Hybrid carrier FreedomPop adds the Samsung Galaxy S II and a $5 unlimited talk and text plan

Hybrid carrier FreedomPop adds the Samsung Galaxy S II and a $5 unlimited talk and text plan
You might remember hybrid carrier FreedomPop, That's the company that uses a combination of Wi-Fi and Sprint's 3G/4G signal to offer low-priced data. Thanks to the use of Wi-Fi, it is offering an unlimited talk and text service for the ridiculously low price of $4.58 a month. The company also is continuing with its free service which means that you can get 200 voice minutes, 500 texts and 500MB of data each month for free.

The company also announced its highest quality smartphone to date, a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S II, for $169. While we do applaud the effort made by FreedomPop to keep prices low, we do have to shake our heads at a press release that announces that the carrier is  "giving customers access to the latest smartphones". The Samsung Galaxy S II is nearly three years old. But FreedomPop did add in its release that high-end LTE models are coming.

Since starting service last October, FreedomPop has signed up nearly half a million people to its beta invite list. The company recently debuted a BYOD plan for those who want to use their own handset.

via: IntoMobile

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Galaxy S II
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(9.00h 3G talk time)



1. cleat-glitch

Posts: 109; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

be gud for my...no data needing mama

2. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Still my favorite android phone.

4. GeekMovement unregistered

Ick, never had good experience with refurbished items.

5. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

Not a bad start for a first phone, one of the greatest phones of its time (almost every major carrier has or had a variation of it). I had the Virgin variation (Epic 4G Touch, like Sprint) and it is still one of the best phones I ever had. Somewhat outdated compared to today's top phones, but it gets you curious about the rest of the phones they'll have; even if they don't have the latest and greatest, it'll be interesting. If they get the Moto G...that could be a gamebreaker. That phone on this kind of plan? Whoa.

6. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I wouldnt mind doing a phone like this for a plan like that. I could save a ton of money and invest in a top notch tablet.

7. Kaiser2007

Posts: 173; Member since: Nov 16, 2013

Hi Alan Do you know how good (or bad) their service is? I can't find any reviews. I might get OverDrivePro as back up device. Thanks.

8. Kaiser2007

Posts: 173; Member since: Nov 16, 2013

Nevermind. I found some reviews at C-Net and PC-Mag. I just bought MiFi4082 for $30, it's for today only. I hope it's a new item, not used. It will be for my back up phone.

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