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Those of us in the United States know how hard it can be to choose a phone carrier. Even if you buy an unlocked phone to save cash Never Buy a Phone From Your Carrier! Buy Unlocked Phones and Save Hundreds Never Buy a Phone From Your Carrier! Buy Unlocked Phones and Save Hundreds Never buy a smartphone from a carrier—ever. Most consumers don't know that they can purchase their phones from retailers and pay less than if they did from the carrier. The key word that you're looking... Read More , you’ll still get tied down to a carrier and end up paying a pretty price to use your new device. Mobile carriers such as T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T don’t seem to have your best interest in mind, either – with constantly changing terms, hidden fees, and sky-high prices for families, it’s easy to get frustrated with your carrier being a bottleneck for your awesome smartphone Why Smartphones Are Awesome: The Case For Checking Email All The Time Why Smartphones Are Awesome: The Case For Checking Email All The Time A few weeks ago, we had a post published where Yaara wrote why she thinks many people use smartphones way too much, and why they may not be all that great. While many of Yaara’s... Read More .

Thankfully, there’s a better route. FreedomPop is now offering a truly accessible phone plan with 100% free service, and they’ll even throw in a certified pre-owned Samsung Galaxy SIII for you! With the average price of cell phones in the US, you could be saving up to $1,500 a year by switching to FreedomPop. Here are the details; make sure to act fast if you’re interested, because this is a limited-time deal!

A High-Quality Device

The most reliable service in the world wouldn’t mean a thing if you didn’t have a device to take advantage of it! With FreedomPop’s exclusive deal, you’ll receive the Galaxy SIII, with 16 GB of internal memory, LTE connectivity, 2 GB of RAM, a full-HD 1080 x 1920 screen, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat Don't Wait: 5 Great Android KitKat Features You Could Get Right Now Don't Wait: 5 Great Android KitKat Features You Could Get Right Now A few of KitKat's coolest features are available right now, either through official APKs or third-party apps. Read More . Alternatively, you can purchase a different phone from the store if another model suits your fancy.

Already have a device eligible for use? No problem! You can get help on switching your current phone to FreedomPop or browse the store to get an LTE-enabled tablet if you’d like a companion device, but don’t forget that using this special deal means you get the $350-valued Galaxy SIII for next to nothing; you won’t even have to pay for shipping!

Free, Full-Featured Service

FreedomPop is the country’s first totally free mobile phone plan, and it lets you take advantage of all modern phone features. On a FreedomPop plan, you’ll be making calls, sending texts, and browsing the Web, all without a pesky contract or cancellation fee if you’re not satisfied! If your mobile needs change from month to month then pay for only what you need – that’s less wasted cash and more money saved How To Start Saving Money And Stop Spending With 4 Easy Habits How To Start Saving Money And Stop Spending With 4 Easy Habits One of the top new year resolutions on many people's lists is to spend less and save more. It's easier said than done, but you can still rely on several apps and tools to help... Read More .

Using our limited-time deal, you’ll get a Galaxy SIII and a free month-long trial of the Unlimited plan – which includes all the talk, text, and data you can use – for just $99.99! After your trial month is up, you can choose to continue using the Everything plan for $19.99/month or try out the absolutely free plan. With 200 minutes of talk, 500 texts, and 500 MB of data for free each month, you’ll have all your smartphone needs to thrive.

This plan is 100% free every month and will last for life; all you have to do is act now! A middle-of-the-road plan is also available: unlimited talk, text, and 500 MB of data will cost you $10.99 per month. If you’re worried about the data ceiling, don’t forget that you can also use Wi-Fi to get online and reduce your data usage Save Money on Your Mobile Internet Data Bill with These Apps and Tricks Save Money on Your Mobile Internet Data Bill with These Apps and Tricks Want to get the most out of your data plan? These apps and tricks can help you squeeze out every last megabyte. Read More !

If you want even more data, FreedomPop has built-in ways to earn more without spending a dime. When you’re saving money with their free plan, you’ll want to tell someone – why not get rewarded while you’re at it? When you refer friends to FreedomPop, you can earn up to an extra 500 MB of free data per month, plus you’ll get the satisfaction of helping someone else out. Don’t have enough friends? You’ll also be able to complete sponsored offers to earn even more data when you need it.

What Are You Waiting For?

If you’re sick of getting played by US mobile phone carriers, it’s time to act. Use this link to join FreedomPop and get started with an awesome free plan. The free plan is perfect for students and those who don’t use their phones often, but if you need unlimited resources, why pay T-Mobile or AT&T hundreds of dollars when FreedomPop lets you have them for $20?

For more info, be sure to visit FreedomPop’s website and see what else they have to offer. Paying just $100 for a phone and a free month of service is a great deal, so you have nothing to lose! If you’ve been waiting to jump on the smartphone bandwagon, now is a perfect opportunity.

Don’t forget: use our special link to get your incredible offer!

  1. dragonduder
    April 30, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Also, lol at the butthurt, learn to read people. MUO ain't selling out or shilling anything, they pointed out at the very beginning that this is an advertisement.

  2. dragonduder
    April 30, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Got my wife one since her old phone broke. The phone she got was $50 and does the job. FreedomPop plan only costed a penny to activate and runs off of Sprint. The service sucks sometimes, but she also activated Google Voice on the phone and uses that as her main number since we're almost always on Wi Fi. Whenever she's not connected, she turns her cell data on and can use her FreedomPop number. Not a bad deal at all.

    FreedomPop makes money as a "freemium" service, btw, just like a lot of gaming apps. You can try out other services or sign up for trials and you can earn more minutes/texts/data a month. Never bothered with it though.

    So yeah, basically if a loved one needs a phone with service but will barely use it (or will use Google Voice over it), I'd highly suggest getting a FreedomPop phone. Also, make sure you do your research. There is an option automatically checked to "top off" your account from your credit card if you run out of minutes. Disable this asap.

  3. DWH
    April 30, 2015 at 1:00 am

    I'd just like to know, if I keep the Everything plan for $19.99 per month, if I can occasionally use the tethering app for my laptop when I:m not near a wi-fi hotspot without incurring additional costs, fees, expense, etc. ???? I haven't received a reply from FreedomPop after sending them a support request a few days ago.

  4. norealnews
    April 21, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    The free phone is BS. $100 for the first month for a $20 service means you're paying $80 for the phone. Plus these two comments do not add up at all:

    "...they’ll even throw in a certified pre-owned Samsung Galaxy SIII for you!"

    "Paying just $100 for a phone and a free month of service is a great deal, so you have nothing to lose! " Yes you do. $100.

  5. Sandro Perotti
    April 21, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    I am copying here from their FAQs:

    "Are there any unlimited data plans?
    FreedomPop now offers an Unlimited Everything plan to new phone users. This includes unlimited data, texts, and voice minutes for just $19.99/mo. This plan will open up to existing phone users, shortly.
    We do not currently offer an unlimited data plan for mobile or home users. However, it is possible to earn additional data by connecting with friends through our Freedom Friends feature and by participating in our Partner Promotions and Offers. "

    I don't get it "This includes unlimited data, texts, and voice minutes for just $19.99/mo. " and "We do not currently offer an unlimited data plan for mobile or home users." What gives? Do they offer unlimited data or not?

  6. Rosario Ross Cracchiolo
    April 21, 2015 at 6:15 am

    I just got the Freedompop S3 and subscribed to the $20 unlimited lte plan. i love it. I also have 3 Photon hotspots. I don't know what I would do without them. thanks Freedompop!

  7. Penny
    April 21, 2015 at 2:21 am

    Hi
    Since it is LTE, does that mean it uses the ATT towers?

    Thank you

    • Ben S
      April 21, 2015 at 2:26 am

      Penny,

      Many carriers use LTE, so AT&T isn't the only one. I found the answer on FreedomPop's about me page:

      "FreedomPop's high speed wireless internet service runs across Sprint's LTE network, 4G WiMax and 3G CDMA networks."

      Hope this helps!

  8. Andrew Jordan
    April 21, 2015 at 12:55 am

    I don't think I have ever read such a shill while the author retains editorial independence. It is wrong in all its factual details. I have an unlocked phone and a month to month contract with Cricket. They are a subsidiary of AT&T so use the same lines. For $50 I get unlimited calling and texts plus 3 MB of data. I can cancel with no penalty. Beat that advertising boy!

  9. John Williams
    April 21, 2015 at 12:02 am

    My Dear Ben Stegner, I thank you for putting
    "This post was made possible by FreedomPop" at the very beginning of this article so I knew I would miss nothing if I didn't read it. Many sponsored web articles often only tell you this at the end.
    I am also especially thankful that MuO authors are putting
    "Those of us in the United States" at the beginning of articles that are no use to UK readers ...
    Here in the UK we have Giff Gaff and others who will give you cheap one month only contracts if you want them. Sadly, all the big names keep buying each other. Soon all of Europe will be beholden to a couple of massive carriers, just like in the States.

  10. Chris
    April 20, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    $99 for the Samsung Galaxy USED phone is not FREE. As in "100% free service, and they’ll even throw in a certified pre-owned Samsung Galaxy SIII for you!"

  11. Bud
    April 20, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Man, I’m receiving so much more B.S. articles here that I may need to cancel mi newsletter subscription !

    • Bud
      April 21, 2015 at 8:45 pm

      Ed, maybe when you turn 73, you’ll have enough smarts to know when a deal is a deal!
      An article posted here about a FREE smartphone is NOT a deal when one sees what they have to BUY in order to get it. AND THAT is NOT a deal, but an advertising scam ! Companies today are like the old adage of “ a fool is born every minute and two to take him (fleece him).”
      No need to berate another person’s strong opinions. So how come you haven’t bought all of the Freedom Pro’s, since U think it’s a deal, eh ?

      • wil1945
        September 12, 2015 at 11:50 pm

        Bud. I am 70 years old and this is no bull. This is what was said upfront. "That’s right, FreedomPop is a 100% free mobile plan. It’s the first of its kind in the U.S. and truly lives up to its promises. You can get month-to-month mobile coverage without ever paying a single cent, except for the device itself." Notice quotation marks!

        Clear enough? you buy the phone and get free service (everything) for the first month. If you decide to get the everything plan it costs 19.99 a month'

        If you decide to keep the free plan, it costs nothing!

        I have been using it for almost a year now, and love it. It beats the hell out of paying $80.00 to $ 100.00 a month. If you can't understand this, then forget about it. It' your loss.

    • random observer
      April 29, 2015 at 9:23 am

      I don't know if FreedomPop is a scam or not. I do know, however that nowhere in this article does it state that you can get a free smartphone. The title of the article says "Free Phone Plan"...not "Free Phone". Read before you rant.

  12. Bud
    April 20, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    This IS NOTHING MORE than an advertising scam ! Nothing is free as one has to buy connection devices ! SHAME on MakeUseOf for pushing this crap!!!

    • Ed
      April 21, 2015 at 7:27 pm

      Too bad you can't spot a deal when you see one. Lol

      • wil1945
        September 12, 2015 at 11:52 pm

        Soo true..

  13. Daniel
    April 20, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Customer Service is a horror story!
    Don't fall for it! They could not pay me $19.99 a month to have the service.
    A former customer of FP myself. They booked my credit card on file after i cancelled the paid plan and changed to the free plan. RUN, RUN RUN far away from FreedomPop

  14. Barry
    April 20, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    I call overseas to Asia like the philippines is that a possibility as well?

    • Ben S
      April 20, 2015 at 6:48 pm

      Barry, I assume that these minutes are good for any calls, but you might want to check with the company before proceeding.

    • FreedomPop
      April 20, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      Hey Barry, FreedomPop does offer International Plans, including 100 Minutes of international calling completely free each month. You can also get a Global Virtual Number, which allows you to select a local number in the country. This way, anyone in that country who calls you won't need to worry about international calling fees.

  15. braunguy
    April 20, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Is this an advertisement?
    There are much more to cell service than price.
    Service area. Quality. Are some major ones for me. ACT NOW. not me.
    I'll let others take the bait, then I'll review recommendations of this service.

    • Ben S
      April 20, 2015 at 6:49 pm

      This is a sponsored post, as stated above the content.

    • wil1945
      September 12, 2015 at 11:57 pm

      Look. there may be an occasional setback, but for "FREE" Sprint service, perhaps you can look past a few problems from a fast growing up and coming company..

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