Tag: LTE

S4-White-Frost_SetUp_3_ContactsFreedomPop also launches new OTT (over-the-top) Android app that provides free calls, texts and voicemail to the millions of U.S. Android device users

FreedomPop, America’s free mobile service company, today announced its official shift to Sprint’s LTE network with the launch of its LTE phone lineup including the Samsung Victory, Galaxy S3, and the Galaxy S4. All new LTE devices will come with the same free service that hundreds of thousands of Americans already enjoy, which includes 500 MB of data, 200 voice calls and 500 texts free each month.

In addition, the company also announced the launch of its new “Unlimited Everything” plan for $20 per month providing unlimited talk, text and data. Free tethering will also be included on all new LTE phones so that they can easily and affordably be used as hotspots as well. After 1GB of data has been used for the month, LTE speeds will be limited to 3G speeds.

The company also announced the launch of its free, over-the-top (OTT) communications app on Android. The app allows any android user to take advantage of FreedomPop’s free voice and text services, while providing a new phone number, voice calls and texts – free. It is also the first OTT app that will allow users to port an existing number. Get the new Android app here http://fpop.co/app.

“Now that we have complete access to the most expansive wireless network, we are able to fully upgrade our device portfolio to the high-end smartphones that our customers want,” said Steven Sesar, FreedomPop’s COO.

The high-end Samsung smartphones join the growing list of mobile phones and devices available to FreedomPop users since its launch including the iPhone 5 and a number of other Android smartphones and wifi hotspots. To order one of the newly offered Samsung phones on FreedomPop and to sign up for service now, go to http://www.freedompop.com

Coverage Highlights

CNET
Free phone service FreedomPop unveils $20 ‘Unlimited’ plan
By Lance Whitney
May 22, 2014
http://www.cnet.com/news/free-phone-service-freedompop-unveils-20-dollar-unlimited-plan/

FierceWireless
Sprint MVNO FreedomPop launches $20 LTE plan, adds Samsung phones to lineup
By Phil Goldstein
May 22, 2014
http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/sprint-mvno-freedompop-launches-20-lte-plan-adds-samsung-phones-lineup/2014-05-22

TWICE
FreedomPop Expands LTE, Adds Unlimited Everything Plan
By Joseph Pelanchar
May 22, 2014
http://www.twice.com/news/smartphones/freedompop-expands-lte-adds-unlimited-everything-plan/45366

GigaOm
FreedomPop joins the ranks of carriers offering limited “unlimited” data plans
By Kevin Fitchard
May 22, 2014
https://gigaom.com/2014/05/22/freedompop-joins-the-ranks-of-carriers-offering-limited-unlimited-data-plans/

Engadget
$20 FreedomPop ‘Unlimited Everything’ plan includes 1GB of Sprint LTE, limits
By Zach Honig
May 22, 2014
http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/22/freedompop-unlimited-everything

The Next Web
FreedomPop approaches 250000 subscribers for its free mobile service
By Josh Ong
May 23, 2014
http://thenextweb.com/insider/2014/05/23/freedompop-approaches-250000-subscribers-free-wireless-carrier-service/

PhoneScoop
FreedomPop Adds Three LTE Samsung Phones to Lineup
By Eric Zeman
May 22, 2014
http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=14113

WirelessWeek
FreedomPop Launches $20 Unlimited Everything Plan, LTE Phones, Android App
By Ben Munson
May 22, 2014
http://www.wirelessweek.com/news/2014/05/freedompop-launches-20-unlimited-everything-plan-lte-phones-android-app

Telecompetitor
FreedomPop unveils new LTE phones, unlimited mobile plan
By Joan E.
May 22, 2014
http://www.telecompaper.com/news/freedompop-unveils-new-lte-phones-new-unlimited-mobile-plan–1015425

Gizmodo
You Can Now Get Totally Free Voice, Texts, and Data on a Galaxy S4
By Ashley Feinberg
May 22, 2014
http://gizmodo.com/you-can-now-get-totally-free-voice-texts-and-data-on-1580021339

MultiChannelNews
FreedomPop Adds LTE Phones To Arsenal
By Jeff Baumgartner
May 22, 2014
http://www.multichannel.com/news/technology/freedompop-adds-lte-phones-arsenal/374712

AndroidPolice
FreedomPop Unveils Free Voice And Text App, New $20 ‘Unlimited’ Plan With Access To Sprint LTE, And More
By Bert King
May 22, 2014
http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/05/22/new-app-freedompop-unveils-free-voice-text-app-new-20-unlimited-plan-access-sprint-lte/

0604_technology-freedompop-stokols_650x455Today heralds the expansion of the FreedomPop network onto LTE using Sprint’s footprint across the nation.  With this move, FreedomPop paves the way for their upcoming Freedom Phone launch, providing free voice, data, and text, as well as any other upcoming LTE-enabled devices.

Below is a snapshot of some of the press covering the announcement today.  Congrats Team FreedomPop.

LTE ANNOUNCEMENT MEDIA COVERAGE – 8/6

CNET
FreedomPop mobile hotspot now supports Sprint’s 4G LTE
By Lance Whitney
August 6, 2013
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57597187-94/freedompop-mobile-hotspot-now-supports-sprints-4g-lte/
 
PC Magazine
FreedomPop LTE Hotspot Now Available on Sprint
By Stepanie Mlot
August 6, 2013
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2422758,00.asp
 
Forbes
FreedomPop Rolls Out LTE Hotspot, Expands To Sprint LTE Network
By Tomio Geron
August 6, 2013
http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomiogeron/2013/08/06/freedompop-rolls-out-lte-hotspot-expands-to-sprint-lte-network/
 
VentureBeat
FreedomPop brings free mobile service to Sprint’s LTE network, amid overwhelming demand
By Devindra Hardawar
August 6, 2013
http://venturebeat.com/2013/08/06/freedompop-finally-heads-to-sprints-lte-network-amid-overwhelming-demand/
 
GigaOM
FreedomPop racks up 100K users, adds Sprint LTE to its mobile data arsenal
By Kevin Fitchard
August 6, 2013
http://gigaom.com/2013/08/06/freedompop-racks-up-100k-users-adds-sprint-lte-to-its-mobile-data-arsenal/
 
TechCrunch
Freemium Wireless Startup FreedomPop Embraces Sprint’s LTE Network With New Hardware
By Chris Velazco
August 6, 2013
http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/06/freemium-wireless-startup-freedompop-embraces-sprints-lte-network-with-new-hardware/
 
All Things Digital
FreedomPop, TextNow Plan New Services Atop Sprint’s Network
By Ina Fried
August 6, 2013
http://allthingsd.com/20130806/freedompop-textnow-plan-new-services-atop-sprints-network/?refcat=news
 
Pando Daily
“Data is a true commodity that users want to commoditize even further”
By Nathaniel Mott
August 6, 2013
http://pandodaily.com/2013/08/06/data-is-a-true-commodity-that-users-want-to-commoditize-even-further/
 
Engadget
FreedomPop jumps to LTE, lets you run out of free data faster than ever
By Jon Fingas
August 6, 2013
http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/06/freedompop-jumps-to-lte/?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=Feed_Classic&utm_campaign=Engadget
 
Ars Technica
FreedomPop: Buy a hotspot, get 500MB of free Sprint LTE each month
By John Brodkin
August 6, 2013
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/08/freedompop-buy-a-hotspot-get-500mb-of-free-sprint-lte-each-month/
 
Fierce Wireless
FreedomPop crosses 100K subs, adds support for Sprint’s LTE network
By Phil Goldstein
August 6, 2013
http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/freedompop-crosses-100k-subs-adds-support-sprints-lte-network/2013-08-06
 
MultiChannel News
FreedomPop Launches LTE Hotspot
By Jeff Baumgartner
August 6, 2013
http://www.multichannel.com/distribution/freedompop-launches-lte-hotspot/144821
 
TheNextWeb
Free Internet provider FreedomPop begins offering LTE mobile hotspots with 500MB of monthly data
By Josh Ong
August 6, 2013
http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2013/08/06/free-internet-provider-freedompop-begins-offering-lte-mobile-hotspots/
 
TechHive
FreedomPop’s freemium wireless service embraces Sprint’s LTE network
By Jared Newman
August 6, 2013
http://www.techhive.com/article/2046027/freedompops-freemium-wireless-service-embraces-sprints-lte-network.html
 
The Verge
FreedomPop offers 500MB of free LTE a month, upgrades to Sprint’s faster 4G network
By Sean Hollister
August 6, 2013
http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/6/4592698/freedompop-lte-upgrade-via-sprint-agreement
 
Light Reading
FreedomPop Jumps on Sprint LTE
By Sarah Reedy
August 6, 2013
http://www.lightreading.com/smartphones-handsets/freedompop-jumps-on-sprint-lte/240159521
 
TWICE
FreedomPop Launches Its First LTE Device
By Joseph Palenchar
August 6, 2013
http://www.twice.com/articletype/news/freedompop-launches-its-first-lte-device/107870
 
Wireless Week
FreedomPop Goes LTE, Releases New LTE Hotspot
By Ben Munson
August 6, 2013
http://www.wirelessweek.com/news/2013/08/freedompop-goes-lte-releases-new-lte-hotspot
 
SoCalTECH
FreedomPop Expands Free Wireless Broadband On Sprint LTE
By Ben Kuo
August 6, 2013
http://www.socaltech.com/freedompop_expands_free_wireless_broadband_on_sprint_lte/s-0050720.html
 
Sci-Tech Today
FreedomPop To Offer ‘Free’ 4G LTE Data Using Sprint
By Seth Fitzgerald
August 6, 2013
http://www.sci-tech-today.com/news/FreedomPop-To-Offer–Free–LTE-Data-/story.xhtml?story_id=012001GT2JGC
 
Sacramento Bee
FreedomPop Expands Network To Include Nationwide LTE Wireless Internet Service
August 6, 2013
http://www.sacbee.com/2013/08/06/5626843/freedompop-expands-network-to.html
 
Mind of the Geek
Want free 4G LTE? FreedomPop now has you covered
By Brett Watz
August 6, 2013
http://mindofthegeek.com/2013/08/06/want-free-4g-lte-freedompop-now-has-you-covered/
 
Phone Dog
FreedomPop now using Sprint’s 4G LTE network, launches LTE hotspot with 500MB of free data per month
By Alex Wagner
August 6, 2013
http://www.phonedog.com/2013/08/06/freedompop-now-using-sprint-s-4g-lte-network-launches-lte-hotspot-with-500mb-of-free-data-per-month/
 
Hot Hardware
FreedomPop Expands to Sprint’s 4G LTE Network, Adds A Mobile Hotspot to Product Lineup
By Seth Colaner
August 6, 2013
http://hothardware.com/News/FreedomPop-Expands-to-Sprints-4G-LTE-Network-Adds-A-Mobile-Hotspot-to-Product-Lineup-/
 
DSLReports.com
FreedomPop Offers LTE Service Via New Hotspot
By Karl Bode
August 6, 2013
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/FreedomPop-Offers-LTE-Service-Via-New-Hotspot-125272?nocomment=1
 
Telecom Paper
FreedomPop expands into the Sprint LTE network
August 6, 2013
http://www.telecompaper.com/news/freedompop-expands-into-the-sprint-lte-network–959670
 
Liliputing
FreedomPop gets faster, offers free 4G LTE service
August 6, 2013
http://liliputing.com/2013/08/freedompop-gets-faster-offers-free-4g-lte-service.html
 
EVDOinfo.com
FreedomPop offers Sprint 4G LTE MVNO package
August 6, 2013
http://www.evdoinfo.com/content/view/4574/64/
 
Phone News
FreedomPop Launches LTE Service, Confirms Mobile VoIP Service Timeline
By Humberto Saabedra
August 6, 2013
http://www.phonenews.com/freedompop-launches-lte-service-confirms-mobile-voip-service-timeline-23209/

SF Chronicle Sprint cell tower photoEver wondered what a cell tower looks like?  Sprint provided a rare peek at one of their LTE towers in the heart of San Francisco this week, resulting in several stories appearing in the press.

The Inner Workings of a Sprint 4GLTE Cell Site
Lynn La
CNET
June 12, 2013
http://reviews.cnet.com/2300-6452_7-10017161.html

On site at a Sprint cell: Gear shrinks while coverage grows
Stephen Lawson
PC World
June 12, 2013
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2041624/on-site-at-a-sprint-cell-gear-shrinks-while-coverage-grows.html

On site at a Sprint cell: Gear shrinks while coverage grows
Stephen Lawson
Tech Hive
June 12, 2013
http://www.techhive.com/article/2041624/on-site-at-a-sprint-cell-gear-shrinks-while-coverage-grows.html

On site at a Sprint cell: Gear shrinks while coverage grows
Stephen Lawson
Computer World
June 12, 2013
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9240017/On_site_at_a_Sprint_cell_Gear_shrinks_while_coverage_grows

This is How Your Phone Connects to a Cell Tower: Sprint Shows Off Its Network Vision
Chuong Nguyen
GottaBeMobile
June 13, 2013
http://www.gottabemobile.com/2013/06/13/this-is-how-your-phone-connects-to-a-cell-tower-sprint-shows-off-its-network-vision/

A rare look inside an LTE cell site, operated by Sprint in San Francisco
Sebastian Anthony
Extreme Tech
June 12, 2013
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/158342-a-rare-look-inside-an-lte-cell-site-operated-by-sprint-in-san-francisco

A View to a Cell: San Francisco Mobile Towers Get Prime Real Estate
Ina Fried
All Things Digital
June 12, 2013
http://allthingsd.com/20130612/a-view-to-a-cell-san-francisco-mobile-towers-get-prime-real-estate/?refcat=news <http://allthingsd.com/20130612/a-view-to-a-cell-san-francisco-mobile-towers-get-prime-real-estate/?refcat=news>

Sprint testing LTE cell sites in San Francisco, we pay one a visit
Myriam Joire
Engadget
June 12, 2013
http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/12/sprint-testing-lte-cell-sites-in-san-francisco-we-go-hands-on/

Working on a clear connection
Katie Meek
San Francisco Chronicle
June 12, 2013
http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Working-on-a-clear-connection-4595079.php

Sprint Beefs Up 4G Network in the Bay Area
Robert Mullins
Examiner.com
June 12, 2013
http://www.examiner.com/article/sprint-beefs-up-4g-network-the-bay-area