WIRELESS BROADBAND: HOUSTON IS NEXT Clearwire is set to launch its Clear 4G wireless broadband service in Houston “within several weeks.” That’ll put this city just slightly ahead of New York, San Francisco, and Boston on the company’s schedule — but behind Amarillo, Abilene, and Austin, where the service became available last year. The home version of the service is priced comparably to DSL and cable — but uh, doesn’t require any wiring. Its high-speed mobile version costs $45 a month for unlimited data. Comcast and Sprint will likely offer rebranded versions of the same service — as they have in other cities. [DSLreports, via LeasingHouston]
I’m guessing that Clearwire, Sprint, and Comcast define “unlimited” differently than I do. And differently than how any standard english dictionary does either, for that matter.
I’ll believe it when I can connect to it.
The term “unlimited” only refers to the name of the plan. No where do they actually promise unlimited data. Never have since dialup was popular.
If you read your contract or terms of service, it explains what is entailed in the service. Prior to download caps, the language pretty much gave the ISP the ability to limit your data or speed at any time.
They never offered unlimited data.
kjb434 writes: “The term “unlimited” only refers to the name of the plan. No where do they actually promise unlimited data.”
From the original posting: “Its high-speed mobile version costs $45 a month for unlimited data.”
“unlimited data” is a term in the service agreement. They redefine “unlimited data” as unlimited data cannot be guaranteed in all data services by any company.
Just like with any terms of service for internet, phone, cable, credit cards, etc; many items are listed and defined for you and what the terms of service says they mean.
They have to do this because if say for some reason you lose a connection, the amount of data you have access to has been limited. You could sue for the loss of connection even if it was out of their control.
They can say all these things in advertising, but in the end, you have to sign a contract before service that’ll detail what the service actually comprehends.
Lot of hype, but competion is a good thing. Can’t wait to get a true 4g phone.