“In its attempt to take on wireless giants like AT&T and Verizon, FreedomPop, a wireless internet provider, will provide 500MG [sic] of free data a month on a 4G wireless network via a portable modem that it gives users for a refundable deposit,” Thompson reports. “Basically, FreedomPop will work on a ‘freemium’ model, allowing users to pay a refundable deposit for a modem that enables wireless access for a limited amount of data. There will be, however, paid plans available for users who want more data.”
Thompson reports, “Stokols compared FreedomPop’s business model to that of Skype, which is a free internet service that also sells premium services to its users… The modems come as cases that fit Apple’s iPhone 4/4S and iPod touches and work as a wifi hotspot. FreedomPop has partnered with 4G Wimax and 4GLTE mobile broadband networks to provide wireless service. As for the deposit for the modems, prices range from $49 to $89, Stokols said. But the deposits are fully refundable, he added.”
MacDailyNews Take: Former Cupertino City Councilwoman Kris Wang, your wish is granted!
MacDailyNews Note: She meant 500 MB.