We moved into a new house recently and only had Clear as an internet option. Their map showed that we had perfect coverage and their sales people told me it was faster than Cable. I was sold.
I have NEVER had slower internet service...even with dial up. They suggest moving the modem all around the house (even the attic). After spending 6 weeks trying to get it to work (it wouldn't even download a YouTube video) ATT was available on our section of the neighborhood. What a difference a wire makes.
Anyway, here's how CLEAR gets you. They know their service sucks so they sell you the modem instead of rent it. That way when you cancel quickly (like I did), they won't refund the upfront modem price. Very smart strategy when you know you won't keep customers.
Whatever you do, don't use CLEAR. You will be sadly disappointed!!