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NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband offers free WiMAX

NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband offers free WiMAX

NetZero has launched a new, low-cost 4G data network, NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband, offering contract-free access from $9.95 per month. Available in around 80 US cities, the new Mobile Broadband system offers a choice of a USB modem or a WiFi hotspot for up to eight devices simultaneously, while 4G service itself can be intentionally speed-capped so as to prolong the data allowance.

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Cricket signs five-year Clearwire LTE deal

Cricket signs five-year Clearwire LTE deal

Clearwire is currently in the process of migrating from WiMAX to LTE, but there was a slight bump in the road when Google announced at the end of February it was selling its existing stock in the company, well below the market value. The 6.5% stake was sold for $47 million at $1.60 a share, below the $2.27 asking price at the time. Clearwire has today announced a new partnership with Cricket, which will see the budget wireless provider making use of Clearwire’s LTE network when it’s eventually built.

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Clearwire unveils Clear Stick Atlas

Clearwire unveils Clear Stick Atlas

Clearwire has announced a new 4G USB dongle that offers instant 4G connectivity without having to install any software. The dongle is called the Clear Stick Atlas and plugs into a USB port. The 4G data is sent over the Clearwire WiMAX network. The new 4G stick can be used with the unlimited contract plans.

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Google ditches Clearwire stock

Google ditches Clearwire stock

Google has ditched its stake in Clearwire, selling off its 6.5-percent of Class A stock in the WiMAX carrier for $47m, well below market value. The news was confirmed in a SEC filing today, with a separate letter from Google revealing that Google is looking for $1.60 per share, while Clearwire stock is currently selling for $2.27.

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Clearwire Clear Hub Express and Clear Spot Voyager WiMax hotspots revealed

Clearwire Clear Hub Express and Clear Spot Voyager WiMax hotspots revealed

Clearwire has released information on price and release for a couple of new hotspots, both of them running on their current WiMAX 4G network. The first is a $99 wifi router mobile hotspot combination device called Clear Hub Express, it made for both your home and your mobile office. The Clear Spot Voyager, on the other hand, is a $124 device and the ability to run WiMAX wirelessly to eight devices for up to six hours on its own internal battery. These come amid Clearwire upgrading their network to LTE, but stick to WiMAX in the interim.

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Dish considering Sprint or Clearwire acquisition

Dish considering Sprint or Clearwire acquisition

Sprint and Clearwire are not doing well and neither is their partnerships to bring WiMax 4G service to the masses. Sprint was said to be in talks with Clearwire in August to possibly buy Clearwire out. Since then nothing has happened between the two companies. A new report has surfaced from Dish Network CEO Joseph Clayton that says that Dish may be looking to buy out or partner with Clearwire or Sprint.

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China Mobile talks LTE iPhone, inks 4G Clearwire deal

China Mobile talks LTE iPhone, inks 4G Clearwire deal

Apple and China Mobile are in talks about a 4G iPhone, it has been revealed, though technological differences mean such a smartphone likely wouldn't work on Verizon or AT&T's LTE networks in the US. "China Mobile and Apple hope to find a solution for close collaboration" carrier chairman Wang Jianzhou told Bloomberg, before suggesting that the Cupertino company sounded enthusiastic about the prospect. "We discussed this issue with Apple. We hope Apple will produce a new iPhone with TD-LTE. We have already got a positive answer from Apple."

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Sprint allegedly in talks to buyout Clearwire for LTE

Sprint allegedly in talks to buyout Clearwire for LTE

Sprint is reportedly in talks with cable companies to buyout Clearwire, which has recently announced adoption of 4G LTE and its need for funding to build out the new network. The carrier is already invested in Clearwire, but may seek to buyout the remaining portion of the company and may do so jointly with Comcast and other cable partners.

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Clearwire Adding 120Mbps LTE And LTE Advanced To Its Network

Clearwire Adding 120Mbps LTE And LTE Advanced To Its Network

Alas, it seems the head-to-head competition between WiMAX and LTE has found a winner. Clearwire, the leader in WiMAX network development and a wholesale network provider, has today announced that it will be adding LTE and LTE Advanced, a move that to some indicates the company has acknowledged defeat. However, the company insists that they will continue WiMAX development and support.

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Clearwire Clear Spot 4G Apollo debuts

Clearwire Clear Spot 4G Apollo debuts

Clearwire is talking about its new 4G wireless hotspot for the WiMax network in some areas called the Apollo. The Apollo is the hotspot we saw hit the FCC a while back with the LCD on the front. That LCD shows the user all sorts of details on the device like signal strength, battery life, and more.

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Clear Spot 4G Mobile Hotspot With New LCD Display Hits The FCC

Clear Spot 4G Mobile Hotspot With New LCD Display Hits The FCC

Clearwire looks to be readying a new mobile hotspot device for their Clear 4G WiMAX network. New documents passed through the FCC today revealing that the device is manufactured by Gemtek with a model number WIXFMM-122. The new mobile hotspot will likely be marketed as the Clear Spot 4G.

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Clearwire shutters Rover “youth” WiMAX brand

Clearwire shutters Rover “youth” WiMAX brand

Clearwire has confirmed that it is shuttering its Rover pre-pay brand, replacing it with its own no-contract plans. The company told FierceWireless that Rover was only ever "offered on a limited retail basis in a couple markets" and was seen as a way "to test some new pay-as-you-go pricing options." There's no word on whether the Rover Puck mobile hotspot will be made available as a CLEAR Spot.

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