November 1, 2016

FreedomPop 4G Coverage and Network Summary

Freedom 4G

Updated: November, 2016

Introduction to FreedomPop 4G

FreedomPop is an innovative MVNO which runs on Three’s network. Its basic tariff is completely free other than a one-time charge to receive and activate the SIM card and it gives you 200MB of 4G data, 200 minutes and 200 texts every month. There are other meatier tariffs available too, but they have a monthly charge attached.

Currently FreedomPop is only available in the UK and the US, but it plans to roll out to other countries soon and is set to offer roaming for free when it does.

As it uses Three’s infrastructure in the UK it has the same level of coverage, amounting to over 63% of the population right now. That’s an old figure, so the actual coverage is probably a lot higher, but Three hasn’t published it. However, we know that the network has an aim of ultimately providing 4G to at least 98% of the UK population. We also know that, based on OpenSignal’s data, Three customers have a 4G connection 39.77% of the time – which as with network coverage trails rivals, but you can expect that figure to grow.

FreedomPop 4G Network Overview

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Types of 4G from FreedomPop:

  • Standard 4G – Around 5 times faster than a standard 3G network.

 4G from FreedomPop uses the following network frequencies:

  • 800 MHz (0.8 GHz)
  • 1800 MHz (1.8 GHz)

Find out more about 4G frequencies in the UK here.

FreedomPop 4G Coverage

As a Three MVNO FreedomPop currently has well over 63% UK population coverage with 4G. Towns and cities with partial or full coverage include but are not limited to: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Blackpool, Bolton, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Coventry, Derby, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Gloucester, Huddersfield, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Luton, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Preston, Sheffield, Southampton, Southend On Sea, Stoke On Trent, Swindon, Watford and York.

Use FreedomPop’s 4G coverage checker here to find out more about the network’s coverage in your area, including details of both indoor and outdoor coverage.

  • Charles leonard

    Has anyone else experienced common problems with freedompop? NO ONE HAS CALLED ME,THE REASON??? SIMPLE, IT RINGS ON THERE SIDE BUT DOESNT RING AT MY END!! IT WONT LET ME SMS TEXT ANYONE,OR ANYONE TEXT ME,OTHER THAN ON MESSENGER!! UTTER RUBBISH, I DOWNLOADED THE DIAGNOsTIC APP,load of Crap.IF I COULD GET ANY SUPPORT FROM THEM THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS CANCEL MY MONTHLY CONTRACT,DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR, DONT JOIN THIS MOTLEY CREW UNLESS YOU WANT TOTAL ISOLATION AND FRUSTRATION!!!

  • Chris

    This is a HORRIBLE HORRIBLE network. I write this review for others to save themselves unnessary problems. Don’t let the charm of “free” entice you cause it’s anything but free. I made the dumb choice of porting my number over without trying their service first. It’s littered with issues and problems (no coverage, missed texts, missed calls etc) then they have NO complaints department or any real customer service that can action anything. They always say, they will send to higher ups (which of course is not open to the public) then to request my PAC code for the number I brought over, they extorted me with £4.99 (something that was free from my previous provider) before they agreed to send it to me. They made bogus charges on my debit card for services I dint even use nor want (£11.97), but finally I got my code and have finally seen the back of them. As a sole trader, I lost a fair amount of business due to not having a number/network where I could be reached properly. I have lodged a complaint with the ombudsman, ofcom (telecommunications regulator) and I am also looking to seek compensation for loss of business.
    Avoid this network like the plague (and that’s me putting it mildly), if in doubt, go ahead…experience your own heartache.

  • Hanvant

    Same problem here. My data uses are off, auto top up is turned off and still they are sometime (when they wish top up my balance and charge me for not even using it.

    I have hardly used their sim card. last two months it was not even working and still when i checked statement there are charges like £8.91, £0.99, £3.99 and so