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It's one thing to talk the talk, but when a company like FreedomPop starts walking the walk, it makes the competition nervous. FreedomPop's newest promotion should have wireless carriers sweating bullets -- the free mobile service company that already shook up the mobile industry by offering free voice, text, and data plans announced that it is now offering discounted LTE tablets, with a twist. Not only do these tablets come with free data, they also include phone capabilities. Customers who sign up receive a unique phone number that they can associate with any FreedomPop tablet to make free calls... Read more...
FreedomPop announced some big updates to its free (and almost free) mobile services. The MVNO has moved to Sprint’s LTE network to offer 4G service (and is launching commensurate handsets to take advantage of it) and is also rolling out a new $20 unlimited everything plan. The unlimited plan is notable in the MVNO world as not only does it offer LTE speeds, it also allows free tethering at 4G speeds. Once a customer uses up 1GB of data for the month, they’ll be throttled back to 3G speeds, but it’s a still a major, important feature. FreedomPop is expanding its lineup of devices... Read more...
FreedomPop is determined to turn the wireless industry on its head. You may recall that FreedomPop last year made waves by launching a free mobile phone service for select Android devices in certain areas, and it nearly immediately sold out of $99 HTC Evo Design 4G handsets it was offering with the service. FreedomPop would later expand its smartphone plan offerings, but until now, iPhone users weren't invited to participate. That all changes today. FreedomPop has once again expanded its program to now include slightly older iPhone devices. The company will sell you a refurbished iPhone 5 model... Read more...
Mobile upstart FreedomPop continues to do brisk business, augmenting its free smartphone plans with a $5 per month unlimited talk and text plan. The plan actually starts at $4.58 per month, which is incredibly low for any mobile plan at all. In comments distributed in a press release, FreedomPop CEO Stephen Sokols made it clear that this is part of his worldview, not just a clever business practice. “With these new pricing plans we are declaring war on an industry that has for too long taken advantage of consumers and only widened the digital divide,” he said. “We not only offer... Read more...
FreedomPop’s free smartphone plan seemed to strike a chord with the masses, because the company immediately sold out when it launched the free service (with a $99 HTC Evo Design 4G handset) last month. The mobile market disrupter is expanding its service offerings by allowing users to bring their own smartphones. With the “Bring Your Own Phone” plan, users can migrate their service to FreedomPop by activating their existing handset at FreedomPop.com/phoneactivate. HTC Evo Design 4G The service only works with Sprint phones, which is something of a bummer, but it still offers consumers... Read more...
When you think of wireless service plans, you generally think of floating dollar signs. A solid mobile plan that includes a modicum of voice minutes, texts, and data is expensive no matter how you slice it, and some in the market are pushing hard to disrupt that model. FreedomPop, which has been around for a year and has offered freemium wireless data service, is launching a free--completely free--mobile service plan. As in, free. If the service is available in your area, you can get 500 MBs of data, 500 text messages, and 200 anytime voice minutes free every month with no contract. If you need... Read more...
FreedomPop is an upstart mobile provider that offers a free smartphone plan featuring unlimited texts, 500MB of data, and 200 minutes of talk time every month, all without a contract. The service also offers refurbished handsets for in some cases hundreds of dollars less than you might expect to pay for a premiere phone. Now, FreedomPop has added LTE capabilities by expanding to Sprint’s 4G LTE network, which is a big deal for users. "With LTE network coverage reaching critical mass, we are now able to offer our customers the fastest 4G service for free," said FreedomPop CEO Stephen Stokols... Read more...
Owning a smartphone can be crazy expensive. There's the cost of the device itself, which runs upwards of $200 (subsidized) in some cases, plus monthly data fees. And when you're talking families of three or four people, well, things start to add up in a hurry. Enter FreedomPop, a freemium wireless data startup that wants to shake up the mobile scene by offering free mobile phone service. For the low, low price of $0, FreedomPop subscribers get unlimited text messaging, 500MB of data, and 200 minutes of talk time every month. There are no long-term (or even short-term) contracts to sign, meaning... Read more...
If there's one industry that could stand to be disrupted, it's probably the pay-TV industry, but if there's another, it's the home broadband industry. Not surprisingly, these two are often joined at the hip, offered in "bundles" by the same ISP. FreedomPop has set out to rearrange the equation, and the latest from the company is a pretty big promise: "free home broadband." This week, the company announced the public availability of its new Burst home router device, offering 100 percent free high-speed Internet in the home or small office. FreedomPop's new home broadband device provides speeds faster... Read more...
If there's one industry that could seriously use a disruption, it's the world of ISPs. Yes, we have options, but too few -- in some locales, none at all. FreedomPop has been trying to shake things up for some time on the mobile front, but now the company has started to accept limited pre-orders for its new home wireless broadband modem scheduled to launch next month. What makes it different than every other router? Reportedly, it'll provide "100 percent free high-speed Internet in the home or small office at speeds faster than typical DSL and on par with most cable providers." FreedomPop Hub Burst... Read more...