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If I live in a big city, what good are WiMax ISP plans for?

#1WingMirrorPosted 8/4/2014 11:53:11 AM
ClearWire offers WiMax plans for home starting at $39.99 a month for 1.5 Mbps download and $54.99 a month for 6 Mbps download. These are home services only, so you only get a modem, not a wireless hot spot. Since they were bought by Sprint, these plans don't seem to exist anymore but previous customers still get the service.

http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/4804-clearwire-unlimtedunthrottled-4999-vs-5499-new-vs-existing/

So my question is, how do their WiMax plans compete with such low speeds when other ISPs like AT&T and Comcast exist? These plans are for Chicago.
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#2MaxCHEATER64Posted 8/4/2014 11:55:02 AM
Dunno where you live but I'd kill for 6 Mbps at that price. I'm paying that much and only getting 3.8.
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#3CC RicersPosted 8/4/2014 11:59:00 AM
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#4WingMirror(Topic Creator)Posted 8/4/2014 12:00:22 PM
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
Dunno where you live but I'd kill for 6 Mbps at that price. I'm paying that much and only getting 3.8.


I actually live in the Chicago area. Those plans don't seem to make sense for a crowded metropolitan area like this one.
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#5LvthnPosted 8/4/2014 12:20:48 PM
Casual users who don't use much bandwidth and have never thought to switch carriers.
#6LordSeiferPosted 8/4/2014 12:23:30 PM
out here they are for non urban areas
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^ this
#7ATARIJAWAPosted 8/4/2014 12:26:09 PM
Jeez I live near NYC and get 100Mbps down/75 up for $39.99 a month.
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#8SneakiestNegPosted 8/4/2014 1:09:45 PM
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#9WingMirror(Topic Creator)Posted 8/4/2014 11:55:37 PM
Lvthn posted...
Casual users who don't use much bandwidth and have never thought to switch carriers.


Them causal users must be damn lazy, because just about everyone knows who AT&T and Comcast are.
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