Back in May we told you about FreedomPop’s 4G sled for the iPhone that came with 500MB of free data, and today a similar add-on has been announced for the iPod touch. FreedomPop’s $99 sled brings 3G/4G data to the third and fourth generation iPod touch, effectively turning the device into an iPhone without the phone.
The iPod touch add-on is identical to the iPhone model, the only difference is that the iPod touch version draws power from the device itself while the other relies on its own battery.
“It’s basically a no-brainer,” said FreedomPop COO Steven Sesar. “We had been pursuing and in development on the iPhone sleeve for some number of months. We literally had just thousands of inquiries of, ‘Well, what about the iPod Touch?’”
An iPod touch with FreedomPop’s sled will have access to 4G data speeds in the U.S. on Clearwire’s WiMax network. 500MB of free data is included when you buy, and there’s a 10MB bonus that will be added for every friend you get to join FreedomPop. Actual data plans have not been announced yet, but FreedomPop promises that they will be competitively priced, prepaid packages that you can cancel at any time.