Shut Up and Take My Money: FreedomPop Freedom Spot Photon

By on December 12, 2013

Shut Up and Take My MoneyOperating at 4G speeds, the Freedom Spot Photon (developed by FreedomPop) is a Wi-Fi connectivity device for getting all your devices out on the Web.

Offering 500MB of free data each month, this type of device is likely handy for anyone who commutes to work or simply needs to hop on Wi-Fi when in a remote location. It would also be useful for families when in a hotel room, thus avoiding the hotel’s daily Wi-Fi charge.

Slightly smaller than the size and shape of a regulation hockey puck, the Photon allows users to connect up to eight different devices at once. It provides a minimum of six hours of battery life and offers speeds up to 12Mpbs down and 1.5Mpbs using Clearwire’s Wimax network. There’s also no monthly data caps in place or contracts to sign, so you can start or quit at any time.


Regarding data, FreedomPop offers a a social referral program that allows users to earn 500MB of data by referring a friend. Specific to the free plan, additional data costs about $20 per 1GB.

However, people interested in watching lots of video can reduce that rate to $10 per 1GB by signing up for one of the two monthly subscription plans. FreedomPop offers a 2GB plan at $17.99 a month and a 4GB plan at $28.99 a month. So if you plan on firing up Netflix, make sure you have one of the monthly premium plans and aren’t busting through your data limit too quickly.

Anyone interested in the device should check out the coverage map here as well as reviews on the device here. FreedomPop is also running a special deal on Ben’s this week. You can pick up a refurbished FreedomSpot Platinum Edition Photon with 2GB of Data for 1 month and a micro-USB travel charger for $25 here:

Click Here to Get the Deal

Check out some more product shots of the device below:



About Mike Flacy

By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!


  1. Gr33n

    July 15, 2015 at 6:30 am

    Actually They lease data from “spring” Sprint. Also they don’t bill you if you don’t use all your 500mb, they bill you for roll over my data, which is a simple uncheck on their website…

  2. Skeptic

    May 31, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Usually the word ‘freedom’ these days means someones’ getting one over on you. Plus Spring is renowned for overbilling…no thanks!!!!
    You also know they bill you extra $10 if you don’t use your 500MB??? Bullshizit

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