FreedomPop Debuts Free Smartphone Plans
FreedomPop, an MVNO that uses Sprint's network, today announced a new set of plans that allow people to make calls, send text messages, and surf the web for free. The plan, which is compatible with select Android smartphones, offers 200 anytime voice minutes, unlimited text messaging, and 500MB of 4G data for free. The plan includes unlimited calling to other FreedomPop subscribers. Rather than use Sprint's voice network for phone calls, FreedomPop sends them over Sprint's data network via VoIP technology. FreedomPop will up its 200 voice minute allotment to unlimited voice minutes for those customers willing to pay just $9.99 per month. Before today, FreedomPop offered only data services using Sprint's WiMax network. It is now transitioning from WiMax to Sprint's EVDO 3G and LTE 4G networks. FreedomPop did not say which devices it will sell, but noted that its service can be used with most Sprint devices. The new, free cellular service from FreedomPop is expected to launch in August or September.
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