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Clearwire taking WiMax broadband to prepaid

When it comes to 4G mobile technology it seems like we’re all caught up in LTE. MetroPCS will launch the nation’s first LTE network, and that could be within the next month. But there’s another 4G technology, WiMax, that has actually been around for a bit. Sprint and Clearwire have teamed up to build out the nationwide WiMax network, and as expected it’s not easy to pick up subscribers. But now, according to, Clearwire will on Monday announce a pay-as-you-go WiMax service that will combine with Sprint’s 3G network to create a powerful prepaid broadband offering.

The details are sparse as the moment; even the combination with Sprint’s 3G network is a guess, though it wouldn’t seem like a good idea to go straight 4G, since not every market is wired up yet. Clearwire’s offering will now join Virgin Mobile in a more aggressive approach towards prepaid mobile broadband. As we saw last week, Virgin will offer a $40 monthly unlimited broadband plan.

4 Responses

  1. Clearwire announces $5/day prepaid mobile broadband | Prepaid Reviews Says

    [...] you're new to the site, you may want to subscribe to the the feed.Going into yesterday we knew that Clearwire would announced a prepaid 4G broadband plan. The details of the plan, announced yesterday, look pretty enticing. The service, branded Rover, [...]

    Posted on August 31st, 2010 at 7:31 am
  2. Droen Says

    The first two links in the article copy are bad — both are missing “.”; worse, the second one doesn’t appear to link to a story URL at all. I’d like to find the LTE news mentioned.

    Posted on August 31st, 2010 at 9:48 am
  3. Joe Says

    Good catch. Both fixed.

    Posted on August 31st, 2010 at 11:23 am
  4. Apps Says

    When in September does it plan on coming out?

    Posted on August 31st, 2010 at 7:09 pm

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