Pros Easy first time sign on setup plug and play all the way.
$99 at Bestbuy
Cons Coverage.... 4G is new so make sure you are in a good coverage area and soon you'll see more and more towers.
Summary I unlike the other two really researched this purchase. I live on a high hill with two towers on either wide of me only a couple miles away. I get a average 65ms ping with a range of speed of 5mbps to 8mbps during the morning wake up and evening when everyone gets home from work and traffic picks up.
Again unlike the other two reviewers I learned 10 years ago with AOL not to use a credit card I use a Walmart debit card and if I have issues with the company I just stop putting money on the card and they seem to call me then.
Pros Cheap Unlimited Rate Plans
Inexpensive Hardware Considering there are No Service Contracts
$35/mo Service is Faster, Cheaper, and More Reliable than my slow tier DSL from Centurylink
OMG it Works for Xbox Live!
Cons Wifi on the device is kind of weak...but for a 3" square portable device I can't complain too much. If you want it to cover a decent sized house with a good signal you will probably want a repeater of some sort.
Summary I live alone and the basic $35/mo plan is all the internet I need. I get a consistant 2 Mbps downstream and about .3 up. If you are into downloading tons of HD shows or multi gigabyte games to your PC or game console on a regular basis then this probably won't cut it. However, if you are in an area with a great signal and have the $50/mo plan it might...
I've been trying to cut the cord on my wired internet for some time now, but it was either too expensive or the connection too unstable to work for Xbox Live.
I have seen the comments on how hard it is to return the devices to Clear and get a refund if you are unhappy with the service. I have to admit I was hesitant to try Clearwire myself because of the complaints so I picked up the hardware from Best Buy in case I wanted to return it without a hassle.
In areas with a good signal the Voyager and Clear service can easily compete with basic to mid teir DSL/Cable internet.
Pros Size and functionality
Cons CLEAR's Network
Summary Works just fine for me. Service has been acceptable. Range is OK. Fits comfortably in a shirt pocket. Amazingly small and functional. Having said that, CLEAR has to improve its network. Coverage is spotty and not very good inside buildings. Not a negative of this device but a comment on the quality of the CLEAR network.
Pros battery life, light weight, light indicators, fast speeds, easy setup, connect up to 8 wifi devices (up to 9 while usb is connected to pc)
Cons wifi range, doesn't have sleep mode, no sound alerts like the apollo,
Summary The battery life on the voyager is great! Lasts longer than described by clear! I can tell you it the device does not reach 100 feet as described by clear specifications or if it does, it must be for a direct shot from and to the device. I have only been able to achieve 20 ft for full signal! 50 ft is 2-3 out of 5 bars on my laptop and 100 ft hardly gets the wifi range! I also don't like that the voyager doesn't have a sleep mode so you have to turn it off if you don't it to consume all battery or keep it charged. I been getting download speeds up to 5MBps. sometimes when downloading, streaming movies, and trying to surf at the same time, i get 1-2 mbps. The speeds are like cable speeds, but not as fast as fios. Yes, it is faster than 3G speeds! While there are some drawbacks to the voyager, i am very pleased with the device and Clear's services!
Pros lightweight and great when it works.
Cons the product is temperamental at best, when i notified technical support that my upload speeds were at 0.15mps and downloads around 2 they let me know that was within their acceptable range. Who decided that 0.15mps was an acceptable service? useless