FreedomPop is a cell phone service provider that was founded in 2012 with the intention of providing the world’s first free mobile plan so that no one would be “left off the connected grid”. According to a recent FreedomPop review by PT Money, they have done exactly what they set out to do.
FreedomPop’s free plan provides users with unlimited texting, 200 minutes of talking, and 500 megabytes of 4G data. The amount of data, which may seem small to most users, can be increased for free by inviting friends to the use the service or by completing offers and surveys. If the free options are not chosen, customers may either be charged $10 each time they go over the data or $0.02 for each MB of data used. Additional data plans include the Pro 500MB plan and the Premium 2GB plan which range from $4 to $20/month.
Besides the free plan, FreedomPop offers several low-cost paid options as well. Among these are the $5/month wi-fi calling plan and the $20/month unlimited everything plan with 1 GB of data. The wi-fi calling plan allows customers to use their cell phone at wi-fi hotspots rather than through cell phone towers. The unlimited everything plan provides customers with unlimited talk, text, and data which will remain 4G for the first gigabyte used.
Those wishing to join the service can look forward to no contract and no cancellation fees should they find that the service might not be for them. There are several phones to choose from ranging anywhere from $40 to $130 including the $9.99 shipping costs.
FreedomPop runs on the Sprint network and has recently expanded over to the AT&T network. The company also plans to expand from the United States and the United Kingdom to a dozen other countries as well. For more information regarding FreedomPop or its services, visit their website.