Free Data Without the Stretch
Free Data for All Our Backers—Get It While It Lasts!
We've got GREAT news! We've found a company willing to sponsor the data charges for all of our Kickstarter backers. They've stepped up and made up the difference we needed and so we can offer this at the project goal of $60K, rather than as a stretch goal as we originally announced.
What this means is that all of our Kickstarter backers will get free data for the life of their device without any ongoing charge. The data is included in the reward. (Note: Kickstarter won't let us change the reward text after the campaign starts, so it still says "90 days data included.") Let me repeat this since it's important: If you are one of our Kickstarter backers, you will not pay a data fee of any kind to make your Fuse device work. One price buys it all.
If you think you may want more devices than you've signed up for, you'd better do it now since we can't guarantee that we can offer free data to anyone but our Kickstarter backers.
The Most Important Kickstarter Ever?
Doc Searls wrote a blog post this morning saying the Fuse is perhaps the most important Kickstarter project ever. (http://hvrd.me/1j6BJin) That's because Fuse is more than a device for your car. Fuse puts your data in a space you control. The privacy implications are huge. Not many companies are willing to say "this is your data, you control it." We are. Fuse subscribes to the Respect Trust Framework (http://bit.ly/JQOCzs).
A lot of people have asked about international support. We have that in process, but we can't do it now. The data agreements take time. If you want to be kept up to date on how this progresses, please make a pledge...even just $1...so that you will get project updates after the campaign ends. We'll be making announcements as part of our updates.
There's just a little over 24 hours left before the campaign ends and we're 90% of the way to our goal. We're grateful to you for your support. Please take a minute right now and send a note to 3-5 of your friends letting them know you're backing this project and think they should too. Tell them about the features and make sure you tell them that the data is free.