FreedomPop announces “Bring your Own Device” option, free service

November 25, 2013
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FreedomPop, who recently offered up the HTC Evo 4G for service on their network, has added another interesting feature. The service, which works on the Sprint network, is now open to those with compliant devices to enjoy all that FreedomPop has to offer. With service being offered at a low cost, and even free, it’s an enticing service. There are a few distinguishing caveats, though.


First, not all Sprint devices will work, though FreedomPop doesn’t make that known up-front. You have to first jump through a few hoops on the signup page, going so far as to enter your phone’s MEID number before knowing if you’re able to take advantage. Also, you have to be a Sprint customer or have a Sprint phone, as no others will work on their CDMA network.

Also, the service is probably not robust enough for power users. Though they do offer a $7.99/month plan, it comes with 500 voice minutes, 500MB data, and unlimited texting. The $10.99/month plan gives you unlimited calling, but keeps the data from the lower-tier plan. The free plan is attractive for those who don’t need much from a cell plan, offering 200 voice minutes, 500 texts, and 500MB data.

If you have a Sprint device, this is a great way to activate it for free, or next to nothing. Sprint’s coverage is far from ideal, but in metropolitan areas it’s probably okay. FreedomPop notes it has an unlimited plan in the press release, but the website is a bit more opaque about what they offer. For those who don’t need much, FreedomPop is definitely something to consider.

VIA: Android Guys

SOURCE: PR Newswire


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