Free Calls and Data with Freedom Pop
Free calls and data in Spain? Can it really be true? The simple answer is yes, when you get a mobile line with Freedom Pop. Need extras? Then consider getting one of their (very) competitive tariffs.
What is Freedom Pop?
After launching in several European countries, FreedomPop from the USA entered the Spanish market earlier this year.
Their totally free basic mobile package includes:
- 100 minutes for free calls to mobiles
- 300 SMS messages
- 200 MB data (current offer with 400 MB available) and unlimited WhatsApp
From December as well as supplying brand new phone numbers and SIM cards, consumers will be able to transfer their existing number.
How Can I Get a SIM Card & Mobile Number?
Visit theFreedomPop website and click on “Comprueba Disponibilidad”. Put in your postcode and email and you’ll then be asked to provide your home address.
Once the system has checked that your address has mobile coverage you’ll see a screen with the pricing options.
The basic package is free and there are another two options:
- 2GB Premium: 8.99€ for 2 GB data (current promo with 4 GB) and unlimited free calls, SMS and WhatsApp messages. You may see an additional promo to try this package free for one month.
- 5GB Premium: 15.99€ for 5GB (current promo with 10 GB) with unlimited free calls, SMS and WhatsApp.
All tariff packages, including the free version, include roaming in more than 25 countries.
What Else do I Need to Know?
You have to pay 9.99€ for the SIM card and 1.99€ postage.
With FreedomPop you can cancel at any time with no penalty clause applied.
Additional MB can be purchased at a cost of 0.015€/MB for the free package or 0.01€/MB on either Premium package.
To avoid surprises, deactivate the automatic recharge function if you exceed your contracted MB limit. Otherwise you’ll be charged 5€ per month.
When contracting any package you’ll be offered an option to accumulate MB from one month to another. If you’re interested this option has a cost of 2.99€ per month (at the time of writing). If you’re not interested make sure you click “no quiero gracias”.
FreedomPop uses Orange’s network in Spain. Currently only 3G is available, however in the near future the company hopes to be able to provide 4G coverage.
Calls to Landlines
Freedom Pop has recently introduced calls to international landlines (over 50 countries included) with the following monthly tariffs :
- Bono Global Básico: 100 mins/month for 0.99€.
- Bono Global Plus: 500 mins/month for 3.99€.
- Bono Global Pro: 1500 minutos/month for 9.99€.
If you stick to the free package thenFreedomPop really is free to use (once you’ve paid for your SIM card!). However their paid options are really interesting and worth considering.
The only complaint is that the website could be a bit clearer, it’s a bit like buying a ticket on EasyJet or Ryanair – watch out for the extras!