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Interested in info re: sprint and clearwire relationship...

Discussion in 'Sprint' started by masbirdies, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. masbirdies

    masbirdies Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 4, 2009
    It looks like Sprint is going to partner with Clear (Clearwire) in Orlando, Daytona, Tampa (and other areas).

    I am hoping they don't expect us to buy an additional plan in these areas to receive 4g.

    Anyone have intel on that? Here is a chat session that I had with Clear online...

    Hello Bill. Please wait while we find a CLEAR specialist to help you.
    Your question is: Can you please tell me about the 4g relationship with Sprint for 4g on sprint mobile phones in the Daytona Area?
    You have been connected to Joseph Jefferies.
    Joseph Jefferies: Hello Bill!

    Bill: Hi

    Joseph Jefferies: I would be happy to assist you today!

    Bill: Thanks!

    Joseph Jefferies: I see you have some questions about our 4G service?

    Bill: Yes

    Bill: Can you please tell me about the 4g relationship with Sprint for 4g on sprint mobile phones in the Daytona Area?

    Joseph Jefferies: Sprint is one of our main partners, we use our 3G service through their towers in those areas.

    Bill: What about 4g?

    Joseph Jefferies: Our 4G service is Clear, also uses Sprint's towers but on a higher frequency (2.5Ghz) which is completely secure because our company purchased the licensing rights to that frequency.

    Bill: So, if I have sprint and an EVO (4g phone), will I have to buy additional services to get 4g in the Daytona area?

    Bill: Meaning, will I have to purchase a plan from Clear to receive 4g?

    Joseph Jefferies: Well I would imagine you could use sprint's towers for service where ever they have coverage, as for the 4G I would have to research for you, Could you please wait while I gather the information?

    Bill: Yes, thanks!

    Joseph Jefferies: With your 4G phone, can you already access WI-If connections?

    Joseph Jefferies: Wi-Fi**

    Bill: Yes....at home and whereever there is a free spot to do so.

    Bill: IT has 4g radio as well.

    Bill: So I have WiFi, 3g, and 4g capabilities on the phone

    Joseph Jefferies: Great! Your phone just needs one missing piece to connect to our 4G Clear network. ClearSpot.

    The agent is sending you to Clear Spot | Personal Mobile Internet Hotspot | Clear.com.
    Joseph Jefferies: There you go!

    Joseph Jefferies: Not only can you connect your phone to our 4G service, you can connect up to 8 other devices to the ClearSpot

    Bill: That's not what I am asking....I have a 4g radio. It is being advertised that sprint will be providing 4g access in Daytona through Clearwire. The phone I have has a 4g radio and is a 8 device hot spot built in

    Joseph Jefferies: Oh so your phone has the same capability as our ClearSpot! Nice! As for Sprints promotions or new plans with Clearwire, I apologize I have no information on that.

    Bill: Thanks!

    Joseph Jefferies: Is there anything else I can assist you today Bill?

    Bill: No, Im just trying to understand how Sprint is going to partner with Clear to provide 4g in our area. Sounds like they are going to reciprocate with Clear

    Joseph Jefferies: You are always welcome to check our Clear.com Forums for updated information possibly regarding this new transition.


  2. MarkHirt

    MarkHirt Guest

    As posted on this and many other forums/websites there are no Black helicopters, if you have a 4G phone you pay $10 per month to Sprint.

    Clear and Sprint have been partners since day 1 of the 4G roll out.
  3. Fonseca

    Fonseca Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2010
    Sprint owns a majority stake in ClearWire.

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