FreedomPop Launches Family Plan for $5 per Line and Month
Sprint and AT&T MVNO FreedomPop has introduced a new Family plan for its prepaid customers. FreedomPop launches Family Plan where up to 10 lines can be added. Each line costs $5 per month. The service, which includes unlimited talk, text and 1GB of shared data, is free. Additionally, FreedomPop gives an extra 50 MB of free data to each family member. Each line also includes free features as Premium Voice, Group Messaging, Multimedia messaging and Visual Voicemail, which normally cost extra.
FreedomPop Family Plan
New FreedomPop Family Plan is on Sprint network and it’s available only to new customers. Families that need more data than offered with free plan can pay additionally. For $14.99 per month, they can get 2GB of shared data, for $34.99 4GB, for $74.99 10GB and $159 25GB.
Initially, family plan members will be able to choose from only three plans (free plan, $14.99/2GB and $34.99/4GB shared data plan) but ones their account is created, there will be a full list of above mentioned paid plans available.
For a limited time, the $14.99 plan is free first month. However, if you don’t want to use this plan after a free trial period, FreedomPop will charge you automatically anyway unless you cancel it in time by contacting customer support. Customers can add more data for 1.5c/MB on paid plans and 2c/MB on free plan and there are no overage penalties.
FreedomPop Family Plan Doesn’t Offer BYOP
Unfortunately, the carrier doesn’t offer possibility for family members to bring their own phones for now. So, currently, each member included in the new FreedomPop Family plan must purchase a phone from the carrier. Phones available are the Huawei Union $59.99, LG Tribute 2 $69.99, Samsung Galaxy S5 $149 and the LG G4 $279. The shipping is $9.99.
Even though it might be a good value of $5 per line for free service including 1GB of shared data or even $25 for 2 shared GBs ($10 for 2 line + $14.9/2GB) for low data users still, the main problem is purchasing a phone for each line. That’s a big expense for families. With BYOP added, the deal would be more appealing.