BELLEVUE, Wash., March 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR), a leading provider of wireless broadband services, today announced the availability of the CLEAR® Stick Atlas, a new mobile broadband USB device that offers super-fast speeds, unlimited* 4G usage plans, and is the first in the U.S. to offer instant connectivity without the need for additional software. The CLEAR product portfolio now offers several devices to fit different consumer needs with three new devices launched over the past five weeks.
The CLEAR Stick Atlas connects almost any computer or device with a standard USB port to 4G mobile broadband in cities with CLEAR coverage. Unlike other 4G USB devices, the CLEAR Stick Atlas does not require connection manager software to function. Users simply plug in the device and go. With a compact form factor and weight of just 1.1 ounces, the device easily fits into a pocket or purse.
“Clearwire continues its strong momentum in 2012 of offering breakthrough products in the 4G mobile broadband category and raises the bar for today’s mobile consumers,” said Dow Draper, senior vice president and general manager – CLEAR. “With the CLEAR Stick Atlas, getting connected to unlimited 4G couldn’t be easier – no programs to open or software to download – just plug it in and surf on any capable Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome or Android-based device.”
Unlike service plans from traditional wireless carriers which either cap data usage or charge overage fees for exceeding certain data levels over a given period, CLEAR offers unlimited* 4G usage plans that do not require long-term service contracts. CLEAR offers unlimited* 4G coverage starting as low as $34.99/mo.** for either a home or mobile plan. CLEAR service is currently available in areas of the United States where approximately 130 million people live. A detailed map of service availability can be found at www.clear.com/coverage.
The New CLEAR Mobile USB Device
The CLEAR Stick Atlas is manufactured by Ubee Interactive and currently carries a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $49.99 (plus tax and shipping). The device is 1.2 inches wide by 3.25 inches high with a 0.65 inch diameter, weighing only 1.1 ounces. The color is charcoal grey with a matte finish, and includes an LED light showing signal strength and connection status. The device supports most operating systems, including: Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows® XP, Mac® OSX, Linux, Android™ and Chrome. The CLEAR Stick Atlas is currently available online at www.clear.com.