FreedomPop made waves by producing a case that provided an allotment of free 4G data to iPhone and iPod Touch users, with the option to purchase greater amounts of data. The case, a rather cheap device, used the Clearwire 4G network to provide the internet. Now, FreedomPop is doing it again, this time with home internet.
The company has just announced pre-orders for its new device called the FreedomPop Hub Burst, a modem that uses the same 4G network to provide internet for your home. The modem could ship as early as next month and will come with 1GB of free 4G data per month, again utilizing the Clearwire WiMax 4G network.
For $10 a month, users can get 10GB of data, or a pay-as-you-go option that works out ot be $5 per GB. Here, the choice is clear that anyone using more than 3GB of data should opt for the $10 plan. Since it relies on a wireless connection, the ping may not be as great as your DSL or cable connection, but it sure is a heck of a lot cheaper.
"Consumers are looking for more convenient and affordable ways to consume data," Stephen Stokols, FreedomPop's CEO, said. "We've already given away more than 15 million megabytes of free data and are expanding our Beta to meet the increased demand this holiday season. The Hub Burst puts us in position to offer a compelling alternative for the massive home market much quicker than we initially planned."