If you need internet service for basic services like email and light internet surfing, there’s now a way for you to get the service absolutely free. Gratis. Without charge.
We found this remarkable internet offer while perusing the website of Clark Howard, the legendary radio and TV cheapskate who finds bargains everywhere he looks.
“If you’re paying a significant amount for a monthly internet service,” Howard said, “what if there was an offer where you could get internet service for free? There’s gotta be a lot of catches, right. Well, there are a few.”
This free internet deal is being offered by a company called FreedomPop. To get all the specifics, go to FreedomPop.com.
The catch? You’re required to buy an $89 modem that allows you to surf the internet at home up to one gigabyte. How much is one gigabyte? Well, an average website is about 50 kilobytes in size, so you could visit 20,000 websites every month every month before you eat up your free gigabyte. And emails (not including attachments) are remarkably small. So you could send about 100,000 emails per month with FreedomPop’s one free gigabyte.
Why is FreedomPop giving you a free gigabyte? Because they hope you’ll get hooked on using the internet and need to buy additional capacity.
As Clark Howard said, “If your goal is to have light usage of the internet and they serve your street address, this is a way that you can actually surf the internet for free.”
But FreedomPop’s offer gets even better. If you decide you don’t want or need internet service, you can send your modem back to FreedomPop and they’ll refund your $89. No ifs, ands or buts.
h/t: Clark Howard