Freemium wireless service provider FreedomPop has been pumping out its fair share of hardware lately, and its momentum seems to have been received favorably by its backers. The company, which aims to dole out 500MB of free WiMAX data to the masses, has raised $4.3 million in funding from current investors DCM and Mangrove Capital and finally rolled out its oft-touted social data sharing feature. → Read More
Freemium wireless Internet startup FreedomPop made good on its word by kicking off its public beta earlier this month and hocking USB modems and mobile hotspots, but that launch left many of its would-be users asking one question: Where are the iPhone and iPod touch cases the company unveiled all those months ago?
Well, that wait is over… for some people, anyway. FreedomPop has just announced… → Read More
It’s been nearly a year since a company called FreedomPop announced its intentions (through a cryptically ambitious press release, no less) that it planned to bring “free broadband” to data-hungry users nationwide. The early FreedomPop site didn’t inspire much confidence, but it wasn’t long before the team’s practical vision came to light.
Put simply, users would get 500MB of free… → Read More
There’s been quite a little buzz building around FreedomPop thanks to its ambitious plans to provide freemium wireless internet to everyone in the United States, not to mention its peculiar 4G-friendly iPhone cases.
As it turns out, that’s not all that the Niklas Zennstrom-backed company has been working on behind closed doors. FreedomPop has just announced that it plans to release another… → Read More
The last time TechCrunch heard from the internet-for-everyone proponents at FreedomPop, they revealed to us that they were working on an iPhone 4/4S case with a built-in WiMax radio running on Clear’s network that would give their users monthly access to free mobile broadband.
Now, according to my high-level source, the company is very close to bringing these things into the real world. Ahead… → Read More