FreedomPop Jumps Onto Sprint's LTE Network
FreedomPop today announced a major transition for the company: it is now offering LTE. FreedomPop is an MVNO that has heretofore sold access to Sprint's WiMax and CDMA networks. The company has long planned to offer LTE access, and today that plan became a reality. FreedomPop is selling the FreedomSpot 5580 LTE mobile hotspot as its first LTE-capable piece of hardware. The mobile hotspot will fall back to Sprint's CDMA 3G network in areas where LTE is not yet available. (Sprint recently expanded the reach of its LTE network to 151 total markets.) FreedomPop customers are able to access up to 500MB of data for free each month, though they can pay for more access if they so wish. FreedomPop plans to sell more LTE-capable devices, including the "FreedomPhone," later this year.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
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 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.
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.
To bad it's Sprint
I have Tmobile and I have nothing good to say other than I have no contract, I got to bring my own phone, and my service sucks indoors unless I am connected to WiFi. ...