Free/Low Cost carrier FreedomPop has announced its first support for the iPhone. It will offer free and low-cost plans for iPhones compatible with the Sprint network.
The company will offer “like-new” refurbished iPhone 5 handsets directly for $349, while customers can also bring their own Sprint-compatible iPhone 4, 4s or iPhone 5. FreedomPop’s free plan comes with 200 voice minutes, 500 text messages and 500 megabytes of data per month. Other plans start at $5 per month.
Up till now, FreedomPop’s phone service worked with only a handful of older Android models.
FreedomPop added mobile phone service to its offerings last October. The company started out by offering free and low-cost mobile broadband via USB devices and personal hotspots.
The company offers its service on the back of the Sprint network.
In addition to the iPhone, FreedomPop plans to add the LTE-capable Galaxy SIII ($200), and Galaxy S4 ($300) – using refurbished models.
FreedomPop is also offering an app for those with iPhones on other services. The app offers free voice, texting and voicemail to any iPhone user. (The app will use your current data connection for these services.) The app can be downloaded in the App Store. [DIRECT LINK]