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FreedomPop raises $4.3 million in additional funding, lets users share data

FreedomPop raises $4.3 million in additional funding, lets users share data

Wireless provider FreedomPop, which offers free data to smartphone users, has announced additional funding of $4.3 million in order to bolster up its network and provide customers with more features. Case in point: the company announced that users will now be able share data with one another, whether they're friends, family members, or just acquaintances.

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FreedomPop LTE Clip coming for iPad and Android tablets

FreedomPop LTE Clip coming for iPad and Android tablets

We've talked about FreedomPop on a few occasions. This company made the interesting sleeve for the iPhone that has LTE connectivity to older versions of the iPhone at no cost. The sleeve sells for about $100 and spent a significant amount of time stuck at the FCC for testing.

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FreedomPop Hub Burst offers free wireless home internet

FreedomPop Hub Burst offers free wireless home internet

Shackle-smashing mobile broadband upstart FreedomPop is hoping to do with home broadband what it's doing for WiMAX on the go, with the news that it plans to offer free home or small office connections. FreedomPop Hub Burst will, like its mobile counterpart, include a certain amount of free broadband use per month - 1GB, in this case - with the option to earn more data by taking part in promotions and recommending friends.

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FreedomPop “free 4G” data service goes live

FreedomPop “free 4G” data service goes live

Free 4G data carrier FreedomPop has launched in beta, offering cheap WiMAX for your iPad, tablet, or other gadgets, and the promise of extra if you coerce your friends into signing up too. The contract-free service kicks off with 500MB per month when you buy a USB modem or mobile hotspot - priced at $49 and $89 respectively - though FreedomPop will also be offering iPod touch and iPhone sleeves expected to ship in roughly a month's time.

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FreedomPop gives iPod touch 4G with free data sleeve

FreedomPop gives iPod touch 4G with free data sleeve

4G iPhone sleeve company FreedomPop has returned with a new model, this time turning the iPod touch into a pseudo-iPhone complete with free mobile broadband access every month. The new Freedom Sleeve for iPod touch, up for pre-order now, clips onto the back of the media player like a speedy data barnacle and gives it a WiFi connection to play with, allowing for streaming music services like Spotify, FaceTime video calls on the move, and voice calls over VoIP services like Skype.

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FreedomPop to add LTE by the end of the year

FreedomPop to add LTE by the end of the year

Pre-orders for FreedomPop’s WiMAX iPhone case began in May with the company offering 500MB of free data for those willing to pay $99 for the case. The company is hoping to shift free customers onto a paid model later on, but for now is offering the data for free. The case makes use of ClearWire’s WiMAX, but GigaOm reports that FreedomPop will be leveraging LTE in the future.

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FreedomPop $99 WiMAX iPhone case up for pre-order

FreedomPop $99 WiMAX iPhone case up for pre-order

Towards the end of March it was revealed that FreedomPop was planning to launch a WiMAX iPhone case that would provide 1GB of data for free. The case would come with a deposit of $99 that would be refunded upon returning the case, with the company hoping to take advantage of a freemium model by converting customers to a paid model further down the road. FreedomPop is now available for pre-order, although the product has been tweaked slightly.

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FreedomPop WiMAX iPhone case to offer 1GB of free data

FreedomPop WiMAX iPhone case to offer 1GB of free data

NetZero doesn’t seem to be the only provider hoping to make use of Clearwire’s WiMAX service with its freemium model. The founder of Skype, Niklas Zennstrom, is hoping to offer a similar service with FreedomPop, although instead of offering a MiFi or USB stick, FreedomPop will aim to offer an iPhone case with a built in WiMAX radio.

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