Good idea, except.... It runs on ClearWire. If it ran on Verizon's or even At&t's 4G network, I would consider it. ClearWire doesn't even offer service in my state.
Re: Good idea, except.... They don't offer service anywhere near me. Can't wait until something like this comes to the area, it would be what I chose. I no longer need a phone service. All I need is an IP address that has pricing like this.
Re: Good idea, except.... We have two of those sites too. Let's see how many ways they can spin a poor product into something useful. There's like 100 different CLEAR MVNOs now.
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Redwood Valley, CA
Re: Good idea, except.... Yeah, I think Clear either needs to get serious about their network, or just fold and sell out.
Re: Good idea, except.... Their plan is to sell out to Sprint I think.
Re: great idea wimax actually is being used my thousands of smaller ISPs. just because the large companies are not using does NOT make it dead to consumers.
If Sprint was smart and deployed this like they planned to start off with it would be national. Instead they sold it off and waited to rebuild something. Now they're farther behind everyone else and still basically have nothing to show for it. Even Chicago had coverage under Sprint's Wimax when it launched, they don't even have LTE there now.
Re: great idea Actually, CHI does have LTE. They haven't announced it yet, but the service is available in most areas now.
| |AVDRespice, Adspice, ProspicePremium
Fatal flaw Market saturation:
Onee anyone who cares buys the unit there will be no one to buy the bandwidth ad-hock for $14/GB.
They should have sold the units for $500 with 30GB.
What happens if you buy this and no one buys bandwidth from you? You end up with a prepaid plan of $14/GB... sucks.
* seek help if having trouble coping
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p.s. it uses Facebook, that's a whole 'nuther article.
Good DealAlthough WiMax coverage is spotty, I just checked AT&T's site and they want you to pay $49 for a hotspot (regular price something like $200 but you get $150 discount for a 2-year plan), then they hit you with $40/month for the data plan and $20/month for adding the hotspot as a device. That price gives you 1GB/month. Extra data is $15/GB.
$60 - $14 = $46 cheaper for 1GB/month. As the data usage grows, so do the savings:
GB Karma$ AT&T$
1 14 75
2 28 90
3 42 105
4 56 120
5 70 135
6 84 150
7 98 165
8 112 180
9 126 195
10 140 210
Re: Good Deal NOT a good deal. You can get better deals with WildBlue, Hughesnet, Verizon HomeFusion, hell just regular Verizon cellular.
Re: Good Deal Satellite providers make mobile hot spots? I guess with a self-pointing mechanism, anything is possible but I wouldn't think a two foot dish is portable. Perhaps this is a great option for an RV.
Regardless, I don't understand your comment.
Bowling Green, VA
Bad Karma the only place this is avail is in cable and fiber filled cities, pretty worthless to use as second connection due to the cost
Memories of FON Seems remarkably similar to Spanish upstart (and still going nowhere) FON. Free WiFi access to any one of their hotspots if you buy one, the only problem is you don't have a hope in hell of finding a hotspot.
Re: Memories of FON At least I got a free dd-wrt capable router from FON.
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Sounds great -- except.. Except you have to use Facebook to buy and use it. Sorry, I don't use FB. I was ready to order the device until they tried to force me to use a social networking site to use their services.
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Good for me I have a Netzero free account and at 9 months am tired of nursing my 200mb thru the month. After 12 months the free data expires and the data plan they offer is much more than $14/gig plus unused data expires monthly.
The Karma router is about 25% smaller and is more pocketable. It will come in handy to feed my iPhone and Nexus 7 cheaper than what the telcos want to gouge me for.
The biggest advantage is that's it's a pay as you go, no contract plan where you buy data in relatively cheap chunks that don't expire monthly as the other's do.