Bellevue, Wash., Jan. 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR), a leading provider of wireless broadband services, today announced the availability of the CLEAR Spot® Voyager, a new personal hotspot that offers super-fast speeds, unlimited* 4G usage plans, and compatibility with millions of mobile devices. The company also announced the availability of the CLEAR Hub Express, a combination 4G modem and wireless router to give your home or office high-speed wireless internet.
The CLEAR Spot Voyager gives users everything they need to create a personal hotspot for up to eight wi-fi-enabled devices, at the same time. The CLEAR Spot Voyager offers consumers a battery life greater than six hours*** and a compact form factor at 2.6 inches square. The CLEAR Hub Express provides users 4G internet and is the only piece of equipment needed to set up a 4G internet hotspot in a home or office. With the device’s built-in wireless router, users have an instant wi-fi network with no set-up or installation required.
"Clearwire has been a leader in the adoption of the 4G personal hotspot and fixed modem categories since our first product launches in early 2009. We continue to set the pace in the industry by offering innovative products that deliver high-speed 4G Internet service that is easy to set up and affordable," said Dow Draper, senior vice president and general manager - CLEAR. "These devices offer today’s mobile and home users, and the millions of wi-fi products in use across the country, even broader access to CLEAR’s 4G take-it-with-you internet."
Unlike service plans from traditional wireless carriers which cap data usage, CLEAR offers unlimited* 4G usage plans that do not require long-term service contracts. CLEAR offers unlimited* 4G coverage starting as low as $34.99/mo.** for either a home or mobile plan. CLEAR service is currently available in areas of the United States where approximately 130 million people live. A detailed map of service availability can be found at www.clear.com/coverage.
The New CLEAR Mobile Hotspot and CLEAR Modem/Wireless Router
The CLEAR Spot Voyager is a personal mobile hotspot allowing users to easily and securely share unlimited* super-fast Internet access, anywhere CLEAR has coverage, simultaneously with up to eight wi-fi-enabled devices, including the iPad®, iPhone®, iPod® touch, laptops, smartphones, and portable gaming devices. The CLEAR Spot Voyager is manufactured by Infomark and costs $124.99 (plus tax and shipping). The device is 2.6" square, weighs only 2.1 ounces, and runs on a rechargeable battery that provides up to six hours of continuous use.*** The CLEAR Hub Express is a modem and wireless router in one, supporting wi-fi-enabled devices with coverage up to 150 feet away. The CLEAR Hub Express is manufactured by Gemtek, costs $99.99 (plus tax and shipping) and is 6.1" x 9.3" x 3.7". The CLEAR Spot Voyager and CLEAR Hub Express both currently are available online at www.clear.com.
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Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ: CLWR), through its operating subsidiaries, is a leading provider of wireless broadband services. Clearwire's 4G network currently provides coverage in areas of the U.S. where more than 130 million people live. Clearwire's open all-IP network, combined with significant spectrum holdings, provides an unprecedented combination of speed and mobility to deliver next-generation broadband access. The company markets its 4G service through its own brand called CLEAR®, as well as through its wholesale relationships with companies such as Sprint, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Locus Telecommunications, Cbeyond, Mitel, Simplexity, United Online and Best Buy. Strategic investors include Intel Capital, Comcast, Sprint, Google, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks. Clearwire is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash. Additional information is available at www.clearwire.com.
* Unlimited plans subject to CLEAR’s Acceptable Use Policy, posted at www.clear.com/legal/aup .
** Taxes, equipment and other charges apply.
*** Actual battery life that user experiences between charges may vary and is not guaranteed.
Clearwire, CLEAR, the CLEAR logo, and CLEAR Spot are trademarks or registered trademarks of Clearwire Communications LLC. iPad, iPhone and iPod touch are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
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