NetZero launches '4G' wireless service, we go hands-on -- Engadget. Hey, NetZero, can I have my money back? I should have known that my mother was right when she told me that nothing is free, and there is no free lunch, and never buy a pig in a poke, and, well, you get the drift. The new NetZero WiFi pucks use the same ClearWire WiMax network as the hockey puck modem I tried to use a year ago. Maybe it is the West Coast of Florida. Maybe alien waves from the Bermuda Triangle are filtering over Florida and interfering with the Internet signal here? Or, maybe, WiMax from ClearWire is so spotty as to be unusable. When I paid $120 for this thing, I admit I wanted to test it; primarily because NetZero promises 200 meg a month of free data, which could be a boon to casual users who only want email and light browsing. But, free doesn't help if you can't get a decent signal. And, even when the device connected, I couldn't connect to my notebook. So, NetZero, I humbly suggest that you publish a detailed map of the areas "within" your alleged areas of coverage where the signal is weak. Or, get your partners to improve the network. Or, well, I can't put my third suggestion in a family blog. Note: my problems are anecdotal. Your results may vary.