FreedomFi Gateway

FreedomFi Gateway is the first omni-protocol miner for the Helium network. It will mine HNT for providing LoRa coverage, but is also expandable with a certified CBRS antenna (and later Wi-Fi access points) to mine cellular traffic. Orders are final and non-refundable, so please review the FAQ prior to ordering.

Hardware Specifications:

FreedomFi Gateway

FreedomFi Gateway is the first omni-protocol miner for the Helium network. It will mine HNT for providing LoRa coverage, but is also expandable with a certified CBRS antenna (and later Wi-Fi access points) to mine cellular traffic. Orders are final and non-refundable, so please review the FAQ prior to ordering.

Hardware Specifications:

FreedomFi Gateway

FreedomFi Gateway is the first omni-protocol miner for the Helium network. It will mine HNT for providing LoRa coverage, but is also expandable with a certified CBRS antenna (and later Wi-Fi access points) to mine cellular traffic. Orders are final and non-refundable, so please review the FAQ prior to ordering.

Hardware Specifications:

FreedomFi Gateway

FreedomFi Gateway is the first omni-protocol miner for the Helium network. It is also the most powerful and feature-rich Helium LoRa miner on the market today.
Ignite Open 5G Revolution
Expand your FreedomFi Gateway over time as the Helium blockchain evolves to support 5G and Wi-Fi by connecting certified cellular antennas and Wi-Fi Access Points
Stay Up To Date
Zero-touch auto-update system ensures that the software on your FreedomFi Gateway will always run the latest version with no manual intervention required
Expand Over Time
With 4-core Intel CPU and 3 Gigabit ethernet ports, FreedomFi Gateway is the most powerful Helium miner on the market, that can be expanded with up to 3 CBRS small cells and/or Wi-Fi Access Points
Troubleshoot Locally
Local device status dashboard makes it possible to quickly troubleshoot and report issues, such as Internet connectivity problems
Deploy Indoor or Outdoor
All-aluminum, fanless chassis looks beautiful and has been ruggedized for a variety of deployment scenarios, including outdoors using compatible IP-rated enclosures
Mount on Wall or Ceiling
Wall/ceiling mounting gear, included in the packaging, makes it easy to securely install on any vertical or horizontal surface

Frequently Asked Questions

All sales are final and not returnable after your FreedomFi Gateway has been onboarded to the Helium blockchain. Make sure to read the FAQ below thoroughly to understand what you are getting.

No. This device will act as a regular Helium Hotspot, mining HNT rewards for providing LoRa coverage only. To provide 5G coverage you need to purchase a separate cellular radio, which plugs into one of the ethernet ports on the FreedomFi Gateway. The first certified indoor cellular radio is available for FreedomFi Gateway as part of the cellular bundle. We’ll be expanding the portfolio of certified cellular radios (including launching an outdoor version in November) over the next 12 months and make them available for sale through various distributors. Please review the Helium 5G roadmap for more details.

No. FreedomFi Gateway will only work with certified CBRS radios. Cellular radios come in many flavors and have a million knobs and settings. The only way for us to ensure consistent operation and security across all deployments is to only allow pre-certified radios with verified firmware presets. If you are interested in experimenting with CBRS, we encourage you to purchase a non-Helium compatible FreedomFi gateway and a CBRS bring-up session and we’ll walk you through setting up your own radio for your own network.

No. Standalone FreedomFi Gateways will mine HNT just like the regular Helium Hotspot. To mine more than a regular hotspot, FreedomFi Gateway needs to be extended with a certified cellular radio.

You can only deploy FreedomFi Gateway outdoors in an IP rated enclosure, like this one or similar. FreedomFi Gateways have a ruggedized, industrial grade casing that can operate in +14 to +122 F temperature range, but cannot be directly exposed to rain.

FreedomFi Gateway is guaranteed to ship within 14 days following the completion of the order.

Due to the global semiconductor shortage our cost of parts has doubled since the beginning of the year. We were faced with the problem of either significantly delaying delivery into the next year or paying extra to all the suppliers to get the gateways built ASAP. We chose the latter.

At FreedomFi we want to stay 100% focused on solving technology problems required to make Helium 5G a reality. We are not good at stocking and shipping thousands of boxes and managing warehouse personnel. For that reason, we’ve partnered with CalChip Connect to help us process and fulfill the orders.

While the charge on your credit card and the shipment origin address may come from CalChip, we, at FreedomFi, will stand behind every order and will remain responsible for timely shipment and support.

Attempts to modify, tamper with, or replace any software on the FreedomFi Gateway voids the warranty. FreedomFi will not be able to resolve any problems arising from such activities.

We are currently working with a number of cellular radio manufacturers on certifying their products to be plug-and-play compatible with FreedomFi Gateways. The first indoor CBRS radio is available as part of the cellular bundle. We expect a variety of additional models (including outdoor versions) to become available over the next 12 months. You can subscribe to our mailing list to stay up to date on various radio models as they become available. .

No. FreedomFi Gateways are certified to work only in the US. We expect to start producing models for other countries once we introduce compatibility with Wi-Fi Access Points in Q1 2022.

The only way to connect FreedomFi Gateway to the Internet is by plugging in an ethernet cable to the WAN port of the FreedomFi Gateway. Unlike some other Helium hotspots, FreedomFi Gateways do not come with Wi-Fi built-in. We’ll add the capability to extend FreedomFi Gateways with a certified external Wi-Fi dongle, pluggable into a USB port, towards the end of 2021. This will be a software update and will not require buying a new gateway.

Yes. HIP 17 rules apply to FreedomFi Gateways the same way they do to any other Helium Hotspot. If you place multiple hotspots within 300 feets of each other, it will negatively affect your mining rewards.

No. Our priority is to make sure that everybody with a reservation ID will get one FreedomFi Gateway as soon as possible and due to limited supply we are only able to provide one FreedomFi Gateway per reservation. If you are interested in getting more than one, we encourage you to sign up for a waiting list on the CalChip website which will have additional stock available.

You will have 14 calendar days from the moment FreedomFi Gateway has been received to return the device, provided the device hasn’t been opened and onboarded to the Helium blockchain. To be eligible for a return your FreedomFi Gateway must be in the same condition you received it and could not have been previously used. If the device arrives defective or damaged, you have the right to request a refund or a replacement.

We will work the shipper to validate the loss and provide options for replacement/refund. The lost units will be deactivated.
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