Can You Really Pay £0/month For Your Mobile Phone Contract?
by Li George
FreedomPop is a new mobile network which has just launched in the UK. Their headline offer is a free service with 200 minutes, 200 texts and 200MB of mobile internet. The company has been offering a service in the USA for a few years and has now launched in the UK as their first venture into the global market.
In this article, I review the FreedomPop’s service in the UK. I’ll look at the FreedomPop price plans and how the FreedomPop service compares to other networks. I’ll also discuss the coverage you’re able to get on FreedomPop.
It’s 100% free
Yep it’s true. With FreedomPop, you can sign up and not pay a penny for texts, calls and internet access but this of course comes with limits. The standard free package is made up of 200 minutes, 200 texts and 200MB of data every month and this is a guaranteed free offer for life. So Which sounds perfect if you are a light user.
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There are paid options
If you are a heavier user, there are paid options but they are pretty competitive, you can also buy extra data for 1p per MB if you’re on the paid plans (above) or 1.5p per MB if you’re on the free plan.
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For a small fee, you can roll over data.
One cool feature is that you can keep any unused data for the next month. But it comes at a cost of £1.49 / month. A small price to pay but it also means that it’s no longer free.
You can also roll over up to 500MB of unused data each month and even store up to 20GB in total. That way if you have a period of heavy usage, say you don’t have access to a Wi-Fi hotspot but need to download video’s– it won’t end up costing you something ridiculous.
It operates via Three’s mobile network
FreedomPop is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), which basically means it works like life mobile, giffgaff, Tesco Mobile etc. who operate upon another firm’s mobile network but doesn’t own it’s own infrastructure.
FreedomPop uses Three’s network and this can be seen as a good thing because Three was recently voted the most reliable network in the UK. It has a 3G network covering 97 per cent of the UK, which means you should get reception everywhere but FreedomPop allows you to check availability before you buy.
There are some neat extra features too. For instance, you can share your data with friends and family who are also with FreedomPop. This means that left over unused data won’t go to waste and your family and friends will be happy with their end of the deal.
Also, you have the option to get usage alerts so that you won’t incur any additional charges, and you can be assigned a virtual international phone number so people in other countries can call you for free.
You can also earn unlimited free data if you’re happy to take part in third-party offers like completing surveys or downloading coupons. This means you might give up some personal information and time but it will mean you save lots of money in the long run.