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said by elray:Nope. Clear is not available here. I don't live in Honolulu or even on Oahu. I live in the second largest city in Hawaii and HawTelcom is NOT available in large areas of this town and they refuse to make it available. Again, I do not live in Honolulu. No satellite options because as I said we have no windows facing south. Our windows and lanais face north to look at the ocean. Putting a satellite dish on the lanai will not work. Besides, satellite is a bad idea in this town because we get over 160" of rain per year. Most of it is between 7PM -5AM. I am on the computer during many of those hours so I would be unable to use the internet a great deal of the time. Dish TV is a bad idea here for the same reason. Both are out much of the time. Kona side of the island is dry and satellite is ok over there.
You don't have Clear, Hawaiian Telecom, 3G and satellite options?
By 3G you mean cell phone connection? I live in a concrete building. I can't get cell phone here except outside and certainly no internet that way. A neighbor one street over in a HOUSE (no concrete walls) gets her internet via AT&T cell (but she was only able to get off dialup and onto it about a year ago when it finally became available) and it costs $80 a month for 3 mbps down. OTWC refuses to wire the street and DSL is not available to her either. Of course, she has the terminal for Sandwich Isles fiber connection in her front yard but she can't get it nor can I and their cable runs in front of my building too. Neither of us live on Hawaiian Homestead land so we can't get that but our Universal Service Fees paid for Sandwich Isles lines (major scandal that the FCC finally did a little bit to stop but the USF money was already wasted).
I don't have $80 a month to spend. AT&T is horrible for any of the condos down here for cell phone...as I said outside only...in the rain. Verizon is the only cell carrier that can SOMETIMES receive in your home here and you can't get internet from them and if you could they would charge more than the $80 my neighbor pays AT&T.
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