NetZero Still Exists, Wants You to Buy Friends With DataS

NetZero, a brand left over from from the dialup days that refuses to die, has a trick up its sleeve to encourage you to buy one of its WiMAX data hotspot devices: it gives you 1GB of data every month to give away through Facebook, so you can buy friends with downloads.

These friends—fictional or otherwise—need to have NetZero hardware in a coverage area, but apart from that you can gift five of them up to 200MB each per month. It sounds like a nice deal, even if you can't wrap your head around using NetZero without a landline. [Engagdet]