Slash your phone bill by 80%- Unlimited Talk, Text + 4G Data $5.75/ mo

With FreedomPop's new BYO Phone plan, you can activate your old or new Android smartphone and get unlimited talk, text and 500MB a month for $5.75. Simply enter the phone's ESN or MEID on FreedomPop's site to get started. FreedomPop's Unlimited Talk, Unlimited Text, and 4G Data plan is usually $10.99 per month, but… » 3/17/14 6:19pm 3/17/14 6:19pm

Everything You Need to Know About the New Privacy-Focused Smartphones

A new generation of privacy-focused smartphones hit the scene at Mobile World Congress (MWC) last month. On the surface, they're all pretty exciting, but do you really need one of them to keep your data safe from prying eyes? Here's what you need to know. » 3/10/14 10:00am 3/10/14 10:00am

Move over Justin Timberlake, FreedomPop is Bringing Privacy Back

FreedomPop's philosophy is simple; the Internet is a right, not a privilege. We believe your privacy should follow suite. It's common knowledge that the almighty NSA has been tracking most if not all our phone conversations and text messages for some time now, with the help of many major carriers. Often times, major… » 3/06/14 11:55am 3/06/14 11:55am

Why Is My Internet Suddenly So Slow?

Dear Lifehacker,
I have a fast internet connection, but it doesn't always earn the title. Sometimes I get half the speed I pay for during certain times of the day. Other times my upstream connection barely works. I've done all the usual modem resetting tech support always requires but I still have the problem. Any… » 2/18/14 10:00am 2/18/14 10:00am

Five Best Mobile Hotspots

Getting access to high-speed internet on the go doesn't have to mean using someone's wide-open Wi-Fi. There are plenty of great 3G and 4G hotspots that get the job done, don't cost an arm and a leg, and are small enough to keep in your pocket for when you need them. Whether you're on the road or cable's out at home,… » 2/16/14 8:00am 2/16/14 8:00am

Sprint has plans to phase out WiMAX sometime in 2015 so you have a good year, maybe even two. If you're happy with our service though and want to continue after WiMAX is put to bed, we are definitely looking into ways to help users like yourself out. » 11/19/13 2:46pm 11/19/13 2:46pm