FreedomPop Launches “Free” Mobile Phone Service in the UK

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FreedomPop has announced that FreedomPop is now available throughout the U.K., offering 200 minutes, 200 texts and 200 MBs of data completely free for life.

For the first 10,000 users to sign up, FreedomPop is also offering a special plan with 1000 minutes, 1000 text and 1 GB of data free for the first month of service.

In addition, FreedomPop users will have the unique opportunity to earn unlimited free data by completing various third-party offers such as taking a survey or downloading a coupon.

If you’re looking for a larger data allowance, the £9 per month plan comes with 1000 minutes, 1000 texts and 1GB of data, and there’s a £12 per month option that offers 2GB of data and unlimited minutes and texts.

 

Very rarely does free mean free and in this case the plan isn’t exactly what we would call free, as you have to pay £6.99 for the SIM card activation and delivery, plus an additional £1.99 per month for “continued service.”

Also bundled with the service is a “Premium Voice” trial, which is free for the first month, and £1.99 monthly thereafter.

Customers can also share and receive free data with any friends and family that are also FreedomPop users.

FreedomPop is also offering new value added services for their U.K. users, including the ability to roll over any unused data each month, receive usage alerts to ensure they don’t incur overage charges and an additional virtual international phone number so people in other countries can call for free.

“The U.K. has had many mobile providers and services enter the market, but none of them offer a completely new business model enabling free service, guaranteed for life,” said Stephen Stokols, FreedomPop CEO and co-Founder.

“Similar to the U.S., FreedomPop will deliver unprecedented value to consumers with an easy-to-use, high-quality mobile service. We believe everyone should have access to mobile services, and we’re going to make that a reality in the U.K.”

The U.K. is the first market outside the U.S. to receive FreedomPop’s free mobile services. FreedomPop plans to expand its free service to seven other countries within the next 12 months and over 20 markets by 2017.

The MVNO will use Three’s network in the UK for data services, with calls and texts handled by the FreedomPop app, available on Android and iOS.

You can find out more here.

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