FreedomPop bringing free 4G service to iPhones

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FreedomPop bringing free 4G service to iPhones

The Freedom Sleeve case for iPhone 4/4S promises blazing broadband speeds.


Back in February, wireless upstart FreedomPop made some bold promises about free mobile broadband service. Now it appears the company is getting ready to make good on at least one of them.

As reported this morning by Apple news site TUAW, FreedomPop is now taking pre-orders for the Freedom Sleeve, a $99 iPhone 4/4S case that provides “free” 4G wireless service — among other benefits.

Exciting stuff, right? Before you pull out your credit card, check the fine print. For starters, FreedomPop’s WiMax-powered 4G broadband isn’t available everywhere — like here in metro Detroit, where I live. You’ll need to complete the “check availability” form to see if there’s coverage in your area.

Second, and of greater concern, I can find no mention of what FreedomPop plans to charge for service once you exhaust your free allotment of data. According to the pre-order page, you’ll get “up to 1GB free broadband,” but TUAW’s unat… [Read more]

FreedomPop bringing free 4G service to iPhones

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