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Clearwire Arrives In New York City
Free modem to first 20 customers..
by Karl Bode 09:51AM Monday Sep 13 2010
Clearwire has kept their promise of bringing Mobile WiMax to New York City before the end of the year. Mailings are being sent out to customers informing them that Clear service "is finally available in New York City" for an initial offer of $35 a month for the first two months. The flyer amusingly offers a city of eight million a free USB modem (usually $115) if they're one of the first 20 to sign up for service. New York City is still only listed as a "a future Clear city" in Clear's coverage map, and the company has yet to issue an official release -- though these kinds of unofficial launches are not uncommon for the carrier.

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vlad1000

join:2005-05-19
Brooklyn, NY

$35 per month only for the first 2 months!!!

they want people to start with their 3g/4G service and then switch over to 4g only service later:)))
i would rather wait for 4G only service....
by the way you could actually see their 4g tower placements if you go to clear.com and put in your zip and then check 4G coverage ....if it does not show, hit refresh a few times:)
xenophon

join:2007-09-17

Unofficial coverage is in many unannounced cities

Check out this map, reported by an Android app that finds WiMAX signals.

»www.sensorly.com/Map/4G/USA/Sprint/wimax-sp

Lots of unannounced markets have Clear 4G active today. If you have an Android phone (any carrier), download the app and you can check out much more detailed 4G maps down to street level, even if on another carrier.

MSauk
MSauk
Premium
join:2002-01-17
Sandy, UT
Reviews:
·Comcast

Re: Unofficial coverage is in many unannounced cities

Which app would that be? Can you or someone post a name for it?

said by xenophon:

Check out this map, reported by an Android app that finds WiMAX signals.

»www.sensorly.com/Map/4G/USA/Sprint/wimax-sp

Lots of unannounced markets have Clear 4G active today. If you have an Android phone (any carrier), download the app and you can check out much more detailed 4G maps down to street level, even if on another carrier.

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xenophon

join:2007-09-17

Re: Unofficial coverage is in many unannounced cities

Search for 'sensorly' in the Market. I think the apps is on iPhone as well.
xenophon

join:2007-09-17

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Re: Unofficial coverage is in many unannounced cities

I like that the Clear maps now show exactly where all the towers are, at least in my market.

Also, the site shows LA as 'recently announced' but not on the map yet. Might be announced soon.
floydb1982

join:2004-08-25
Kent, WA
Reviews:
·Comcast
·Clearwire Wireless

Re: $35 per month only for the first 2 months!!!

I live in Kent, WA and I have the Clear 4G WiMAX Desktop Modem Unlimited/1Mbps service. At one time I had the Clearwire 2Mbps/256Kbps service. If I lived in New York City this would work out great for me because I still have my original 3G WiMAX Clearwire modem inside it's original box with the manual and everything else that came with it.
flyingjoey

join:2005-11-07
Jersey City, NJ

NYC

South of Houston St. and up in the Inwood and Washington Heights signal has been available for about 6 weeks. Also a few places around Northern NJ have it. Jersey City, Union City, North Bergen, Bergenfield, Secaucus, Newark, Hillside, Elizabeth have been online for a few weeks now.

As of a week ago, Midtown Manhattan was offline... has this changed?

Subaru
1-3-2-4
Premium
join:2001-05-31
Greenwich, CT
kudos:1

Re: NYC

I was in SoHo on Saturday would this work on my Evo 4G? I forgot to check around for 4G.
xenophon

join:2007-09-17

Re: NYC

Download the 'sensorly' map viewer app for Android. You can go to SoHo on the map and see if it has a 4G signal. It would only show coverage if someone else visited the site with the Sensorly app running. That is, if the map doesn't show coverage doesn't mean it doesn't have it. Man, triple negatives.

Subaru
1-3-2-4
Premium
join:2001-05-31
Greenwich, CT
kudos:1

Re: NYC

nice thanks I will run it next time I'm in the city.
xenophon

join:2007-09-17

Re: NYC

You can run it now and check reported coverage in any US area.

Subaru
1-3-2-4
Premium
join:2001-05-31
Greenwich, CT
kudos:1

Re: NYC

wow this app is nice and this is all user reported info?
xenophon

join:2007-09-17

Re: NYC

When the app is running with 4G radio turned on, it automatically uploads coverage info (with signal strength) to the site. The more people who use it, the more the map will grow.

Transmaster
Don't Blame Me I Voted For Bill and Opus

join:2001-06-20
Cheyenne, WY

To Much too Hope For


I see..Perhaps in the next 100 years Clear coming to Cheyenne, Wyoming
openbox9
Premium
join:2004-01-26
Germany
kudos:2

Re: To Much too Hope For

Hmm, spend money to serve ~55K people or ~8M. I'm sure it was a touch decision for Clearwire.

Transmaster
Don't Blame Me I Voted For Bill and Opus

join:2001-06-20
Cheyenne, WY

Re: To Much too Hope For

Oh I know that all too well. We are a very small market. What makes it tough is living 10 mile North of the Colorado border and we can look south 50 miles, or so, and see all of these great services going in and we know we just might as well be on the dark side of the Moon.
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I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's.
- Mark Twain in Eruption
iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2

Re: To Much too Hope For

You guys *do* have decent connectivity up there, via folks like Visionary Communications. Theoretically Clear shouldn't have too hard of a time starting things up...and they've deployed in smaller markets before.
flyingjoey

join:2005-11-07
Jersey City, NJ
I have the iSpot and live in jersey city. $25 a month works with my iphone, macbook air, and macbook pro 17" So far no complains.

P Ness
You'Ve Forgotten 9-11 Already
Premium
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way way out
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said by openbox9:

Hmm, spend money to serve ~55K people or ~8M. I'm sure it was a touch decision for Clearwire.
dont worry we will be spending tax payers money to bring them super fast internet and only charge them what the rest of us are charged...regardless of the cost. somehow is their god given rights as an american citizen to get broadband and get it cheap.
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Transmaster
Don't Blame Me I Voted For Bill and Opus

join:2001-06-20
Cheyenne, WY

Re: To Much too Hope For

said by P Ness:

don't worry we will be spending tax payers money to bring them super fast internet and only charge them what the rest of us are charged...regardless of the cost. somehow is their god given rights as an American citizen to get broadband and get it cheap.
Oh Mister New York man, Wyoming does not get get much of anything. We don't ask and because of the present climate in Washington we don't get. But unlike most states our budget is balanced, we live with in our means. Of course if I had to pay all of the taxes somebody in New York State has to pay I might just make such a vacuous statement as well. How does it feel to feed your tax money into the bottomless pit of New York City. If it is a choice between low taxes, and wide open spaces, or 4G and living elsewhere good bye 4G.
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I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's.
- Mark Twain in Eruption

saturn2121

@myvzw.com
Tower to customer I bet they would get more business out of those 55,000 that don't have access to broadband now, then they will from the 8 million who have acess to every kind of broadband.

tiger72
SexaT duorP
Premium
join:2001-03-28
Saint Louis, MO
kudos:1
Last I checked, even att doesn't even provide basic 2g voice service in cheyenne... Tmobile at least does, but still. You probably have a long, long wait ahead of you.

Transmaster
Don't Blame Me I Voted For Bill and Opus

join:2001-06-20
Cheyenne, WY

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Re: To Much too Hope For

said by tiger72:

Last I checked, even att doesn't even provide basic 2g voice service in cheyenne... Tmobile at least does, but still. You probably have a long, long wait ahead of you.
You are correct, at least for AT&T. We have other service but we don't have some of the bells and whistles. Cheyenne does not have much in the way of choices, a. iPhone, iPad 3G even if I was interested in either don't have much in the way of service around here.
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I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's.
- Mark Twain in Eruption

Disabled2004

@verizon.net

The Blogosphere bullcrap

I was pumped up when I saw this story. Then I realized that the Blogosphere has struck again, more nonsense for $8 a month. WiMax is NOT IN NYC!! I checked my handy FCC mobile broadband test for speed, in Queens, without a WiFi connection AND my Evo's 4G capability turned on and wa-la, 1.42Mbps down and 620 Kbps up with 124 ms of latency. Not the 3 to 5 Mbps I experienced in Reading, Pa last month. Is somebody creating buzz for $$/click ? Certainly no truth here, just BPB, Blogpost baloney! Please stop the nonsense, you're making up stories.
flyingroach

join:2003-12-04
Brooklyn, NY

Re: The Blogosphere bullcrap

My EVO has been spotting 4G for months. In most cases speed is same as 3g.3+ down 1up. Parkslope, LIC, yesh univ area only exception 7+ 1 up according to speedtest ap. Hype, but as with all wireless carriers...they lie

Frank
Premium
join:2000-11-03
somewhere
said by Disabled2004 :

I was pumped up when I saw this story. Then I realized that the Blogosphere has struck again, more nonsense for $8 a month. WiMax is NOT IN NYC!! I checked my handy FCC mobile broadband test for speed, in Queens, without a WiFi connection AND my Evo's 4G capability turned on and wa-la, 1.42Mbps down and 620 Kbps up with 124 ms of latency. Not the 3 to 5 Mbps I experienced in Reading, Pa last month. Is somebody creating buzz for $$/click ? Certainly no truth here, just BPB, Blogpost baloney! Please stop the nonsense, you're making up stories.
here's my speed test results when I was in the area using an evo 4g a few weeks ago.



I was on a 96.25.222.* ip

hostnames are *.nyc.clearwire-wmx.net
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xenophon

join:2007-09-17

Re: The Blogosphere bullcrap

I have both an EVO phone and a Clear fixed modem for home. My Evo can get up to 8Mbps and the fixed modem can get 10-15Mbps.

On the phone, I have issues with the Android speedtest apps. Sometimes it might show only 1Mbps but if going to a website, it shows 8Mbps. Through tethering and downloading actual files, was able to confirm 8Mbps even though a speedtest app may consistently show 1-2Mbps.

Karl Bode
News Guy
join:2000-03-02
kudos:39
Clearly blogger fantasy!

gotmy4G

@verizon.net
Found a NYC CLEAR coverage map at

»www.xperteks.com/super-fast-mobi···net.aspx

Looks like its available for sure...
rradina

join:2000-08-08
Chesterfield, MO

Tried it, seems OK

About two months ago I was able to try the service for the week end (a co-worker's wife resells the service and let me borrow a modem). Despite being a mile from two different towers (per the site's Google map), the signal quality was 1 bar and speeds were Kbps, not Mbps.

I was disappointed. At my work location and I had five bars and it was very fast (8Mbps down, around 1Mbps up). My issue is latency. It wasn't bad (85ms) but not as fast as I would like for a first hop.

I know they are adding more towers in my area but if they get less than a mile of coverage per tower, they'll need lots of them to provide good coverage. And just so everyone knows, I live in a subdivision with the word "hill" in it's name and I'm at the top of the hill. The subdivision is 32 years old with lots of large, mature trees but that has to be common problem to overcome.