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Clearwire Officially Launches In NYC November 1
Los Angeles December 1, and San Fran shortly after
by Karl Bode 08:44AM Monday Oct 18 2010
Clearwire and Sprint previously stated they'd have their joint venture Mobile WiMax network up and running in San Francisco and New York City before the end of the year. This morning the companies were willing to get a little more specific -- stating that their New York City network will go live on November 1 (though as we've previously noted, parts of NYC went live back in September), the Los Angeles market will go live on December 1, and the San Francisco market will go live in late December. Those markets are all going to have a speedy wireless holiday, since Verizon's going to launch LTE service around that same time.

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tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
Brooklyn, NY

overpriced

I got a "beta" junk mail ad... duly deposited into the trash where it belongs. The service is still overpriced.
flyingjoey

join:2005-11-07
Jersey City, NJ

Re: overpriced

I live in Jersey City and have the $25 a month iSpot Plan. It works with no issues on my iPhone and both of my MacBooks. It doesn't work on my Apple TV, but 3 out of 4 isn't bad.
xenophon

join:2007-09-17

Re: overpriced

said by flyingjoey:

I live in Jersey City and have the $25 a month iSpot Plan. It works with no issues on my iPhone and both of my MacBooks. It doesn't work on my Apple TV, but 3 out of 4 isn't bad.
there is a way to setup a home router as a repeater and then you could use with all devices at home. you would have to set the home router to have an iPhone MAC address, which is possible with some routers, especially if using open source router software.

Madness
Like a flea circus at a dog show

join:2000-01-05
Quincy, MA
kudos:1
I've been getting junk mail for my area, too. Think I'll stick w/ what I have.
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It is said that every man has two smiles: one horizontal, the other vertical!
vlad1000

join:2005-05-19
Brooklyn, NY

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overpriced? no...

they have a 3 on the go for $80....
how could you get a cheaper deal than that? come on...maybe with sucky copper dsl from verizon? 768k sounds like a deal to you?
however, slow, throttled, capped, bad coverage might happen in new york...but hey who knows...maybe clear will be too scared to loose that many customers in new york?? but then again maybe they're too dumb and they will try to piss off new yorkers as well...
ernstk

join:2001-05-08
Middle Village, NY

connected in Queens,NY

Hi there,
I'm connected with a msi netbook and the ROVER stick.
2.17 down/0.07 up
the (sometimes) low up speed has me worried a bit
We have two clear stores near here in the Queens Center Mall and in Forest Hills
Klaus Ernst
(Middle Village,Queens)
vlad1000

join:2005-05-19
Brooklyn, NY

Re: connected in Queens,NY

oh my god.....0.07 up...:((
i knew it.....forget mobile voip then
ernstk

join:2001-05-08
Middle Village, NY

Re: connected in Queens,NY

up speed varies a lot the best I got was 1.19 Mbps
the rover stick specs says:
Upload: Up to 1 Mbps
(Download: Up to 3-6 Mbps)
Klaus
vlad1000

join:2005-05-19
Brooklyn, NY

Re: connected in Queens,NY

did you actually try to walk around or drive with mobile 4G device and see how stable the connection is? how good is coverage/seamless handoff? anybody?
flyingjoey

join:2005-11-07
Jersey City, NJ

Re: connected in Queens,NY

I've done it, so far so good, they maybe a minor slow down, but then it picks right up.
vlad1000

join:2005-05-19
Brooklyn, NY

Re: connected in Queens,NY

did you try to use any mobile voip applications? how did that work out? is the coverage/speed of mobile 4G in nyc good enough to replace cell phones with mobile voip?
xenophon

join:2007-09-17
said by ernstk:

up speed varies a lot the best I got was 1.19 Mbps
the rover stick specs says:
Upload: Up to 1 Mbps
(Download: Up to 3-6 Mbps)
Klaus
Clearwire throttles the _uploads_ to 1Mbps so that people don't use it as a major web/torrent server, etc. If VZW doesn't cap uploads with LTE, hopefully Clear will follow. I haven't had a need for >1Mbps upload yet though for phone, would be nice for home connection.

I sometimes get up to 10Mbps down on my EVO phone (KC, not NYC) and peaks 10-15Mbps on my home modem (though is often more like 6Mbps avg for both). Also tested while driving (not me) at 70Mph and no problems with switchoff.

Also try speakyeasy.net/speedtest on EVO web browser as the speedtest apps are sometimes finicky on 4G for some reason.
xenophon

join:2007-09-17
There is a good amount of coverage in NYC area already. If on android/iphone (any carrier), check out the Sensorly Map app, or sensorly.com and look at the 4G map. The phone app shows street level coverage for a bunch of Sprint 4G cities not yet officially announced.

»www.sensorly.com/Map/4G/ ··· wimax-sp
SuperWISP

join:2007-04-17
Laramie, WY

At this rate, Clearwire will be the next Metricom.

They really need to improve service quality and make their business plan sustainable.
algollyer

join:2010-01-08
Forest Hills, NY

read the AUP -- plain English, but very, very vague

Oddly compelling reading:

»www.clear.com/legal/aup

The opened a store front near me in Forest Hills.