FreedomPop now lets iPhone users talk, text, and surf the internet for free. The company just announced free mobile service plans for iPhone owners.
FreedomPop offers three plans
Customers who already own a Sprint compatible iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 5 can bring their own devices. Plans start with free service that includes 200 voice minutes, 500MB of data, and 500 texts. The unlimited monthly plan starts with a free month and subsequent monthly fee of $11. This includes unlimited text, voice, and 500MB of data. FreedomPop also offers a yearly unlimited plan at $80 a year which includes unlimited text, voice, voicemail, and 500MB of data.
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Customers can also buy the iPhone 5 directly from FreedomPop’s website. The iPhone 5 retails for just $349. There is no word on how much the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S will cost.
Why FreedomPop now offers iPhones
FreedomPop’s COO Steven Cesar explained, “With iPhones now making up almost 50 percent of the US smartphone market and their users burdened by expensive service plans, supporting iOS is a top priority for us. Adding the iPhone and launching our iOS app allows us to deliver our free service to a market desperate for a break from high-cost plans.”
This latest offering brings more choice to iPhone users who want to break free from contract. In the last few years, many contract-free phone companies started to offer iPhones and services. FreedomPop initially launched in 2013 for select Android phones including Samsung Galaxy S II and HTC Evo 4G. This company also sells a variety of devices that enable internet on the go.
FreedomPop could be one of the few companies to really open up mobile internet service for all. The fact FreedomPop just started offering the iPhone shows how the company wants to play a leading role in the smartphone service market.