FreedomPop has been offering some of the cheapest wireless phone plans in the US since the company launched its phone service in October. Basic service with up to 200 minutes and 500 texts was available for free, with unlimited talk and text plans running $11 per month.
Now there’s an even cheaper option for unlimited plans — you can get service for as little as $4.58 per month.
In order to get that low price you need to pay for 2-years in advance. But that’s still just $110. In other words, for the price of a month or two of service with a competing carrier, you get unlimited talk and text for 2 years, as well as 500MB of data per month.
You’ll have to pay for any extra data you use on a pay-as-you-go basis. Bandwidth goes for 2.5 cents per megabyte.
Customers who don’t want to pony up the cash for a 2-year plan can pay $80 for 1-year, which comes to $6.67 per month. Or you can continue paying $11 per month for the same service… or nothing at all for basic service.
There are a few catches: FreedomPop only offers a few phones; they’re relatively old Android devices such as the HTC Evo 4G and Samsung Galaxy S II; and FreedomPop operates on Sprint’s 4G WiMAX network. If Sprint doesn’t offer strong service in your area, FreedomPop won’t either.