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http://hothardware.com/News/FreedomPop-to-Launch-Free-Smarpthone-Plan/
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Enter FreedomPop, a freemium wireless data startup that wants to shake up the mobile scene by offering free mobile phone service.

For the low, low price of $0, FreedomPop subscribers get unlimited text messaging, 500MB of data, and 200 minutes of talk time every month. There are no long-term (or even short-term) contracts to sign, meaning you're free to quit at any time.

There's no catch whatsoever. Since they buy their bandwidth wholesale, it costs WAY less than renting minutes.
Everybody wins! wheee.gif
post #2 of 33
For some reason, I am reminded of that video of the woman who voted for Obama because he gave her a cell phone for free.
post #3 of 33
f2p cellphones now.... I'm done.


--frickfrock recommend me a good chocolate I can purchase locally biggrin.gif
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Wow if this ever goes live in all sprint covered areas i'll be all over this.

Verizon = cancelled (If i can use my SGS3)
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post #5 of 33
So this is like f2p games then?

Free for basic stuff and if you want more then you pay? If so it's not a bad idea at all. Unless of course no one upgrades from the free service.
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post #6 of 33
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Originally Posted by Gallien View Post

f2p cellphones now.... I'm done.


--frickfrock recommend me a good chocolate I can purchase locally biggrin.gif

Kinder Bueno, Kinder Happy Hippo, or Kit Kat Coffee. biggrin.gif
post #7 of 33
I wonder if they will allow us to bring our existing Android phones to their network. Hell I wouldn't mind paying for one of their phones just to be able to use my existing phone with their service thumb.gif
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I can't seem to wrap my head around how they can offer free service. Maybe i should actually read the source smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by frickfrock99 View Post

Kinder Bueno, Kinder Happy Hippo, or Kit Kat Coffee. biggrin.gif

Or... Kinder Surprise! wink.gif ask your local blackmarket
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I can't seem to wrap my head around how they can offer free service. Maybe i should actually read the source smile.gif

Probably ads, low limits on data (500MB) and calling (200mins), selling extended data and calling packages (18 bucks a month), selling other add-ons.
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