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    MVNO FreedomPop to Launch Free Mobile Broadband Service

    Skype Co-Founder's FreedomPop Selects Clearwire's 4G Mobile Broadband Network to Launch Disruptive Free Mobile Broadband Service

    http://www.fiercemobilecontent.com/p...adband-network

    Feb 15, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --

    -- Clearwire 4G Mobile Broadband Capability to Power FreedomPop Business

    -- FreedomPop Guarantees Launch of Its Free 4G Mobile Broadband Service in
    the Second Half of 2012


    BELLEVUE, Wash. and LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clearwire Corporation CLWR +5.24% , a leading provider of 4G mobile broadband services in the U.S., and FreedomPop, the disruptive wireless broadband company backed by Niklas Zennstrom, today announced the formation of a strategic wholesale relationship that will support FreedomPop's innovative and disruptive 4G mobile broadband service in the U.S.

    "FreedomPop's ultimate goal of providing our customers with a free mobile broadband alternative will soon be realized thanks to Clearwire's proven 4G network services," said Tony Miller, FreedomPop's VP of Marketing. "This agreement enables FreedomPop to offer a disruptive retail service, providing free, flexible, high-speed internet access to millions of Americans."

    Clearwire currently offers a fast, reliable 4G mobile broadband network covering more than 130 million people in the U.S. As Clearwire's planned 4G LTE Advanced-ready network comes online, FreedomPop expects to be able to offer users even faster speeds.

    "Enabling innovative 4G business models with our mobile broadband network is a key part of Clearwire's wholesale business strategy," said Don Stroberg, Clearwire's Senior Vice President of Wholesale. "FreedomPop represents the kind of disruptive service model that will shake up the exploding wireless broadband market."
    FreedomPop will pay wholesale rates for access to Clearwire's 4G network but specific terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.

    About Clearwire
    Clearwire Corporation CLWR +5.24% , through its operating subsidiaries, is a leading provider of 4G wireless broadband services covering more than 130 million people in the U.S. The company holds the deepest portfolio of wireless spectrum available for data services in the US. Clearwire serves retail customers through its own CLEAR(R) brand as well as through wholesale relationships with some of the leading companies in the retail, technology, and telecommunications industries. Strategic investors include Intel Capital, Comcast, Sprint, Google, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks. The company plans to launch a next-generation 4G LTE Advanced-ready network to address the capacity needs of the market, working closely with the Global TDD-LTE Initiative and China Mobile. Clearwire is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash. Additional information is available at http://www.clearwire.com .

    About FreedomPop
    Founded in 2011, FreedomPop is building a new wave telecom company. Its aim is to provide disruptive voice and internet services to all Americans and ensure that no one is left off the "connected grid." FreedomPop's initial service will launch in 2012. Visit www.FreedomPop.com for more information.
    The FreedomPop logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=11649
    Forward-Looking Statements

    This release, and other written and oral statements made by Clearwire from time to time, contain forward-looking statements which are based on management's current expectations and beliefs, as well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events made with information that is currently available. Forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, management's expectations regarding future financial and operating performance and financial condition; proposed transactions; network development and market launch plans; strategic plans and objectives; industry conditions; the strength of the balance sheet; and liquidity and financing needs. The words "will," "would," "may," "should," "estimate," "project," "forecast," "intend," "expect," "believe," "target," "designed," "plan" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside of Clearwire's control, which could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from such statements. Some factors that could cause actual results to differ are:

    -- We have a history of operating losses and we expect to continue to
    realize significant net losses for the foreseeable future.

    -- If our business fails to perform as we expect or if we incur unforeseen
    expenses in the near term, we will require additional capital to fund
    our current business. Also, we will need substantial additional capital
    over the long-term. Such additional capital may not be available on
    acceptable terms or at all. If we fail to obtain additional capital, our
    business prospects, financial condition and results of operations will
    likely be materially and adversely affected, and we will be forced to
    consider all available alternatives.

    -- Our current plans and projections are based on a number of assumptions
    about our future performance, which may prove to be inaccurate, such as
    our ability to substantially expand our wholesale business and implement
    various cost savings initiatives.

    -- Our business has become increasingly dependent on our wholesale
    partners, and Sprint in particular. If we do not receive the amount of
    revenues we expect from existing wholesale partners or if we are unable
    to enter into new agreements with additional wholesale partners for new
    wholesale commitments, our business prospects, results of operations and
    financial condition could be adversely affected, or we could be forced
    to consider all available alternatives.

    -- We regularly evaluate our plans, and we may elect to pursue new or
    alternative strategies which we believe would be beneficial to our
    business, including among other things, expanding our network coverage
    to new markets, augmenting our network coverage in existing markets,
    changing our sales and marketing strategy and/or acquiring additional
    spectrum. Such modifications to our plans could significantly change our
    capital requirements.

    -- We plan to deploy LTE on our wireless broadband network, alongside
    mobile WiMAX and we will incur significant costs to deploy such
    technology. Additionally, LTE technology, or other alternative
    technologies that we may consider, may not perform as we expect on our
    network and deploying such technologies would result in additional risks
    to the company, including uncertainty regarding our ability to
    successfully add a new technology to our current network and to operate
    dual technology networks without disruptions to customer service, as
    well as our ability to generate new wholesale customers for the new
    network.

    -- We currently depend on our commercial partners to develop and deliver
    the equipment for our legacy and mobile WiMAX networks, and will be
    dependent on commercial partners to deliver equipment and devices for
    our planned LTE network as well.

    -- Many of our competitors for our retail business are better established
    and have significantly greater resources, and may subsidize their
    competitive offerings with other products and services.

    -- Our substantial indebtedness and restrictive debt covenants could limit
    our financing options and liquidity position and may limit our ability
    to grow our business.

    -- Sprint owns just less than a majority of our common shares, is our
    largest shareholder, and has the contractual ability to obtain enough
    shares to hold the majority voting interest in the company, and Sprint
    may have, or may develop in the future, interests that may diverge from
    other stockholders.

    -- Future sales of large blocks of our common stock may adversely impact
    our stock price.


    For a more detailed description of the factors that could cause such a difference, please refer to Clearwire's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the information under the heading "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 22, 2011 and subsequent Form 10-Q filings. Clearwire assumes no obligation to update or supplement such forward-looking statements.
    This news release was distributed by GlobeNewswire, www.globenewswire.com
    SOURCE: Clearwire Corporation; FreedomPop
    CONTACT: Clearwire:
    Susan Johnston, 425-216-7913
    [email protected]
    JLM Partners for Clearwire
    Mike DiGioia or Jeremy Pemble, 206-381-3600
    [email protected] or [email protected]
    FreedomPop:
    Tony Miller
    [email protected]



    FreedomPop inks wholesale broadband deal with Clearwire

    FreedomPop, the startup backed by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom that aims to provide mobile broadband on a "freemium" model, announced a new deal to buy wholesale wireless capacity from Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR). FreedomPop had previously inked a wholesale agreement with LightSquared, which regulators have said cannot launch commercial LTE service.

    In a statement, FreedomPop "guaranteed" that it would launch its service in the second half of 2012, though it did not give a specific date. FreedomPop said it will pay wholesale rates to Clearwire--most likely on a per GB basis--but did not provide any specific details of the arrangement.


    At launch, FreedomPop will access Clearwire's mobile WiMAX network, which covers around 130 million POPs, according to a Clearwire spokesman. But FreedomPop said in its statement that "as Clearwire's planned 4G LTE Advanced-ready network comes online, FreedomPop expects to be able to offer users even faster speeds." A Clearwire spokesman declined to provide details. Clearwire has committed to transitioning from WiMAX to a TD-LTE network, though the company hasn't yet provided an exact timeline for that switch. Clearwire is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter results this afternoon, when it might provide further details.

    FreedomPop has signaled that it was looking beyond LightSquared for potential wholesale partners, and last week seemed to indicate that it was in discussions with Clearwire, Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) or T-Mobile USA. FreedomPop's agreement with LightSquared was not exclusive, and Tony Miller, FreedomPop's head of marketing and communications, told Forbes that the deal the company was looking to sign with a different carrier would not be exclusive either.

    Little is known about FreedomPop's business model, other than that the company will not use advertising support to enable it to offer of free voice and broadband data over LightSquared's planned LTE network, nor will all of its services be provided free of charge. Miller told FierceBroadbandWireless last month that the company's revenue model will be "similar to those proved on the Web, whereby the heavy users subsidize the less active." He confirmed FreedomPop is pursuing a "freemium" model, where basic services are offered for free but premium services cost money.

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    FreedomPop Explains How It Will Offer Free National Broadband Starting This Summer

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/elizabet...g-this-summer/

    Many startups are secretive but few are as mysterious as FreedomPop. In December, after announcing itself, its ambitious plan to offer free broadband to all Americans and its ties to Skype and Kazaa co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, the Los Angeles-based company essentially disappeared. FreedomPop’s only web presence, a site so hastily thrown together it seems like a joke, yields no information about the startup’s executives, the planned service or when and where it will launch.


    FreedomPop is divulging some details about its plan to offer free/low cost broadband nationally. The information removes some of the mystery of the startup's strange website.

    It turns out the startup is willing to talk. An interview with Tony Miller, FreedomPop’s head of marketing and communications, yielded quite a bit of information about the startup’s plans, including the devices it will sell, the markets it is pursuing and just how free its mobile broadband will be.

    FreedomPop’s aim is to launch service this summer, around June at the earliest. Miller said service will be available nationwide, or close to it, at launch. Since its original network launch partner, LightSquared, is mired in regulatory delays, FreedomPop has been talking to other wholesalers and wireless carriers about renting network capacity. FreedomPop will announce a new partner in coming weeks, said Miller.


    For FreedomPop, “free” means “free for most people.” As Bloomberg BusinessWeek reported in December, the startup expects paying customers to subsidize the majority of FreedomPop users, who will be able to utilize the service’s broadband on their phones, tablets and laptops for free. (Advertising will be a part of FreedomPop’s service but Miller said ads won’t generate most of the company’s revenue.)

    FreedomPop believes 10 to 15% of its users will opt for paid premium plans. Miller likened the model to Dropbox, the popular online file-storing service that provides a free, basic service and charges nominal amounts for more storage.

    FreedomPop is also defining “Free” as “free after an equipment deposit”. To connect to its 4G network, FreedomPop will sell three devices: a plug-in “dongle” for laptops, a MiFi-like mobile hotspot for connecting multiple devices and a third, mystery gadget that Miller would only describe as “innovative”.

    All three devices will require a deposit, similar to the way Internet Service Providers charge for modems or cable companies charge for set-top boxes. FreedomPop originally considered charging $49 as a deposit but Miller said the company wants to lower the price to $29, possibly through subsidies.

    The policy is likely to be unpopular regardless of price but Miller contends that some type of deposit is necessary to counteract abuses like unauthorized re-selling of equipment.

    FreedomPop believes consumers and small businesses will be most attracted to the service. The company had not intended to market to small businesses but Miller said FreedomPop altered its plans after small businesses contacted the startup expressing interest.

    FreedomPop has amended its target audience in other ways. In its first public communications, the startup said it would focus on “underserved markets” that lacked access to affordable broadband. Miller said that is still true but that the startup has added “low-end home users” and “high-end pro-sumers” to the mix.

    “Low-end home users” refers to people who don’t consume much bandwidth and are currently paying $29 or $39 a month for a relatively slow Internet connection. “High-end pro-sumers” means people who have high-speed connections at home but travel a lot.

    The idea is that this group would rather utilize FreedomPop than a paid Wi-Fi service like Boingo. The low-end home users will be more of a challenge to traditional carriers.

    Many of the ideas come from Zennstrom, whom Miller called FreedomPop’s “main backer”. Zennstrom has “wanted to do this model for awhile — even before Skype,” said Miller. “It’s more than an investment for him.” Zennstrom has committed an undisclosed amount of money to FreedomPop via Atomico, his London-based venture capital firm. He also advises the startup.

    Like Skype in its early days, FreedomPop will outsource functions and stay small to keep costs low. Miller described the ethos as a “telco [telecom company] with web principles.” At launch, customer service will be online-only though there are plans to institute limited call-center hours later on.

    To further save money, FreedomPop is incorporating viral/social sharing into its service. One feature sounds similar to Dropbox’s policy of giving more storage space to users that refer others. “We will have incentives for users that have friends on FreedomPop,” said Miller. The feature is designed to decrease FreedomPop’s customer acquisition costs.

    With a good portion of its plans revealed, FreedomPop seems less like an enigma or a hoax and more like a risky startup. Miller said the company had avoided disclosing details for competitive reasons since it has yet to introduce its service.

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    Sounds like Sprint/Clearwire might be their provider. An if Microsoft has a foot in it for use with Office Communicator (like skype), things will change. I don't blame then for no disclosure as of yet because of pending LightSquare issues.

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    After the FCC announcement today, LightSquared sounds dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 503ducati View Post
    After the FCC announcement today, LightSquared sounds dead.
    Not quite dead, they do get that Sprint money, along with the cash they will get when they sue because of infringing spectrum use by the GPS system. Party till 99!

    But sadly you are right.

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    Look what just popped up.

    This week the LightSquared group has received word from the FCC that they will not be able to use airwaves otherwise used by GPS signals, so today we’re to understand that the group will be seeking to exchange its licenses for ones currently operated by the US Department of Defense. The LightSquared fourth generation mobile broadband service appears to be using this strategy to keep their otherwise shot-down company afloat as the FCC revokes their waiver allowing the network to operate
    http://www.slashgear.com/lightsquare...ar+(SlashGear)

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    http://techcrunch.com/2012/03/20/fre...-data-for-all/


    FreedomPop’s New iPhone Case Promises Users Free Wireless Data







    Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom’s new FreedomPop project was initially shrouded in secrecy, but they’ve recently become a bit more talkative about how the company plans to offer “free wireless broadband” to their customers.

    FreedomPop VP of Marketing Tony Miller spilled the beans about the company’s WiMax-based freemium wireless data service to Forbes, but left yet another question unanswered — what’s the “innovative” new wireless device they’ve got in the works?

    Well, according to a high-level source inside FreedomPop, it’s an iPhone 4/4S case… with an integrated WiMax radio. Think of it as a mobile hotspot squeezed into a case — I’m told that it’ll run for up to 30 hours, and can share its Internet connection with up to eight devices (including the iPhone that it’s attached).

    As I understand it, each FreedomPop iPhone case user will have free access to a 1GB data plan right off the bat. That’s the only plan that FreedomPop will offer for the sleeve, though their overage fees seem strangely familiar: each MB over the limit will cost a penny, which means every gigabyte over the limit is $10. That’s not to say that FreedomPop users can ditch their carriers entirely — the case alone isn’t enough to let users place voice calls, and major carriers generally won’t let you buy a smartphone without a data plan to go with it.

    There are still some costs involved though, specifically a deposit that each user has to shell out for a WiMax-friendly iPhone case of their own. My source tells me that the deposit will be under $100, and will be fully refundable to customers if they ever choose to discontinue their service so long as the sleeve is still in good condition.

    Users will also be running on ClearWire’s 4G network, and while that isn’t as fast as AT&T or Verizon LTE, it’s often more than enough to give 3G networks a run for their money (depending on their location, anyway). Their reliance on ClearWire could prove to be a bit of a stumbling block since it doesn’t have the biggest footprint, but FreedomPop is currently in talks with other “major” wireless providers about the possibility of branching out.

    FreedomPop isn’t doing this out of the goodness of their hearts — they’re obviously in it for some cold, hard cash. Their plan is to make money off of a slew of value-added services they intend to roll out in coming months — it’s their hope that they’ll be able to convert 10-15% of their free users into paying customers, which will subsidize the service for everyone else. Whether or not that actually pans out is another question entirely, but we’ll have to wait and see how much momentum FreedomPop will be able to build first.

    As far as how innovative this thing is, well, that’s debatable. It’s a concept that we’ve seen pop up a few times in the past, perhaps most notably when Sprint started offering the ZTE Peel, an add-on for the iPod Touch that gave the device a persistent wireless Internet connection. But hey, free Internet thanks to some low-cost, low-risk hardware? Giddy up.

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    FreedomPop to allow customers to share data, earn more through customer referrals

    http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/...als/2012-03-30

    FreedomPop intends to allow its customers to share wireless data between each other. The company also will reward customers with extra data if they refer new users to the service.

    The startup, backed by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, aims to provide mobile broadband on a "freemium" model by giving out a some data for free and charging users for more. The company has a wholesale deal with Clearwire for network access, and it intends to announce another carrier partner as well.


    In an interview with GigaOM, Tony Miller, FreedomPop's vice president of marketing, described some of the company's strategy in detail. According to Miller, FreedomPop plans to give customers 1 GB of free data per month (with overage charges of 1 cent per MB, or $10 per GB, beyond that), but that the company may shrink or enlarge that amount before the service launches in the third quarter. Customers will be able to get more free data for each new customer they refer to the service, and will be able to give other users their unused data. The company plans to build a social network to facilitate the data swapping. The company also hinted at additional value-added services, though Miller declined to name them; VoIP may be a possibility at some point.
    Earlier this month, Miller confirmed to FierceWireless that FreedomPop will launch a case for Apple's iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S that will allow customers to share a mobile WiMAX connection with up to eight devices, including the iPhone. Miller told GiagOM that the company also wants to launch a mobile hotspot and USB dongle.

    It's still unclear how FreedomPop intends to make money, since it is staying quiet about the value-added services it intends to provide. Presumably, those will lure customers to pay for data access beyond the initial free data bucket.

    FreedomPop has also stayed quiet about its other network partner. However, the company did say this earlier this month: "FreedomPop will initially use Clearwire's 4G mobile broadband network though an additional partner network will be announced before its launch. Although a specific launch date has not been announced, FreedomPop is committed to launching in 2012 to over 270 million people."

    It's unclear which other carrier FreedomPop might buy wholesale access from, but since the company said it was taking aim at Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility, those carriers are likely out of the running.

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    http://www.freedompop.com/




    http://techcrunch.com/2012/05/09/fre...for-pre-order/


    FreedomPop Revamps Free Data Plan For Their $99 WiMax iPhone Case, Puts It Up For Pre-Order

    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 of their beta launch slated for the summer, the company has just quietly begun to take pre-orders for the nifty iPhone accessory, though some of their plans for the product have changed over the past few months.

    For one, they’re not running with the deposit model my source previously alluded to. Instead, they’re just going to sell the case itself for $99, and users can contact the company to return the unit and get their refund at any time. It’s functionally the same experience for the user, except without the accounting headaches that come with managing scores of deposits.

    Perhaps the most notable tweak is that they’ve changed how much free bandwidth each user gets right out of the gate. The original plan was to offer 1GB of WiMax data access for free to users each month, but they’ve since dropped that “guaranteed monthly minimum” to 500MB. Sort of a bummer, I agree, but I’m told that they’re trying to err on the side of caution for now.

    Glass-half-full types can take solace in the fact that the company will not neuter their free plan to below 500MB per month, and that the initial level of bandwidth allocation could actually grow over time.

    If you’re concerned that 500MB/month isn’t that great, I’m also told users will be able to earn more bandwidth thanks to a social layer that FreedomPop is developing as part of the service. FreedomPop users will be able to connect with each other, and doing so nets them both of them an additional (sadly unspecified) amount of usage — especially popular (or smart) users can raise their monthly data allotment as high as 1GB.

    Beyond that, users will also have the ability to share their location with their so-called FreedomFriends, but perhaps more importantly, users will be able to treat the amount of bandwidth they have at their disposal as a transferable commodity. If a friend of yours is bumping up against that 500MB limit and really doesn’t want to pay that $.01/MB overage fee, you’ll be able to transfer him or her a portion of your own monthly bandwidth allotment.

    That, in short, is awesome. Larger wireless carriers like Verizon and AT&T sell access to their data networks in pre-configured chunks, which often leaves their subscribers paying for more data than they actually need in a given month. The real frustration comes from the fact that the users who have paid for X amount of data access per month can’t do anything with it — the counter just resets at the end of the month at that’s that. Giving users more control over what they pay for (or don’t pay for, as the case may be) is a smart approach to working with a dumb pipe, and could help give FreedomPop users a reason to stick around.

    A brief video demo of the case in action (seen above) was also passed along, and it offers up our first real look at what the darn thing looks like. Given that the case was a WiMax radio and a separate battery jammed into it, it’s understandably thick, but it doesn’t look much more offensive than some of the other hefty iPhone cases floating around out there. It doesn’t look like it would do a great job actually protecting the iPhone nestled inside it, but hey — you can’t always get what you want.

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    FreedomPOP just inked a deal with Sprint to offer 3G and LTE service. Original modems offered will just be Clear WiMax, but by end of year they will be offering tri-mode Clear Wimax/Sprint 3G/Sprint LTE modems. http://gigaom.com/mobile/mvno-freedo...r-sprints-lte/

    Sounds promising. I'm currently using AT&T postpaid LTE service with a FAN discount, NetZero/Clear 200 mb free plan, and the occasional free wifi. Think the FreedomPOP offer would be good since it's 500 mb minimum free a month without any strings and I'm assuming the free offer doesn't expire after a year like the NetZero one does. At $10/Gb overage (at least at current PR releases), FreedomPOP has a competitive price with other wireless broadband sellers. Weak point though would be with heavier usage since Clear has unlimited plans that would be better for that. Since I'm thinking just to supplement my AT&T service, this might be a good deal.

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    Perfect! With all of the cheep new WIFI only tablets coming out (read Nexus 7) everyone will have an inexpensive alternative to carrier tablets with a contract! What I'm concerned with is how much grief will you have to go through to get that first bite of data. Is it a turn on and the tablet will connect to it automatically?
    Today a group of leading venture capitalists published an open letter to the FCC calling on them to prevent what they say would be the end of net neutrality and a crippling blow to young startups.
    No Google, say it ain't (or wouldn't of been ) so! ATT and Verizon would have killed their own cash cow.

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    Connecting to a mi-fi device is usually fairly simple. Search for the device with a wi-fi utility and then connect.

    Best to set up security on the mi-fi device so you need a password and it uses WPA or WPA2 security rather than WEP (and occasionally change the password). You just need to store the password on the tablet once and then only change it if you change the password on the mi-fi device.

    Some mi-fi devices have displays letting you know how much of the battery charge is left, what the signal strength is, and even how much data you have used.

    As for cheap devices....my CVS/Craig Android tablet (got it for I think $58 after sale price, coupon and gift cards) should work just fine on it. Had to root it to get Android Market on it though...
    Last edited by GadgetKen; 07-11-2012 at 03:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CA View Post
    Perfect! With all of the cheep new WIFI only tablets coming out (read Nexus 7) everyone will have an inexpensive alternative to carrier tablets with a contract! What I'm concerned with is how much grief will you have to go through to get that first bite of data. Is it a turn on and the tablet will connect to it automatically?
    I've noticed with my tablet and phone, both with ics, will connect automatically to any WiFi network that I choose to save to a list of preferred WiFi networks. Once it has connected to a network even if it requires a password it remembers it automatically connects when in range again. Without owning this device I'd assume it's no different that any other WiFi network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 503ducati View Post
    I've noticed with my tablet and phone, both with ics, will connect automatically to any WiFi network that I choose to save to a list of preferred WiFi networks. Once it has connected to a network even if it requires a password it remembers it automatically connects when in range again. Without owning this device I'd assume it's no different that any other WiFi network.
    Thanks, that I was hoping for. Dead simple sells, installing & setup keeps things on a shelf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CA View Post
    Thanks, that I was hoping for. Dead simple sells, installing & setup keeps things on a shelf.
    Agreed. Simplicity will be a big selling point.

    And better Coverage is a big selling point. The new FreedomPOP agreement with Sprint makes the offering superior to the NetZero offer (200 mb free but only on Clear) and the upcoming Karma offering (100 mb free with additional free blocks if someone uses the public portion of the Wimax device but it's only on Clear). Not quite as good coverage as AT&T or Verizon though, but it's certainly a more wallet friendly offering.

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