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Free smartphone plan with 200 minutes and 500MB of data incoming, courtesy of FreedomPop

0. phoneArena posted on 05 Jun 2013, 06:20

Having proper wireless service – with data, calls and text messages included – can be a costly affair, but the guys at FreedomPop want to give U.S. consumers all of that at no cost. Yes, seriously! The company, which has been selling mobile hotspots and 4G-enabled iPod sleeves since last year, announced its newest service, bound to become available nationwide later this summer...

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posted on 05 Jun 2013, 06:40 3

1. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)

As long as us tax payers aren't the reason it's "free", then bring it. The more options the better.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 07:20 4

2. cdgoin (Posts: 565; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)

No you have to give up all your personal information and deal with a bunch of ads on the phone. Ala the original NetZero.. BTW msa1988 all this anti-government, conspiracy, tea party BS.. is getting ridiculous. That kind of knee jerk political non-sequentor on apolitical websites is getting annoying. It and this BS 24 hr new cycle is what's wrong with america.. (that and the love of reality stars.. i.e. Kardashians, Honey bo bo, et. al) You all need to grow up and start acting like adults with a brain and some cognitive ability. Nothing about some government subsidy, etc.. was even mentioned in the article so to bring it up is assine.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 08:09 2

3. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)

Wow, looks like I sparked the nerve of a liberal. Can you please point out somewhere in the article where it explains why it is free, becuase I can't seem to find one. With no background with NetZero, I'd say my assumption is fair.

What's wrong with America is people like you: blind, naive, clueless people calling my statement about government entitlement a "conspiracy" when it's destroying the country.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 14:26 1

6. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)

Relax dude, no need to turn this into a policital catfight with childish name calling and poo flinging.

Based on the title I also thought this was a new government subsidized cell plan, which in my opinion is not something that tax payers shouldnt have to foot the bill For. Im a Democrat also, not some right wing nut.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 14:14

4. cdgoin (Posts: 565; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)

Case in point.. I am an Independent Centrist.. and tired of the BS from both sides.. especially those from the sides that think they need to inject politics into everything.. especially uneducated and ill-informed nonsense from those that see conspiracies and entitlements in everything. BTW BOTH sides talk out of their arse and see conspiracies everywhere. Case in point you had to assume I am a liberal because I think your a nutjob. Which is wrong, I see you and the left as both nutjobs and both need to grow the heck up.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 14:16

5. cdgoin (Posts: 565; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)

BTW.. Netzero and other ad supported Free internet services have been around since the dialup era... so for well a over a decade. You shouldn't comment on things you have no idea what your talking about, especially if you want to interject random political nonsense into the civil discourse.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 20:38

8. tbacba (Posts: 111; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Hmm, speaking of "civil discourse", it would help your credibility if you did the same. I don't think inquiring about the possibility of taxpayers subsidizing a 'free' service is out of line. No one (except you) mentioned a conspiracy. And the attempt to connect msa1988's question with an interest in the Kardashians makes absolutely no sense.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 17:43

7. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

I do remember Net Zero...I used it when it launched. I used it for about 2 months...the ads were ridiculously big back then.

If this is gonna be something similar....hopefully this type of service is better now. Huge ads, unreliable numbers to connect to the net...Net Zero was a good idea....with bad execution.

I havent tried the newer Net Zero services...hopefully this FreedomPop is better.

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