FreedomPop Sleeve Turns Your iPod Touch Into a 4G iPhone

FreedomPop – a startup backed by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, which had started taking pre-orders for a 4G-capable case for the iPhone back in March, has now announced plans to release a 4G capable case for the iPod touch.

The company has already started taking pre-orders for the new iPod case dubbed FreedomPop Sleeve for iPod touch, which is available for $99.

Here’s FreedomPop’s pitch:

Turn your iPod Touch into an iPhone with the FreedomPop Sleeve: 4G data for your iPod Touch, Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 8 other devices, stream video and music anywhere, and you can even use Apple’s FaceTime wherever you go! Check out this video to learn more about the Freedom Sleeve for iPod Touch.

Freedom Sleeve for iPod touch case is essentially a WiMax mobile hotspot. It will allow you to make and receive calls using VoIP services like Skype. It will also allow you to make free FaceTime calls.

For $99, you also get 500MB of data per month with an option to buy additional data for $10 per GB. There is no contract or commitment so you can cancel it anytime you want.

Not only will the case provide 4G data speeds, it will also act as a mobile hotspot to allow up to eight devices to connect wirelessly.

The company hopes to start shipping the iPod touch cases in two months.

It seems like an attractive option if you have WiMax coverage in your area (which is limited), otherwise you may want to wait for the updated model, which will be compatible with Sprint’s new LTE network.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

[FreedomPop via TechCrunch]

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  • Pete

    Will it work in Canada?

  • http://www.facebook.com/brandon.hash Brandon Hash

    doesn’t work in Nebraska :/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=503730262 Moe R Alam

    LOL people who fall for this are gonna be so torn up inside later. Unless its the same people who fell for contracts to begin with. (No im not saying this has contracts, im saying the idiots who get contracts will be easily swindled by this.)

    • DCJ001

      Why do you say yhese things, MOe?

    • http://www.facebook.com/clemente.catts Clemente Catts

      Be on the look out for HATERS! I think that this is a good idea who’s time has come. I have Clear 4g and I love it, I hope that Freedompop continue to use wimax as well as LTE. NO CONTRACT! I can buy a sleeve or two and not have to be tied down by the two monsters of wireless who rape the consumers and ship jobs overseas. I wish Freedompop much success and I also hope they also sell their sleeves in Guam USA under an agreement with ite.net

  • chase

    does it work in north carolina?