| Review by ckmscott |
member for 6.5 years, 64 visits, last login: 238 days ago
updated 2.2 years ago
- $50 per month
- (24 month contract)
- "Reliable and fast"
- "I'm happy"
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(ratings above consensus)
I recently needed a broadband card in a hurry. I went to Radio Shack and picked up a Clear 4G USB modem, model PXU-1900 for my laptop. In comparison to other offerings from T-Mobile Verizon, and Sprint, Clear offers unlimited data at 4G speeds for $50/month. The others carriers offered a mix of plans with bandwidth caps, 3G speeds, or higher prices for 4G.
It took about 20 minutes to sign up and activate the modem and about 10 minutes to install the software. The card worked flawlessly the first time and I have had no problems. It works well in my high rise apartment - I'm on the 17th floor. Overall, I think the Clear plan I bought was a good choice
Update - Buyer beware, some dealers, especially Radio Shack, do not know what they are talking about and will sell you the wrong equipment. I wanted 4G where available and 3G everywhere else. It turns out that Radio Shack sold me a modem only capable of 4G, so when I took it on the road I could not get a connection in a 3G area. Now I will have to pay a restocking fee to change my modem out. I should have went to a Clear store and not Radio Shack.
It won't last! It sounds like you are in one of the few locations where Clear is still working well but it can't last. As soon as some more customers jump on it will slow down to a crawl same as everywhere else.
Corpus Christi, TX
Re: It won't last! It's interesting how you instantly say it won't last. I have been with 'Clearwire" now "Clear" internet for two years now. I have yet to see a decrease in performance. Sure from time to time the network slows as with any ISP, however it has been an untouched high speed experience. I have been all around Texas in 4G covered and 3G zones offered by Clear and still unmatched service provided to me in stationary and mobile situations. So I think before you post a down on a great provider, maybe you should first try to experiment with your service in other locations. Being that just a few years ago, high-speed wireless was unheard of, I only see Clear as a modern 4G success story. Thank you for your time!