If you’re wary of the NSA but still want to keep in touch with your family and friends, I’ve got a cell phone for you. FreedomPop recently launched the Privacy Phone, which the company says is the only smartphone and mobile service that allows for encrypted communications. Nicknamed the “Snowden Phone,” the phone – which is a Samsung Galaxy II that costs $189 – can be purchased with bitcoins to help further protect your identity. FreedomPop says all voice and text messages are locked down with 128-bit encryption, and all app and internet data will be sent through a secure encrypted network. Still not sold on the idea? FreedomPop will let you can change your phone number anytime you want. The Privacy Phone has no contract, and comes with three months of unlimited voice and text plus 500 MB of data. After that, it’s just $10 a month, which – you guessed it – you can pay for in bitcoin. If you’re looking for a little bit more privacy, FreedomPop’s Privacy Phone is available for purchase today.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.