freedompop photon - worth it?

shyam09

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Groupon has the Freedompop Photon for $18 and I was thinking about whether or not to buy it. With WiMax slated to shutdown at the end of 2015 ... not sure if it's worth the buy.

Thoughts?
 

csixty4

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Well, let me rephrase your question back to you.

Assuming WiMax sticks around through December, would you be willing to pay $18 once for 500MB of 4G data every month for the next 20 months? That's less than a buck a month.

I use a Karma wireless hotspot and I can't sing its praises enough. This afternoon, I'm grabbing my laptop and my hotspot and working from the seashore.
 

shyam09

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hmm .. maybe I should wait it out until I get LTE coverage in my area then?
 

csixty4

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It depends on when they're pushing out their LTE hotspot. I know Karma was talking about having theirs out this summer, with some kind of a discount for people who already have a 4G one.

You'll probably pay a lot more than $18, but if the extra speed & longevity is important for you it's something to consider.
 

shyam09

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i did some more research on freedompop and their coverage .. looks like my location only has 3G available and not 4G ... guess this plan goes down the drain