iPhone case provides free WiMAX 4G, priced at $99

iPhone case provides free WiMAX 4G, priced at $99
The iPhone 4S is not exactly a 4G phone, even though AT&T makes you think it is. However, here is an accessory that delivers 4G love in WiMAX flavor to the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. It is called the Freedom Sleeve 4G and is basically consisted of a 4G WiMAX radio and a Wi-Fi module enclosed within a protective case along with a battery.

Once the iPhone is outfitted with the accessory, it automatically connects to the Sleeve's Wi-Fi network. And you know what is really cool about the Freedom Sleeve 4G? That the WiMAX wireless broadband that you get is free of charge! Up to 1GB can be used for free and shared with up to 8 other Wi-Fi devices. 

As an added bonus, you will be able to use FaceTime while on the go. That is because the smartphone is technically connected to a Wi-Fi network, which is a requirement for FaceTime to work. Last but not least, the accessory can extend your iPhone's battery life by up to 6 hours, depending how the smartphone is being used.

You cannot get one of these yet, but a limited number of Freedom Sleeve 4G cases are available for pre-order. Priced at $99, they are available at the company's web site, so just follow the source link if you are interested. The video embedded below shows off the accessory in action.

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iPhone 4s
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB



1. 8logic

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

so, whats up after 1gb?

2. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

very cool. i hope products like this will drive down data costs.

3. ymp72

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

you gotta pay after 1GB so I won't be using this for heavy data usage

4. demonsavatar

Posts: 1; Member since: May 11, 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?

7. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

You probably mean EDGE (vs EVDO) ;)

5. msteven56789

Posts: 1; Member since: May 11, 2012

EVDO on T-mobile now... might want to check that again...

6. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 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: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

its not anything extra to use a verizon phone as a hotspot device. it is for AT&T though.

10. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 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: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 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: Mar 03, 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

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