FreeUp Mobile was launched in 2018 as a small MVNO that uses the AT&T network for coverage. FreeUp got its name for its offering its impressive free plan, giving consumers 500 minutes or texts and 100MB of high-speed LTE data. The plan was updated in January of 2019 to include 1,000 minutes or texts along with the same 100MB of high-speed LTE data. Considering this plan was on the AT&T network, it was an amazing deal, especially for free.
Unfortunately, the plan that played part in FreeUp Mobile’s name is now no longer available. In December, 2019, the free plan was discontinued. Still, FreeUp Mobile offers decent value data plans at affordable rates. Their plans range from $15 per month for 500MB of LTE data to $45 per month for 15GB of high speed data, about on par with the offerings from Cricket Wireless, Pure TalkUSA, and H2O Wireless.
FreeUp Mobile sells smartphones through Quality One Wireless, though we recommend you purchase an unlocked phone directly from the manufacturer or another retailer and then activate it on FreeUp Mobile for the best experience.
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FreeUp Mobile currently does not offer any auto-pay or family discounts, though they do offer a bulk discount on one of their plans. You can get their $15/500MB plan for three months for $40, saving you $5.
FreeUp Mobile uses AT&T’s 4G LTE network for coverage. AT&T’s 4G LTE bands include: 2, 4, 5, 12, 14, 17, 29, 30, and 66.
FreeUp Mobile does not support international data roaming at this time. You can use their free FreeUp Talk mobile app to place phone calls over WiFi while traveling abroad. You can check out the FreeUp Talk app on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
FreeUp Mobile charges standard taxes and fees with their plans.
FreeUp Mobile’s customer service is available through a contact form on their website, or you can call them at 1 (888) 316-0686 or 1 (469) 281-2080.
The following add-ons are available for all of FreeUp Mobile’s plans:
Add 1GB of 4G LTE high-speed data to your plan for the remainder of your billing cycle. When your plan renews, your add-on data will expire. Helpful in a pinch if you need more high-speed data. FreeUp Mobile’s $20 plans and up all include unlimited 2G data after you’ve gone over your high-speed allotment.
Add additional credit to your international calling balance. FreeUp Mobile includes calling to over 150 countries with their plans, but countries outside this list will charge a rate per minute for placing a call to. These minutes will be deducted from your available PayGo credit. You can see FreeUp Mobile’s included countries and pay-as-you-go countries on their website.