FreedomPop Launches Online Store For Used Smartphones

While prepaid phone plans are easily half the cost of a typical contract plan, actually purchasing the phone outright is required. This upfront cost is what stops many users from taking advantage of all of the benefits of a prepaid phone plan. While many places like Amazon offer used phones, it’s hard to know what to get. However, it looks like FreedomPop is trying to make that jump just a little easier. Recently, the freemium Sprint MVNO launched an online marketplace aimed at consumers looking to enjoy newer phones without the contract and catches of postpaid dealers. The company has partnered with more than 200 used phone dealers to bring customers in the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, and Mexico a much bigger choice in phones. A few of the brands offered include Apple, LG, Samsung, Motorola, and Kyocera, among others. The phones are not refurbished, but are instead certified pre-owned devices. Here is a brief lineup of the kinds of prices you can expect at the store:
  • Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen, 8 GB – $39.99
  • Apple iPhone 5S, 16GB – $169.99
  • Samsung Galaxy S4, 16 GB – $99.99
  • LG Nexus 5, 16 GB – $119.99
  • Samsung Galaxy S7, 32 GB – $449.99
  • LG Optimus F7, 8 GB – $49.99
  • Kyocera Hydro Vibe, 8 GB – $79.99
However, before you get too excited, it does look like these devices won’t be able to be ported over to a different carrier, much like when you purchase a new FreedomPop phone. This is a result of the kind of service offered, so while these deals are fnatastic, don’t expect to be buying them and then taking the device to a better MVNO. From what it looks like, that’s not going to be an option. But, if you’re looking for a great new FreedomPop phone, definitely check out the new store. FreedomPop, for anyone unfamiliar, focuses on a freemium service where customers can get a small amount of free minutes, text, and data with additional top-ups available at a cost. The service uses Sprint’s network. For more information on FreedomPop, check out the FreedomPop website.  ]]>

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