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data access in dozens of countries, voicemail costs $2.49 monthMobile Hotspot: No
data access in dozens of countries, voicemail costs $2.49 monthMobile Hotspot: Yes
Hotspot cost $3.99, pay for year in advance for unlimited talk text and 1 GB of data for just $79/year!Mobile Hotspot: Yes
Year Founded: 2012
Networks Used: AT&T, Sprint
Support For BYOD: Yes
Sells Phones: Yes
Contact InformationWebsite: https://freedompop.com
Phone Number: 1-855-703-5785
Los Angeles, CA
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FreedomPop is one of the dozens of Mobile Virtual Networks Operators that operate in the USA (otherwise known as an MVNO for short). As an MVNO, the company does not have its own wireless network infrastructure, but rather it buys minutes, text and data at wholesale prices from major wireless networks such as Sprint that it can resell to you, the consumer. Usually the talk, text and data gets passed along to the consumer at a nice discount compared to what the parent network offers. In the case of FreedomPop, it is an MVNO that operates largely as a Sprint MVNO, although the company also recently began to offer service as an AT&T MVNO. In addition to being an MVNO partner to a couple of networks in the USA, the company also has partnerships throughout the globe, particularly in Europe with the United Kingdom being a region of major interest. FreedomPop was founded in the year 2012 by Stephen Stokols and Steven Sesar. The company claims to be the first in the world to offer a totally free phone plan. Those with a FreedomPop global SIM card, can travel the world and have completely free phone service with talk, text and data available in more than 25 countries. Free cell phone plans are also available domestically for both consumers and businesses. Those that need a cell phone plan for their business can subscribe to FreedomPop’s free small business plan, and they’ll get unlimited talk, and text with 2 GB of shared 4G LTE data. A minimum of 2 lines are required to subscribe to the small business plan. FreedomPop is more than just a mobile phone service provider, as the company also offers Mobile Hotspot, and home internet service. To date FreedomPop has managed to secure over $100 million dollars in venture capital funding which has allowed the company to grow rapidly and to quickly expand its global footprint. See also: FreedomPop FAQs
1 (855) 703-5785
If you already have a Sprint phone or an AT&T phone that is no longer under contract, you are good to go with FreedomPop. If not, FreedomPop does offer a variety of discounted phones available for purchase. Unlocked GSM phones may work as well.
FreedomPop offers discounts to those who are willing to pay in advance in increments of 3 months, 6 months or 1 year.
Using FreedomPop requires you to download a special app for text messages and calls. The app is required to send and receive text messages, including MMS. The app will also route calls using your phones native dialer, IE the phone app that originally came with your phone. Depending on what type of plan you have, your phone calls may be placed over the carriers (AT&T or Sprint) LTE data network, or regular voice network if you have added a premium voice subscription to your plan.
FreedomPop makes money by first giving away basic free service that company uses to later try and up sell you more services and features. It’s plans in part are also subsidized by sponsors such as advertisers.
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FreedomPop runs on the Sprint (CDMA) and AT&T (GSM) networks, therefore coverage is the same as what you’d get with Sprint or AT&T’s network. More specifically, your coverage will be the same as Sprint’s prepaid and AT&T’s prepaid network, as FreedomPop does not have the same network roaming partners that Sprint and AT&T have.
When you sign up with FreedomPop, you can choose which network you want to use.