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FreedomPop is a United States-based CDMA mobile phone company based in Los Angeles, California, founded in 2011 by Stephen Stokols (who is currently the CEO) and Steven Sesar. Learn more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreedomPop

FreedomPop works much differently than many other cell phone companies in that it finds ways to lower costs for both itself and its customers as much as it can while maintaining network integrity and quality. One of the ways it does so is by partnering with other phone companies (most notably Sprint) to use their towers. Another method, however, is much more innovative. FreedomPop was one of the first companies to develop the technology that allows calls and text messages to be sent over Wi-Fi networks. This feature has been rolled out to its customers, thus saving the company and its customers money on bandwidth and tower construction and maintenance.

FreedomPop currently offers three phone plans: Premium 1GB, Annual 1GB, and Basic 200. The Premium and Annual 1GB plans are very similar; both plans offer 1GB of LTE data per month, in addition to unlimited voice minutes and unlimited text messages, for $19.99 per month, with a customer’s first month being free. The Annual 1GB plan provides customers with exactly the same features, but with a massive discount as an incentive to pay for an entire year of service at once, which is $79.99. However, the most notable plan FreedomPop offers is actually its Basic 200 plan, tailored for light cell phone users. This plan allows for the use of 200 voice minutes, 500 text messages, and 500MB of data per month. The most notable thing about this plan, however, is its price: in accordance with the company’s name, this plan is completely free of charge.

Although FreedomPop’s service is compatible with any Sprint-enabled phone, they do provide phone options to their customers directly, often with prices much lower than retail prices. The list of phones currently consists of the HTC Desire 510, the Kyocera Hydro Vibe, the Google Nexus 5, and the LG G3, as well as SIM cards for existing Sprint phones.

In addition to Cell phone service, FreedomPop offers internet on-the-go services, paired with a portable Wi-Fi hotspot, as well. The devices available are currently the Netgear Fuse, the Alcatel Mi-Fi 500 LTE, the FreedomPop Proton LTE, and the FreedomPop Supernova, all of which are portable hotspots. The plans include a Premium 2GB plan for 4G and 3G networks for $19.99 per month and the first month free, a Pro 500MB for 4G and 3G networks for $3.99 per month and the first month free, and a Basic 500MB plan for 4G networks only that is completely free of charge.

Venturebeat.com reported on April 20th that FreedomPop, a mobile virtual network operator, is making a move to attract more customers by offering free access to WhatsApp. FreedomPop makes a name for itself by providing free talk, text, and data on flagship phones such as the iPhone 5 and the Moto E.

What is unique about this development however, is the FreedomPop is providing the free access to WhatsApp of it’s own volition. They were not approached by Facebook, WhatsApp’s parent company, in any way. FreedomPop is also testing this offering in Spain first, a market where 70 percent of mobile device users have at least downloaded WhatsApp.

FreedomPop offers a tantalizing plan that gives you 200 minutes, 200 texts, and 200 megabytes of data for free. While 200 free text messages may seem archaic in the year 2016, offering WhatsApp for free would remove many potential customers doubts about signing up for FreedomPop

FreedomPop also offers free roaming in 31 countries, including the U.S., Germany, France, Italy, and the U.K. among others. With the roaming in mind, free or minimal cost talk, text, and data, and soon free access to WhatsApp, FreedomPop is positioning itself to become a major player in the mobile market.

Source: http://venturebeat.com/2016/04/20/mvno-freedompop-has-a-grand-plan-to-sign-you-up-zero-rated-whatsapp-access/

Read this review: http://www.androidcentral.com/freedompop-offers-unlimited-access-its-wifi-network-5-month

Smartphones, texting, and data usage is a mainstay of modern society. With many companies offering deals and steals, it is easy to be hoodwinked into a plan that ends up costing an exorbitant amount of money instead of saving it. One company, FreedomPop, is transparent about its business model, it’s packages, and is now rapidly expanding across Europe.

As reported by FierceWireless, FreedomPop had plans to launch 25 carries in Europe, all of which are up and running. The manager of international operations for FreedomPop, Nicholas Constantinopoulos, is aiming ever high. The company received another $50 million in funding, upping their total to $190 million.

FreedomPop cites over 1 million users. In the U.S., it has seen a conversion of 48% from other carriers, while in Europe the conversion rate is 40%. And according to Constantinopoulos, these conversion rates hold steady. FreedomPop has a loyal base of 80-90%, for both their free services and the additional packages that are offered at around $10-$50. In addition, FreedomPop is now partnering with Axiata. Axiata is a Malaysian based Asian telecom group. This is just the starting point for FreedomPop’s hopeful expansion into Asian and South American markets.

FreedomPop has been a popular carrier for those who prefer the lowest fees and transparent business transactions, and this structure is contributing to its massive growth. For more information about these latest developments, the full article can be found here.

Cell phone service providers are everywhere, and each one of them are vying for new customers every day. An article presented on Lifehacker.com has some great information about the benefits when switching phone companies, and the information can help those who are making a switch to another phone company. Even if a person is locked into a contract, it’s possible to get out of it by switching to another carrier that will purchase the contract. Those who switch can still keep their phone number. Even those without a cell phone can choose to get cell phone service with a company like FreedomPop.

How is someone to know if they need a cell phone? It’s easy. If the person talks on the phone at all when they leave their house but have to borrow a phone, then it’s safe to say that they need a cell phone. People are not keen on lending out their phones these days, and this is because many people have chosen to buy expensive smartphones that cost hundreds of dollars. A person who has an expensive smartphone won’t want to give a complete stranger a phone call, just because the stranger didn’t feel the need to get their own cell phone.

It’s possible for a person to go into a store and ask for a phone call, but there may be other people using the phone, calling the phone, or waiting to use the phone, so it’s not necessary that the person will get to make the phone call. The best idea is to have a cell phone with service from FreedomPop, especially if the power goes out in a home, which means a cell phone is the only way to make a phone call. A cell phone will always be able to call emergency services, even if the cell phone doesn’t currently service, so the police can always be called from the phone.

Cell phone service is easy to obtain with FreedomPop by just going to the website. Those who know a FreedomPop provider can go to the location and sign up for the services, and it’s even possible to buy a cell phone directly from FreedomPop. It’s not necessary to have an expensive smartphone to use FreedomPop services because even a simple flip phone will work just fine. Those looking for a great smartphone can easily buy one from FreedomPop through their website as well as signing up for cell phone service.