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Anniversary’s are a time to celebrate and FreedomPop chose to commemorate the occasion by introducing their first ever FreedomPop-branded mobile device and a price designed to make it affordable to the broadest audience as possible. Check out the release and highlights of the resulting coverage below.

LOS ANGELES, CA – October 1, 2014 – Celebrating FreedomPop’s one year anniversary of the world’s first completely free mobile service with free voice, text and data, the company continues its mission to bring free mobile to the masses with the introduction of its first FreedomPop-branded devices, all priced under $100 MSRP.

The device shipping today is the FreedomPop Liberty, a 6.7-inch, 4GB Android phablet with wi-fi at $89 MSRP. Coming in the next month is the FreedomPop Frenzy, a 10-inch, 4GB LTE Android tablet at $99; followed by an $89 LTE Android phone in the coming months; and an expansion of its high-end devices including the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Note 3 that will retail for almost half of the current MSRP available today.

The FreedomPop Liberty, FreedomPop’s entry level phablet, is larger than the Apple iPhone 6 Plus (6.7 inches for FreedomPop versus 5.5 inches for Apple) and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (5.7 inches), yet retails for a fraction of the price (FreedomPop Liberty with free voice and text at $89 versus $749 for Apple iPhone 6 Plus with 16GB, without contract, or Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on AT&T at $664.99 without contract). The FreedomPop Liberty was kept wi-fi-only to ensure the lowest price, but users looking to roam over cellular can bundle a FreedomPop hotspot with 500 MBs free data per month for a one-time cost of $49.

“While Apple and Samsung battle at the high end of the phablet market with the iPhone 6 Plus and Note 4 costing more than $600, FreedomPop is ensuring that anyone can get the same super-sized experience at a super-affordable price,” said Steven Sesar, FreedomPop’s COO. “We are focused on bringing low cost devices to accompany free mobile service to ensure no one is left behind.”

All devices come with FreedomPop’s 100 percent free text and voice service giving users 200 voice minutes and 500 texts free each month.

Sesar added, “FreedomPop will continue to sell its current product line of third-party phones and tablets with voice, text and data capabilities, but today marks the first step toward FreedomPop’s own low cost, private-labeled devices designed with our customers in mind.”

FreedomPop’s appeal spans users who want a low-cost way to access the mobile Internet through to users looking for an affordable, high-end device with free voice, data and text – either as a primary device or “+1”.

To order a FreedomPop Liberty, Frenzy, or any of the family of mobile devices, and to sign up for the FreedomPop service now, go to freedompop.com/liberty.

CNET
Crazy-big, stupid-cheap FreedomPop Liberty boasts 7-inch screen for $90
By Jessica Dalcourt
October 1, 2014
http://www.cnet.com/products/freedompop-liberty/

GigaOm
FreedomPop starts making its own low-cost smartphones, starting with a 7-inch phablet
By Kevin Fitchard
October 1, 2014
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/01/freedompop-starts-making-its-own-low-cost-smartphones-starting-with-a-7-inch-phablet/

Tom’s Hardware
FreedomPop Breaks New Ground, Begins Making Own Tablets And Smartphones
By Seth Colaner
October 1, 2014
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/freedompop-making-own-tablets-smartphones,27797.html

TheNextWeb
Budget carrier FreedomPop gets into branded hardware with sub-$100 smartphones and tablets
By Josh Ong
October 1, 2014
http://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2014/10/01/budget-carrier-freedompop-gets-branded-hardware-sub-100-smartphones-tablets/

FierceWireless
FreedomPop launches its own branded $89 Android phablet, targets low-cost device market
By Philip Goldstein
October 1, 2014
http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/freedompop-launches-its-own-branded-89-android-phablet-targets-low-cost-dev/2014-10-01

WirelessWeek
FreedomPop Selling Branded Sub-$100 Phones to Keep Up with Demand
By Ben Munson
October 1, 2014
http://www.wirelessweek.com/news/2014/09/freedompop-selling-branded-sub-100-phones-keep-demand

PhoneScoop
FreedomPop Trots Out $89 Liberty Tablet
By Eric Zeman
October 1, 2014
http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=14680

MultiChannel News
FreedomPop Uncorks Its Own Low-Cost Mobile Product Line
By Jeff Baumgarten
October 1, 2014
http://www.multichannel.com/news/technology/freedompop-uncorks-its-own-low-cost-mobile-product-line/384328

Liliputing
FreedomPop launches a $89 tablet
By Brad Linder
October 1, 2014
http://liliputing.com/2014/10/freedompop-launches-a-89-tablet.html

TWICE
FreedomPop To Add Private-Label Phones, Tablets
By Joseph Palenchar
October 1, 2014
http://www.twice.com/news/smartphonestablets/freedompop-add-private-label-phones-tablets/54201

Geeky Gadgets
FreedomPop Liberty And Frenzy Tablets Unveiled Starting At $89
By Julian Horsey
October 1, 2014
http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/freedompop-liberty-and-frenzy-tablets-unveiled-starting-at-89-01-10-2014/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+geeky-gadgets+(Geeky+Gadgets)

Ubergizmo
FreedomPop Delivers Brand New Devices Without Breaking The Bank
By Edwin Kee
October 1, 2014
http://www.ubergizmo.com/2014/10/freedompop-delivers-brand-new-devices-without-breaking-the-bank/

Tablet News
FreedomPop Debuts an $89 Tablet Called Liberty
By Radu Iorga
October 1, 2014
http://tablet-news.com/2014/10/01/freedompop-debuts-an-89-tablet/

Prepaid Phone News
FreedomPop adds Liberty phablet for $89, first of its own branded low-cost devices
October 1, 2014
http://prepaidmobilephonereviews.com/freedompop-adds-liberty-phablet-89-first-branded-low-cost-devices/

Android Headlines
Freedom Pop, America’s Free Carrier, to Launch Own-Brand Devices for Under $100
By David Steele
October 1, 2014
http://www.androidheadlines.com/2014/10/freedom-pop-americas-free-carrier-to-launch-own-brand-devices-for-under-100.html

SocalTech
FreedomPop Launches Branded Devices
By Ben Kuo
October 1, 2014
http://www.socaltech.com/freedompop_launches_branded_devices/s-0057200.html