said by wh00kah:
heard alot of horror stories about Clear, but I don't really see
the same about Sprint 4g/3g-fallback.
For reasons that are still somewhat unclear. If you review the postings in Sprint's own forums, and compare those with the postings in the Clear forums, the difference is like night and day.
Some, like espaeth (hi, espaeth!), have theorized that that is due to Sprint's smaller subscriber base, which renders them less vulnerable to congestion and throttling. I've never been too sure that's what's going on however. Sprint's calling card is unlimited, unlimited phone, unlimited Internet, etc. etc. I've always suspected that they've made some sort of arrangement with Clearwire to "tag" Sprint users as protected, in some way. But that's sheer speculation on my part, and I can't prove it.
But I do know that I've been a Sprint 4G customer since November, my primary usage is in very busy bustling midtown Manhattan, and I can literally count on the fingers of one hand the number of times when my 4G has been slower than usual, and every time that's happened the "slow" download speed has been around 3 to 4 mbps, which is still well within Sprint's average download speed specs.
said by wh00kah:
What are folks using as their main home
connection, the USB or the Overdrive?
I started out on the U600, which worked fine for 4G, but that was having problems with my 3G. So they switched me to the U250, and now I get both good 4G and 3G, most of the time.
I'd actually like the Overdrive, but they didn't offer it to me when I signed up, and apparently it's a lot extra because of the Hotspot feature.
By the way, on the basis of your message, I see no indication that you are in any way an irresponsible business person, or that you are excessively impacting others. If I were you, I'd ignore the gratuitous hostility that showed up here from, er, SOME users.