FreedomPop offers data rollover for $3.50 monthly fee, sells $89 Burst home router with new pricing options
FreedomPop is a Clearwire’s MVNO known for offering a free 500MB of data to its customers every month. They offer WiMAX 4G data speeds through USB sticks, hotspots and iPod cases rather than through smartphones. Recently, the carrier has started selling Burst home router for $89 while a couple of days ago, they have introduced a data rollover feature that’s available to customers for a $3.50 per month.
Rollover feature that allows taking unused voice minutes to the next month are something that users are familiar with already. However, to rollover data to the next month is something new. FreedomPop allows storing up to 500 MB of unused data until that amount reaches 20 GB. All FreedomPop customers can use data rollover, those with a free 500 MB of data but in that case, the service will be no longer free and others who pay for their data allotment. They can also share their stored data across social networks with friends, family members or any other people that they choose. According to a FreedomPop representative, since they have notified their customers about the new feature last Wednesday, 30 % of them have signed up to the service within the first 24 hours.
FreedomPop’s $89 Burst in-home broadband router is available for almost two weeks now together with new pricing options. Customers who purchase Burst home router are entitled to 1 GB of free data per month. However, those who need more data than a free share can add it for $5 per GB or buy a 10 GB for $9.99 per month and add more if needed for $5 per GB.
If FreedomPop customers prefer faster speeds on their Burst home router, they can pay $14.99 per month to have speeds up to 6 Mbps or $18.99 per month for speeds up to 12 Mbps.
Currently, FreedomPop offers service on Clearwire’s 4G WiMax network but it plans to switch to Sprint’s LTE soon.