A new style of 4G service has arrived from Karma, a company which started at the TechStars NY accelerator program. Karma is providing 4G data is a unique way and will reward its users who share access to their data plan with strangers.
The Karma hotspot is powered by Clearwire’s network, and currently provides 4G data connectivity in around 80 US Cities. The Karma hotspot is available to purchase for $70 and once enabled creates an open Wi-Fi network.
Enabling strangers to then login to your network and be taken to a personalised page about the owner of the hotspot. Once logged in strangers get 100mb of free data usage, and the owner of Karma hotspot receives 100MB of free data credited to their account. Karma explains a little behind their new “social telecom” service.
“We want to give everyone a mobile, 4G hotspot that lives in their pocket. It’s open to everyone, and lets you pay as you go. Best of all it works no matter what carrier or what device you’re using.”
More information is available from the Karma website.
Source: VergeFiled Under: Technology News, Top News