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FreedomPop iPhone sleeve stuck at the FCC

FreedomPop iPhone sleeve stuck at the FCC

Back in October 2012, we talked a bit about the FreedomPop device that promised and free 4G connectivity to Apple gadgets such as the iPhone. The FreedomPop device for the iPhone also has an internal battery and would sell for $99. The problem for the manufacturer is that the iPhone sleeve has been stuck at the FCC.

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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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Voyager Mobile delays launch after “malicious network attack”

Voyager Mobile delays launch after “malicious network attack”

New US MVNO Voyager Mobile almost got its unlimited voice, text and data service up and running today, but has claimed a "malicious network attack" has forced it to postpone the launch. The virtual carrier - which plans to offer unlimited wireless plans starting at $19 per month, with no credit checks or agreements to sign - was also readying a so-called "frequent talker program" which would reward heavier users.

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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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4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot shares LTE, WiMAX and 3G

4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot shares LTE, WiMAX and 3G

Sierra Wireless has revealed the first triple-mode LTE, WiMAX and 3G mobile hotspot, the 4G LTE Tri-Fi, set to hit the Now Network later this month. Promising up to eight hours of active battery life and sharing for up to eight devices over WiFi b/g/n connections, the 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot also has a microSD card slot for working as a portable NAS using DLNA for easy access.

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Best Buy set to kill its Connect mobile broadband service

Best Buy set to kill its Connect mobile broadband service

Best Buy isn't doing so well in the consumer market today and the company has been looking to shore its operations up. Recently the company ditched CEO Brian Dunn as it looks for new management. The company has also announced that it is discontinuing its Best Buy Connect mobile broadband service. This mobile service is no longer taking in-store or online activation requests.

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