The Story Is Over for Clear's Rover
Clearwire has confirmed plans to scrap its Rover pre-paid mobile broadband service. Rover was first unveiled in the summer of 2010 as an alternative to post-paid mobile broadband plans. Its pre-paid services offered daily, weekly and monthly options, starting at just $5. In a statement sent to Fierce Wireless, Clear spokeswoman Susan Johnston said, "The personal hot spot category of products enable hundreds of Wi-Fi enabled products to access the Clearwire 4G network. Rover provided us with the ability to test some new pay-as-you-go pricing options and was offered on a limited retail basis in a couple markets." The company has ceased offering Rover plans and devices, but has new pre-paid options in the making that "should meet the needs of most of the Rover customer base."