Are you an iPhone user suffering from 4G envy? Well FreedomPop is looking to change that with its new 4G iPhone sleeve. The add-on will allow you to use your Apple-branded handset to browse the internet at “top speeds.”

But what’s really interesting about FreedomPop’s accessory is the fact that it will include somewhere in the neighborhood of 500MB of monthly bandwidth. Yeah, they’re giving away free internet with every purchase…

As you can see in the video demo above, 4G doesn’t mean LTE. The iPhone Sleeve uses towers from Clearwire and other services and averages between 5MB and 10MB download speeds — more along the lines of HSPA+.

FreedomPop is currently taking a limited number of pre-orders on its website. The sleeve will cost you $99 initially and the company says that it expects to start shipping the product by the end of the summer.

Would you carry your iPhone around in this case for 500MB of free internet?

[AllThingsD]

  • Isn’t his Wi-Fi on?…

    • everyone he is using wifi to connect to the freedom pop. Idiots!!!

      • Yeah I’m just saying :/ It could just as easily be a wifi network named FreedomPop

      • When you use Hotspot devices or services like FreedomPoplike you need to turn on your WiFi. This iPhone 4/4S Sleeve is the same deal. Example – If you use an Verzion or AT&T mobile Hotspot device you need to turn on your WiFi and set it up like you would do on your home Network. Hope this helps…

    • jony dutch

      that’s what freedompop is,it gives you a personal hotspot kinda thing so it’s like you never left your houses wifi:) that the goal on 4g,to give you the feeling that you never left ur house wifi

  • Hmmmm. Wifi… is on. Seems fishy.

    • He even said wifi was off during facetime, which the iPhone would not have allowed.

      • everyone he is using wifi to connect to the freedom pop. Idiots!!!

      • Yeah I’m just saying :/ It could just as easily be a wifi network named FreedomPop

      • Sadek Syed

        maybe hes using facebreak

    • When you use Hotspot devices or services like FreedomPoplike you need to turn on your WiFi. This iPhone 4/4S Sleeve is the same deal. Example – If you use an Verzion or AT&T mobile Hotspot device you need to turn on your WiFi and set it up like you would do on your home Network. Hope this helps…

    • Guest

      The “case” is a hotspot so he needs wifi to connect. I’ve been using a FreedomPop hotspot (not the case version) for about 3 months and it works fine other than some dead spots in coverage.

  • everyone he is using wifi to connect to the freedom pop. Idiots!!!

    • LMAO you beat me to it dude. Some people don’t see the wood for the trees!

    • @Shawn…you’re obnoxious

    • lol the case/sleeve is a wifi hotspot

  • Lol probably like the peel. Requires u to connect to a wifi network created by the case for the speeds. Nothing unusual about that…

    • Okay I’m getting it now hah. If it really is legitimate, sorry for jumping the derp gun.

  • Let’s just speculate for a second that this is totally valid. How much EXTRA are FreedomPop’s data rates?

    • Guest

      I’ve been a user of their portable hotspot for about 3 months now. I haven’t used the sleeve version yet but if the plans are the same as their other hotspots, it’s 500MB free + $.02/MB over 500MB for the free plan and $.01/MB for any data overage on the other plans. The only real downside I’ve noticed is the coverage (you can check it on their website).

  • NO WAY EVER!
    My iPhone 4 gets same results with speedtest.And I dont have any monthly data quota.I can DL as much I want(not even throtling) (13,90€/month,inc USB 3G modem and double SIM. So I can DL double the speed that video shows(8/3 on iP-8/3 on computer, even simultaneouly))My record might be around 1Tb/month, could get more but did not have anything to DL
    Tho I live in Finland 😛

    • I doubt that they let you use a tb? I’ve never seen any carrier that generous even European ones.

  • My question is why hasn’t Verizon or AT&T made or let a 3th party company make this type of iPhone Sleeve for there 4G LTE Networks. Even T-Mobile with over a million iPhone users on there Network can benefit from this. It’s just like carrying around one of those Hotspot devices. The world may never know.

  • Anonymous

    I like it..

  • Could this work in Australia?

    • This will work anywhere since the case is creating a wifi network
      It has nothing to do with carriers 🙂

  • ongxadayne

    new wifi rang 75mile coming out.

  • Wait.. so freedom pop gives the iphone wifi?
    Not like, you home/house?

    LOL, sorry. I’m stupid.