Home > Mobile > FreedomPop expands its low-cost service with new…

FreedomPop expands its low-cost service with new access to AT&T's network

FreedomPop is expanding its territory a little. The Los Angeles-based startup, which offers customers free calls, texts, and data, is giving customers access to the AT&T network, according to a report from RCR Wireless.

That’s a pretty big deal for customers — previously, you would have been limited to the Sprint network only. Now, customers will have a lot more choice in how they use their data, including the ability to buy a hot spot, for $30 with 2GB of free data, or a SIM for an existing device, which costs $10 and is compatible with any GSM phone.

More: FreedomPop wants to sell you a great used phone from its FreedomShop

Of course, before you get too excited it’s important to note the caveats with FreedomPop’s service. The free plan, for example, is extremely limited — and you’ll only get 200 minutes, 500 texts, and 200MB of data — not enough for most people. Paid options over at FreedomPop are nice, but they can get pricey — the top-tier plan will get you unlimited talk and text with 10GB of data for $75 per month. It’s still unclear if those rates will also apply to FreedomPop’s AT&T plans.

You can also use FreedomPop’s $5 per month Wi-Fi only plan — which will get you unlimited talk and text is you’re connected to a participating Wi-Fi hot spot.

While FreedomPop’s top-tier plans can get pricey, the company has become known as a low-cost service provider. You can buy a phone directly from FreedomPop to use on the network, or you can bring your own device — which could obviously help you keep your costs down.

FreedomPop will surely be looking to continue expanding its service with other large scale partnerships, however for now an AT&T partnership should be plenty for most people — after all, AT&T has the second-largest network in the country.