FreedomPop Review: An Expanding Marketplace
A tech startup firm named FreedomPop attracted considerable attention a short while ago when it began offering limited free services on the competitive cell phone market. For absolutely nothing at all, telephone users could enjoy 500 megabytes of data per month, including up to 500 text messages and 200 minutes of basic cellular voice phone calls over the Sprint network. This year, the company launched a second program which generated considerable excitement: on January 21st, it commenced offering Wi-Fi services at 10,000,000 locations around the United States for only $5.
FreedomPop has enjoyed spectacular success since its founding. The company reported increases of several hundreds of thousands of new subscribers every quarter. Its Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Stokols, who also helped co-found the company, indicated that FreedomPop stands to develop a customer base of over a million in 2015, if present trends continue. Today, the Internet has expanded considerably in size. People utilize computer technology as a way to communicate and share ideas around the world. Small wonder, perhaps, that FreedomPop already plans to extend its operations into Europe before the end of 2015.
The New Wi-Fi Plan
FreedomPop apparently believes that the demand for Wi-Fi access will continue to create customers for the company in the future. Reportedly, according to sources within FreedomPop, some 90% of the data transmitted over mobile phones occurs through the use of wireless. FreedomPop’s current market for Wi-Fi stretches across 65% to 90% of the major urban areas. The company hopes to expand its 10 million hot spot offering sometimes during the first half of the year. Soon, it plans to offer its users access to some 25 million hot spots, a very large number of sites.
FreedomPop currently provides Wi-Fi access at a number of fast food and retail outlets. This fact has caused widespread speculation that the company has partnered with other firms, although not much information is available on this point. FreedomPop currently furnishes its wireless service through its Android app. Reportedly, the provider is working to develop an app for iPhone users, also. As more wireless hot spots develop around the world, carriers such as FreedomPop appear poised to become significant players in the ISP marketplace of the future.