Looking for 4G WiMAX service but don’t want to get stuck in a one or two year deal? Clearwire, which offers 4G service both on its own and as a part of a deal with Sprint, is now offering unlimited 4G service for $5 a day, $20 per week $50 a month.
Verizon offers a 5GB 3G plan for $59.99. It requires you to sign an agreement that has a penalty fee should you decide to opt out.
Clear is offering two devices to offer the service, the $99.99 Rover USB Stick and the $149.99 Rover puck, which allows for up to eight devices to connect up to it. Download speeds for 4G range between 3Mps to 6Mps, but neither of these devices support 3G so you better make sure you have 4G coverage wherever you plan on using this service; the current coverage for 4G is spotty yet should get better.
We’re interested in Clear because they offer the best solution for WiMAX, which is something that could make the experience of Chrome OS devices much better since applications are going to be web-driven. 4G is going to offer better bandwidth capabilities, so there may be an interesting battle brewing between wireless carriers to offer Chrome OS tablets/netbooks.