iPhone case provides free WiMAX 4G, priced at $99
2. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
very cool. i hope products like this will drive down data costs.
3. ymp72 (Posts: 11; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
you gotta pay after 1GB so I won't be using this for heavy data usage
4. demonsavatar (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 May 2012)
This should let your iPhone use WiMax even if you are on the T-Mobile network! Since iPhone users on Tmobile are stuck with EVDO speeds, this could be a great alternative. Then you can just get T-mobiles $10/month 200MB plan and use WiMax for most of your data. I do want to know what happens after 1GB though...what are the rates?
5. msteven56789 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 May 2012)
EVDO on T-mobile now... might want to check that again...
6. theoak (Posts: 322; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
1 GB for free.
A hot spot for free.
For the hot spot feature it is usually an extra charge per month from the carriers.
Also ... if you hit your voice minutes cap, you could use a VOIP app on your cell phone with this device ... again, for free.
I think Verizon wants another $30 per month to add your phone as a hot spot.
This device could pay itself off in 4 months.
If you are in an area with good WiMax coverage ... this is really attractive and has lots of potential.
I am not sure if it will drive down data costs, but carriers may rethink charging for the hot spot feature. Not anytime soon though I think.
9. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
its not anything extra to use a verizon phone as a hotspot device. it is for AT&T though.
10. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
besides if you have an iphone you can jailbreak it and pay 25 one time charge for unlimited use as a mobile hotspot device and it works great.
8. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
cool idea for the sprint iphone. a bit pricey but overall an awesome idea. the 1gb kind of sucks, and what happens after that? 10/mb?
11. redsox21 (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
So does the case not come with a top to the case like Mophie? I dont want my phone to slip out. Plus, im not paying for extra internet on top of what i already pay, sorry, this case isnt that great