ET deals: LG Viper LTE Smartphone and USB modem with free talk, text, data for $70
Plus, as always with FreedomPop, you’ll never need to pay again to continue getting free cell and internet service. Compared to a traditional phone or internet bill, this can mean huge savings.
The phone on offer here is the LG Viper, an LTE smartphone originally released for Sprint. This phone features a 4-inch 800×480 display, dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM, giving you plenty of power for basic multimedia use or casual gaming. A 5MP camera in the back with an LED flash can take HD shots, and it’s also equipped with a VGA front-shooter for video chats. With Android 4.0, 2GB built-in memory expandable via microSD, GPS, Bluetooth, and even NFC, this will be a capable smartphone for most users.
As we said above, FreedomPop’s basic plan is literally 100% free, but the free plan won’t be for everyone. That plan provides you with 200 voice minutes, 500 texts and 500MB of 4G data monthly. That’s enough for light usage and a great value considering it’s free, but power users will burn through that quickly. FreedomPop includes a free trial of their unlimited talk/text plan with this bundle, so you can chat and SMS to your heart’s content for a month and see what your needs really are. If you need more than that 500MB of data though, an unlimited data plan (first 1GB 4G, then infinite unthrottled 3G) is available as well.
The USB modem is the Freedom Stick U600 we last talked about a few weeks ago. Completely free when bundled with this phone, this well-reviewed USB stick is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS and more, so you’ll be able to get mobile data on pretty much any device with a USB port. Not only do you get the stick for free, but you get a free trial of their Premium plan for USB modems, which entails a solid 2GB of 3G/4G data. Again, there’s a plan that gives you 500MB of 4G data completely for free if you decide you don’t need the paid plan, and you’ll have a month to figure that out.
The U600 is roughly the size of a flash drive, and pivots
FreedomPop operates on Sprint’s 3G and 4G network, with LTE powering the 4G for the phone and WiMAX covering the USB modem (3G coverage is the same for both), so off the bat you’ll want to make sure you’re covered. Once that’s all set, you’re eligible for that wonderful free service. We do want to point out that you’ll be defaulted into keeping your paid plans after your trials end, but you’re not signing any contracts here, and there are no penalties or fees for downgrading before your trial is up (or ever). In fact, if you need more than 500MB of data but still don’t want to pay, you can choose to participate in their “Social Broadband” or complete optional offers and score extra free data that way too.
All together, this offer comes out to a certified pre-owned LG Viper ($399.99 value new) with a free unlimited talk/text trial ($10.99 value), and a certified pre-owned U600 nationwide modem ($249.99 value new) with a free premium trial ($19.99 value), plus free shipping, all for only $70. Grab this bundle while it’s here and see if you can save big on your cell phone or internet bills today.
(Note that due to a quirk of their checkout process, after you check out for the phone there’ll be a pop-up that allows you to elect for the free modem, which requires another checkout. Keep an eye out for it.)