FreeUP Mobile Launches With Goal Of Offering Free Cellular Service To All

FreeUP Mobile Is The Latest MVNO To Hit The Market
FreeUP Mobile Is The Latest MVNO To Hit The Market

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FreeUP Mobile has been beta testing service the past few weeks on what it calls the nation's largest 4G LTE GSM network. The use of that slogan coupled with the coverage map shown on their website indicate that cellular service is provided by AT&T.

The Story Behind FreeUP Mobile

The company's founders want you to know that this isn't just another MVNO.

FreeUP Mobile was founded by Rod Nakjavani.  Rod brings years of experience to his company and the mobile markets.  In fact Nakjavani co-founded Simple Mobile in 2009.

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You can call that venture a success.

In less than 3 years time, the Simple Mobile team quickly grew the subscriber count to approximately 1.6 million.  Others took notice of the company's success and in May of 2012 América Móvil, the brand behind TracFone purchased the business.

Nakjavani hopes to be even more successful with his latest idea. He plans to do it by offering subscribers the ability to earn a free phone plan every month through a special rewards program.

FreeUP Mobile isn't the first provider to offer a rewards program, and they certainly aren't the first to promise free cellular service for all. However, the company plans to intertwine the two concepts to put it in a relatively unique position in the market.

FreeUP Mobile - Service Without Compromise

Unlike some other brands who offer or offered free service in the past, FreeUP Mobile will not be relying on VoIP to provide cellular service to its customers.  Rod believes that free service should come with "no compromises."  Many including Nakjavani believe that VoIP service is inferior to traditional cellular service because the technology can introduce voice lag into phone calls, and at times it can be unreliable.  That's why FreeUP Mobile subscribers will not be limited to VoIP service.

Often times the cheapest providers on the market offer compromised service on networks that don't span the entire US. That won't be the case here.  FreeUP Mobile will operate on a tier 1 network seemingly via AT&T.

See also:  FreeUP Mobile Begins To Shift Focus Towards Multi-Month Plans, Get $15/Month Plan With 3GB High-Speed Data

Rewards Program

It is well known that companies across the country use our social footprints and user data for profit.  Nakjavani thinks this isn't entirely fair to consumers and so he spent quite a bit of time thinking about how he could give back to the consumer, hence a rewards program was born.

Like other service providers, FreeUP Mobile is offering its customers a special rewards program. In fact you can consider the rewards program to be at the heart of FreeUP Mobile service.  The rewards program will be one of the first, if not first of its kind in the country that has the potential to offer easily obtainable uncompromised free cellular service to its subscribers.

Where rewards programs from prepaid providers such as FreedomPop and Boost Mobile fall short, FreeUP Mobile will pick up.  FreedomPop for instance only allows its subscribers to earn free data, and details of its rewards program are rather scarce.  Boost Mobile meanwhile has been running Boost Dealz rewards for some time, however customers can only earn a maximum of $20 off their monthly phone bill.

Nakjavani thinks there should be no compromises and no limits, that's why his customers will be able to earn free talk, free text, and free data every month.

Earning free credits should not be an arduous task and that's why FreeUP Mobile makes it simple to do. For instance, subscribers can earn 24¢/day just by downloading a coupon from the FreeUP Mobile rewards app. That means if you print a coupon each day, you could earn over $7/month in service credits.

Other ways to earn include by taking simple surveys, shopping online, referring friends and family, downloading apps from your phone's app store, watching videos, playing games, and shopping at local stores and restaurants.

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FreeUP Mobile Plans And Pricing

FreeUP Mobile currently offers 4 phone plans, and they are as follows.

$10/month Starter Plan

Includes 500 minutes or 500 texts including international texts + 100MB of 4G LTE data.  For an additional $5/month subscribers can add 300MB more data to their plan.  At a cost of $10/month, an additional 600MB of data can be purchased.

Additional add-on  and upgrade options include the following:

  • 250 Talk or Text for $5
  • 200MB 4G LTE Data for $5
  • 500MB 4G LTE Data for $10
  • $5 PayGo international long distance balance with rollover for up to 180 days
See also:  FreeUP Mobile Begins To Shift Focus Towards Multi-Month Plans, Get $15/Month Plan With 3GB High-Speed Data

$15/month Starter Data Plan 

1GB of 4G LTE data with 500 WiFi calling minutes and Mexico and Canada calling using the FreeUP Talk app.  No cellular voice minutes.

Additional add-on and upgrade options include the following:

  • Additional one time top up of 1GB of 4G LTE data for an additional $10 with no rollover
  • Upgrade plan to 2GB of monthly 4G LTE data for $10/month

$25/month Unlimited 1GB Plan

Includes unlimited global talk and text to over 100 countries with 1GB of 4G LTE data.

Additional add-on and upgrade options include the following:

  • Additional one time top up of 1GB of 4G LTE data for $10 with no rollover
  • Add $5 PayGo international long distance credit with up to 180 days rollover
  • Plan upgrade - get 2GB of total data for an additional $10/month

$40/month Unlimited 4GB Plan 

Unlimited global talk and text to over 100 countries with 4GB of 4G LTE data.

Additional add-on and upgrade options include the following:

One Time Top Ups

  • 1GB of 4G LTE Data for $10 with no rollover
  • 2GB of 4G LTE Data for $15 with no rollover
  • 3GB of 4G LTE Data for $20 with no rollover
  • $5 for PayGO international long distance credit with up to 180 day rollover

Plan Upgrade Options

All options include hard capped data

    • 5GB for additional $10/month
    • 6GB for additional $15/month
    • 7GB for additional $20/month

All listed plans with the exception of the starter data plan also include caller ID, call waiting, 3 way calling and voicemail.  Taxes and fees are included in all the prices shown. Tethering/mobile hotspot is unavailable.  Subscribers do however get access to a nationwide network of 4 million hotspots.

Those interested in subscribing to FreeUP Mobile can head on over to the company's website to signup.  SIM cards are also available through Amazon.

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Tagged  New Provider 2018

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Catherine McClarey
Catherine McClarey
2 years ago

I clicked the link to where one can get the FreeUp SIM cards on Amazon, and that page indicates that they are “currently unavailable.” Are they still available via the FreeUp website? Not really interested for myself (I’m on a $60/360 days bare-bones Red Pocket plan currently), but my college-age daughter is currently a FreedomPop customer, and I’m sure would like alternatives suited to her “starving student” budget. (When RingPlus went belly-up, both she and I were scrambling to find new cellular phone service providers. I can afford paid plans, but she can’t, and I remember CellNuvo was one of the providers she was considering before she decided to go with FreedomPop.)

DANIEL MCBRIDE
DANIEL MCBRIDE
2 years ago

sounds like Swagbucks. those plan prices are terrible. just do all those activities on Swagbucks and you can easily earn 40 bucks a month PayPal and buy an unlimited plan.

Floch
Floch
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe Paonessa

I hope this doesn’t turn into a cellnuvo type of ponzi scheme. I’m not sure if I can call their prices competitive. Red Pocket’s $10 plan has 500 talk/text/mb. while free up’s $10 is 500 talk OR text? and very little data. And if I’m understanding this right, their $15 starter data plan is completely voip, no real minutes? Again red pocket’s $15 plan has 1gb data you can choose the at&t network and get 1000 real mins/text. Their real practical plans seem to start at $25 and again for only 1gb of data isn’t that competitive. I suppose it’s the possibility of reducing the phone bill through offers which is alluring. I guess we will just have to see whether or not in the long run the savings equal anything substantial. I’m interested to see how they will develop 🙂

DANIEL MCBRIDE
DANIEL MCBRIDE
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe Paonessa

wrong freedom pops yearly is cheaper. see the post on this site.

DANIEL MCBRIDE
DANIEL MCBRIDE
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe Paonessa

that’s a stretch $50 is not a huge commitment. And you don’t have to do surveys and waste ink printing coupons you won’t use.

DANIEL MCBRIDE
DANIEL MCBRIDE
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe Paonessa

All the ones I’ve done always know if you not printing and won’t credit.

eh
eh
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe Paonessa

meh 2gb for $15 on redpocket’s broadband plans, runs on At&t. or 1gb for $10. https://www.redpocket.com/broadband

FreeCell
FreeCell
2 years ago
Reply to  Floch

Been using cellnuvo and have paid for 10 months of redpocket using them. Bought a $205 Moto G5 plus off amazon using cellnuvo as well. Not a ponzi scheme – some would like you to think that but it isn’t true. If you can look past the history it is as good as free gets.

This one looks interesting but it all depends on how easy it is to earn rewards. A free sim and 1st month would have been a good idea to try it out. Joe if you could arrange that for us that would be awesome!

DANIEL MCBRIDE
DANIEL MCBRIDE
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe Paonessa

IF you willing to go freedompop yearly they’re $15 is 5gb on att. non VoIP isn’t worth the difference in data. And for like $17/m on repocket. you can get ut/t and 1gb. these prices are not good.

DANIEL MCBRIDE
DANIEL MCBRIDE
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe Paonessa

sorry double post*