Paying a ton for cell service sucks. These days, getting a traditional cell phone plan on almost any carrier will run your at least $40. If you plan on actually using your phone, then your bill can even reach into the hundreds. Not cool. I’ve been tired of paying huge fees to the big carriers, so I recently made the switch to FreedomPop. They’re a prepaid carrier that offers some pretty epic savings when it comes to your phone bill. I thought I’d write a FreedomPop review for you guys so you can get a feel for the service.
How are they different
The first thing to know about FreedomPop is that for the most part, it’s just like any other cell phone carrier. The service uses Sprint’s towers to give you service, so you’re getting a similar experience to people who are on Sprint’s network. My buddy has Sprint, and so far we haven’t noticed a difference in quality between my service and his when we’ve been out.
So, what’s the difference? The price. FreedomPop’s service starts at zero. No really, they have a plan that’s literally free. The free plan just includes 200 minutes of calls, 500 texts, and 500MB of data. If you’re not someone who uses their phone a lot and you just want something for emergencies, then that’s probably cool for you. I talk on my phone a ton, so I opted to buy the unlimited plan instead. guess how much the unlimited plans is? $20. It’s a total steal.
How do they make it cheaper?
I’m not sure, but I think that their service is cheaper because of how they deliver it. Instead of using different things for voice and SMS versus data, they run everything through the data network. That means you’re making calls over VoIP. I have a Google Voice number I use to make calls using my computer sometimes. This is the same kind of deal. I haven’t noticed any difference in the quality of calls between this and my old AT&T phone (and I haven’t gotten any complaint from people I’ve been talking to), but I imagine this might be an issue in remote places where you typically have trouble running apps and stuff? I don’t travel outside of the city very often, so I think I’m cool. If you do though, might be something to think about.
In general, I think FreedomPop is an awesome option, especially for people like me who don’t want to spend a ton of cash on a phone. I’d much rather spend that money on beer. Right?
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