Clearwire Complaint - Clearwire (aka Clear) Poor Service & Treats Long-Time Customers Poorly
I would like to add my two cents to the Clearwire discussion. We had Clearwire for three years. And although we had problems from time to time that required extensive long distance calls with technical support folks trying to resolve the issues, nothing was as bad as what started just last month. Just around the holidays, we lost our Clearwire telephone service. After two days spent on long distance working with varous levels of technicans, on the third day, a supervising engineer called me and informed me that they had made changes to their "tower" and those of us on the fringe of their service area would no longer be provided consistent service. Further, it was suggested that since we were on the finge, that we find a new Internet service provider as well. They basically refused to provide any credits for the poor service and provided no assistance in changing to another service provider. First we tried to switch over to AT&T, but after multiple attempts at "porting" our 30-year telephone number, AT&T finally gave up. Out of frustration at AT&T giving up so easily, we looked at Charter and actually found a better deal. To avoid the same problem with "porting" our number, we called Clearwire first this time, and informed them that Charter would be contacting them and we wanted to port our number to their service. There was nothing supposed to happen until Charter had sucessfully moved our number over, and then at that point we'd call back and cancel our Clearwire telephone service and our internet service. The number had to be active at the time it was switched to a new carrier. However, when we arrived home that day, our internet and telephone service was not working. It took hours on the phone and to move up to a level two service technician to discover that the account services person that we had spoke to earier had changed the serial number on our modem so that it was no longer being recognized. We can only assume this was done vindictively. Everyone should stay as far away from Clearwire as they possibly can.
We have been unable to find any contact information from any management personnel with Clearwire.