John Kreno on 13 Oct 2009 12:34:51 -0700

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

I'll bet the the difference would be that you can only go so far around your designated home area for the cheaper price. If they're smart, then they're enforcing it via something like MAC filtering of the WiMax device. It's all about charging the average consumer to death.


On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 3:22 PM, Greg Helledy <> wrote:
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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