FreedomPop Changed Mobile Broadband Plans Due To Sprint WiMAX Shutdown
As announced earlier in October, some FreedomPop’s devices have stopped working due to Sprint’s WiMAX network shutdown while some others that were 4G are now 3G capable only. As a result, FreedomPop changed mobile broadband plan offerings. The carrier has discontinued many mobile broadband plans, leaving only following options available:
- Free 500MB LTE broadband plan (additional data charged 2¢ per MB)
- $3.99 PRO plan with 500MB of LTE/3G broadband data (additional data charged 2¢ per MB)
- $19.99 PREMIUM 2GB plan with 2GB of LTE/3G broadband data (additional data charged 1.5¢ per MB) – this plan is 100% FREE first month (after free trial, customers will continue to receive the service until they cancel it)
- $34.99 PREMIUM 4GB plan with 2GB of LTE/3G broadband data (additional data charged 1.5¢ per MB)
Freedom stopped offering Home Broadband service plans as well since they were working on WiMAX capable devices: Freedom Spot Photon, Freedom Spot Photon Platinum Edition, Freedom Stick Bolt, Freedom Hub Burst and Freedom Hub Burst Black Edition. Phone service plans are left unchanged. They include free plan with 500MB of data, 200 voice minutes and 500 texts (overage 1¢/min, text) per month, $10.99 monthly plan with unlimited talk, text and 500MB of data that can also be purchased as $79.99/1-year plan or $110/2-year plan and $20 monthly plan with everything unlimited.
During holidays, while supplies last, FreedomPop is offering some special deals. It sells the certified pre-owned Moto E (2nd Gen.) LTE, Lollipop 5.1 smartphone in white color, for $69.99. Also refurbished Samsung Galaxy S4 can be purchased for $109 (available in black) and Apple iPhone 5, 16GB for $189, refurbished in white color. Shipping that’s originally charged $14.99 is free during this promotion.
Sprint shutdown its WiMAX network on November 6, 2015 for most customers but some has managed to delay it for another 90 days due to court orders.