FreedomPop isn’t happy selling its free smartphone service only in the U.S., as the company now plans to expand to Europe. It will begin in Belgium, where it wants to test out its new service, TechCurnch reveals. FreedomPop is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that purchases bandwidth from Sprint in the U.S, and then offers users 200 free voice minutes, 500 free text messages and 500MB free of data each month. In Europe, the carrier will have a similar approach. More →
We have some good news and we have some bad news. The good news is that FreedomPop, provider of 100% free wireless voice, text and data service now supports Apple’s iPhone 5. The bad news is that the carrier’s free plan is for very, very light users who consume less than 500MB each month, speak in the phone fewer than 200 minutes per month and send and receive less than 500 combined messages.
If you don’t fall into that category, however, you still have some surprisingly affordable options to choose from. More →
FreedomPop on Wednesday unveiled the Privacy Phone, also known as the “Snowden Phone,” or essentially a Galaxy S2 model that has advanced privacy-guarding features, while being budget-friendly at the same time. The Privacy Phone costs $189 and for that price buyers will get unlimited text and voice as well as 500MB of free data for three months. Then, the privacy features and wireless plan will cost $10 per month. More →
Internet service provider FreedomPop on Wednesday announced a new mobile service that looks to disrupt the industry. The company, which offers a variety of “freemium” services such as broadband Internet and 4G hotspots, will give users 500MB of 4G data, unlimited texting and 200 anytime minutes for free. FreedomPop customers will also be able to take advantage of unlimited calling to one another for no extra charge. The company is promising no monthly fees, no hidden charges and perhaps best of all, no having to deal with wireless carriers. FreedomPop claims the service is the first to utilizes all-data devices running VoIP over cellular networks. The company plans to launch its free service later this summer on “several popular Android phones.” FreedomPop’s press release follows below. More →