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NetZero goes 4G with low-cost, contract-free data

updated 08:15 am EDT, Mon March 19, 2012

NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband goes live

NetZero took a different direction Monday by starting up its own 4G service. Its Clearwire-sourced WiMAX is contract-free and has the unique choice of picking either a basic (1Mbps/384Kbps) or full-speed (10Mbps/1.5Mbps) access plan, even having the option to switch over the web. The service also lives up to the company's once historic practice of offering service: those who buy a modem can get 200MB of data each month for free for a year, with the device price already covering the cost.

Higher tiers are also lower-priced than most such services. A $10 Basic tier provides 500MB of data at the 1Mbps tier. Plus at $20 offers 1GB a month with the option of faster speeds, where Pro at $35 offers 2GB and a peak Platinum plan offers 4GB a month for $50.

The two devices are rebranded versions of existing Clearwire hardware. A NetZero 4G Stick at $50 provides one computer a USB modem. Those who want to share access with more devices can get the $100 4G Hotspot, a take on the Clear Spot Apollo with a status LCD.

About 80 cities have access to start. NetZero hasn't said if any of its plans will change with Clearwire's transition to LTE.





by MacNN Staff

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  1. facebook_Randy

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    huh?

    Why not just get clearwire plan that is unlimited for $50 a month? Instead of Capped for $50 a month

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