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FreedomPop’s new global hotspot works in 25 countries

FreedomPop’s new global hotspot works in 25 countries

FreedomPop has announced a new global hotspot that offers free mobile data in many places around the world, launching first for users in the United States and UK. The hotspot works in 25 countries, including France, Germany, Spain, and other European countries. If all goes as planned, though, FreedomPop will expand the global hotspot’s coverage to include countries in Asia and Latin America, bringing the total to more than 40 regions globally.

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FreedomPop, Intel’s Wi-Fi first smartphone takes on Google Fi

FreedomPop, Intel’s Wi-Fi first smartphone takes on Google Fi

Google's Project Fi was more than the MVNO that people have been expecting, at least based on earlier rumors. Instead of a simple, directly mobile service that would compete with carriers, Project Fi made a tempting proposition: a service that automatically switched back and forth between paid cellular connection and free Wi-Fi depending on the latter's availability. That is the new paradigm that FreedomPop and Intel are chasing after in a partnership that will see not only a new service to compete with Project Fi but a new smartphone as well.

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FreedomPop officially opens the free floodgate in the UK

FreedomPop officially opens the free floodgate in the UK

Practically four months in the making, FreedomPop is finally opening its doors to UK customers who want or need to get free calls and messaging, at a certain limit, for life. In its first ever expansion outside the US, FreedomPop will be offering residents in the UK 200MB of data, 200 text messages, and 200 minutes of calls, all for absolutely free. Of course, subscribers do have the option to expand their quota, but not all of those are equally available for free like the base offer.

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FreedomPop to launch service in the UK this summer

FreedomPop to launch service in the UK this summer

FreedomPop, the service that offers free and, in some cases, discounted smartphone service has announced an expansion into Europe, with the first steps of that involving a launch in the United Kingdom as its first free mobile phone service. Though the launch was announced today, the service will not be going live in the UK until later on this summer. This follows a relatively long life in the United States, where it has recently boosted what it has to offer.

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FreedomPop WiFi opens 10m hotspots in new carrier challenge

FreedomPop WiFi opens 10m hotspots in new carrier challenge

FreedomPop seems diametrically opposed to charging what the other carriers demand, and after taking on calling fees and mobile data, it's now turning its attentions to WiFi hotspots. Priced at $5 per month, the new FreedomPop WiFi service is $5 per month for unlimited use of ten million hotspots across the US, though that number is expected to ramp up to 25m by the end of the quarter. Initially available on Android, but with an iOS app in the pipeline, it even promises an end to annoying hotspot login forms.

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FreedomPop launches refurbished iPhone 5 on its calling plans

FreedomPop launches refurbished iPhone 5 on its calling plans

FreedomPop is a company that offers free and very cheap calling plans to users that work over the top of data networks from other providers. It's like VoIP in the home only for mobile devices. FreedomPop has announced that it is now offering customers the ability to purchase refurbished iPhone 5 devices to use with its service.

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FreedomPop aims to undercut world’s smartphone carriers

FreedomPop aims to undercut world’s smartphone carriers

There’s no denying the idea that FreedomPop is a mobile device carrier out there aiming to shake the industry up a bit. While we’ve not gotten extensive hands-on experience with their data network and cannot therefor tell you how big and reliable their coverage area actually is, there is something to say for having what they suggest is the "world’s lowest mobile pricing plan."

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FreedomPop Privacy Phone is a Galaxy S2 with security slant

FreedomPop Privacy Phone is a Galaxy S2 with security slant

FreedomPop has unveiled its latest wares, introducing a modified Samsung Galaxy S II with a focus on security. The move comes at a time when privacy concerns are at an all-time high, and puts it into the same niche as other recently revealed privacy-based handsets, such as the Boeing Black.

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FreedomPop attempts “destroying current industry pricing” at $5 a month

FreedomPop attempts “destroying current industry pricing” at $5 a month

While the folks at FreedomPop have already released a sort of 100% free mobile phone service in the past, today they're aiming for those users that want unlimited bits and pieces with their devices. Instead of giving everything away for free (with limits and overages), FreedomPop's latest offering has what they suggest is the "world's lowest mobile pricing plan" at $5 a month for unlimited voice and unlimited text. While data is separate, it's hard to deny that this team is attempting to do some disruption to the industry.

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FreedomSpot 5580 hotspot device brings LTE to FreedomPop

FreedomSpot 5580 hotspot device brings LTE to FreedomPop

FreedomPop makes a variety of data-bringing devices and hotspots, such as the Freedom Sleeve for iPod Touch released last summer. Today it has announced the arrival of LTE broadband for its customers, and in conjunction has launched an LTE-capable device, the FreedomSpot 5580 LTE mobile hotspot. For those who nab the device, FreedomPop offers 500MB of free data per month.

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FreedomPop reveals zero-cost phone plan; Resurrects refurbed phones

FreedomPop reveals zero-cost phone plan; Resurrects refurbed phones

A 4G cellphone with no monthly bills whatsoever is the latest attempt by MVNO FreedomPop to disrupt the mobile industry, using VoIP to offer select Android users calls, messaging, and data without the traditional cost. The new service, which is expected to launch later in the summer, will be the first to shuttle all calls over the data connection, and offer those in qualifying locations 500MB of 4G data a month.

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FreedomPop Hub Burst now available for $89, offers 1GB/month for free

FreedomPop Hub Burst now available for $89, offers 1GB/month for free

Back in December, we told you about the new Hub Burst wireless router from FreedomPop, which costs $89 up front, but it gives you 1GB of data per month for free, with $10/month getting you 10GB. The router is available now, and it's meant to support a household of usage, but as long as you're not streaming movies if you want to keep the free plan.

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