FreedomPop is expanding to Sprint’s 4G LTE network today, providing LTE coverage to its customers across the U.S. FreedomPop is adding a new mobile hotspot, the FreedomSpot 5580, which will allow FreedomPop customers 500 MB a month of free 4G LTE data access.
“With LTE network coverage reaching critical mass, we are now able to offer our customers the fastest 4G service for free. We’re taking our free Internet model to the next level, giving customers unprecedented access to the best mobile network performance available.” – Stephen Stokols, CEO FreedomPop
The FreedomSpot 5580 provides an average download speed of 6 to 8 mbps, with speeds reaching maxing out at 25 mpbs. The device will allow for up to 10 devices to be connected at a time, and has a battery life of 10 hours. The FreedomSpot 5580 touts a price tag of $149, and comes with 500 MB of free data per month. Additional data plans can be purchases, which range from $3.99 per month for 500MB of data, and top out at $89.99 for 10GB of 4G data.
FreedomPop is also slated to release more devices that utilize Sprint’s network later this year.
Press release follows below.
FreedomPop Expands Network To Include Nationwide LTE Wireless Internet Service
America’s free mobile company adds Sprint LTE network access and launches its new FreedomSpot 5580 LTE mobile hotspot
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — FreedomPop today announced a major new milestone: its expansion to Sprint’s LTE network, guaranteeing high-speed LTE coverage across the US. Along with its network growth, the company is introducing a new FreedomSpot 5580 LTE mobile hotspot that will provide FreedomPop customers 500 MBs a month of 100 percent free access to 4G LTE network speeds with nationwide backup access on 3G.
“With LTE network coverage reaching critical mass, we are now able to offer our customers the fastest 4G service for free,” said Stephen Stokols, FreedomPop’s CEO. “We’re taking our free Internet model to the next level, giving customers unprecedented access to the best mobile network performance available.”
The FreedomSpot 5580 LTE mobile hotspot becomes the company’s first device to run on Sprint’s expanded nationwide LTE network, providing average speeds of 6 to 8 mbps down and peaks speeds as fast as 25 mbps. The portable hotspot fits in the palm of your hand, weighs only 3.5 ounces, and allows connectivity of up to 10 wireless devices. The FreedomSpot also boasts a bright, 1.54-inch OLED display, 10 hours of battery life on a single charge, GPS over Wi-Fi, and advanced security. As with previous FreedomPop plans, users will automatically receive 500 MB of free data each month, while having the ability to leverage their networks to share and request extra bandwidth from friends, and earn additional data by participating in partner promotions.
The company is also planning to introduce several other devices on Sprint’s LTE network later this year, including smartphones through its new Freedom Phone plans.
To order the new FreedomSpot 5580 LTE hotspot, visit www.FreedomPop.com/LTEhotspot, while supplies last.
Founded in 2011, FreedomPop is America’s new telecoms company backed by Mangrove Capital, DCM and Skype Founder Niklas Zennstom’s Atomico. Its aim is to provide disruptive mobile services ensuring that no one is left off the “connected grid.” Visit www.FreedomPop.com for more information.
FreedomPop is on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/FreedomPop and Twitter http://twitter.com/freedompop4G.
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