Category : Mobile services

The Highs and Lows of FreedomPop

FreedomPop is a relatively new phone carrier that provides either very affordable and even free service plans. They are partnered with Sprint, but save money by not buy the various connection from that partner. Instead they purchase these services independently and run them via their Sprint partner. It is not uncommon for Sprint to partner with smaller providers. It usually sells its own services to these companies. So many, in fact, that most cellphone users are using Sprint in some form or fashion. They have a slew of groundbreaking innovations.

FreedomPop offers phones, mobile data, and home internet. They became famous because they were the first to introduce a free data plan. This free plan includes 200 voice minutes, 500 text messages, and 500 MB of data. Although there is this free plan, many of their other plans are among the cheapest on the market today.

It also makes a good gift for a student since it does not allow service in a car. The next one up is $19.99 a month with unlimited talking, texting, and data almost anywhere. FreedomPop has 38 different phones that range in price starting at $50 to much, much higher. FreedomPop’s data service go for $99 up. You can either purchase a 500 MB for free or 2 GB for $19.99. Freedomtag sells multiple lines of tablets that start at the cheap price of $75. This cheaper model is good but does not allow for some big things such as email and Facebook.

Almost all Sprint smart devices are now compatible with FreedomPop and can be easily integrated into its system. You can purchase both new and/or refurbished FreedomPop devices from Newegg and Amazon. FreedomPop actively encourages people to get the free plan because with the free plan they are better able to convince people to get upgrades. And the customer service really lays this on thick, constantly pressuring people to make upgrades. In fact, FreedomPop is quickly building a reputation as having the worst customer service in the cell phone industry.

Getting information about your product from customer service is really hard and complicated. With that said, FreedomPop’s products are all well worth this relatively minor setback.

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