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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.

"With these new pricing plans we are declaring war on an industry that has for too long taken advantage of consumers and only widened the digital divide. We not only offer 12 months of comparable service for the price of 1 month, but all the billing complexity that frustrates users is gone. There is no need for an annual contract when the total annual cost is under $100."-Stephen Stokols, CEO, FreedomPop

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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posted on 10 Feb 2014, 14:33

1. cleat-glitch (Posts: 109; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)

be gud for my...no data needing mama

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 15:09 1

2. bucky (Posts: 3135; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

Still my favorite android phone.

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 17:01

4. GeekMovement (unregistered)

Ick, never had good experience with refurbished items.

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 18:48 1

5. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 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 Somewhat outdated compared to today's top phones, but it gets you curious about the rest of the phones they'll have; even if they don't have the latest and greatest, it'll be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.

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 19:28

6. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 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.

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 21:38

7. Kaiser2007 (Posts: 173; Member since: 16 Nov 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.


posted on 12 Feb 2014, 21:40

8. Kaiser2007 (Posts: 173; Member since: 16 Nov 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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