Free month's SIM trial offering unlimited minutes and texts and 2.5GB of data

What's the offer?
FreedomPop are currently offering a free SIM with free activation (normally requires a £10 spend), free P&P (normally £1.99), 500MB bonus data and a free month's trial of their most expensive package (normally £11.99) which gives you:
• unlimited calls and texts
• 2GB data (thus giving you 2.5GB in total)
• Premium Voice

Note that you have to cancel the free trial explicitly otherwise you will be enrolled for the following month and have to pay. Cancelling the free trial can be done at any time online during the trial but as it's actioned immediately (meaning your lose your free trial allowances at the point of cancellation) it's best done towards the end of the trial month.

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Who are FreedomPop?
FreedomPop have been offering free and paid mobile and wifi services in the US since 2012. They then started offering some of their services in the UK last year. In the UK they piggyback on the Three network.

What do they offer for free?
Their free monthly package gives you 200 minutes, 200 texts and 200MB data. Further you can increase the free data by another 200MB by enrolling in their FreedomPop Friends scheme. Calls are made using VoIP over the mobile internet service so the quality of the calls will depend on the speed and quality of the mobile internet service where you use the phone.

What are their paid services?
There are various monthly packages which you buy to increase your minutes, texts and data allowance. These packages include their Premium Voice service which uses the standard 3G calls service that normal network operators use.

In conclusion
I find the quality of their free voice service just about acceptable when I have a decent mobile internet signal. Given that the most free data you can have a month is currently 400MB then this would not be acceptable for moderate to heavy data users. However as a second, backup SIM it's perfect especially with the zero monthly cost. So it's a must for the money saving mobile user.

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