FreedomPop is a free wireless internet and mobile phone service provider founded by CEO Stephen Stokols and Steven Sesar and backed by Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom. The carrier stands apart from other similar companies by providing free or inexpensive Internet service on the Sprint network.
Now, the company has announced that it added the original iPad mini and other cellular-capable iPads to its portfolio of supported devices. So, if you want to sign up for FreedomPop's data, text and voice plans, you can now choose Apple’s LTE iPads, along with Samsung’s seven-inch Galaxy Tab 3.
FreedomPop’s no-contract, free of charge voice, data and text plan for tablet owners is basically the same plan that the company originally offered to smartphone owners. Of course, additional voice and data is available for a fee.
When signing up with FreedomPop, you will 500MB of LTE data for free 200 voice minutes and 500 text messages. This applies to new purchases and also to device that you can bring from other networks. iDownloadBlog explains how it is possible to take advantage of voice minutes and text messages on LTE iPads which only support data connections over cellular:
A new LTE iPad mini will set you back $319, however you'll be paying for a refurbished model. This is the same price as on the Online Apple Store. For a free if $7.99, FreedomPop will give you 500 voice minutes and unlimited texts. For $10.99 per month, you will get unlimited voice and text.