Hmm.. I think I want one of these. FreedomPop is now taking pre-order for their new iPod Touch 4G sleeve that turns your iPod Touch into an iPhone and gives your free 4G access. As of now you can get 4G internet access with the sleeve and even use your iPod Touch as a mobile hotspot to share the connection between other devices. The free broadband works on a share system where you start with 500mb and then get an additional 10mb per friend for up to 1gb free and there’s a chance you can get up to 5gb free by participating in special offers.
FreedomPop today announces it is launching limited pre-sales for its new iPod Touch 4G Sleeve. The FreedomPop 4G iPod Sleeve snaps on to any iPod Touch and enables a seamless connection to FreedomPop’s high-speed 4G network essentially turning the iPod into an iPhone. With free high-speed 4G connections, the iPod can stream videos, make calls, become a personal hotspot, and connect to Wi-Fi anywhere FreedomPop’s 4G network exists.
"When we announced our iPhone 4G Sleeve, we received thousands of emails asking for a similar device for the iPod," said FreedomPop COO Steven Sesar. "We listened and have worked tirelessly to make this device a reality in time for our launch. This new device is a big step toward FreedomPop’s aim of disrupting the mobile broadband market and providing all Americans with access to free, fast, reliable wireless Internet." The new iPod Touch 4G Sleeve also turns your iPod into a wireless hotspot, allowing up to eight additional devices to connect to it.
FreedomPop is also unveiling more details about its social platform for Internet access through its FreedomFriends Plan, which lets users earn an additional 10 free megabytes for each friend they bring onboard. What’s more, FreedomPop takes the family plan concept recently announced by Verizon and AT&T a huge step further by letting all friends share capacity or request capacity from each other. Additional friend functionality such as location, online presence and even free voice calls will be added over time.
"The iPod Touch 4G Sleeve gives your iPod fast, free Internet on the go," said FreedomPop VP of Product Mauricio Sastre. "The more friends you have, the more free capacity you get, so users can have a carrier-free option that allows you to enjoy an iPhone experience without the hassle of contracts or fees. For the first time, FreedomPop’s making Internet access a social experience."
The FreedomPop Plan
With the FreedomFriends Plan, users will have up to 1GB of free broadband, with an initial minimum of 500MB plus an additional 10MB per friend up to 1 GB free. In addition, FreedomPop will allow heavier data users to earn up to 5 GB free by engaging in partner offers and promotions.
"While AT&T and Verizon continue to post record profits based on higher data rates, FreedomPop is working to restore competitive pressure to the industry and give power back to the people with the world’s first social broadband platform, providing free access for all," said Sesar.