Newsbrief by Jordan Crook on Wednesday May 04, 2011.
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Clearwire has confirmed its plans to discontinue its Rover pre-paid mobile broadband service. Back in 2010, Clearwire first brought Rover into the mix as an alternative to post-paid mobile broadband plans. The Rover service offered pre-paid services in daily, weekly, and monthly options, starting at $5. "The personal hot spot category of products enable hundreds of Wi-Fi enabled products to access the Clearwire 4G network," said Susan Johnston, Clearwire spokeswoman in a statement to Fierce Wireless. "Rover provided us with the ability to test some new pay-as-you-go pricing options and was offered on a limited retail basis in a couple markets." There you have it, folks, and straight from the horses mouth. Despite the death of Rover, Clearwire intends to bring to market new pre-paid options that "should meet the needs of most of the Rover customer base."source: Fierce Wireless, via: Phone Scoop