FreedomPop Offers an Incredible Bargain for Wi-Fi Users

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.

FreedomPop Raises the Bar (and Lowers the Price) for Smartphone Users

We told you last month about FreedomPop‘s amazing new international service.

The endless commercials for $45/month phone plans may soon be getting a run for their money. FreedomPop, a Los Angeles based company, is now revamping the way consumers can communicate with their world, and at a much lower price. Founded in 2011, the company originally offered mobile and internet services with base packages free of charge. A partnership was created with Sprint in April 2013 to allow 3G and 4G access to users with Sprint compatible devices and since then, FreedomPop has begun selling their own line of lower-cost smart phones and tablets that come with free amounts of talk, text, and data.

This year, FreedomPop has released a $5/month Wi-Fi hotspot service that allows users unlimited voice, text, and internet usage as well as an automatic sign-on feature. Instead of having to obtain a password and go through the steps of logging in to a public wireless network, customers can download FreedomPop’s app that will search for Wi-Fi networks and automatically connect. 

Currently about 10 million hotspots are available throughout the U.S.A. in businesses such as Burger King, Panera, and McDonald’s and 15 million more are expected to be launched by April 2015. Currently, the Wi-Fi service is only available to Android devices due to the complexities of Apple’s sign-on platform, but FreedomPop CEO Stephen Stokols hopes to have an update to the iOS app soon, which would allow millions more to have access to their service. 

Can a Wi-Fi only plan completely take the place of a regular cellular data plan? Not necessarily, but it depends where you live and the amount of data you use. If you live in an area with multiple hotspots and use lots of data, FreedomPop could be a great money saver.

FreedomPop’s model resembles those of other phone services such as Republic Wireless which offers a similar Wi-Fi/cellular combination plan, but Republic Wireless requires you to use only the phones they provide. With the $5 Wi-Fi plan, you can dig out your old “X” brand smartphone from the junk drawer and connect to one of the 10 billion hotspots available automatically to call, text, or surf the web.

FreedomPop Gets Into The International Calling Sphere

FreedomPop is expected to make a name for itself in 2015. The company has already laid the foundation to prepare it to be prosperous in the years to come. The company has increased its exposure by offering 100 free minutes of international calling every month to its customers. In addition to this, the company also offers Free Talk and Text apps and also smartphones and accessories. The company is poised to capture a large portion of the $35 billion market share annually. Here’s what you can expect from this company that’s on the rise.

1. Hopes to Increase International Calling Usage

If you check out FreedomPop’s Facebook page, they hope to help the industry grow from 20 million American international callers to 50 million. This can be done by giving callers more options for less. Skype has proven that apps like this work, and now, FreedomPop wants its chance to shine. The average international caller spends an average of about $156 per month. With FreedomPop, consumers can save at least $1000 per year.

2. Increased Calling Coverage

United States customers can currently make international calls to more than 30 countries. Most of the calls, however, are made in Mexico, Brazil, India, and China. The company hopes to expand the ability to call internationally to more than 100 countries in the near future. This makes the company more attractive to consumers who are willing and considering to invest in FreedomPop.

3. International Numbers are Available for a Low Cost

International numbers are available for $8.99 per month to go along with its $20 per month unlimited service. They are convenient and useful. Anyone who accepts calls from international locations will benefit. The person calling from outside the United States will only be charged as if they are making a local call. This gives consumers the freedom to connect with their friends and family more often because it’s more affordable.

4. Talks of Acquisition

Although there are talks of acquisition by Sprint, the services are not expected to decline. The company is already in partnership with Sprint to provide iPhones to its consumers.

The value of the acquisition is expected to be between $250 million and $450 million. When someone mentioned a value of $200 million, FreedomTalk balked at the number stating that it was far too low. Only time will tell what will happen in the future with these two companies.

Secure Your Services With FreedomPop

You should do whatever possible to secure your place with FreedomPop. This up and coming company is offering free and low-cost services now, but as demand increases, the prices are bound to go up. The company hopes to be able to offer more free services to their customers in the future, however. Stay involved to determine how FreedomPop can help your personal or business international calling experience better.