We all want to stay connected to the internet wherever we go, but mobile data can be expensive, especially as wireless providers like AT&T and Verizon no longer offer unlimited data plans. FreedomPop is a new service that can solve those problems. The service promises "100% free high speed internet" on any device (including laptops, iPhones, iPod Touches), with no data caps, throttled speeds, or other gimmicks. There are even no contracts and the service is for fast 4G speeds. Sound too good to be true?
It might not be. The biggest catch is that the free data is limited to 500MB every month. That's sufficient for accessing thousands of emails and web pages every month, but more intense usage like streaming videos could put you over. The service runs over Sprint's network, so you'll also need Sprint coverage in your area. FreedomPop offers several devices and plans where you can increase the data amount on a per MB or per GB basis. Here's an overview: ~ October 10, 2012
The Freedom Sleeve for the iPod Touch essentially turns the MP3 player into an iPhone--with the ability to use 4G wireless internet and also make calls over 4G, as I previously mentioned. The $99 case also lets you stream video and use Skype and FaceTme. In addition, the case can turn the iPod Touch into a Wi-Fi hotspot, sharing internet access with up to 8 other devices.
For the iPod Touch, 500MB is guaranteed free every month, and you can get up to 1GB free for referring friends or buy additional data for $10 per GB per month.
Like the Freedom sleeve for iPod Touches, this case for the iPhone 4/4S offers 500MB of free 4G mobile internet, and you can get up to 1GB for referring friends or add more data for $10 per GB. One unique feature of the iPhone case is it also extends the iPhone's battery life up to 6 hours, making the case even more attractive. If you have a limited data plan, the Freedom Sleeve can come in useful to augment your current service.