Clear Launches Rover Prepaid 4G and Puck Hotspot

Posted by at 9:28 am on August 30, 2010

Clear today started a new brand and prepaid business model by launching  Rover.  They also  launched a new hotspot and USB modem.

Billing is based on time not data and gives unlimited WiMAX within a given period: users can pay as little as $5 for a single day, $20 for a week or $50 for a whole month. Rover is aimed at a younger audience.  Rover can be activated or extended with Re-Up prepaid cards rather than having to use a credit card.

Rover shares an identical map to the Sprint, Clear, Comcast WiMAX network.

The Rover Puck is a  pocketable router shares its 4G with up to eight devices over 802.11n Wi-Fi and can create two separate networks to give both a limited guest network and one for known users. It lasts for four hours on a charge and costs $150. Rover is also running a special promo that gives the Puck and a year’s worth of access for $500.

The  Rover Stick is a standard USB modem form factor and supports  a Mac or Windows PC.  It cost is a $100.

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