Clearwire Hiking Existing Customer Prices by $5
Clearwire isn't too long for this world, after Sprint finalized their acquisition of the company last July
. The company began terminating Clearwire employees last month
, Clearwire's website
directs new users to Sprint services, and Sprint intends to use Clearwire's 2.5 GHz spectrum to improve Sprint LTE coverage.
Meanwhile, lingering Clearwire WiMax users are being treated to a $5 rate hike for all plans, according to several posts
in our Clearwire forum
. many Customers who were paying $35 or $50 for Clearwire unlimited plans now are being asked to pay $40 and $55 for the same service.
Clearly Sprint is trying to slowly drive customers away from the brand and toward their own services, even though Clearwire has stated they'll be keeping the current service operational through the end of 2015 (you might want to take that promise with a grain or two of salt, however).
If you're a Clearwire customer whose looking to switch, there's an ongoing thread in our forums
discussing your options.