It seems like more and more often people are in the never ending quest for saving a buck. Saving a dollar can turn into cutting utility costs, canceling entertainment services, and even putting away your high end cell phone due to expensive data packages. For those of us that don’t want to give up on our smart phone there is now an alternative that is appealing: FreedomPop. FreedomPop is a ‘freemium’ mobile carrier that has been focused on changing the game with their disruptive free cell phone plans. Let’s take a closer look and see if this carrier is up to par with what they are promising.
At first blush FreedomPop appears almost too good to be true. The base service that is on offer includes 200 minutes of voice, 500 MB of mobile 4G data, and unlimited texting. Now this core service looks pretty limited but what you might not realize is that there is a large population of users who don’t NEED expansive, expensive, and complicated phone plans. This means that many people are going to sign up for this plan and accept it as it is. FreedomPop is compatible with Sprint hardware so if you have your own Sprint branded phone you can bring it into the service, thus spending $0 total for your phone.
What most people don’t realize, as of yet, is that FreedomPop is going to be more than just a ‘freemium carrier’. FreedomPop has already put their stake in the ground as offering something quite a bit more. Over the past several years FreedomPop has focused on expanding their wireless hotspots throughout the country, creating millions of access points throughout urban America. For just $5 per month you can join onto this WiFi network and have unlimited access whenever you need it.
If you aren’t into the ‘gimmick offerings‘ then you can end up looking at what FreedomPop offers in comparison to other major providers. The ‘premium service’ comes with 2GB of mobile data as well as unlimited talk and text for just $19.99. That price is hard to beat even with a discount contract from some of the major companies around. FreedomPop has always stood for being as cost effective as possible and this is where customers start to really harvest the fruits of that mission statement. Think of FreedomPop like a digital buffet and pick from it what you want, neglecting what you don’t need.