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.
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 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.
FreedomPop Adds Three LTE Samsung Phones to Lineup
FreedomPop today expanded its smartphone roster to include several high-end Samsung handsets. Beginning today, FreedomPop customers can choose from the Samsung Galaxy Victory, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy S III to access LTE service.
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 Looking Beyond Sprint for Growth
FreedomPop, an MVNO that resells access to Sprint's network, hopes to increase its reach by partnering with either AT&T or T-Mobile. The company is looking at these two GSM carriers specifically because they use SIM card-based devices, which makes it easier to switch from phone to phone.
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. ...