clear vs. the moon
April 7, 2015
Clear is so not working out at the new place. I talked to a nice customer support rep online today who changed my account address and copied and pasted the site’s online trouble shooting advice into our chat window.
Thanks, Nomine M.
That didn’t fix a bad internet Clear signal I’ve been fighting since December that keeps getting worse. And that is with an extra boost from an Apple wireless base station I dug out that is the ONLY tenuous reason Clear is working intermittently at all now.
So, Clear’s out.
Clear being out means my internet options are —
Buy a new modem that works with an antennae and hope that will fix the Clear problem.
[I am skeptical. Clear recently got bought out by Sprint which was the beginning of the end for things Clear working. Also I hate Sprint they overcharged my elderly mother in nefarious ways once and wouldn’t fix it and made her cry.]
Pick between Grande, AT&T Uverse, or Time Warner Cable.
Time Warner Cable will never collect another dime from me. I hate Time Warner Cable like Billy Graham hates Satan.
That leaves, unless there is some godsend service I don’t know about, AT&T Uverse, or Grande.
Online reviews for Grande are wildly divergent. Some reviews are shaking tambourines shouting, Grande! Grande! Grande! Others are shouting, Burn in Hell, Grande! Grande! Grande!
The thing I keep reading in negative reviews that is consistent though is dead internet reception.
I can’t do that.
The building uses Uverse, which appears to always work and is my backup when Clear goes so toes up I can’t work in the apartment and have to hit the building’s lounge for a working signal.
AT&T also though wants long term contracts and hundreds of bucks in installation and other fees and every time I look at all the stuff AT&T wants I feel like I’m a Native American standing on New York shores and some oily European just off a wooden ship is handing me glass beads.
I just keep staring at it all thinking, Seriously?
A guy in 1969 could dial home from the moon, but in 2015 Clear can’t keep an internet signal up a few blocks from my apartment and it takes $300 bucks and a commitment longer than a Baptist wedding to get an AT&T signal?