FreeUP has an excellent catalog of cell phones for you to choose from, all of which are available to purchase outright or through a monthly payment plan (via Affirm) as long as you qualify.
FreeUP offers the following payment options for their phones:
- RRP (pay the full price up front)
- 6-month installment plan
- 12-month installment plan
- 24-month installment plan
Be aware that FreeUP’s monthly payment plans may include a high interest rate.
iPhones from FreeUP
FreeUP carries Apple’s flagship devices, the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max, but their selection of older models is limited to a few choices, like the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. They do also offer the iPhone SE, Apple’s only 4-inch phone, which many carriers no longer sell.
Top 10 iPhones available right now (full list of FreeUP iPhones here)
Android Phones from FreeUP
FreeUP offers an assortment of Android phones for sale. This includes the newest Samsung releases like the Samsung Galaxy S10+, S10, and S10e, as well as older but still-great phones like the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Not to mention that they also offer the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 Plus, which aren’t available through many carriers.
Top 10 Android Phones available right now (full list of FreeUP Android phones here)
Cheap Phones from FreeUP
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly phone, FreeUP has several options. They have more than ten phones that cost under $200, and a few that will run you less than $100. Imagine the avocado toast you could buy with the money that you save.
How to Buy a New Phone on FreeUP
There are two ways to buy a new phone on FreeUP:
- Purchase the device outright.
- Via monthly installments through a third-party company called Affirm.
When you buy the phone outright, you pay the full recommended retail price (RRP) upfront. For inexpensive phones, this isn’t generally a big deal, but when it comes to flagship devices, the cost can be rather debilitating. If you’re not willing to fork over $800 to over $1,000 for a new phone then you may want to consider a monthly installment plan through Affirm.
It’s important to note that many carriers don’t charge interest on their payment plans, but Affirm does. Your interest rate will depend on your credit score, but it may be as high as 30%, which certainly isn’t the most affordable option. It takes just a few minutes to see the amount Affirm approves you for and you’ll have seven days to decide whether you want to pull the trigger.
Additionally, a down payment may be required and your estimated monthly payment excludes taxes and additional fees. Keep in mind, payment plans are likely not available for phones cheaper than $50. If you’re looking for the best installment phone plans, it may be better to look elsewhere before deciding on FreeUP.
That said, if you do wind up purchasing a FreeUP cell phone, you will receive:
- Free shipping
- The FreeUP Free Plan
- A free SIM card
In order to receive free shipping, remember to use the code, FREEUP at checkout. The FreeUP Free Plan includes 1,000 minutes or text messages and unlimited hotspot WiFi.
Your interest rate may be as high as 30%. Other carriers may have more affordable monthly installment plans.
Bring Your Own Phone
FreeUP also makes it easy for you to bring your own phone (BYOP). You can either port your number to FreeUP or they can assign you a FreeUP phone number. You can bring your own device as long as it’s compatible with AT&T’s network (GSM).
To check whether your phone is compatible with FreeUP, simply enter your phone’s IMEI number online. If it’s compatible, great news! You can then proceed to choose your FreeUP phone plan. Once you receive your free SIM card, you can activate it online by entering the activation code that comes along with it.