Cell phone privacy for a monthly fee

ClearUnited is a part of Clear, an organization that goals to “decentralize your digital life”.

Clear has been aggregating and creating applied sciences round private knowledge possession and safety for almost 20 years.

There are a staggering fourty-five “key companions & management” personnel offered on Clear’s web site.

“Founder & Imaginative and prescient(ary?)”, Michael Correct, is buried about midway down the record.

As per Correct’s Clear govt bio;

Over the previous 21 years, Michael has helped begin and develop quite a few firms within the IT trade and helped to create what’s now often called the Managed Providers Supplier (MSP) sector.

Previous to beginning ClearCenter he began DirectPointe (an IT service firm) & DPFS (an IT financing firm) he additionally helped launch and set up Calculated Analysis & Expertise and Veritas Options (each IT answer firms).

So far as I can inform, Correct has no prior MLM govt expertise.

Clear is integrated in New Zealand however seems to be operated out of Utah within the US.

Learn on for a full evaluate of ClearUnited’s MLM alternative.

ClearUnited’s Merchandise

ClearUnited markets a variety of cellphones they name ClearPhones.

ClearPHONE units you free: No adverts, no viruses, malware, no trackers. No undesirable content material.

ClearUnited sells ClearPhones through a three-tier 24 month subscription:

  • ClearPhone 220 – $50 a month
  • ClearPhone 420 – $100 a month
  • ClearPhone 620 – $150 a month

The subscription covers the price of the telephone and may be cancelled after 4 months with an extra two-month cancellation charge.

ClearUnited gives a bunch of inhouse companies. These companies are constructed round ClearOS, Clear’s spin on the Linux working system.

ClearPHONE makes use of a {hardware} producer who additionally builds units for different high manufacturers.

Nevertheless, we’ve labored with the producer to customise the {hardware} to suit our wants and in addition to permit for the tight integration of ClearOS Cell and it’s ClearGM non-public community to work along with the telephone {hardware} on the core degree of the gadget.

Presumably if house owners of ClearPhone cease paying the month-to-month charge, they’re minimize off from Clear’s companies. How a lot this impacts the usability of the telephone is unclear.

ClearUnited’s Compensation Plan

ClearUnited associates are paid on the sale of ClearPhone subscriptions.

To qualify for commissions, every ClearUnited affiliate should recruit three ClearPhone prospects. These prospects may be retail prospects or recruited ClearUnited associates.

ClearUnited Affiliate Ranks

There are eight affiliate ranks inside ClearUnited’s compensation plan.

Together with their respective qualification standards, they’re as follows:

  • Condensation – enroll as a ClearUnited affiliate
  • Drop – generate three ClearPhone purchases and/or subscriptions
  • Rain – generate 9 ClearPhone purchases and/or subscriptions
  • Bathe – generate twenty-seven ClearPhone purchases and/or subscriptions
  • Storm – generate eighty-one ClearPhone purchases and/or subscriptions
  • Lightning – generate seven hundred and twenty-nine ClearPhone purchases and/or subscriptions
  • Thunder – generate two thousand 100 and eighty-seven ClearPhone purchases and/or subscriptions

Primarily based on the knowledge offered in ClearUnited’s compensation plan, I don’t consider subscriptions should be lively to rely in direction of the required totals.


ClearUnited pays commissions through a unilevel compensation construction.

A unilevel compensation construction locations an affiliate on the high of a unilevel group, with each personally recruited affiliate positioned immediately beneath them (degree 1):

If any degree 1 associates recruit new associates, they’re positioned on degree 2 of the unique affiliate’s unilevel group.

If any degree 2 associates recruit new associates, they’re positioned on degree 3 and so forth and so forth down a theoretical infinite variety of ranges.

ClearUnited caps payable commissions at seven unilevel group ranges.

What number of unilevel group ranges a ClearUnited affiliate earns commissions on relies on rank:

  • Drop ranked associates earn 10% on degree 1, 9% on degree 2 and eight% on degree 3
  • Rain ranked associates earn 10% on degree 1 and a pair of
  • Bathe ranked associates earn 10% on ranges 1 and a pair of and 5% on degree 3
  • Snow ranked associates earn 10% on ranges 1 and a pair of and 5% on ranges 3 and 4
  • Storm ranked associates earn 10% on ranges 1 and a pair of, 5% on ranges 3 and 4 and 1% on degree 5
  • Lightning ranked associates earn 10% on ranges 1 and a pair of, 5% on ranges 3 and 4 and 1% on ranges 5 and 6
  • Thunder ranked associates earn 10% on ranges 1 and a pair of, 5% on ranges 3 and 4 and 1% on ranges 5 to 7

Paid Drops

ClearUnited’s compensation plan defines a drop as

a minimal of three Complete paid ClearPhone Prospects Fractal of Three Circles Members with a NPS Rating of seven+.

NPS stands for “Web Promoter Rating”;

To calculate Web Promoter Rating, survey all ClearUnited members and see how probably they’re to advocate your enterprise on a scale of 0-10.

Manage responses into Detractors (0-6), Passives (7-8), and Promoters (9-10).

Then, subtract the share of Detractors from the share to find out the general Clear.

As for the remainder of ClearUnited’s definition of a drop, I do not know.

It seems like the corporate is grouping three prospects who collectively generate a NPS rating of seven+ collectively, and nevertheless many teams an affiliate has equals what number of drops they’ve.

Regardless of the grouping, how drops are paid out is unclear. ClearUnited fails to supply this data of their official compensation documentation.

All that’s offered is “paid drops” that correspond with affiliate rank:

  • Drop ranked associates obtain one paid drop
  • Rain ranked associates obtain ten paid drops
  • Bathe ranked associates obtain twenty paid drops
  • Snow ranked associates obtain fifty paid drops
  • Storm ranked associates obtain 100 paid drops
  • Lightning ranked associates obtain 200 and fifty paid drops
  • Thunder ranked associates obtain 5 hundred paid drops

Shared Swimming pools

ClearUnited’s compensation plan particulars shared swimming pools. Like paid drops nevertheless, the corporate fails to adequately clarify what the swimming pools are or how they’re paid out.

All Swimming pools are paid month-to-month primarily based upon NPS & WIG.

NPS we’ve outlined in Paid Drops above. WIG is… nicely, right here’s the reason ClearUnited gives;

To outline the yearly ClearUnited WIG, establish the place we’re annually, the place we wish to be and by when.

Stated in a different way, you outline a beginning line, a end line and a deadline.

How is that used to calculate Shared Pool qualification? Once more, I do not know.

ClearUnited’s swimming pools are funded with ‘a proportion of world commissionable quantity’.

  • Drop ranked associates are paid from a 1% Shared Pool
  • Rain ranked associates are paid from a 2% Shared Pool
  • Bathe ranked associates are paid from a 3% Shared Pool
  • Snow ranked associates are paid from a 4% Shared Pool
  • Storm ranked associates are paid from a 5% Shared Pool
  • Lightning ranked associates are paid from a 6% Shared Pool
  • Thunder ranked associates are paid from a 7% Shared Pool

Presumably NPS and WIG issue into how the swimming pools are paid out, nevertheless this isn’t defined by ClearUnited of their compensation documentation.

Becoming a member of ClearUnited

ClearUnited affiliate membership seems to be tied to the acquisition and upkeep of the corporate’s ClearPhone subscriptions, or a ClearPhone outright.

Whereas affiliate prices are usually not talked about or disclosed on ClearUnited’s web site, its compensation documentation is titled “ClearUnited Inc. Member Compensation Plan”.

The doc defines a ClearUnited member as

a paid buyer when subscribed or bought at a minimal single lively ClearPhone.

Observe that ClearPhone outright prices are usually not offered on ClearUnited’s web site. The telephones nevertheless can be found outright on Amazon.

Clear themselves runs the Amazon retailer however whether or not ClearPhone purchases on Amazon rely with respect to being a ClearUnited affiliate is unclear.


Though I can’t say for certain, I consider ClearUnited displays its administration’s inexperience with the MLM trade.

On the product facet of issues its fairly straight ahead. Telephones which you should purchase outright or on a subscription plan, which unlocks particular options.

I’m considerably privateness aware however I’m not paying as much as $150 a month for a no-name model Android telephone with privateness and security measures.

If that’s your cup of tea, nice! I’m not right here to steer you in any other case.

What ClearUnited’s MLM alternative boils all the way down to is constructing a base of ClearPhone prospects. Both outright telephone purchases or the month-to-month subscription.

Personally I believe the catch right here is that these in search of what ClearUnited are providing, are probably already conscious of what’s accessible.

To get an concept of this I went in search of ClearPhone evaluations. I solely discovered adverts.

There’s one man on Reddit who two months in the past was blissful the ClearPhone he ordered 4 months previous to that had simply shipped.

Whether or not ClearUnited has addressed these ridiculous lead instances is unclear. In the event that they haven’t, then I can safely say the retail viability of ClearPhone is lifeless within the water.

A four-month lead in time for a mobile phone is a ridiculous promote, even to essentially the most devoted safety and privateness nerds.

In that sense ClearUnited’s compensation plan doesn’t matter. However we’ll go over it anyway.

For starters there are not any retail gross sales qualifiers. There’s the potential for pyramid recruitment, if the vast majority of ClearPhone purchasers are additionally associates (granted there’s an opt-in layer).

ClearUnited’s compensation documentation wants an overhaul. Fundamental commissions are defined however paid drops and the shared swimming pools want a correct rationalization.

There’s additionally Clear Token, which by itself could be harmless sufficient, however the way it suits into ClearUnited compensation plan isn’t disclosed. And that raises suspicion.

CLEAR Rewards have liquidatable money worth and may be exchanged into present and future financial worth and property.

Whereas CLEAR Tokens perhaps speculative and haven’t any money worth.

ClearUnited don’t disclose how Clear Tokens match into their compensation plan. From what I can inform, Clear Token is an inside token.

How a money worth is assigned to it or what they’re used for, past a cost technique for the corporate to pay associates, can also be not disclosed.

What we do know is that Clear is giving Clear Tokens away via a convoluted ticket system.

Create Account

Arrange a free ClearFoundation Portal account and free digital pockets to your CLEAR.

Get Tickets

Obtain Neighborhood Bonanza Giveaway tickets by working ClearOS Server, utilizing ClearPHONE, donating to ClearFoundation, sharing storage capability, and extra.

Enter the Bonanza

Enter your tickets on as many days as you’d prefer to mechanically obtain an equal share of that day’s allotted CLEAR.

There’s a number of mumbo-jumbo on Clear’s web site to sift via. The final gist of it’s your knowledge one thing one thing decentralized buzzwords one thing one thing huge evil tech firms and so on. and so on.

For all of the speak about decentralization although, Clear’s offered enterprise mannequin appears fairly centralized to me.

You’re shopping for into their ecosystem and taking the corporate at its phrase that safety and privateness options are as marketed.

That’s not essentially a nasty factor however does battle with the unfavourable portrayal of centralization on ClearUnited’s web site.

ClearUnited’s mixture of conflicting model messaging, an unclear compensation plan, tech merchandise which may take 4 months to ship and doubtlessly murky integration of an inside token, leaves lots to be desired.

Strategy with warning.