The MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) company Freedompop will be coming to Spain this summer via WhatsApp. WhatsApp is an application available to many mobile users who own an I-Phone, Blackberry, Android or Windows phone. The company itself currently limited free voice and data services. On release, however, messaging and calling will be free regardless of usage.
The UK and US are the only two countries where Freedompop offers its services but without the WhatsApp perk. In the US up to 500mb is free with additional amounts costing anywhere from $9.99 to $59.99. The company has stated that over 70 percent of Spain’s wireless customers use WhatsApp. The application itself accounts for 90 percent of the texting that goes on in the country. To quote the COO and Co-founder Steven Sear, It has “completely cannibalized traditional mobile services in Spain and shaped a unique opportunity for companies looking to embrace the new OTT world we live in,”. He went on to state “We’re creating a new mobile business model by leveraging WhatsApp’s success to ensure anyone can communicate 100 per cent free, simply by covering the data bill for WhatsApp,”.
They aim to do what Facebook’s internet.org project couldn’t in the wireless market. Users this summer will be able to buy a company owned SIM card and Freedompop will subsidize any data that is used by WhatsApp. The service is also extending to 31 additional countries with beta registration open on a first-come, first-service basis.
Freedompop hopes to have 100,000 subscribers in the UK by the end of the year. The projection of users in Spain is much higher because of WhatsApp. They expect between 500,000 and 1,000,000 customers. This is all possible due to the $109 million dollars in financing they’ve raised for the project.
Read this FreedomPop review: http://www.androidcentral.com/freedompop-offers-unlimited-access-its-wifi-network-5-month
FreedomPop has made a huge splash in the mobile industry with its affordable services and even free talking texting and data. Their paid services that they offer are also very affordable. This makes FreedomPop one very affordable service for people that are very low on income. Even though customers don’t get quite as much service as the other plans, they are still getting a good deal for the money that they are paying. The only thing is that they need to find the right type of device to take advantage of the plan. Right now, these are Sprint devices that have been refurbished. There is a new phone in the works.
FreedomPop has been expanding to different territories and according to an article recently released on RCR Wireless, FreedomPop has received more funding so that they can continue expanding in more markets so that they can offer their services to people around the world. The amount of funding that FreedomPop has received is tens of millions of dollars. This gave FreedomPop the ability to do two things. One of them is to continue to expand. FreedomPop was also able to retain its independence with the reports of there being an acquisition.
The original article can be found on RCR Wireless.
Cell phone service is evolving with time and currently the main goal is more attractive price plans. FreedomPop has introduced a different approach to cell phone plans by presenting the first 100% free cell phone service that includes voice, data and text. They also offer international calls to more than fifty countries.
Upon purchasing the cell phone, which runs around $49.99, an initial free 30 day trial of the highest premium plan begins. Once that first 30 days is over the customer is free to choose which plan best suits their needs. The free plan includes 200 voice minutes, 500 texts and 500 MB of data. For customers who need more, FreedomPop has two premium plans to choose from, $10.99 a month buys unlimited talk and text and 500 MB of data, and $19.99 a month includes unlimited talk and text and 1 GB of data. There are also optional services on twitter offered by FreedomPop that include visual voicemail, wireless tethering, premium voice quality, support for MMS and data rollover.
The phone is a pre-owned Motorola Moto E (2nd Generation) that has 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, 5 MP rear camera, VGA front camera, microSD support, Android 5.0 Lollipop, 2390 mAh battery, a 4.3 inch screen, and a 540×960 resolution. While this package is valued at $249.98, FreedomPop is currently selling the package for $49.99. It has a 30 day money back guarantee and requires no contracts which allows customers to change plans or cancel their service at any time.