We all know the cell phone plans in the US are expensive and inflexible. How about a carrier in this country that offers a service that is FREE? Yes, totally free. $0 per month. No contract. In comes, Freedom Pop.
Ok, what is the catch? Well, the only catch is that it is a “Freemium” model service where you get base everything free and they will try to nickel-and-dime you for the add-ons. If you are smart enough you can stay with your budget of $0.
What is included in this FREE service? Not bad at all actually. At the time of this writing, the FREE plan includes 200 minutes, 500 text messages and 500 MB of data. Yes, you read that right. This includes data as well.
One flip side is this carrier is a MNVO of Sprint. That means they leech onto Sprint network for their service and you need to have a Sprint based phone for this to work. This is not necessarily a bad thing.
You can get a HTC Evo 4G at eBay for around $50. This phone was crowned best cell phone ever on its hay day (well, 3+ years ago)! Once you get the device in good condition, go to this site, to activate your device to your account. Follow the instructions you get carefully to register the device to the Freedom Pop network and you are all set! There are other phones that may work as well, but HTC Evo 4G is tested by myself to work.
If you are in market for a cheap service for minimal usage, you cannot go wrong with this plan. For some unlikely reason it didn’t work out for you? You can walk out. You won’t sign a contract here!