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FreedomPop Wednesday broke new ground with an industry first, namely free international calling. 

The MVNO, which offers limited wireless plans for free, announced that it is launching the completely free international calling service. 

Beginning today, FreedomPop will give any smartphone user with any carrier 100 minutes of free international calls each month to 52 countries, including Mexico, the UK, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Brazil, Argentina and India. 

The service will expand to over 170 markets in the coming weeks. FreedomPop users who want more minutes can upgrade to an international paid plan starting at just $4.99 per month. 

FreedomPop also announced a new program to provide users anywhere in the world an international number, letting contacts outside the country make international calls as if they are local. For example, a customer based in Los Angeles can get a Mexico City phone number so family members based in Mexico can call at local rates, or vice versa. 

That service costs $4.99 per month. 

FreedomPop said the new plans are available on all FreedomPop smartphones and to any Android or iOS user via the FreedomPop Free Talk and Text app.

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