FreedomPop is a United States-based CDMA mobile phone company based in Los Angeles, California, founded in 2011 by Stephen Stokols (who is currently the CEO) and Steven Sesar. Learn more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreedomPop
FreedomPop works much differently than many other cell phone companies in that it finds ways to lower costs for both itself and its customers as much as it can while maintaining network integrity and quality. One of the ways it does so is by partnering with other phone companies (most notably Sprint) to use their towers. Another method, however, is much more innovative. FreedomPop was one of the first companies to develop the technology that allows calls and text messages to be sent over Wi-Fi networks. This feature has been rolled out to its customers, thus saving the company and its customers money on bandwidth and tower construction and maintenance.
FreedomPop currently offers three phone plans: Premium 1GB, Annual 1GB, and Basic 200. The Premium and Annual 1GB plans are very similar; both plans offer 1GB of LTE data per month, in addition to unlimited voice minutes and unlimited text messages, for $19.99 per month, with a customer’s first month being free. The Annual 1GB plan provides customers with exactly the same features, but with a massive discount as an incentive to pay for an entire year of service at once, which is $79.99. However, the most notable plan FreedomPop offers is actually its Basic 200 plan, tailored for light cell phone users. This plan allows for the use of 200 voice minutes, 500 text messages, and 500MB of data per month. The most notable thing about this plan, however, is its price: in accordance with the company’s name, this plan is completely free of charge.
Although FreedomPop’s service is compatible with any Sprint-enabled phone, they do provide phone options to their customers directly, often with prices much lower than retail prices. The list of phones currently consists of the HTC Desire 510, the Kyocera Hydro Vibe, the Google Nexus 5, and the LG G3, as well as SIM cards for existing Sprint phones.
In addition to Cell phone service, FreedomPop offers internet on-the-go services, paired with a portable Wi-Fi hotspot, as well. The devices available are currently the Netgear Fuse, the Alcatel Mi-Fi 500 LTE, the FreedomPop Proton LTE, and the FreedomPop Supernova, all of which are portable hotspots. The plans include a Premium 2GB plan for 4G and 3G networks for $19.99 per month and the first month free, a Pro 500MB for 4G and 3G networks for $3.99 per month and the first month free, and a Basic 500MB plan for 4G networks only that is completely free of charge.