This is just a way to get more data by filling a 5 mins form. More info in documentation.
How does it compare to newsapi.org free plan?
Unlimited access (with 1 call/second rate limit). No access suspension in 1 month: use it for as long as you need.
Credit card required to sign up?
Nope. You will be issued an API key without a credit card.
Can I use this data to...?
We made this Free News API to let students, developers, and indie hackers do whatever they want with it.
Why did you do this? What's in it for you?
It's a long-term strategy where we become the industry leader for "News API" and "news data provider". We think we understand well the industry, and this features-limited plan will not be enough for the vast majority of commercial use-cases.