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Anyone herd of these guys? They offer free data and on their about page it says:

FreedomPop's high speed wireless internet service runs on Clearwire's 4G WiMax network. The service will expand to include Sprint's 4G LTE network in 2013.

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Yup. They're already selling a WiMax/LTE case for iPod touch. They give you 500MB free every month.

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Yup. They're already selling a WiMax/LTE case for iPod touch. They give you 500MB free every month.

 

It supports LTE?

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Their page says it will. Only 500Mg a month free but free is free and could come in handy. I was looking to see if I could use it on my old Wimax EVO but only saw options for using with a hotspot the needed a refundable deposit.

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When LTE devices are definitely available for this, I plan to buy 3 or 4, to sate my tethering needs.

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