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Old 07-12-2011, 12:10 AM
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Anyone have HawaiianTel Com or Clearwire as their ISP?

Just wanted to hear your testimonials on their services.
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:27 AM
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ive got hawaiian tel dsl (w/o a phone line) - i bought the 10mbps line when it was on a sale for a lifetime $35 for any line (now it's 55?) it's not consistent, but there are days where you can get a solid 10d/2up, avg 5d/1.5up

their included router is crap, but i havent upgraded it (has wifi G)

and i havent tried their free wifi hotspot deal, but i think it's included, i just dont know where lol.

overall, it was more dependable than tethering my 4g EVO from sprint, much faster than 3g tether, and nice to have an always on setup at home for my home cloud server...

edit, just ran a speedtest, on wifi via macbook

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i'll let justin take care of this
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Originally Posted by iNfEk View Post
i'll let justin take care of this
im actually curious to know if the newer 4g hotspots are any better - i'd leave one permanently on at my place on most days but would be great for random travel around the isle if i needed to tether my ipad.. (usually just tether on 3g)
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the HT hotspots are available at any coffee bean and tea leaf shops. your master email address and password (hawaiiantel.net) is required.

http://www.hawaiiantel.com/Residenti...3/Default.aspx

http://www.coffeebeanhawaii.com/locations/index.php
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i'll let justin take care of this
gee thanks....well we BOTH work at HawaiianTel an I can say that between the two you should go with the one that gives you the better service at the location you are in. I believe HT and Clearwire will let you try the service for up to a month so get both and see which one works better. DSL speed varies depending on your location so get both and see which one you like. If you have problems with HT internet just let me know and if I can fix it I'll send Jon out there to get it going
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LOL! yup exactly
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depending on what central office you get your phone service from walter will determine which one you would go with. I honestly don't like clear service. This is a completely NON BIAS answer. I use a clear hotspot almost on a daily basis for work when I'm out an about. 4g isn't that great. I'd try it and see how it goes.
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:24 PM
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dsl speed in kaimuki sucks, i get 2 mb/sec at max. i think the wiring in the house is crappy too, but man, i need more speed
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I have HT DSL - the naked DSL they call it with no dial tone. I had it for about 3 years. Before that, I had Roadrunner. Honestly, I like HT's DSL better. Better speeds (period). I hated Roadrunner's speeds. Totally sucked. I joined HT when they first started the naked DSL service, when they had a promo to offer the highest possible speed for $39.99 per month. I live near a CO so I have the 11M/7M service. Of course, real world is not quite that much. I ran a test a while back and I remember I got 6M/3M consistently. I'm pretty happy with that.
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Hey Walter, LMK if you wanna try Clearwire service. We average between 3-6Mbps with speed burst up to 10Mbps...I thought you knew by now, I'm Clearwire's longest running employee with the Hawaii Market. I manage the Clear Keeaumoku Retail Store. If your intrested, we have this new 4G Personal Hot-Spot device called the Rover. I can also give you a great deal... Besides the 30 day return policy, it comes with Unlimited download data, Unrestricted Download speeds, connect up to 8 devices, ect....Also, It's regular price is normally about $100 for the device, but I can sell it to ya for $25, as long as I have my backup stock on hand. Service is about $45 a month...LMK if your intrested, you got my number bro. Either way, I'll see you on the cruise!! Shoots.

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I got Clearwire, it work's alright for me -- wish I could have something faster, but I'm a cheapo :P

Heres my speedtest to Honolulu.


and the ping test to San Fran

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Here are my Clearwire Results:

SpeedTest 1:


SpeedTest 2:


Ping Test 1: (*Note Packet Lost Due To Company Computer Protection)


Ping Test 2: (*Note Packet Lost Due To Company Computer Protection)
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I'm with HT and have their 11/1 plan. They've been really good to me so far. Only prob I had was with my wireless router which needed to be replaced anyway because it was a relic. Here's my results.

Test #1


Test #2


Ping Test #1


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Old 08-09-2011, 11:36 AM
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When I bought the new place, I got Hawaiian Tel's 11Mbit line, with the sales guy telling me that my place qualifies. It worked for 4 days at close to advertised speeds, then one day, no signal return. Took a few days for a technician to get to my ticket and when he got to it, he dropped it to 5Mbit and it didn't work. Dropped it to 1.5Mbit and it finally worked. The technician claimed that where I live was too far(10k ft max?) from the node and even when their computers say it is within the range, it wasn't. He asked me if leaving it at 1.5Mbit was okay. Hell no, I'm not paying 11Mbit price for 1.5Mbit.

Regarding Clear, they recently dropped all retail and went into business sales. My cousin who owned 2 Clear kiosks jumped ship because sales were horrible and now is selling Oceanic. For Clear, it's all about where your antennas are.
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