Freewheel is Cablevision’s WiFi calling service for thrifty New Yorkers
In giant metropolitan areas which are coated with WiFi, you may begin to marvel why you pay for a mobile service in any respect. It is this germ of an concept that has impressed Cablevision to announce Freewheel: a WiFi-based mostly telephone service that gives limitless speak, textual content and knowledge with no annual contract. The catch, in case you hadn’t already guessed, is that you’re going to solely be capable of use these minutes and MBs when you’re in vary of the closest Optimum WiFi hotspot.
Positive, that is not nice when you’re out within the boonies, however the tri-state space boasts greater than one million hotspots, which the corporate is hoping will tempt thrifty customers. Should you’re not a Cablevision buyer, then the service will value you $29.ninety five, however when you already purchase your house web and cable from it, the worth drops to only $9.ninety five. When it launches sooner or later within the close to future, Freewheel will solely work with a skinned model of the Moto G, priced at $ninety nine.ninety five. Sooner or later, nevertheless, the Wall Road Journal believes that an app model of the service will work with all kinds of units. The paper additionally claims that Cablevision will attempt to roll Freewheel out nationally, so be ready for masses extra individuals to start out begging in your WiFi password.
- Key specs
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- Sort Smartphone
- Working system Android (KitKat [4.4])
- Display measurement 5 inches
- Inner reminiscence sixteen GB
- Digital camera eight&#one hundred sixty;megapixels
- Dimensions 5.fifty seven x 2.seventy eight x zero.forty three in
- Weight 5.26 oz
- Launched 2014-09-05