What Is the 'Freedom Phone'? Candace Owens Backs Apple and Google Alternative

Erik Finman, the self-proclaimed "Bitcoin millionaire," has launched a new smartphone designed to fight back against Big Tech companies by promoting free speech and security.

The Freedom Phone comes with its own app store, which will feature apps that are blocked or banned by Apple and Google, although the details haven't yet been given. It has already been endorsed by conservative commentator Candace Owens.

"I just did a live on Instagram taking everyone through the new FREEDOM PHONE which is now trending," she tweeted on Wednesday night.

"So excited that I partnered with a SOLUTION against Apple and Google."

I just did a live on Instagram taking everyone through the new FREEDOM PHONE which is now trending!

So excited that I partnered with a SOLUTION against Apple and Google.

Use code: CANDACE for 10% off your new phone

Watch full video here: https://t.co/GPdRngXPuV pic.twitter.com/c9jENoJDOQ

— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) July 14, 2021

Whether the phone will give Donald Trump a new platform after he was banned from Twitter and Facebook remains to be seen, but Finman is extremely confident about the project.

Here's all you need to know.

What Is the Freedom Phone?

The handset has been described as a "free speech and privacy first" phone, according to the company's website. The Freedom Phone comes with preloaded apps, which according to the website include "some of the most popular banned and unbanned conservative sites and apps."

The Freedom Phone will also have its own app store with the website stating that customers will be allowed to "read what you like, watch what you like, think what you like" as "nothing is censored."

However, details on which apps the store will feature remain thin on the ground for the time being.

The Freedom Phone operates with its own FreedomOS software and comes with lots of storage, a 6-inch screen and a large camera. As is the case for the app store, however, details on the features are still scarce.

According to Finman, the Freedom Phone "does everything your current phone does, except censor you and spy on you." Unlike Apple and Android devices, the Freedom Phone will have no app tracking, no keyboard tracking and no location tracking.

Finman said the handset will feature Trust, a security tool designed to warn users whenever an app or website is tracking them and it gives them the chance to stop that from happening.

Why Did Finman Create the Freedom Phone?

In a video he posted on Twitter to introduce the phone, Finman said his decision to enter the phone industry was motivated by a desire to fight back against Big Tech censorship.

Today I'm announcing the Freedom Phone.

This is the first major pushback on the Big Tech companies that attacked us - for just thinking different.

Complete with it's own Uncensorable App Store & Privacy Features.

We're finally taking back control. https://t.co/tOSnuxncfd pic.twitter.com/Hykp08ITCQ

— ERIK FINMAN (@erikfinman) July 14, 2021

"I've made it to Silicon Valley and I have already achieved a lot in my life, but now I'm leaving Big Tech to fight for free speech because the big tech overlords are violating your privacy, censoring your speech and I think that's so wrong," he said.

"That's why I created The Freedom Phone and its uncensorable app store.

"Everyone is complaining about Big Tech censorship, but nobody is doing anything about it."

Where Can I Buy the Freedom Phone and How Much Is It?

The Freedom Phone is currently on sale on its official website for $499.99. According to the website, the handsets will be shipped in August and users will be able to start using it by simply inserting their old SIM card into their new phones.

The phone works with Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and all the other domestic and international carriers.

The Freedom Phone
The Freedom Phone comes with its own app store and pre-loaded apps. freedomphone.com