One of the reasons I subscribed to Clearwire was to add to my bandwidth pool at home which has worked out real well. The second reason was to take the device with me on the road and use it while on travels.
Two weeks ago when I was in Chicago very near O’Hare I set the clearwire modem up in the hotel and was disappointed when it did not get a signal. To think that I was in an area with about 30 hotels one would have thought they would have a tower in the area.
The second try was when I was down in Jacksonville Florida and rolled the dice again to see if their was a signal. Sadly no signal their either and considering Jacksonville’s size I would have thought that their would have been service. Once again I was in a central heavily populated area.
I have a piece of advise for the clearwire folks. Make it easy for travellers to determine where you have coverage so I don’t have to pack the receiver in my suitcase. This will make it easier for folks like me that plan on taking the device on the road.
Note: Sprint EVDO service has good in both areas but I was surprised that Rev A service was not in Chicago and of note the 3G speed in Jacksonville was beyond terrible.