FreedomPop Overdrive Pro Offers Nationwide Sprint 3G/4G Coverage

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I’ve been using the FreedomPop service for about six months now and it’s been pretty great to have free wireless Internet with me when I go traveling through the United States. The trouble is that coverage hasn’t exactly been the best, especially outside of major metropolitan areas. But now, at long last, FreedomPop is ready to roll out a vastly improved service.

FreedomPop is now officially expanding to include Sprint’s 3G network, effectively “guaranteeing full nationwide coverage across the US.” This is far better than the 4G-only service that it had up until now, because it means that you can fall back to the 3G network where 4G isn’t available. And yes, you can still take advantage of the 500MB of free data each month, plus rollover data and monthly upgrades. The new device is called the FreedomPop Overdrive Pro and it’s a 4G/3G MiFi hotspot.

When I spoke with FreedomPop earlier this year about their expansion plans, they said that they really were just waiting for Sprint. In this way, they’re not quite ready to do the nationwide 4G LTE thing just yet (that’ll happen “later this year in line with Sprint’s nationwide build-out”), but at least we’ve got the 3G fallback now.

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Head over to the order page to get your hands on the Overdrive Pro while supplies last. It’s going to be pretty popular!

Full Press Release »

FREEDOMPOP EXPANDS COVERAGE NATIONWIDE WITH SPRINT’S 3G NETWORK

FreedomPop doubles its coverage map to include 220 million Americans; starts accepting orders for its FreedomPop Overdrive Pro 3G/4G hotspot

LOS ANGELES, CA, APRIL 24, 2013 – FreedomPop, America’s new free Internet company, today announced its expansion to Sprint’s 3G network guaranteeing full nationwide coverage across the US. The company is now accepting orders for its new 4G/3G MiFi hotspot device, called the FreedomPop Overdrive Pro. FreedomPop users will now be able to access the company’s robust 4G network while having complete, nationwide backup access on 3G.

“The biggest criticism with our service to date has been the coverage gaps in certain parts of the country,” said Stephen Stokols, FreedomPop’s CEO. “Starting today, FreedomPop users can connect to the Internet across the entire nation leaving no reason to continue paying high monthly Internet bills for Internet from large, expensive carriers.”

The FreedomPop Overdrive Pro becomes the company’s first device to run on Sprint’s network. The Overdrive Pro will allow up to five devices to connect to it and get speeds up to 8 mbps down. In addition to FreedomPop’s free 500 MB plan, users can also purchase a 2 GB or 4 GB 4G/3G plan with no contract or annual commitment at rates up to 50 percent less than major carriers.

FreedomPop is also planning to launch a new suite of devices on Sprint’s LTE network later this year in line with Sprint’s nationwide build-out. LTE devices will also have the ability to roam on 3G where needed.

“We’re planning on launching our full national LTE roll-out by the end of this year, but until then, adding nationwide 3G coverage gives users the ability to connect from anywhere,” Stokols added.

To order the FreedomPop Overdrive Pro and free internet service, go to www.FreedomPop.com/OverdrivePro while supplies last.

About FreedomPop
Founded in 2011, FreedomPop is America’s new telecoms company backed by Mangrove Capital, DCM and Skype Founder Niklas Zennstom’s Atomico. Its aim is to provide disruptive Internet services ensuring that no one is left off the “connected grid.” FreedomPop launched its free broadband service on Clearwire’s 4G network earlier this year and is scheduled to go live with Sprint in early 2013. Visit www.FreedomPop.com for more information.

FreedomPop is on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/FreedomPop and Twitter http:twitter.com/freedompop4G.

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Michael Kwan is a freelance writer, button masher, published author, and professional gadget geek. Fueled by caffeine and Wi-Fi, he personifies the digital lifestyle. Follow Michael on Twitter (@michaelkwan) and Instagram (@beyondtherhetoric).

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