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FreedomPop to Launch in the UK This Summer

Freemium Sprint MVNO FreedomPop has once again announced that it will soon launch phone service outside the US.  This time around service is supposed to launch in the United Kingdom sometime this summer.

The latest announcement comes nearly a year after FreedomPop said it would launch in Belgium by early 2015. I don't know what happened, but Belgium still doesn't have FreedomPop service. The UK launch seems more likely as FreedomPop has revealed details about the service and added a page (www.freedompop.com/uk) to their website where prospective customers can check coverage and sign up to be notified when the service is available.

The UK service will start out by offering only SIMs, not phones. It will operate on the Three UK network. Users will receive 200 MBs of data, 200 voice minutes and 200 texts per month for free. As they do in the US, FreedomPop will offer a number of paid options including additional minutes, messages and data, roll over data and an anonymous browsing service to protect users privacy.  Users will also be to add a second phone number in over 60 countries that friends and family outside the U.K. can call at local rates.  U.S. numbers will be available for £2 ($3.15) per month.

FreedomPop also announced that it will launch a new service called Jetsetter this year. It's a free SIM offering 100 MB of data roaming in the UK, Spain and France for $10/month. Jetsetter will eventually be expanded to cover more than 20 countries.

Sources: FreedomPop Blog, FierceWireless story, FierceWireless press release

Related: FreedomPop To Offer Free Mobile Service in Belgium, US GSM Plans "Progressing"

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  1. Is Jetsetter intended as a service to be used by US customers to roam in those three countries? Or is it a UK thing?

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    1. Jetsetter is a SIM that anyone, anywhere, including the US, can use to get data when they are in the UK, Spain and France.

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  2. At $10 for 100MB wouldn't a local SIM from any of those countries offer better data rates?

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    1. Remember, it is FreedomPop, a swindle-scam that will try to trick you into paying for stuff you didn't ask fir. So be careful. I'd go with this for my next Europe trip, if it weren't for this dishonest company being the one that runs it.

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  3. Let them first run US markets properly......!

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  4. Agreed, Freedom Pop needs to figure out how to properly service their existing customers before expanding

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