FreedomPop's iPod Sleeve Now Available
FreedomPop today announced that it is shipping its WiMax-enabled accessory for the APple iPod Touch. The sleeve, which adds WiMax 4G wireless broadband to the iPod Touch, costs $99. FreedomPop began offering mobile broadband services under the beta label earlier this month. The company resells access to Clearwire's WiMax network, though it will eventually switch to Sprint's LTE 4G network. FreedomPop is offering 500MB of mobile broadband for free each month, with additional gigabytes costing $10 each. The company isn't selling phones; rather, it is offering a mobile hotspot, a laptop dongle, and now the iPod sleeve. The hotspot and laptop dongle are "free," though they require refundable deposits of $89 and $49, respectively. FreedomPop is also offering rewards for certain customer behaviors. For example, customers who sit through ad can earn an extra data each month, and customers who refer friends or family can also be rewarded with additional buckets of data. FreedomPop is offering data speeds ranging from 4 to 6Mbps down and 1 to 2Mbps up.
FreedomPop Expands to AT&T's LTE Network
FreedomPop today said it has struck an agreement with AT&T that allows its customers to access AT&T's LTE network. FreedomPop is a WiFi-first carrier that provides unlimited calling and texting from WiFi hotspots and low-cost service when connected to cellular networks.
FreedomPop Intros $19 iPhone Plan
FreedomPop today announced a new calling plan that targets owners of the Apple iPhone. Owners of the iPhone 6 or 6s who activate their phone with FreeomPop will receive 500MB of data, 500 texts, and 500 voice minutes each month for free.
FreedomPop Debuts Global Hotspot
FreedomPop today announced a global hotspot that will allow customers to roam in more than two dozen countries at low cost. The hotspot itself costs $49 and provides up to 200MB of free wireless access.
FreedomPop Partnering with Intel for Its First Phone
FreedomPop plans to launch its first smartphone thanks to a new investment from Intel. The chip-maker is supplying the processor for the handset, which will be made by a "well-known device manufacturer." The device will go on sale next year for less than $200.