The Los Angeles based mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), FreedomPop offers low-cost plans for the mobile phone users in the U.S. While it used to launch low-cost refurbished smartphones manufactured by 3rd party brands, now it came with its own branded smartphone called FreedomPop V7. This will be the first ever smartphone under the brand name of FreedomPop. As of now, the FreedomPop V7 is available in the U.K and Spain, and might soon launch in the U.S. While the device is listed at £200 (approx $244 / Rs. 16,000) in the U.K, it is currently available for a special price of just £59 (approx $72 / Rs. 4,800). In Spain, the device is retailing at €59 (approx $62 / Rs. 4150) instead of the actual price of €200 (approx $210 / Rs. 14,000).
The company is marketing the FreedomPop V7 as the WiFi-first smartphone since the device can seamlessly switch between Wi-Fi and Cellular data for making calls. In the U.K, the device comes with a free basic plan including 200MB 4G data along with 200 minutes calls and 200 text messages. Coming to Spain, the 200MB 4G data remains same, but the calls are decreased to 100 minutes and messages are increased to 300. Apart from 4G 200MB data, FreedomPop is also offering unlimited WhatsApp usage for free. For more 4G data and unlimited calls and texts, the user can choose premium FreedomPop plans or get another SIM as the device supports dual SIM.
Commenting on the Launch, Nicholas Constantinopoulos, FreedomPop’s International President, said,
“We want the entire FreedomPop experience to be simple, convenient and affordable for consumers, and that includes the device you use with your free plan. In order to ensure everyone can get access to wireless service, it was important we offer a high-quality, full-featured Android phone at a price anyone can afford. Starting today with the FreedomPop V7, there is no reason anyone should be without wireless service.”
Talking about the FreedomPop V7 specifications, it comes with a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 210 quad-core processor clocked at 1.1GHz and coupled with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. In the camera department, the V7 sports a 13MP autofocus rear camera and a VGS front camera. With all these entry-level specifications, the 2,100mAh on this device might last for a whole day of mixed usage. It measures 147 x 72.5 x 8.2 mm and weighs 146 grams. FreedomPop is also offering unlimited roaming in 25 countries including the U.S, U.K, France, Germany and others.