FreedomPop Android

Budget carrier FreedomPop is now offering Android smartphone owners unlimited talk, text, and data over its Wi-Fi network for $5 a month. The service is available via the company's FreedomPop App which can log into 10 million hotspots in the US, some of which are not available for the general public.

FreedomPop says:

With auto-connect access, there is no need to manually connect via device settings or authentication pages. Now with FreedomPop Nationwide Wi-Fi, consumers have an alternative to high priced LTE data plans and a simple way to cut down on their cellular data usage with the lowest cost unlimited plan on the market. FreedomPop's mission has always been about ensuring that everyone has access to affordable and essential communication services.

TechCrunch chatted with FreedomPop CEO Stephen Stokols about the new Wi-Fi plan. He stated that the number of hotspots in the network will increase to 25 million by the end of the first quarter of 2015. The network will include retail locations such as McDonald's, Starbucks, Burger King and Best Buy.

Source: FreedomPop, TechCrunch