FreedomPop Expands From Just Smartphones And Now Services Tablets

Haven't heard the name FreedomPop in a while?  Well, that changes today, people.  FreedomPop added some new devices to its supported list, and they're going to surprise you with what they are.  First, if you don't remember what FreedomPop is or does as a service provider, this is for you.

FreedomPop is a 'little guy' carrier that offers very affordable and sometimes even free service to users willing to hop on board and use the Sprint network and spectrum that FreedomPop works with.  Yes, FreedomPop uses Sprint, and that may or may not be a problem for you.  But if you just need to get a phone to use sometimes and not others, and not really worry about the bill, FP may be for you.  The company is a new one, having begun its mobile escapades in late 2012, but it is not a company that just discounts to get you to come over.  The company is one of, if not the first, to offer the option for free service, including calling, texting, and some mobile data, as well as some solid smartphones to use it on.  Samsung's Galaxy S II through S IV are on FP, as well as HTC's Evo 4G, and Samsung's Victory 4G LTE devices are on their website, for sale by them, but you should be able to use most phones with a SIM slot or that are Sprint-compatible.

Now, the news!  Well, since the company has apparently had enough good business and press about their phone services, they decided to partner and expand into tablets.  Yes, for those folks that use data-enabled tablets with a carrier, FP may deserve to be in your sights.  The new deal applies to the two tablets that FP will be selling, the first-generation Apple iPad Mini and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.  The Tab 3 will cost you $199, while the iPad Mini will set you back a larger sum at $319 (which is the price that Apple sells refurbished ones for...hmmm).  The service includes 500MB of data, 500 texts, 200 minutes, and no contract, for free.  Now, there are tiered plans that cost, but they are rather affordable even though the free amount should tide most of us over.  If you're in the market for a tablet with a data connection but don't want to shell out for the opportunity, check out FreedomPop's new offer.

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