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FreedomPop on CBS SavannahFreedomPop announced their upcoming new free phone service yesterday, with a blanket of media coverage.  Here is a selection of the stories that appeared yesterday.

Lots more have appeared since the time we did this round up.

Congratulations to the FreedomPop team!

FreedomPhone Phone Media Coverage

Forbes
Data For Nothing, Calls For Free: How FreedomPop Will Offer Free Phone Service
By Tomio Geron
June 5, 2013
http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomiogeron/2013/06/05/data-for-nothing-calls-for-free-how-freedompop-will-offer-free-phone-service/
 
All Things Digital
FreedomPop Expands Its Free Service to Voice
By Ina Fried
June 5, 2013
http://allthingsd.com/20130605/freedompop-expands-its-free-service-to-voice/

Fast Company
FreedomPop to Disrupt Cell Phone Industry by Making Calling Free
By Kit Eaton
June 5, 2013
http://www.fastcompany.com/3012449/fast-feed/freedompop-to-disrupt-cell-phone-industry-by-making-calling-free

Bloomberg Businessweek
Startup Aims to Beat Verizon and AT&T With Free Mobile Phone Service
By Olga Kharif
June 5, 2013
http://go.bloomberg.com/tech-deals/2013-06-05-startup-aims-to-beat-verizon-and-att-with-free-mobile-phone-service/
 
Business Insider
How To Turn Your iPod Into An iPhone And Pay Nothing For Calls
By Kyle Russell
June 5, 2013
http://www.businessinsider.com/turn-your-ipod-into-an-iphone-2013-6
 
TechCrunch
FreedomPop Will Take On Carriers This Summer By Offering Smartphones And A New Freemium Phone Plan
By Chris Velasco
June 5, 2013
http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/05/freedompop-free-phone-plan/

Mashable
FreedomPop Announces Free Mobile Service
By Adam Popescu
June 5, 2013
http://mashable.com/2013/06/05/freedompop-free/

PC Magazine
FreedomPop Announces Completely Free Smartphone Service
By Alex Colon
June 5, 2013
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2419922,00.asp

CNET (Video)
How FreedomPop’s free mobile plan will work
By Bridget Carey
June 5, 2013
http://news.cnet.com/8301-33692_3-57587874-305/how-freedompops-free-mobile-plan-will-work/

CNET
FreedomPop goes freebie with new mobile service
By Charlie Osborne
June 5, 2013
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57587715-94/freedompop-goes-freebie-with-new-mobile-service/
 
VentureBeat
FreedomPop wants to kill carriers with a completely free mobile phone service
By Devindra Hardawar
June 5, 2013
http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/05/beyond-free-data-freedompop-wants-to-kill-carriers-with-a-free-mobile-phone-service/

Wireless Week
FreedomPop to Sell Phones, Offer Free Data, Voice and Messaging
By Ben Munson
June 5, 2013
http://www.wirelessweek.com/news/2013/06/freedompop-sell-phones-offer-free-data-voice-and-messaging

TheVerge
FreedomPop launching freemium phone service through Sprint this summer
By Adi Robertson
June 5, 2013
http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/5/4398326/freedompop-launching-freemium-phone-service-through-sprint

TechSpot
FreedomPop to debut free voice, data, unlimited texts on Sprint Network
By Rick Burgess
June 5, 2013
http://www.techspot.com/news/52803-freedompop-to-debut-free-voice-data-unlimited-texts-on-sprint-network.html

Engadget
FreedomPop teases free phone service over Sprint’s network, due this summer
By Zachary Lutz
June 5, 2013
http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/05/freedompop-phone-service/?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=Feed_Classic&utm_campaign=Engadget

Telecompetitor
FreedomPop to Offer Smartphones for Free Wireless Voice & Data Service
By Joan Engebretson
June 5, 2013
http://www.telecompetitor.com/freedompop-to-offer-smartphones-for-free-wireless-voice-data-service/

TWICE
FreedomPop Readies Free Cellphone Voice Service
By Joseph Palenchar
June 5, 2013
http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/freedompop-readies-free-cellphone-voice-service/107262

Light Reading
Next Up: FreedomPop Vox
By Dan Jones
June 5, 2013
http://www.lightreading.com/sprint/next-up-freedompop-vox/240156062

Laptop Magazine
FreedomPop Announces ’100 Percent Free’ Smartphone Service
By Joe Osborne
June 5, 2013
http://blog.laptopmag.com/freedompop-free-smartphone-service

Ubergizmo
FreedomPop Introduces 100% Free Smartphone Service
By Edwin Kee
June 5, 2013
http://www.ubergizmo.com/2013/06/freedompop-introduces-100-free-smartphone-service/

BGR
Emerging carrier to offer smartphone service with data and unlimited SMS for free
By Dan Graziano
June 5, 2013
http://bgr.com/2013/06/05/freedompop-free-mobile-plans/

Liliputing
FreedomPop launching free smartphone plans this summer
June 5, 2013
http://liliputing.com/2013/06/freedompop-launching-free-smartphone-plans-this-summer.html

Mobile Magazine
FreedomPop Prepares Free Phone Service with Voice, Text and Data
By Michael Kwan
June 5, 2013
http://www.mobilemag.com/2013/06/05/freedompop-phone-service/

TUAW
FreedomPop expands service to include free voice — but not for iOS yet
By Steven Sande
June 5, 2013
http://www.tuaw.com/2013/06/05/freedompop-expands-service-to-include-free-voice-but-not-for/

FierceWireless
FreedomPop goes OTT: gives away unlimited texting, 200 voice minutes per month
By Mike Dano
June 5, 2013
http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/freedompop-goes-ott-gives-away-unlimited-texting-200-voice-minutes-month/2013-06-05?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss

IntoMobile
FreedomPop adds voice to its free smartphone data plan
By Kelly Hodgkins
June 5, 2013
http://www.intomobile.com/2013/06/05/freedompop-adds-voice-its-free-smartphone-data-plan/

Gizmodo
Holy Crap, This Crazy New Wireless Plan Is Totally Free
By Eric Limer
June 5, 2013
http://gizmodo.com/holy-crap-this-crazy-new-wireless-plan-is-totally-free-511301241

Hot Hardware
FreedomPop to Launch Free Smarpthone Plan
By Paul Lilly
June 5, 2013
http://hothardware.com/News/FreedomPop-to-Launch-Free-Smarpthone-Plan/

Silicon Beat (San Jose Mercury News blog)
Startup Pitches Free Smartphone Service
By Troy Wolverton
June 5, 2013
http://www.siliconbeat.com/2013/06/05/startup-pitches-free-smartphone-service/

Slashgear
FreedomPop reveals zero-cost phone plan; Resurrects refurbed phones
By Chris Davies
June 5, 2013
http://www.slashgear.com/freedompop-reveals-zero-cost-phone-plan-resurrects-refurbed-phones-05285058/

TechHive
FreedomPop to roll out free mobile voice service
John P. Mello, Jr.
By June 5, 2013
http://www.techhive.com/article/2040861/freedompop-to-roll-out-free-mobile-voice-service.html

The Droid Guy
New Free Wireless Plan Revealed
By Giancarlo Perlas
June 5, 2013
http://thedroidguy.com/2013/06/new-free-wireless-plan-revealed/

SoCalTECH.com
FreedomPop Offers Up Free Voice, Text, Data Service
By Ben Kuo
June 5, 2013
http://www.socaltech.com/freedompop_offers_up_free_voice_text_data_service/s-0049651.html

Silicon Angle
FreedomPop’s “Free” Mobile Service: It Probably Isn’t That Good…
By Mike Wheatley
June 5, 2013
http://siliconangle.com/blog/2013/06/05/freedompops-free-mobile-service-it-probably-isnt-that-good/

Geekosystem
FreedomPop’s Free Wireless Service Sounds Too Good to Be True, Might Not Be
By Jonah Feldman
June 5, 2013
http://www.geekosystem.com/freedompop-free-service/

The Full Signal
FreedomPop offers free smartphone service this summer
By Marin Perez
June 5, 2013
http://www.thefullsignal.com/sprint/14819/freedompop-offers-free-smartphone-service-summer

DSLReports.com
FreedomPop Starts Offering Free Voice
By Karl Bode
June 5, 2013
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/FreedomPop-Starts-Offering-Free-Voice-124502?nocomment=1

Android Authority
FreedomPop will soon offer free wireless phone service, starting later this summer
By Andrew Grush
June 5, 2013
http://www.androidauthority.com/freedompop-wireless-phone-222134/

InvestorPlace.com
Meet the First-Ever Completely Free Cellphone Service
By Christopher Freeburn
June 5, 2013
http://investorplace.com/2013/06/meet-the-first-ever-completely-free-cellphone-service/
 
Geeky Gadgets
FreedomPop Launches Free Mobile Voice Service (video)
By Julian Horsey
June 5, 2013
http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/freedompop-launches-free-voice-service-video-05-06-2013/

The Register
FreedomPop aims to gut US wireless oligopoly with free smartphone
By Iain Thomson
June 5, 2013
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/05/freedompop_freemium_smartphone_calls/

GigaOM
FreedomPop to start selling smartphones and launch yet another VoIP service
By Kevin Fitchard
June 5, 2013
http://gigaom.com/2013/06/05/freedompop-to-start-selling-smartphones-and-launch-yet-another-voip-service/

PhoneScoop
FreedomPop Debuts Free Smartphone Plans
June 5, 2013
http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=12476