FreedomPop has quietly discontinued a number of their mobile broadband plans. For starters, all of the 4G-only plans are gone except for the free 500 MB plan. The Home Broadband plans that worked with the Freedom Hub Burst WiMAX Modem and Router are also gone.
The changes seem related to Sprint's shutdown of its WiMAX network for most customers on November 6. When FreedomPop launched in 2012 it was a WiMax mobile broadband service. When 3G service was added in 2013, FreedomPop priced 3G/4G plans higher than 4G only plans. For example 2 GB of 4G only data was $17.99, but 2GB of 3G/4G was $19.99/month. When LTE became available on FreedomPop later in 2013, LTE mobile broadband devices could be activated on the lower cost 4G only plans.
Here are tables listing FreedomPop's current and discontinued broadband plans. Current plans are in bold, discontinued plans are
Mobile Broadband Plans
|Included Data||Price Per Month - 4G (WiMAX or LTE) Only||Overage||Price Per Month - 3G/4G||Overage rate|
FreedomPop Home Broadband Plans (WiMAX Only)
|Monthly Cost||Data||Maximum Speed||Overage|
There are no changes to FreedomPop's plans for mobile phones:
|Monthly Cost||Voice Minutes||SMS||Data|
|Free||200, overage 1¢/min||500, overage 1¢/text||500 MB 1|
|$10.99 2||unlimited||unlimited||500 MB 1|
2 Also available as $110 2 year plan ($4.58/month) or a $79.99 one year plan ($6.67/month)
3 Throttled to 128 Kbs or less after 1GB/month. Users report that the throttled speed is actually about 30 Kbps Current customers, click here to switch to the unlimited plan.
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