Since last year’s Clear 4G review, they’ve revamped their plans and pricing, conducted 4G LTE trials for a potential hybrid WiMAX/LTE network, added new cities and updated their 4G device line.
With AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon all touting 4G networks, they’ll have to step up the pace to stay in the game. From the looks of it, they’re laying the foundation to do just that.
As always, this review will be split into 4 detailed sections:
- Clear 4G Plans
- Clear 4G Speed
- Clear 4G Coverage
- Clear 4G Devices
Clear 4G plans can save you $5 or more off identical Sprint 4G plans that run on the same network.
In addition to mobile plans, you can save even more money with home or bundle plans that aren’t available with Sprint.
Clear 4G speed is identical to Sprint thanks to their merger. That means 3-6 Mbps downloading with bursts up to 10 Mbps while up to 1 Mbps uploading.
But that’s on WiMAX.
Recently, Clear’s been flirting with LTE. What did they find? 90 Mbps download speeds that blow Verizon 4G LTE away.
Clear 4G coverage is now in 82 cities. That’s only 2 more than their goal for 2010. Why has growth slowed?
The Clear 4G devices’ line boasts an impressive 7 devices. Now, if only the Sierra Overdrive Pro was included.
As it currently stands, there’s no mobile hotspot with 3G connectivity. Fine if you stay in a Clear 4G city but not if you travel.
What should you do?
If you’re looking to see how Clear 4G compares to other providers, check out the Mobile Broadband Comparison.