FreedomPop is a start up mostly known for its Sleeve for the iPhone 4/4S that enables users to enjoy freemium internet and its weird little 4G-supportive iPhone cases. Now, the company has announced plans to release a similar case for the popular iPod Touch.
Like for the iPhone before it, the case will basically add 4G wireless capabilities to your iPod. This is great for all those people who have an iPod and wish to use it as an iPhone; to make cheap phone calls through services such as Skype, stream videos and play online games. With the FreedomPop iPod Touch 4G sleeve, all these wishes will actually come true. Apart from this, the case also acts as a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 8 devices.
The iPod Touch version of the sleeve will be compatible with both third and fourth generation models. The FreedomPop case, basically a WiMax mobile hotspot, will then encase your iPod Touch and practically turns the iPod into an iPhone by allowing it to seamlessly connect to FreedomPop’s speedy 4G network!
Once you buy the case, you will have a monthly 500 MB of free internet access to which you can add 10 MB every time you refer a friend to the service. Adding to the social aspect, users will also be allowed to share data allotted to them with friends.
If you own an Android device and this sounds exciting, don’t fret. The marketing VP, Tony Miller, has promised that a case for Android is also planned although no time frame was given by him. As for the iPod Touch case, expect it to be on the market in two months.
If you have WiMax coverage in your area, this case could be a great buy and also far cheaper than purchasing an actual iPhone. Otherwise, you can wait till the updated model of the case is released, which will work in far more areas as it’ll be compatible with Sprint’s LTE network.