iPhones are many things but cheap is not one of them. If you have been looking for cheap iPhone service, Freedom Pop might finally be the answer to that frustrating search.
On Tuesday, Freedom Pop announced its Bring Your Own Phone plan which allows anyone with a Sprint SIM chip in their phone to join the service. Obviously, if you are at the end of a contract with Sprint, this might be a very tempting offer.
Freedom Pop got a lot of attention back in October when they announced their totally free plan. The idea was that you get free voice calls, free SMS, and free internet. Needless to say, people were incredibly interested in this idea and the company got a lot of hype. Of course, there was a catch. You needed to use the HTC EVO Design phone and only the HTC EVO Design. The extremely limited phone options were really the only drawback though. The packages were still cheap after you used up your free 500 text messages, 200 minutes of voice calls, and 500 MG of internet data. Deals started at just $8 for unlimited SMS and 500MG of 4G internet data.
Sure, the prices are great but what about those of us who love our iPhones? Well, Freedom Pop realized how devoted some iPhone users are and offered an answer with their cheap bring-your-own-phone service. But is that enough to lure customers from the competition?
If you’re on the internet, chances are pretty good that you have a cell phone. If you have a cell phone in the US, the changes are extremely good that you are on one of the big four networks. If you are on contract with one of the big four, changes are virtually 100% that you have thought about breaking your service contract. This is where companies like Freedom Pop come into the picture.
There might be four major cell phone service provides but they tend to operate like monopolies. You sign a two-year contract and suddenly you are stuck. The company doesn’t need to provide you with reliable service, decent pricing, or anything above bare minimal customer service. It is very easy to get stuck in the endless loop of two year contracts even if you aren’t happy with your provider.
Cell phones are expensive if you buy them without a contract and most people need to replace their phone more than once every two years. So, let’s say you hate your cell phone provider and have just six months left in your contract. All of the sudden your phone breaks and you need a new one. Are you going to spend $500 on your dream phone or sign a new contract and get that same phone for just $79.95?
The small companies know that it’s tempting to stick with the major corporations, especially if you’re loyal to your cell brand. That is why Freedom Pop’s move to iPhone service might be the answer for frugal Apple fans in need of cheap service. If you wound up upgrading your iPhone out of contract, now is the perfect to switch over to a low-cost service provider and make up for the lost cash.
Written by Nicci Mende.