A kiosk in the Lenox mall was brought to my attention today; it bears a bright green ‘C’ for the Clear WiMax service that is now available in Atlanta, GA (and also in Las Vegas, NV and Portland, OR).
Their big offer is a ‘Pick 2 and Save’ option- for $55/month (+ hardware costs) they can provide a 6Mbps/500Kbps home internet connection and a 4Mbs/500Kbps mobile connection. In addition, for another $25/month they also can provide unlimited nationwide calling via their Clear Voice VoIP adaptor.
One additional item that has really peaked my interest is the Clear Spot adaptor (for an additional $140) that will transform a Clear Mobile USB adaptor into a Wireless access point for up to 8 devices. There is a good review of the Clear Spot on Gizmodo that makes this device look very promising.
The big questions I have are:
- How ‘unlimited’ is ‘unlimited usage’; will I get a nasty letter if I download 450GB+ of videos/music/youtube/etc?
- Are static IPs available
- Are there any port usage restrictions (I have several services I need to access at my home).
- Is there a return/grace period where I can return the device if the throughput isn’t was promised?