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FreedomPop: Free Monthly Service with the Moto E

Finding the right cell phone can be a chore when you’re not sure what carrier to go with, or what type of phone to choose. While most phone companies price their phones competitively and try to offer the lowest deals, if you aren’t careful you can still be roped into a contract with a high monthly bill. Once you sign a contract for a year or two, it can cost hundreds of dollars to get out of.

Luckily, there is an alternative to all of the confusion. Freedom Pop offers a 100% free cell phone service, where customers can get free texting, minutes, data, and international calling. The first step with FreedomPop is purchasing the cell phone. For just $49.99, customers will get a second generation Motorola Moto E. This phone will be a pre-owned model, but the company does thoroughly check the phone out before selling it to their customers. The first month is a free trial. Customers receive unlimited talking and texting on engadget, as well as a one gigabyte data plan. After the free trial period is up customers can choose to keep this plan for just $19.99 a month, or they can opt to receive the free plan. The free plan includes 200 minutes of talk, 500 texts, and a data plan of 500MB.

For those who need more, FreedomPop offers what they call Premium Plus service. This plan will give the customer additional amenities such as visual voicemail, wireless capabilities, data rollover, and the ability to receive videos and pictures through their text messages. The plan comes with a 30 day money back guarantee, so customers who are not satisfied with their phone or service can cancel and receive their money back. Additionally, there are no contracts of any kind, so service can be cancelled whenever one chooses.

Originally reported on Android Authority, http://www.androidauthority.com/moto-e-2nd-gen-freedompop-648840/, this phone can be a lifesaver for those on a budget. The Moto E is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410. It has 1GB RAM and *GB of storage. A microSD support is included. The screen resolution is 540 x 960, and the phone includes a 5MP main camera.