Brand New Wireless Company Offers Free Wireless and Low-Cost Internet
FreedomPop is a new telecom company which offers free wireless coverage and low-cost wireless internet. This has enabled FreedomPop to expand their service coverage across the United States, and now on to Europe. FreedomPop is doing so using the “freemium” model, whereby users get a very basic level of service for free and are able to pay for upgrades.
Limited Data Usage Is Free
FreedomPop’s wireless customers are provided with 200 minutes of talk time, 200 texts, and 200 megabytes of data transfer per month for free. Customers have to pay extra for certain features like voicemail or upgrades to their wireless plans. These upgrades are where FreedomPop makes it’s money as a freemium provider of wireless service. FreedomPop also makes money from the devices which they sell to their customers.
Low-Cost, Unlimited WiFi Access
Another area in which FreedomPop is innovating is in the creation of an unlimited WiFi access network for only $5 per month. Customers are able to use 10 million hotspots in the US for free. FreedomPop plans to launch this service to customers living in large US cities very soon. In addition to being able to access WiFi from traditional networks, customers of FreedomPop’s WiFi network will have expanded access.
Coverage Being Expanded Internationally
FreedomPop is also expanding coverage to countries in Europe and Asia. For now, European customers will only be able to purchase SIM cards and not whole devices. The company currently is seeking to provide international calling and roaming data for free to customers in the UK, France, and Spain. US customers will also have this benefit as well, as the company is expecting to provide international calling for next to nothing.
Sales Strictly Online
Their sales are strictly online, making the company’s marketing costs much lower than the big carriers. FreedomPop is able to pass on these cost savings to their customers that would have otherwise been spent on marketing or storefronts. Their products are simply shipped directly to the customer once the order is processed.
Allows For Activation of Unusable Devices
Another unique feature which FreedomPop offers it’s customers is that they are able to use devices which aren’t activated. Many customers find that it is too costly to add service to a device which hasn’t been used.