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medbuyer

join:2003-11-20
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reply to GeekInfoNow

Re: Clearband (OMGFast)

said by GeekInfoNow:

Im thinking of dropping comcast business for them. Im looking for a review on it. Whats your take on them so far?

what's making you think of dropping Comcast Biz for somebody like Clearband?


GeekInfoNow

join:2012-07-25
The reason(s)
1. Cheaper.... get more for the price I pay now
2. Faster....50mb to start and "rumor" 100mb in three months
3. No contract
4. No data cap

I also know comcast will not price match or I would have course stayed with them. Asked them to give me the 50mb down for their business price $59.99 and they wouldn't. I could also get away with the residential as my plan...
See # 4


NetFixer
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said by GeekInfoNow:

The reason(s)
1. Cheaper.... get more for the price I pay now
2. Faster....50mb to start and "rumor" 100mb in three months
3. No contract
4. No data cap

I also know comcast will not price match or I would have course stayed with them. Asked them to give me the 50mb down for their business price $59.99 and they wouldn't. I could also get away with the residential as my plan...
See # 4

OK, so does that mean that the Clearband (OMGFast) is really available, and that you now use that service? Your statement "I would have course stayed with them" implies past tense with regard to your Comcast service.

Or are you still just thinking about switching to a service that may still be vaporware (based on Channel One's reply to this thread)?
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medbuyer

join:2003-11-20
kudos:4
reply to GeekInfoNow
said by GeekInfoNow:

The reason(s)
1. Cheaper.... get more for the price I pay now
2. Faster....50mb to start and "rumor" 100mb in three months
3. No contract
4. No data cap

I also know comcast will not price match or I would have course stayed with them. Asked them to give me the 50mb down for their business price $59.99 and they wouldn't. I could also get away with the residential as my plan...
See # 4

something that sounds too good to be true has always a catch....

in this case, 49528867 See Profile chimed in for his availability request and heard nothing, what more for tech support.

Price is one thing, support is another and company's track record / reviews is third when I choose a provider. All those 3 contribute to make a whole decision.


GeekInfoNow

join:2012-07-25
reply to NetFixer
said by NetFixer:

said by GeekInfoNow:

The reason(s)
1. Cheaper.... get more for the price I pay now
2. Faster....50mb to start and "rumor" 100mb in three months
3. No contract
4. No data cap

I also know comcast will not price match or I would have course stayed with them. Asked them to give me the 50mb down for their business price $59.99 and they wouldn't. I could also get away with the residential as my plan...
See # 4

OK, so does that mean that the Clearband (OMGFast) is really available, and that you now use that service? Your statement "I would have course stayed with them" implies past tense with regard to your Comcast service.

Or are you still just thinking about switching to a service that may still be vaporware (based on Channel One's reply to this thread)?

They are available in margate, pomano and coral springs only now. My statement about I would have I could have been more clearer. I have them coming out Sunday for the install. I will scope them out and do a review. I will post a video on YouTube also. I won't cancel Comcast yet.... might mess around for a month with both to check pros and cons....


NetFixer
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said by GeekInfoNow:

They are available in margate, pomano and coral springs only now. My statement about I would have I could have been more clearer. I have them coming out Sunday for the install. I will scope them out and do a review. I will post a video on YouTube also. I won't cancel Comcast yet.... might mess around for a month with both to check pros and cons....

Sounds like a good plan; don't burn your bridges until you are on the other side.
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We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.


GeekInfoNow

join:2012-07-25
Ill let you know and post here. I just cant find a review or video(that doesnt look scripted) anywhere....


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said by GeekInfoNow:

Ill let you know and post here. I just cant find a review or video(that doesnt look scripted) anywhere....

Probably the best place on this site for your review would be the »Wireless Users Chat forum (and I see that you already have a thread there, looking for a review). You could just post a link to that review in this thread (since this entire thread really doesn't belong in this forum).

This service sounds interesting, and I hope that they can get past the funding and FCC licensing hurdles so that they can expand nation wide. It would be nice to see someone get established as a high speed fixed wireless provider before AT&T and Verizon get their fixed LTE services off the ground (competition is good).

Clear had the right idea, but they just did not have the proper spectrum or technology for high speed service (I use past tense even though Clear is still in business, because unless they can get sufficient funding and sufficient LTE spectrum, their days are numbered). In theory I can get Clear's ~4mbps service, but my own analysis of their antenna location and the terrain tells me that I would be lucky if Clear's service would even work for me without an external antenna on a tall mast (I already have one of those just to get cell phone coverage, and I don't think that the management of my apartment complex would be too thrilled if I drilled another hole in the brick wall for the cabling and erected another antenna).
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We can never have enough of nature.
We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.

medbuyer

join:2003-11-20
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reply to GeekInfoNow
said by GeekInfoNow:

They are available in margate, pomano and coral springs only now.

hhmm...looking at their website and going into careers, the ad they have listed cablevision.jobs to go to see any job openings...

So OMGfast and Clearband is really a division of cablevision?


NetFixer
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said by medbuyer:

said by GeekInfoNow:

They are available in margate, pomano and coral springs only now.

hhmm...looking at their website and going into careers, the ad they have listed cablevision.jobs to go to see any job openings...

So OMGfast and Clearband is really a division of cablevision?

Cablevision launches 'OMGFAST' wireless broadband service
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We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.


49528867
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reply to NetFixer
said by NetFixer:

Or are you still just thinking about switching to a service that may still be vaporware (based on Channel One's reply to this thread)?

"OMGFAST! is a developmental project offering high-speed wireless broadband service in Florida's Broward and Palm Beach counties. We currently have no expansion plans and any future plans would be informed by the business results," Cablevision VP of corporate communications Kelly McAndrew said in a statement provided to FierceCable.

Wayne
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