FreedomPop offers free mobile phones and high speed internet services across the UK
FreedomPop was founded in Los Angeles in 2011, and in 2015 the company announced its plans to expand internationally to the UK using Three’s network. Currently FreedomPop offers customers free 4G mobile phone service, free wireless internet and free home broadband. FreedomPop is a service designed for “light users”, however there are options to buy FreedomPop larger mobile plans.
What services do FreedomPop offer?
FreedomPop was founded in 2012 with the aim of providing everyone with free internet access. Currently FreedomPop offers customers free 4G mobile phone service, free wireless internet and free home broadband.
You can use FreedomPop’s network calculator to check which FreedomPop networks are available in your local area. Simply enter in your postcode on their website or refer to their coverage map to find out which networks cover you.
FreedomPop offers a standard SIM card or a WhatsApp SIM card to UK customers. The standard UK SIM card offers 4G only within the UK. The WhatsApp SIM cards provide 3G connections that can be used in the UK and over 25 countries around the world.
FreedomPop’s free mobile plan gives you a basic 200 minutes, 200 messages and 200 MB per month. They also allow customers to buy mobile plans that offer more per month but these will cost.
If you have any further queries about which mobile plan is right for you visit the FreedomPop website for further information.
How much does it cost?
FreedomPop’s basic plan is completely free! There are no contracts with FreedomPop and you can cancel your account anytime.
|Basic 200||200MB||200||200||30 days||Free|
|Premium 500||500MB||500||500||30 days||£4.99pm|
|Premium 1GB||1GB||1000||1000||30 days||£8.99pm|
|Premium 2GB||2GB||unlimited||unlimited||30 days||£11.99pm|
|Premium 4GB||4GB||unlimited||unlimited||30 days||£19.99|
- Please note that prices and plan inclusions may vary, please check 3 Mobile’s website for up to date prices.
How much data do I need?
The amount of data you require depends on how much internet you will be using on your mobile each month.
It is difficult to determine an exact correlation between data and internet usage but approximately 1GB would allow you to view either around 3000 web pages, 10 000 emails or spend 4 hours streaming videos.
What extras do FreedomPop plans offer?
FreedomPop offers a Premier add-on service which includes a multitude of extras together in one package. It works out cheaper than buying separate add-ons. This service includes:
- FreedomPop Tethering. This allow you to use your phone as a hotspot and connect up to 8 devices.
- Data Compression. You can get up to two times your data with this technology.
- Premium Voice. Ensures high quality voice even in poor network areas.
- MMS Texting. Lets you send pictures and videos through text messages.
- Data Rollover. Rollover your unused data and bank 20GB for use anytime.
- Visual Voicemail. Lets you receive, manage and store voicemails and record personalised greetings.
- Usage Alerts. Lets you know when you are reaching your plans data limit.
- Private Internet. Ensures your internet, voice calls and texts are secure.
- Pay As You Go Boost. Lets you save 50% on your data when you go over your plan limit.
- Ad Blocker. This allows you to block ads, pop-ups and video ads.
You are able to purchase FreedomPop’s plans separately if you would prefer to simply by one feature.
What are some of FreedomPop’s pros and cons?
- Free mobile plan. FreedomPop’s basic plan which includes 200 minutes, 200 messages and 200MB per month is completely free.
- Bolt ons. FreedomPop allows customers the chance to buy a variety of extras including additional minutes, texts or data.
- Network. FreedomPop runs off the award winning Three network which has been voted the best network provider for mobile internet by YouGov.
- Free international coverage. The FreedomPop WhatsApp SIM card provide 3G connections that can be used in the UK and over 25 countries around the world.
- Only SIM only plans. FreedomPop only offers SIM only mobile plans to customers.
- Low data plans. FreedomPop only offers a maximum of 4GB of data for there mobile plans.