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FreedomPop Launches iPhone 6 Exclusive $19 Unlimited Plan - iPhone Financing Coming Soon

FreedomPop announced a new iPhone 6-only plan today. It offers iPhone 6 users unlimited talk and text plus 1GB of data for $19 per month, with the first month free. That's a dollar a month less than what FreedomPop normally charges for unlimited talk and text and 1 GB of high speed data. Current FreedomPop iPhone 6 users can switch to the new iPhone 6 Only plan beginning today.

In addition, any iPhone 6 or 6S user who activates their phone on FreedomPop 's Free Plan will get a one-time bonus of 5 GB of free data and free international calling to over 62 countries. The Free Plan includes 500 MBs, 500 texts and 200 voice minutes per month.

FreedomPop also announced that it will begin selling the iPhone 6S in October and it will offer financing on that phone at prices comparable to what Apple charges. In an interview with FierceWireless today, FreedomPop CEO Steven Stokols said that customers will also soon have the option to choose FreedomPop as the carrier when purchasing an iPhone from the online Apple Store.

Today also marks the official launch of FreedomPop service in the United Kingdom. The U.K. service includes 200 minutes, 200 texts and 200 MB of data for free each month. As in the US, paid plans are also available and free plan users can earn additional free service by completing offers such as taking surveys or downloading coupons and by creating a network of FreedomFriends. FreedomPop plans to expand its free service to seven other countries within the next 12 months and over 20 markets by 2017.

In the FierceWireless interview, Stokols said that FreedomPop has nearly 1 million customers. He also said that FreedomPop, which currently uses the Sprint network, still hopes to offer service on a second US carrier sometime in 2016.

FreedomPop, which launched in 2012, is for the most part a data only service. Calling and texting are handled a custom app that uses VOIP and XMPP over the data connection. FreedomPop offers an extra cost, Android-only Premium Voice option that routes outgoing calls over cellular voice when the FreedomPop app detects that the data connection is too poor to support VOIP.

Sources: FreedomPop, FierceWireless

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  1. Wonderful time to be lowering a persons monthly phone bill. Nice to see more options.

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  2. Is the 5 GB data bonus only for one month or until it is used up?

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    1. I have no idea. FreedomPop didn't say in their press release, and there's nothing about the 5 GB bonus on the main FreedomPop site or on their forum. I'd assume it's good for 30 days until proven otherwise.

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    2. I know that most of the pay plans they offer have roll-over data. So we have a bunch of data that we roll over month over month. Guessing this would be the same.

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  3. Yeswap or anyone, can you please comment on this Freedompop "free" or $19 plan? How's the quality? Would you change plans? The phones that are sold in the Freedompop website are the Samsung Galaxy S4 and iphone 5 among others, at a really good prices. Too good to be true?

    I have a Samgung Galaxy S4 from T-Mobile, do you think I can use it with the free plan?

    Thank you

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    1. FreedomPop runs on Sprint so the T-Mobile S4 definitely will not work.

      I recommend sticking to the free plan with your own Sprint compatible phone if possible. The phones FreedomPop sells are used. Shipping is very slow and if you get a bad phone expect to send weeks getting it replaced.

      Customer support is slow. Calling is generally a waste of time, use the FreedomPop Forum or Twitter to contact support it's less frustrating.

      I have an old Sprint phone and a USB stick on FreedomPop free plans. My experience is that once you get a device up and running on FreedomPop it works with no need to contact support. I can't complain about getting 1000 MB per device for free every month.

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    2. Hmmm. how much should I be able to get a good working USB stick for for FreedomPop?

      Since Cricket recently shut off tether, and it might be a long time before they add it for BYOD, I'd consider a USB stick in a PC on Freedompop to replace it

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    3. Most of FereedomPop's USB sticks,including my Bolt Stick (actually a Ubee PXU1964) are WiMAX only or WiMAX + 3G. WiMAX is shutting down in 6 weeks so you don't want it.

      The only LTE capable USB modem that FreedomPop offers is the Franklin Wireless U770. I've seen it as low as $30 but it's currently $100. It's a single band (1900 Mhz, b25) LTE device. You really need a triband LTE (Spark) device to get the most out of Sprint broadband.

      Unfortunately FreedomPop's only Spark broadband device is the the mifi500 which is subject to frequent spontaneous reboots. Hopefully FreedomPop will release a decent Spark broadband device before the WiMAX sunset but they're running out of time.

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  4. Ah! I just saw that the phones in FreedomPop are not brand new but "certified Pre-owned phones". Also, I am reading an article in CNET and most users are not happy with customer service and with quality of calls (over internet).

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  5. Just wasted another 5 minutes of my life trying to "shop" on that sorry excuse for a company's web site. Tbey have this idiotic qualification filter that forces you to enter a valid email address and physical address before letting you shop and it simply will not work. It just loops back to the top of the site. I am officially done with them.

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    1. Reminds me of the terrible T-Mobile coverage map on their site, where you can't just see it, you have to enter certain information just to view it. And it's hard to get the right information in, to get it to work.

      Makes me use others' sites for T-Mobile coverage,because T-Mobile has essentially blocked their own map on their site.

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    2. I believe you have to put your zip code and email address for it not to loop

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    3. If you are trying shop devices on the FreedomPop site and it keeps looping back to the start you need to "log out". Click your name (if you already have a FreedomPop account) or the words "Already have a device?" (if you don't) at the top right of the page and choose log out.

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  6. Does FP's "WiFi Calling" allow inbound calls? I know they have an app for outbound calls & sms. I might be tempted if I could supplement Sprint's terrible coverage map.

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    1. Yes, FreedomPop's app supports incoming calls over WiFi. You can also use any other VOIP app like Hangouts, Skype, Vontage, Ring.to, CSipSimple, etc.

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  7. Would be nice to see Verizon as the second carrier. Sprint has disappointing data speeds in my area so Sprint won't really work. T-Mobile has poor in-building coverage. I can barely receive a AT&T 3G signal in my house. Only one that satisfies me is Verizon.

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  8. I clicked on a freePop link this morning, and the promo page says that FreedomPop will be offering financed iPhones starting under $20/month, Starting Soon. Probably the 5S 16 GB for that price ($450 list, new).

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