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Msg  110926 of 124490  at  3/30/2012 2:57:30 AM  by


FreedomPop is the nation's first wireless Internet provider committed to delivering 100% FREE 4G mobile broadband Internet access


FreedomPop plans to give away mobile internet, still make money somehow

"Freemium" mobile broadband outfit FreedomPop has pulled back the curtain on how it plans to make money while giving away 4G internet. In an interview with GigaOm, Marketing VP Tony Miller revealed that once it has got enough consumers hooked on the gratis data, his company will start selling premium features, potentially including a VoIP solution for the network, now supplied by Clearwire after the collapse of LightSquared. The company will also charge a penny for every megabyte used over the free monthly allowance (currently pegged at 1GB) and build a social network where more data can be earned and traded between friends. Alongside the WiMAX shell for the iPhone, we can also expect to see an iPod Touch edition, USB dongle and mobile hotspot arrive before the network's launch. The company doesn't have too long to iron out the kinks in the business plan however, as it'll go live in the third quarter of 2012.
The Internet is a right, not a privilege - Free wireless broadband Internet for all!

100% Free Wireless Internet Provider and 4G Mobile Broadband ISP

FreedomPop is the nation's first wireless Internet provider committed to delivering 100% FREE 4G mobile broadband Internet access. FreedomPop's partnered with leading wholesale 4G Wimax and 4G LTE mobile broadband networks to deliver the fastest high speed Internet available and offer the flexibility of wireless Internet. Replace your at home DSL and cable broadband Internet service today and enjoy the speed, mobility and low cost of FreedomPop's 4G wireless broadband Internet service.
What is wireless Internet?

Unlike DSL and Cable Internet technology that require physical at home or at the office connections, wireless Internet technology, including Wimax and LTE allow Internet access anywhere, anytime, with any device. Connect your desktop, iPad, iPhone, laptop or any device wirelessly, ensuring Internet access no matter where your life takes you. Whether you need to connect to the Internet from home, the office, coffee shop, hotel, or even at the bar, wireless Internet technology will connect you.
What is mobile broadband?

Older 3g wireless Internet technology delivered slow Internet speeds in comparison to traditional DSL and cable Internet connections. However, today's wireless Internet technology including 4g Wimax and LTE deliver mobile broadband speeds equivalent and even faster than DSL and cable. Today, mobile broadband Internet connectivity can replace existing home Internet broadband.

FreedomPop’s plan to become the anti-carrier

FreedomPop is turning the entire carrier business model on its head. In the data world, carriers have long tried to sell services, but for the most part they’ve become dumb bit pipes. By giving away access and focusing on services, FreedomPop may well succeed where the operators failed. But it’s also taking a big risk.

FreedomPop is betting its services will somehow be more appealing than any other over-the-top services available through an open broadband connection. It could block access to alternate VoIP providers or whatever the over-the-top equivalents are to its other unnamed services, but then it winds up playing the carriers’ game. But if it does provide unrestricted access to anything and everything out there on the Web and in the iPhone app store, its customers might just take the free data and run.


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