CLEAR Repackages, Reprices Business Offer

Clearwire Communications LLC (Booth #1633 at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo on Monday announced that it has rebranded, repackaged and repriced its CLEAR 4G fixed wireless services for business customers, and available for sale through the company’s indirect sales partners.

The offer, formerly called CLEAR Professional, is now CLEAR Internet Pro. It comes in two versions: On-the-Go, which is a USB-based modem for laptop use with up to 6mbps on the download and up to 1mbps on the upload, and Office, which is a fixed modem with the same speeds. Previously, the company offered Fast Office and Faster Office with different speeds.

Both new CLEAR Internet Pro services are “professional-class,” which includes dedicated 24/7 help, business SLAs, planned maintenance and access to volume discounts and sales engineering support. Office also includes one static IP address and port security.

CLEAR Internet Pro On-the-Go is $45 per month. For $10 more per month, customers can get CLEAR Internet+, which is a dual-mode 3G/4G modem for use outside of CLEAR’s 4G footprint. Previously, the dual-mode mobile offer was about $70, so the new pricing of $55 per month is a savings of more than 20 percent.

CLEAR Internet Pro Office is $50 per month. For $25 more per month, CLEAR Voice service can be added. Previously, the equivalent service, Faster Office, cost $75 per month, for a savings of more than 35 percent.

Clearwire also is offering two new bundles – Get Two and Get Three. Get Two enables customers to choose CLEAR Internet Pro Office and On-the-Go or two On-the-Go for $70 per month. Get Three includes either Office and two On-the-Go modems or three On-the-Go modems for $100 per month. In both cases, there is no speed limit on the download. CLEAR Internet+ is an additional $15 for each USB modem. CLEAR Voice is available for an additional $25 on Office accounts.

Clearwire also offers a backup version of its services in Portland, Atlanta and Las Vegas called Clear Internet Pro Flex Use for either the USB or traditional modem. It costs $200 per year paid in advance plus $59.88 for the equipment lease. Subscribers are allowed 10MB data under the plan. If usage exceeds that, customers are billed $50 per month.

CLEAR’s indirect sales partners are compensated with their choice of an upfront bounty of three times the monthly recurring charge, plus monthly spiffs and a 3 percent residual or Solution Provider program with a 10-40 percent residual based on volume.

Clearwire currently provides 4G service utilizing mobile WiMAX technology in 27 markets throughout the United States. It also provides pre-WiMAX communications services in 30 markets.

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