LAS VEGAS, CES 2013 – The only thing that sucks about the iPod touch is that you don’t have a data connection all the time. You can try to scour the streets for free Wi-Fi, but everyone’s locking their networks now. FreedomPop has a solution that will give your iPod touch the data connectivity of an iPhone for free.
The FreedomPop iPod touch 4G sleeve attaches to the back of any 4th-gen iPod touch to provide it with free, high-speed 4G data.
So what’s the catch? Well, you have to give FreedomPop a $99 “deposit” for the iPod touch sleeve. If you don’t like it you can return it and get your money back. Each month you get 500MB of data for free, and then if you want more you can watch ads or recommend friends to the service to get more data added onto your plan.
It’s not the greatest way to turn your iPod touch into an iPhone, but it’s the cheapest method we’ve seen. And if it sucks in the end you can rest assured that you’ll get your money back once you’re tired of having a case permanently attached to your iPod.