Case Turns Your iPod Touch Into a Cheap iPhone (Kind Of)

We’ve loved the iPod Touch for a very long time, but its biggest weakness is its reliance on wi-fi. We don’t want to shell out the money for an iPhone, but it would be pretty great to play all of our favorite online games even when away from a hotspot. The FreedomPop is the answer to our wishes. The $99 case gives your iPod Touch access to a 4G network, letting you perform some of the tasks of an iPhone even when you’re nowhere near a wi-fi hotspot.

You can even share the signal with up to eight other devices, making you a hero at the local coffee shop. The case includes free access to the FreedomPop network and data usage is free up to the first gigabyte of data. If you go over this free limit, the data price leaps up to $10 per additional gig. Perhaps the best part of the FreedomPop deal is that there is no contract, meaning that if you aren’t happy with the service you aren’t stuck with it like you are with your terrible cell phone plan.

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