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    Netzero 4G MOBILE BROADBAND

    200MB Free

    http://www.netzero.net/

    Not better then T-Mobile

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    Saw this on phonescoop the other day. 200 mb for free every month after you buy the device is extremely tempting. I like the price points too. Definitely a good deal for travelers.
    How is it that we give up houses, businesses and bank accounts when we want a divorce but can't part with a couple of hundred bucks to find cellphone bliss?

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    Looks like only major city's have coverage

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    The sprint site or clear site should have actual coverage maps
    How many people own a working bag phone AND a Telular box?

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    No Wimax coverage by me. Give me a 3g version with 200mb free and I'll buy one in a heartbeat!

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    I used to have an EVO and Sprint/Clear's WiMax network is just awful. Unless you are outdoors or near a window in a well-covered area, forget about it. If they offer the same plans on the new Sprint/Clear LTE network then it will be tempting.

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    If it ran on a real network it would be an OK deal. Sprint? WiMax? Forget it.

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    Got the NetZero 4g modem in the mail last weekend. "It does exactly what it says on the tin." Got it as a backup to an AT&T Momentum 4G LTE modem that is on a 5 gb plan with a corporate FAN discount. Coverage area leaves something to be desired, but will work at my office or when traveling in some areas. 200 mb of free service for a year for the price of a cheap modem and postage was too good to pass up.

    Bottom line is you get what you pay for. Think the NetZero/Clear offer is OK for a wireless data backup, light usage for those in it's limited coverage area, or for travelers that are usually in Clear's coverage area. But the coverage of T-Mo, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint 3g are much better. And heavier users in Clear's coverage area are better off on the Clear unlimited plans or a hybrid Sprint/Clear plan than the higher capped Netzero/Clear plans.

    There will be a competitor called FreedomPOP later this year by the founder of Skype and Kazaa(Niklas Zennstrom). First 1 GB free and additional data at a penny a megabyte. Definitely will be on Clear (their original contract was with the ill-fated Light Squared operation) and possibly a backup on another carrier (thinking probably T-Mo, Sprint or Metro PCS because FreedomPOP has been bashing AT&T and Verizon in interviews).

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    How many minutes of streaming video would 200 MB allow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by millept View Post
    How many minutes of streaming video would 200 MB allow?
    Depends on the resolution of the streaming video and the video compression used. A standard resolution YouTube video would use less. A HD tv episode would use a lot more. I'm guessing a Netflix movie or TV episode somewhere in between. Agree we are probably talking minutes here, not hours.

    For very light video streaming usage such as the occasional youtube video, the Netzero/Clear 200 mb plan might be OK.

    But for streaming video often, a paid plan with no caps or overage fees would be best. Probably the T-Mo data plans that throttle speeds after a cap is reached http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/plans/m...and-plans.aspx or the "unlimited" Clear(they are reputed to throttle in certain circumstances as well) plans would be best for something like that.

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    Amazon's standard streaming video is about 10 mb per minute so 200 mb would only get you about 20 minutes of streaming video.

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