After only supporting a limited number of devices fitted for Sprint, the new prepaid carrier can now accept most unlocked phones.
FreedomPop's latest Sprint-based prepaid carrier is working hard to grab attention to its low-cost services. The hotspot is the latest ploy.
Sprint's deal for switchers was low, sweet and so far gone. So, what's left for bargain seekers in the cellular space? FreedomPop's UNREAL Mobile, perhaps.
The promotion will have only lasted about one week. Sprint originally messaged its intention for it to last for a good part of the summer.
The carrier may be fighting against FreedomPop and a new project it is launching that also aims to run $15 a month unlimited data plans.
Prepaid operators are concerned about wholesale data prices from the big players going up with the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile. FreedomPop wants to poke a hole in that fear.
A year's worth of service for $50 should fit the "third of smartphone owners in the U.S." that don't use more than 1GB of data.
Hear about the new FreedomPop global hotspot, why it might be a smart buy for a light user, and why the rest of us should steer clear.