FreedomPop’s Anonymous, Encrypted “Privacy Phone” Service

PIC: FreedomPop(C)

PIC: FreedomPop(C)

Forgive me if I’m a little bit cynical at this point about any company claiming to offer anonymous phone service. However, if it’s all on the up and up – and presuming that the NSA and their associated goons can’t render its “privacy” claims null and void – FreedomPop’s phone could be useful. You can pay for your service with BitCoins, too.

Via The Next Web:

Budget carrier FreedomPop today announced a new Privacy Phone service that attempts to offer secure and anonymous voice, text and data communications.

Jokingly referred to as the “Snowden phone,” FreedomPop’s latest offering is based on a Samsung Galaxy S II. Voice and text will run over 128-bit encryption, while data is funneled through a pre-installed VPN. In an extra touch of security, you’ll be able to pay for the phone in bitcoin in order to keep the transaction anonymous. FreedomPop also says you can change your number whenever you want.

The Privacy Phone costs $189 and includes three free months of unlimited voice and text and 500MB of monthly data. The plan costs $10 per month after the initial free period.

Keep reading at The Next Web.

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  • BuzzCoastin

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  • Thurlow Weed

    First, there were “language professors hate this man” web ads. Then, “electric companies are afraid of this device that produces cheap electricity.” And now “Government intel agencies hate this phone…”

  • VaudeVillain

    Anonymous or not, this sounds like a pretty sweet upgrade from my current phone/plan… I’d just as soon skip on the BitCoin nonsense, though.

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