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FreedomPop Selling LTE Tablets with Free Voice, Text, and Unique Numbers

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:11am
Ben Munson

FreedomPop today announced it will begin selling LTE tablets and offering free voice, text and data services to go along with them.

In addition, the MVNO will offer a unique phone number for tablets, which it said will expand the tablet’s phone capabilities and open it up to services like WhatsApp that require a phone number.

FreedomPop’s standard free tier rate of 500 MBs of LTE data, 200 voice minutes and 500 texts will work for LTE tablets that customers bring and a pair of LTE tablets the carrier will be selling. FreedomPop plans to offer an iPad mini for $319 and a Samsung Tab 3 for $199.

The $319 price tag on their LTE-enabled iPad mini represents a sizable discount. Apple and carriers like AT&T charge $529 for a 16GB LTE/Wi-Fi iPad mini.

The newest announcement from the Sprint-based MVNO keeps in line with other recent Apple product additions and aggressive pricing. In April, FreedomPop added the iPhone 4 and 5 to its portfolio and in May it announced a $20 unlimited everything plan with 1GB of high-speed data.

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