Remember FreedomPop? After other networks tried and failed to offer completely free mobile plans, FreedomPop said in May that they’d be heading to the UK to offer free and paid-for SIM-only tariffs.
The details? You’re going to get 200 minutes, 200 texts and 200MB of data “completely free for life”. Plus, if you’re quick and you’re one of the first 10,000 people to sign up, you get 1000 minutes, 1000 texts and 1GB of data for the first month. They use the Three network and we’re currently looking into whether it’s 4G data or purely just 3G.
Plus, and this is something we’ve seen with the likes of Ovivo (who went out of business sadly), you can earn data by completing third-party offers. FreedomPop tell us..
Earn unlimited free data by taking a survey or downloading a coupon. Customers can also share and receive free data with any friends and family that are also FreedomPop users, creating a democratic community that allows users to decide how much data they need, earn it and even share it with others.
Sharing your data around? Sounds like an interesting idea. Not only that, but you can also roll over unused data each month and receive usage alerts too. The company will also offer up a virtual international phone number so people in other countries can call for free.
As we write, this service is still very new, so we’d advise that you head to FreedomPop.com to get the full details or read on.
Update – We’ve just gone through with an order and, after going completing an availability check, we’re presented with three packages. The free one is there, alongside a package offering 1GB of data and another providing 2GB. The 1GB package is normally £8.99 per month but there’s a free trial on if you’re quick. Meanwhile, £11.99 per month gets you 2GB. We chose the free offering, called “Basic 200” on the right here..
Then it is just a matter of choosing the appropriate SIM card and paying the delivery charge. You can see here that there’s some additional bits which are included as part of the deal, but to rollover data and avoid going over your free allowance you’ll actually need to spend that £1.49 per month.
With the activation and delivery, it’s a £6.99 charge.
FREEDOMPOP OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES THE UK’S FIRST 100 PERCENT FREE MOBILE SERVICE
U.K. Consumers the First in Europe to Benefit from Free Voice, Data and Text for Life
LOS ANGELES, CA & LONDON, U.K. – SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 – U.K. residents can now receive completely free mobile service. FreedomPop today announced that its much-anticipated 100 percent free mobile service is now available throughout the U.K., offering 200 minutes, 200 texts and 200 MBs of data completely free for life. For the first 10,000 users to sign up, FreedomPop is also offering a special plan with 1000 minutes, 1000 text and 1 GB of data free for the first month of service.
In addition, FreedomPop users will have the unique opportunity to earn unlimited free data by completing various third-party offers such as taking a survey or downloading a coupon. Customers can also share and receive free data with any friends and family that are also FreedomPop users, creating a democratic community that allows users to decide how much data they need, earn it and even share it with others.
FreedomPop is also offering new value added services to their U.K. users, including the ability to roll over any unused data each month, receive usage alerts to ensure they don’t incur overage charges and an additional virtual international phone number so people in other countries can call for free.
“The U.K. has had many mobile providers and services enter the market, but none of them offer a completely new business model enabling free service, guaranteed for life,” said Stephen Stokols, FreedomPop CEO and co-Founder. “Similar to the U.S., FreedomPop will deliver unprecedented value to consumers with an easy-to-use, high-quality mobile service. We believe everyone should have access to mobile services, and we’re going to make that a reality in the U.K.”
The U.K. is the first market outside the U.S. to receive FreedomPop’s free mobile services. FreedomPop plans to expand its free service to seven other countries within the next 12 months and over 20 markets by 2017.
FreedomPop provides disruptive mobile services so that no one is left off the “connected grid.” Founded in 2011, FreedomPop is rewriting the rules of the global telecoms industry and is backed by Mangrove Capital, DCM, Partech Ventures and Skype Founder Niklas Zennstom’s Atomico. The company offers a suite of devices, services, and innovative social sharing and incentive benefits, providing consumers access to free high-speed Internet and mobile phone services worldwide. Visit www.FreedomPop.com for more information.
FreedomPop is on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/FreedomPop and Twitter https://twitter.com/freedompop.