Upstart MVNO FreedomPop this week announced that the company has started letting users roll over un-used data from month to month, something traditionally avoided like the plague by industry players. There are, as always, caveats. You'll need to pay $3.50 a month for the honor of storing up to 500 MB each month -- up to a maximum of 20 GB to be stored in a vault for a later date. It's a unique way for the cost conscious to save up their bits for a trip or a rainy day. "30% of FreedomPop’s users have opted into this value-added service within the first 24 hours it’s been live," the company claims in an e-mail.
really wish freedompop would have dealt with t-mobile
i would love to see something similar, although perhaps without the gimmicky 'free' marketing, just $3.50 a month for rollover data) offered as a GSM SIM card instead of being tied to a wimax device. it would be really great to pay $3.50 a month each for a few data only sim card i could put into whatever phones or tablet i am currently playing around with. i could see myself with 4 or 5 sim 2 or 3 of which are collecting data for later usage at any given time.
internet providers are running out of ways to rip money off off their customers like charging for going over their cap, now charging for roll over storage. when will this end soon other internet isp's will offer roll over and charge a storage fee in order to pull money in.
2013-Mar-15 9:48 am: ·
beck Premium,MVM join:2002-01-29 On The Road kudos:1
Well, since you got it free..
you get some free each month without paying anything. And yes, they did pay for the data. But they would loose it each month too. So, they are getting screwed with the 500M for 2.50 or 3.50. They can elect into or out of that.
While I know a few folks whose usage patterns might make this work, I can't see very many wanting to do the math and accounting, versus the assurance of a 10GB monthly allotment or the simplicity of the "free" GB plus $10/GB overages.
According to the Coverage map »www.freedompop.com/coverage I am in the light green zone. What does the Light Green mean vs Dark Green? Will I be able to get Signal in the house with a portable Freedom Spot as its called? What frequency does this service use?
I live just outside coverage area and paid the $99.00 upfront for the device, but rarely use it because the coverage stops one town away from me. However FP now hit my credit card with $6.95 per month for their free service...