A Personal Review
If all you need is a basic service so that you can check your e-mail, social websites, and other online news or informational websites, then Clearwire will most likely be fine for you. If you intend to use Clearwire for business purposes, this author recommends going with a hard wired solution such as cable or DSL. Check with your local providers to see what is available, and weigh your options carefully.
Our household tried out Clearwire Internet Services for 1 year. Our coverage was limited to 3G, and it was not sufficient for our household. Our streaming TV/Movies were interrupted if more than one person (the one watching Hulu, etc) was using the internet. Netflix, Hulu and other providers were unable to provide their services through our connection. They were constantly buffering, causing many interruptions in the streaming shows that we like to watch.
Clearwire customer service via Internet chat and telephone was very good, but many times ill informed or plainly wrong in their assessments. Some local problems with service in our neighborhood took about eight weeks to resolve, causing poor service at that time. We cancelled our service and went with a DSL provider with faster speeds and are much happier.
That being said, many people in our local area use Clearwire and are perfectly satisfied. These are typically ones whose internet usage is limited to checking email, Facebook, etc.