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What types of plans does FreedomPop offer?

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FreedomPop offers both free and paid phone and wireless Internet service, as of 2015. In general, the free plans provide a limited amount of data each month, and FreedomPop makes money by selling hardware and add-on services.

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FreedomPop's free Internet service works by connecting users to a network of WiFi hotspots throughout the country, mostly hosted by large companies such as Comcast and Starbucks. An app shows the location of nearby hotspots. Some of these access points are already free to the public, but FreedomPop eliminates the need to provide credentials or access a sign-up screen. Their current offer advertises a minimum of 1 gigabyte of free data per month.

The phone service runs on the Sprint network and advertises 500 megabytes of free data every month, 500 free texts and 200 minutes of free voice time. There are a number of additional fees regarding data usage and paid upgrades to ensure the fastest available data speeds. The company also sells both phones and wireless hotspot devices.

FreedomPop also offers paid monthly phone service with unlimited voice and text as well as voicemail. Subscriptions can be monthly, annual or for two years, with greater discounts provided for longer service commitments.

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