FreedomPop, an upstart mobile carrier, announced it will start offering the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4 on its free wireless plan giving 200 voice minutes, 500 text messages and 500 MBs of data per month.
FreedomPop was previously known as the carrier offering free and cheap data plans on Sprint’s network and its plan was only available to select Android devices after launching last year with an outdated HTC device. Additionally, the company is launching a new iOS app that provides iPhone users with free voice, text, and voice mail on any carrier.
“With the launch of its new iOS app, FreedomPop allows any iPhone user stuck in an existing contract to save hundreds of dollars per year by downgrading their voice plans and leveraging FreedomPop’s free voice and text service directly from their existing phone.”
The app is currently available only for US users and provides with a free phone number.
“This is going to be a big step for us,” said FreedomPop CEO Stephen Stokols.
Of course, the most significant part of the announcement is that FreedomPop will be selling the iPhone 5 directly to customers for just $349 on one of its free no-contract plans. It won’t be available for the iPhone 4, but it will support the smartphone for those who wish to bring their own Sprint-compatible iPhone and supports routing your old number over to the service.
FreedomPop reported it has signed up hundreds of thousands of new customers since adding mobile phone service last October.
In addition to the iPhone, FreedomPop also aims to add the LTE-capable Galaxy SIII and Galaxy S4, for under $200 and for under $300, respectively.