150, but provides wireless access for up to eight devices (be they computers, smartphones, a gaming console and so on).

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  2. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,384   +15

    Thats faster and cheaper than Comcast's internet for $40 a month. Our internet with Comcast is also utter crap, it goes out atleast 10 times a day. Sometimes 25 breaks easily. I wonder what their bandwidth regulations are.
     
  3. thatguyandrew92

    thatguyandrew92 TS Rookie Posts: 118

    I can't image the cap would be great. :/ But if I had coverage I would definitely get this! I would love it so much.
     
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 6,075   +84 Staff Member

    There are no bandwidth regulations. They offer unlimited transfer as far as I know.
     
  5. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,356   +402

    Hmm...would be tempting except for Clearwire works for crap during online PvP, PvM shooter games.
     
  6. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    From reading reviews of Clearwire over the years it seems they don't exactly have great latency since they are wireless and have some bad stories of port/application blocking, they may have changed but just be aware. I personally wouldn't do it as I just can't trust wireless companies as being my only way online.
     
  7. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    Ya wireless and gaming don't mix at all. On a related note I want some Nachos http://xkcd.com/654/.
     
  8. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Maniac Posts: 546

    Sorry but this seems a little slow. I expected faster speeds then this.
     


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