FreedomPop Intros $5 Unlimited Voice and Text Plan
FreedomPop today announced a new paid service plan that dramatically undercuts competitors. The new plan, which is compatible with all of FreedomPop's phones, offers unlimited voice minutes and unlimited messaging for $5 per month. The paid plan previously cost $10.99 per month. Further, FreedomPop announced the immediate availability of the Samsung Galaxy S II, which it is selling for $169. FreedomPop is an MVNO that uses Sprint's network. Rather than use traditional cell calls, FreedomPop's voice calls are sent over the data network through VoIP technology. FreedomPop still also offers 200 voice minutes, 500 texts, and 500MB of data free each month.
RingPlus To Offer Free Phone Service
RingPlus today announced a new mobile phone service plan that is ad-supported, but completely free to the customer. The ads take the form of ringback tones, which RingPlus customers hear on outbound voice calls, after dialing but before the other party picks up.
FreedomPop Intros $19 iPhone Plan
FreedomPop today announced a new calling plan that targets owners of the Apple iPhone. Owners of the iPhone 6 or 6s who activate their phone with FreeomPop will receive 500MB of data, 500 texts, and 500 voice minutes each month for free.
FreedomPop Expands to AT&T's LTE Network
FreedomPop today said it has struck an agreement with AT&T that allows its customers to access AT&T's LTE network. FreedomPop is a WiFi-first carrier that provides unlimited calling and texting from WiFi hotspots and low-cost service when connected to cellular networks.
FreedomPop Partnering with Intel for Its First Phone
FreedomPop plans to launch its first smartphone thanks to a new investment from Intel. The chip-maker is supplying the processor for the handset, which will be made by a "well-known device manufacturer." The device will go on sale next year for less than $200.