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Clearwire Launches Rover Pre-Paid Service

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Aug 30, 2010, 10:32 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Aug 30, 2010, 10:42 AM

Clearwire today announced a new pre-paid WiMax broadband offering called Rover. Rover is a new brand that Clearwire is targeting at casual users of wireless broadband services. Rover will be available in all 49 markets currently served by Clearwire WiMax 4G. The first product sold by Rover will by the Puck, a WiMax-based mobile hotspot that can connect up to eight other devices to the internet. The Puck costs $150 and works with most Wi-Fi-enabled devices. Rover is also introducing the Rover Stick, a USB laptop dongle that offers wireless broadband to PCs, for $100. Rover will not require contracts. Instead, it will offer monthly service contract free. Rover broadband service costs $5 per day, $20 per week, or $50 per month for unlimited WiMax broadband internet. Users will purchase new credits in $20 or $50 denominations. Rover offers WiMax-only broadband. It does not fall back on Sprint's EVDO 3G network as some of Sprint's WiMax devices do. The Rover brand, devices and service are available first in Houston, Texas, and St. Louis, Mo., with other markets to follow.

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Aug 30, 2010, 12:46 PM

So close...

... I would have jumped if they had a 3G/4G option.

Is there even WiMax anywhere in Ct?
I just got back from Washington DC for the weekend. Correct me please, but I thought DC was a 4G market. I never was able to get 4G on my EVO. As a matter of fact, the entire cell service and PDA environment sucked. I grant you that Glen Beck had ...

Aug 31, 2010, 2:50 AM

Is it just me whats so great about this??

Ok I checked out there site and besides having no credit check which I guess is really important to some (Although clear is not real hard to get approved for already). The pricing doesn't beat clears existing plans really I mean 50 dollars for the unlimited when it's 40 on clear. Makes no sense & Clears contracts only have a 40.00 dollar restocking fee if you cancel past 14 days. I mean I can really only see this for the casual user I guess but then still 5 bucks a day can add up as well as 20 a week. Unless you really don't use it much. Anyway to me this is no "big news" I tried clears current clear spot and it was ok when it held a good signal with some speed bursts & the portability was nice. But not better then my current broadband dsl. ...
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