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View Full Version : CLEAR 4G iSpot Only Works With iOS Devices

Joe Johaneman
08-05-2010, 03:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.tuaw.com/2010/08/04/clear-offers-4g-ispot-mobile-broadband-to-idevice-owners/' target='_blank'>http://www.tuaw.com/2010/08/04/clea...idevice-owners/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Since the promise of unlimited 3G internet access via AT&amp;T on the iPad has evaporated into the mist, the makers of various mobile WiFi hotspots have been nosing around the iStuff market with solutions aimed at iPad, iPod touch and iPhone users who don't want to pay full freight to AT&amp;T."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1280970407.usr105505.jpg" style="border: 0; margin-left: 144px; margin-right: 144px;" /></p><p>Using MAC addresses, the iSpot prevents any device other than an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad from connecting to it. &nbsp;It also only works in areas covered by CLEAR 4G services. &nbsp;Personally, I can't imagine why I'd want a device that&nbsp;purposely prevents me from using my laptop with it, nor can I imagine paying for a device that doesn't at least fall back to 3G when no 4G is available. &nbsp;However, if you're interested in it, you can find price and availability data on <a href="http://www.clear.com/spot/ispot" target="_blank">CLEAR's website</a>.&nbsp;</p>

Joel Crane
08-05-2010, 04:12 PM
I hate to say it, but...

I wonder if they made provisions for spoofing mac addresses. Seems like the end user could grab a friend's iPod Touch and "borrow" the mac address for their laptop.