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Best Buy's Connect Service is now offering a $45/month unlimited WiMAX plan

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Best Buy's Connect Service is now offering a $45/month unlimited WiMAX plan
In a bid to try and get itself into the actual wireless space, we’ve seen big box retailer Best Buy get its feet wet by entering the mobile broadband market with their own branded service – Best Buy Connect.

Their service actually relies on Sprint’s network, but the plans are super competitive versus the competition out there. Only natural, the consumer electronics giant is now offering a new option to its arsenal – their $45/month unlimited WiMAX plan. Of course, customers can choose from either a monthly plan or sign a 2-year contract which can knock down the price of a specific laptop that’s equipped for the service.

Come to think of it, that’s one pretty affordable plan considering that we’re talking about something that relies on Clearwire’s 4G WiMAX network. However, you might want to do your homework and verify that you have sufficient coverage before making a move.

source: Best Buy via Phonescoop

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posted on 29 Mar 2011, 16:25

1. TOdoubleD (Posts: 114; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)

Are they really relying on clear? I mean these are the same idiots that didn't have major markets like Detroit metro, Phoenix and Indianapolis on their list for official roll outs. Not to mention they are out of money and have no plans to add any new markets in 2011. Bad idea in my opinion.

posted on 29 Mar 2011, 16:39

2. Hello-dirt (Posts: 102; Member since: 02 May 2010)

Good idea, BUT...If their devices are the same as Sprint's, I do not see them doing much business. I have clear for home only because the mobile hotspot was not able to pick up a signal compared to the stronger home device. It would be nice if they continue their subsidizing with soon to come tablets! I would love to get a galaxy tab 10.1 for $300 or less. I would definitely buy their service that way.

posted on 29 Mar 2011, 17:07

3. mark1 (unregistered)

I live in nyc and i was using clear's 4g spot, and in every building i went into i lost service.
clear wimax 4g really sucks. if your one of does person who is always outside all the time it will be a good internet provider for you, since thats the only place you will receive service, outside of a building.

posted on 29 Mar 2011, 22:02

4. pyckvi (Posts: 48; Member since: 19 Dec 2010)

ok it says it will rely on sprints network, isnt that suppost to mean its gonna be way better than clearwires service? or does clearwire own all wimax towers?

posted on 29 Mar 2011, 23:21

5. mark1 (unregistered)

yes, clearwire own all wimax towers
you should google
clear 4g sucks

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