Users in our forrums are noting that Clearwire appears to be shaking up their pricing once again, right on the heels of a pending new wholesale LTE arrangement with Sprint
no longer shows 3G plans," writes in user blguy07 -- adding "there is now no 3g coverage map for new customers." Clear had been offering 3G (EVDO) Sprint add on plans, but that appears to be changing with both companies migrating to LTE. Users in our forums also note that Clearwire appears to have some pricing changes planned for this week
, a San Antonio Clearwire retailer's website
posting changes suggesting Clear might be getting rid of some exiting voice plans, in addition to significantly simplifying plans for new customers. From the website:
Starting on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, all plans are no-contract, $50/month for single 4G device. No bundle pricing exists after today (10/26/2011) on new accounts or adding to existing accounts. Every device is $50/month. Period.
The site also suggests new pricing for hardware:
•Home Modem $79.99
•Home Modem w/ Wi-Fi $99.99
•USB 4G Modem $49.99
•Clearspot (oval shaped) $99.99
•Apollo Clearspot (Square, has LED display) $99.99
With fewer options and the company recently killing off
their hip "Rover" prepaid brand, Clearwire has been making it increasingly clear they're more interested in wholesale service than retail. We've dropped a line to Clearwire for clarification, but with these changes supposedly slated for tomorrow, it shouldn't be long before an official statement.