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Old 12-20-2014, 10:55 AM
 
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We live in a small town where our choices for internet are limited. Anyone know if FreedomPop is any good? We don't do any gaming, little video streaming, just need the basics. Prefer wireless for the kids' iPad,etc. Currently have T Mobile cell phone, but only 2G coverage so can't use cell as hotspot.
Any ideas/suggestions would be very welcome!
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:59 AM
 
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I use Clear wireless $30/mo. Don't know if they serve your area but you could find out. Very few problems with them.
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Old 12-20-2014, 05:53 PM
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Location: Ohio
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I use Clear wireless $30/mo. Don't know if they serve your area but you could find out. Very few problems with them.
Clear Wireless service is going away Nov. 6, 2015.

Sprint to sunset Clearwire's WiMax network late next year - GeekWire

The original Freedompop service uses those WiMax towers, so make sure any device you get from them is marked "LTE."
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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I use T-Mobile wireless [data only] 4G and get 8.5MB a sec. with a usb stick. They use to have a deal with walmart with a 3.5 gig for $35 and 60 days but did away with it 2 months ago. So now I pay For 3 gigs for $30 for one month. I don't do videos and only use about 1.75 to 2 gigs a month.
Freedompop has 2 gigs a month for $20 They push their hot spot for cities with wimax but they also have usb stick service but I think it's Sprint and only 3G service. Their service coverage map is confusing.
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Old 12-21-2014, 12:35 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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OP,

have you searched for ISPs available in your area ? Use Find Broadband Service Now | DSLReports, ISP Information to see what may be out there.

Also when you say you need wireless for iPads, you do know that you don't necessarily need a cellular "hotspot" or WiMax service ?. You can have cable modem or DSL service with your own in-house WiFi router (Unless you also need a portability option when away from home)
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:20 PM
 
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OP, check and see if AT&T DSL, Comcast, Cox, or something similar is available in your area. They have decent service for a pretty competitive price. Plus, with home internet service you don't need to worry about data usage. These days, wireless modems come as a standard part of the package at no extra charge. Also, there are options for portable Wi-Fi through these companies as well.
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:39 PM
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I use Clear wireless $30/mo. Don't know if they serve your area but you could find out. Very few problems with them.
I cancelled clear because I found out I always needed to be near a window for the internet to run smooth so I went back to Comcast
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