Greg Helledy on 13 Oct 2009 12:22:51 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Clearwire WiMAX service started in Philadelphia two weeks ago

I notice that they offer separate Home and Mobile plans.

The Basic Home offers "download speeds of 1Mbps and upload speeds of 500 
Kbps" and costs $25 a month.  Mobile starts at $35, and is $45 (before 
special pricing) for unlimited.  It offers "Download speeds up to* 6.0 
Mbps, Upload speeds up to 1.0 Mbps"

What's the differentiation for a service delivered wirelessly?  I mean, 
why wouldn't you get a USB WiMax device and plug it into your laptop 
with the $25 Home plan, unless you wanted the extra speed?  And if so, 
why don't they just list plans by speed instead of by Home/Mobile?


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