FreedomPop is tapping into Sprint’s CDMA network to expand its footprint beyond Clearwire’s 80-city footprint. The new 3G service is just a prelude to FreedomPop’s planned support for LTE later this year.
Still waiting on that FreedomPop iPhone sleeve you ordered last summer? Well, you’ll have to wait at least a few more weeks. The devices are delayed at customs while the FCC goes through its certification process.
FreedomPop, a mobile virtual network operator focusing solely on data, has reached an agreement with Sprint to resell its 3G and 4G services. The deal will allow FreedomPop to trade up on its agreement with Clearwire, exchanging its limited WiMAX footprint for Sprint’s eventual near-nationwide LTE coverage.
Though FreedomPop remains mysterious on the exact timing , its “free” mobile broadband service seems to be nearing a launch date. It has started selling its WiMAX iPhone sleeve online and also revealed it won’t deliver as much free data to customers as it originally advertised.