Sprint Leases LTE Network Access to FreedomPop
Sprint today announced that it has signed a wholesale agreement with FreedomPop that will give the mobile broadband provider access to Sprint's LTE 4G, WiMax 4G, and EVDO 3G networks. FreedomPop plans to offer free mobile broadband access to its customers with a data cap of 1GB per month. Users who want or need to use more than 1GB of mobile broadband data per month are charged what FreedomPop calls "fair" rates. FreedomPop plans to offer a mobile hotspot and a "Freedom Sleeve" for the Apple iPhone. Sprint's 3G and WiMax networks are already operative, but FreedomPop plans to launch after Sprint's LTE network is off the ground. Sprint is expected to launch LTE service in five cities July 15 and eventually reach 250 million Americans by the end of 2013.
FreedomPop Intros Free Service Plan for iPhones
FreedomPop today announced new support for the Apple iPhone along with a free service plan. FreedomPop is selling the Phone 5 (refurbished) for $349 directly from its web site.
Skype for iPhone Gains Group Audio
Skype today updated its application for the iPhone. Skype 5.4 adds one core feature: the ability to host group calls.
Microsoft Adds More Features to Skype for iPhone
Microsoft's Skype team today announced yet another update to its mobile application for the iPhone. Skype version 5.2 adds several new features, including new support for voice messages, which are automatically added to text conversations.
Sprint Expands Framily Wall to iPhone Customers
Sprint today said its iPhone customers now have access to the Sprint Framily Wall product. Sprint customers can use the Framily Wall to hold single and group chats, share videos and pictures, and collaborate through calendars.
FreedomPop Trots Out $89 Liberty Tablet
FreedomPop today announced a new direction for the company, as it plans to sell more low-cost hardware using its own brand. The first device to bear the FreedomPop name is the Liberty, a tablet that has a 6.7-inch screen with 1024 x 600 resolution.
Apple iPhone 4 (CDMA)
3.5" display 640 x 960 pixels
processor 0 GB RAM
0 mAh battery
Headphone Jack (3.5mm)
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