Sprint MVNO Scratch Wireless is launching a novel Wi-Fi-based service that it claims will let customers get wireless service for free, with no catch.
Sprint MVNO FreedomPop now has more than 100,000 subscribers and is adding support for Sprint's LTE network, the latest evolution in data services for the freemium mobile broadband provider.
MVNO FreedomPop is planning to launch a new product, which it has dubbed an "LTE clip," that will allow Wi-Fi-enabled Apple iPads and Android tablets to get cellular connectivity, according to a Forbes report.
MVNO FreedomPop said that around 30 percent of its subscribers opt for its paid tiers of service. The figure is notable because it finally shines a light on a strategy that wireless carriers have been testing for years: offering a small amount of wireless data for free in the hopes users will purchase more.
FreedomPop, the startup backed by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, started taking orders for a case for Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S that is WiMAX enabled and connects to
Earlier this week NetZero launched a completely free tier of wireless data service. After buying a $49 USB modem, NetZero users can get 200 MB of Clearwire's (NASDAQ:CLWR) WiMAX service per month