FreedomPop moves into 1,100 Target stores with Android phones as low as $59

FreedomPop moves into 1,100 Target stores with Android phones as low as $59
Hybrid MVNO FreedomPop is moving into 1,100 Target stores nationwide. SIM cards cost $5 and Android phones are as low as $59. FreedomPop offers a free service that includes 500MB of data, 200 voice minutes and 500 texts per month. Customers are connected to Wi-Fi hotspots until they are out of range. When that occurs, the handsets are connected to an LTE network belonging to a major U.S. carrier like AT&T.

During August, FreedomPop instituted a new annual plan for $49 that includes 1,000 minutes of voice, 1,000 texts and 1 GB of data a month. There are also plans that combine the purchase of a phone with an annual plan. The Samsung Galaxy S5, for example, is $149 including the phone and one year of service. The LG Tribute will cost $79 for both phone and one year of connectivity.

Having a presence inside Target is bound to improve FreedomPop's visibility, and should provide the MVNO with a large number of new subscribers to its free service that it can try to upsell into a paying subscription.

source: FierceWireless


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