MVNO FreedomPop, which launched its mobile WiMAX service using Clearwire's (NASDAQ:CLWR) network earlier this month, is also planning to introduce an in-home mobile broadband service that will target cable and DSL customers. FreedomPop Chief Operating Officer Steve Sesar told Multichannel News that the company will introduce an in-home offering within the next few months.
Sesar declined to provide more details about the company's planned in-home mobile broadband offering, and only said that the MVNO plans to focus on that category in the coming months.
FreedomPop is currently testing its service with a limited number of subscribers, and will expand that number during the next several months. FreedomPop offers 500 MB of data for free each month. Customers can earn up to an additional 1 GB of free data by referring friends to the service. For each friend a customer refers, they will get an additional 10 MB of data per month for free for every month they are a customer.
FreedomPop offers users a sleeve that customers can attach to an Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 4/4S or iPod touch that will provide them with WiMAX service via Clearwire. FreedomPop also offers a USB modem, called Bolt, for $49 and a mobile hotspot, called Photon, for $89.
FreedomPop said it will initially offer service over Clearwire's WiMAX network but plans to expand its service to Sprint Nextel's (NYSE:S) CDMA and LTE networks in the first quarter of 2013.
- see this Multichannel News article
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