FreedomPop Launches GSM Data Service on AT&T Network
FreedomPop has added GSM-based service to its prepaid offerings in addition to existing CDMA service on Sprint network. Unlike carriers which recently partnered with T-Mobile in order to provide service (Republic Wireless, TextNow), FreedomPop launches GSM data service on AT&T network.
To access GSM LTE data, customers can choose from a SIM card valued at $10 or they can get a hotspot at the special launch price, $39.99. With a purchase of a hotspot, customers get free month of Premium 2GB data service. Also, just like with Sprint-based service that offers 500 MB of free data to customers each month, FreedomPop is giving away 200 MB of free 4G LTE data on GSM network.
Paid FreedomPop GSM Data Plans
In addition to free 4G LTE data, FreedomPop is offering paid options too:
- $7.99 per month includes 500 MB of 4G LTE data
- $13.99 per month includes 1 GB of 4G LTE data
- $24.99 per month includes 2 GB of 4G LTE data
- $32.99 per month includes 3 GB of 4G LTE data
- $39.99 per month includes 4 GB of 4G LTE data
Apart from adding a new domestic GSM data service, the carrier is offering a global hotspot service across a number of countries since January 2016. With global hotspot, customers are also getting 200 MB of data free. FreedomPop has also expanded its service to the United Kingdom and Spain.
More and more providers who have run their service only on Sprint network have improved the coverage and phone selection by partnering with a GSM provider. Republic Wireless has added GSM service on T-Mobile network recently and grew ever since. They’ve even become independent from their parent company Bandwidth.com. TextNow Wireless has done the same thing and instantly opened the possibility of users bringing their own phone. BYOP is nowadays more than a welcome option as it provides flexibility in choosing the right service without a hassle.