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FreedomPop's New $49/Year Plan Includes 1000 Texts, 1000 Minutes, and 1GB of Data Per Month

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A new phone plan has been unveiled by AT&T and Sprint MVNO, FreedomPop. According to BestMVNO, the new plan is targeted to those who are looking for a cheap service without having to get unlimited LTE data. The good news is that the MVNO has come up with an answer to this need by offering a one year service for just $49/year.

Yes, you read that right. FreedomPop's new plan costs $49 for one whole year. This makes it $4.08/month, which is currently the cheapest limited plan available to date.

The catch, however, is that you have to pay one year in advance.

The plan includes 1,000 text messages, 1,000 minutes and 1000 MB of data every month. It's important to note though that calls on FreedomPop are VOIP.

FreedomPop has also bundled up the plan with two phones for an extra cost. If you want to get the LG Tribute, you'll have to pay a total of $79 for the phone and the yearly plan. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S5 bundle is available for $149 with the yearly plan.

Update 9/1/2017: The $49.99 Annual Plan is no longer available.

Update 11/12/2017: The annual plan is available again, click here to purchase.  


Source: BestMVNO

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  1. No thanks. Freedom Pop that you I have to say. Stay away. Far away. I rather pay money to AT&T and Verizon then sign up with this MVNO.

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    1. I think this is not accurate. A search of Freedompop's site does not turn up a $49/year plan. Check of their forums shows links to the supposed deal but in reality lead to another much more costly plan.

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    2. The $49.99 annual plan was a promotion that was available for less than a week. It's gone and unlikely to return.

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  2. Surely this is Sprint only?

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    1. It's actually for AT&T too, but it's not apparent until you start to go through the signup process.

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    2. I started the signup process and was shown a Sprint coverage map and prompted to choose between two Sprint phones. If there's an AT&T option I did not see it.

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    3. Instead of selecting one of the two phones available, there should also be an option to choose a 3 in 1 LTE GSM SIM card. At least that is what I see when I go through the process.

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  3. with Cellnuvo going down I might have to consider it, but the reviews on Freedompop arent good.

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  4. can we use with google voice?

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  5. Paying that small amount one year in advance doesn't seem like much of a catch.... Well, hey, it's PREPAID!

    When it comes to "the catch", there's the many times FreedomPop tries to trick you into getting services you don't need or ask for. Is it too much to ask that for this program since they are actually getting cash for it, they put away the attempts to trick people out of their money?

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    1. Don't tell that to the people who bought the $50 lifetime premium membership on Ring Plus. Apologies, I can't go a whole day without mentioning Ring Plus.

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  6. Junk. Desperate move to bring in pennies. Instability. Uncertainty. Trickery. I tried their "free" plan a couple years ago just to hobby, and ended up having to cancel a credit card to keep them from billing me.

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  7. Between VOIP's relative unreliability, Sprint's lack of coverage and the extremely limited amount of data, I'd trash this offer without a second thought.

    VOIP-only was a nice experiment, but its time has passed.

    Even if it's only $5, you're still sacrificing the essentials like coverage, call quality, having standard cell service as a fallback, and a large enough data bucket for the modern media-heavy internet.

    In contrast, the $40 offerings from GoPhone and Metro don't suffer from any of those problems, and they won't fail you the moment you turn off of Main Street.

    Don't get me wrong, I love cheap cell service as much as the next guy.

    But even RingPlus wouldn't go data-only, at least not on an under-built network like Sprint's.

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  8. Why can't they just offer real cellular talk and SMS? You're better off on the red talk $60 plan with real cell talk and text

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  9. I can't tell if it includes MMS and voicemail. If not, it seems that the free 1GB/month (with Freedom Friends) coupled with Google Hangouts is a better deal.

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  10. I can't wait to see Freedompop go under and out of business. When are they going away so we don't have to hear from them anymore.

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  11. I don't understand the FreedomPop hate. Sure, they load you up with trial offers, in the beginning, but once you cancel those it's smooth sailing.

    I piddle with a few global and Sprint devices but the AT&T service is quite good.

    I have an LTE SIM in an AT&T prepaid phone and the VOIP is almost indistinguishable from cellular. I've used it on a daily basis for 6 months, so I know I'm not just getting lucky.

    Between friends and shared data I get 1200 MB, which is enough for when I'm not at home or work. If I run short then I use my FreedomPop Sprint hotspot to get me to the end of my billing cycle.

    I think FreedomPop gets a bum rap-- especially from the PrepaidPhoneNews peanut gallery of naysayers.

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    1. I think the negative response is because their are an awful lot of people that have had issues with FP, you may have not experienced anything yet but likely others have. You don't get that many complaints on the BBB, and in multiple forums because you treat customers like they matter. I honestly think I would pay the $15 more for the RedPocket deal than waste my time with the shenanigans at FP. FP doesn't get a "bum rap" as you said...they get what they deserve and that won't change until they start respecting their customers!

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    2. There are definite problems with FP but once they are worked out, it is pretty good all things considered.

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  12. All the changes in fees lately & now am unusually good deal from FP brings back RingPlus-style vibes. I'm starting to get a whiff of that unpleasant stench of death...

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  13. Where is the link to that plan?

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    1. DB - the link you posted is bogus

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    2. Freedompop has ended the $49.99 annual plan offer. The link above was valid when it was posted over a month ago. It no longer is.

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    3. Sanity check:
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      bo·gus
      ˈbōɡəs/
      adjective
      adjective: bogus

      not genuine or true; fake.
      "a bogus insurance claim"
      synonyms: fake, spurious, false, fraudulent, sham, deceptive; More

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      Dennis merely having posted a perfectly accurate link, with honest intention, and then through the actions of OTHERS the link expiring afterwards, does not rise to the level of deception (or any level of deception) required by the definition of the word "bogus".

      Words mean things.

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  14. What's the best and cheapest option for getting internet on the laptop when on the road?

    1. Can one bring their own phone to FreedomPop, sign up for this plan, and use it to tether?

    I would like access to the internet on my laptop at any time. This could also be random--i.e. 2 weeks straight of about 30 to 40 minutes of usage per day to view text articles and pictures and little to no video viewing, to no usage for about 3 weeks in a month.

    2. I know FreedomPop has the hotspot device for $19.99 and 500 MB for free every month, which might be O.K. for me. However, if I need more data usage, I am not liking the prices.

    I have been looking into getting WiFi adapters that will pickup signals far away and allow me to use the xfinity WiFi hotspots as I have Xfinity, but their WiFi hotspots are not always accessible in the areas I am at.

    Alternatively, I could use my existing cell phone plan to tether, but when I do so, the live TV that I am viewing from the Xfinity app freezes a lot.

    So, back to my original question, what's the cheapest way to get cell coverage for the purpose of tethering, to be done randomly and for short periods of time, and with room to grow cheaply should my data usage increase?

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    1. For a comparison of mobile broadband plans see: US Prepaid Mobile Broadband Plans Compared.

      The $50 annual plan is a phone plan not a broadband plan. Hotspot is blocked on phone plans unless you pay an extra $3.99/month.

      If you decide to use FreedomPop, be sure to read the Account Management section of my FreedomPop Operator profile to avoid unexpected charges.

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    2. I've found that you can wifi tether for free, with Freedompop, if you use a phone with Android Kit Kat (or older) and install PdaNet+.

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    3. There are workarounds for some phones on Lollipop and Marshmallow too. It depends less on the OS version and on more the phone and whether someone has found a hack for that particular phone and OS.

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    4. "If you decide to use FreedomPop, be sure to read the Account Management section of my FreedomPop Operator profile to avoid unexpected charges."

      And be prepared to go through it again. During my brief experience with Freedompop, I specifically turned off the over high junk charges to check back later and Freedompop had turned them on again.

      The word "bogus" does apply to the FreedomPop efforts, as there is a good case to be made that there is an attempt to defraud with all these tricks. Fraud is not inherent to the "Freemium" model: I also used RingPlus for a while, and whatever their flaws, they were always up front and honest about their charges.

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  15. But if you can get 1200mb data free on the free plan and can use Hangouts for calls and texts why pay $49?

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  16. With Freedom friends you get 1.5GB per month on this plan. Not bad for about $4/month. I have a feeling this will replace the free plan soon. The Red Pocket $60/year plan includes real voice service but only 100 minutes and 500MB of data per month. With 1.5GB and way more than 100 VoIP minutes per month, FreedomPop's $50/year plan seems like the better deal. It would be even better if it really were on AT&T.

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    1. Quality, not quantity.

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  17. FreedomPop has been sending me e-mails asking me to "upgrade" to an LTE SIM. What is up with that? Are they shutting down their international SIM?

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    1. Have been getting the same "upgrade" e-mails. Would love to know what's up, also.

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    2. I've been getting those emails too. FreedomPop might be shutting down Global but there's been no announcement and the emails don't say that they are. I think there are at least 2 other possibilities:

      1) Maybe the Global service costs FreedomPop more than LTE service and they are trying to encourage customers to switch.
      2) The "upgrade" is actually an additional LTE SIM account with the usual free trials of premium services and FreedomPop is counting on being able to charge a percentage of users who fail to downgrade.

      My advice is, don't upgrade especially if you expect to use the Global SIMs global roaming feature. It you want an LTE SIM they are only 99¢.

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    3. I think the biggest reason they want people upgrade so when you are downgrade, they will charge you $5. Lie Dennis say best is don't upgrade at all just get a new line with for 99Cent.

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    4. Thanks for the advice!

      By the way, in case this is useful for someone: FreedomPOP Global SIM did NOT work for me in Norway. Worked in Estonia and Poland.

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  18. would go for this if can upgrade my freedompop at&t LTE sim (on the freebie monthly plan) to this. $49 is really super dirt cheap for one year if on at&t even if calls are voip. the at&t data would be worth it for a backup phone. my main iphone is on at&t prepaid (gophone) $45/month plan (approx $40/month on callingmart with promo codes, and no tax) with unlimited voice/texts and 6gb lte but typically 8-10gb lte with rollover. my secondary iphone is on tello paygo (still on initial $10+ balance for that and make at least the ocassional call every three months) but that's sprint. waiting for new android phone to put my fp att lte sim on. would pay $49/year to not have to play the fp freebie monthly 700mb-but-you-really-can-only-use-600mb data game. a big "so what" to all the fp haters and fp naysayers. imo, fp seems more stable having been around longest it seems to me than all the other freebie/dirtcheap mvnos. at least they are trying to make some real money and not give us fake smoke and mirrors like the ringplus and cellnuvo idiots. the dissatisfied haters may say otherwise. really do not care about them. just go with who you like and be happy.

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    1. After you pay the now mandatory $5 fee to downgrade to the free plan you will be able to use the entire 700MB (with freedom friends) data allotment.

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  19. This new plan has Ring+ written all over it. Watch out

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  20. I have the FP lte free plan solely for kicks and giggles. It actually works well. I have auto reup turned off and a million friends. Yeah it's voip calls on hangouts and unlimited texts. If I was really poor or hardly use cell this would be my primary plan.

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  21. Anybody know what happened to the zero rated WhatsApp SIM? It was announced about a year ago, but seems to be "disappeared" now.

    http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2016/08/freedompop-brings-whatsapp-zero-rating.html

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  22. Would be an awesome deal IF that was REAL cellular voice (and text). Since it's not, you're getting almost nothing extra for your money. FreedomPop either needs to offer lots of data, or real cellular voice calls. I doubt either is practical. Stock with free, or go to Tello or Red Pocket.

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  23. Came across an LA Times article from Friday (8/25/17) on Freedompop; the company nearly went bankrupt in 2015 and was almost bought by Sprint itself, they're considering a current acquisition offer, and ads could be on the way to free subscribers.

    Article should be easy to find by typing "freedompop" into a news search.

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  24. Dennis,

    Do you aware why freedompop start charge $.01 for free account? When i look at billing detail it said maintaince fee.

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  25. New policy on sharing data between friends:

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1900058-FreedomPop-has-a-new-policy-on-FreedomPop-Friends-and-sharing-data

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  26. Lots of negative feed. Crybabies want everything for nothing. Too many freeloaders sink the ship. Hooked multiple free 200 megabyte tablets from T-Mobile before 3 year compete with freedom pop promo ended. Added sprint towers today with freedom pop in preparation of letting Virgin Mobile go but keeping my towers. VoIP calls better and better. Facebook Viber Skype Hangouts always seem to improve as time passes. Please don't cry you missed the deals, shop diligently back up data with multiple cheap providers and access multiple towers prepared and cheap

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    1. "Too many freeloaders sink the ship"

      Yet no one has yet pointed out even one freeloader.

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  27. No links to the plan that I could find, banner is gone, anyone able to sign up? How?

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