What kind of phone can I use with the FreedomPop SIM?

This information applies to the Premium SIM card
The serial number on your SIM card (called the ICCID number) begins with 89014

Devices that are compatible with AT&T are generally GSM devices. Some devices, like newer unlocked iPhones, are compatible with all networks, and they support both GSM and CDMA.

Our SIM cards work with the largest GSM network in the US and can be used with most AT&T-compatible phones and GSM unlocked phones. 


What devices will NOT work with this service?

Even though we work with all different types of devices, some exclusions apply. These include:

  • Devices reported as lost or stolen
  • Devices reported for fraud
  • Devices under an existing contract with another carrier
  • Devices with outstanding debt with the previous carrier

Important Note: There is no device compatibility check required for Premium Voice activation, however, if your phone falls into one of the categories mentioned above some or all service may be affected when using FreedomPop Premium Voice.


This information applies to the Legacy SIM card
The serial number on your SIM card (called the ICCID number) begins with 89011

The different SIM cards we offer

We offer two types of SIM cards: Talk, text, and data SIMs built for cell phones, and Data-only SIM cards made for mobile hotspot devices.


If you purchased a Talk, Text, and Data SIM card (for phones)

You will need to use a GSM SIM-unlocked smartphone. If your phone is GSM unlocked, that means the phone can be used with any SIM card, from any carrier. Phones that are locked to a specific wireless carrier are unsupported. For more information about the difference between a locked phone and an unlocked phone, read this article.

Android phones must be running the operating system  Android 4.1, or more recent, and iPhones must be updated to the operating system iOS 8.0, or more recent. These system requirements are based on the needs of our mobile application. For calling and texting, you must use our FreedomPop Free Talk and Text application (iPhone) or FreedomPop Messaging application (Android). 

Unfortunately, Windows phones and BlackBerry phones are not supported.

When it comes to Android phones, the manufacturer (Samsung, Blu, Sony, HTC, etc) does not matter, but if you find that your SIM works with some manufacturers and not others, please contact us to report it.


If you purchased a Data-Only SIM card (for hotspots)

For data-only SIM cards, you will need to use a GSM unlocked hotspot device. There are no additional requirements for hotspots.