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SocialistPig

join:2001-08-06
North Las Vegas, NV
reply to jade

Re: Attention CLEAR - You're about to lose a ton of customers

Howdy guys,

So I must of missed it if it was in the news on the front page...Clear is capping users now?

Has anyone been able to confirm @ what usage level Clear is capping people?

Clear just BARELY got decent service deployed to my area via my Sprint EVO 4G about 10 days ago. I've been using it to watch Netflix at work, been streaming from my Hava (Slingbox) at home, etc. Been using a moderate amount of bandwidth and haven't noticed any capping yet via Sprint 4G.

Micmel

join:2010-04-16
Charlotte, NC
I do not know the data limit they have placed on clear accounts but I can tell you on my account that if I ONLY stream netflix for 25 mins in hd they cripple my speed to 0.21mbps-down for the rest of the day on a home modem; or if I am using a usb modem for 35mins of web browsing I will also get you crippled to .18mbps-down tell 1:02am the next day

still waiting to hear back from them about their EXTREME network management on my account regardless of what tower I drive to connect to.... this is day 5 or 6 now

xenophon

join:2007-09-17
reply to SocialistPig
said by SocialistPig:

Howdy guys,

So I must of missed it if it was in the news on the front page...Clear is capping users now?

Has anyone been able to confirm @ what usage level Clear is capping people?

Clear just BARELY got decent service deployed to my area via my Sprint EVO 4G about 10 days ago. I've been using it to watch Netflix at work, been streaming from my Hava (Slingbox) at home, etc. Been using a moderate amount of bandwidth and haven't noticed any capping yet via Sprint 4G.
There seems to be an _assumption_ that Clear is capping when someone has problems. I'm a pretty heavy user, watching Neflix/Hulu just about daily and downloading large files (500MB+) often. I still get over 10Mbps.

Micmel

join:2010-04-16
Charlotte, NC
Yours might be working now but wait tell your ip comes around to this new network management system!

I could use an easy 3-5GB a day or around 100-140GB of data transfer a month with no issue, and stream anything for however long I wanted to. Did it for 5 months with not one word or problem (besides going out from 1145pm to 1:30am... "maintenance period") on both my modems so a total of 200+GB a month for my account

I'm not being managed or capped or over my usage, my connection just chooses to fall from 10-12mbps to 0.21mbps when I decide to actually use it longer than 5min periods. Every 5 mins of service my bandwidth speed falls off tell it comes to its preferred speed of 20kbps sustained! burst are 0.21mbps but that is not under a constant load. constant load is a joke!... it is so slow voip on the lowest setting is unusable.


SysOp

join:2001-04-18
Douglasville, GA
Reviews:
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reply to xenophon
When you call Clear and the CSR tells you that your MAC address is being "managed", it is no longer an assumption.

No online gaming, No P2P, No type of hosting

Simply: Netflix-AOL Radio-Local Radio-Web-News-YouTube-Shopping-Email-VoIP

1 user and no wifi router

xenophon

join:2007-09-17
So are you doing p2p?

Micmel

join:2010-04-16
Charlotte, NC
reply to SocialistPig
said by SocialistPig:

Howdy guys,

So I must of missed it if it was in the news on the front page...Clear is capping users now?

Has anyone been able to confirm @ what usage level Clear is capping people?

Clear just BARELY got decent service deployed to my area via my Sprint EVO 4G about 10 days ago. I've been using it to watch Netflix at work, been streaming from my Hava (Slingbox) at home, etc. Been using a moderate amount of bandwidth and haven't noticed any capping yet via Sprint 4G.
Sprint is not capping as far as i can tell. My epic 4g has been my modem connection since clear started this crap!... my phone get 3-4mbps tethered to my laptop with no slow down what so ever. It's not the 4G towers thats the issue or the connection to them, it's CLEAR!... modem gets .21mbps and my phone gets 3-4mbps at the same time! Been tethered for 5 days now, still going at full speed.

dellis

join:2002-09-22
Des Plaines, IL
Seems that Clear is doing this to please their Sprint partners. Better to piss of their customers than to lose a partner I suppose. Arrrrrgh.


SysOp

join:2001-04-18
Douglasville, GA
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