In a recent posting by PC Mag, FreedomPop announces their recent developments in terms of funding gains and future plans to expand their network. The company has raised an extraordinary amount of funding to amp up their network, which is good news to residents in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company started in Los Angeles, and it has since brought on a large number of happy customers. The best part of this, for consumers, is that they are not required to sign a contract, and FreedomPop’s basic plan is actually altogether free.
The free service that FreedomPop has to offer its customers has a data usage of 200 MB, a talk time allowance of 200 minutes and a text message allowance of 200 messages to be sent or received. Those figures are set to roll over, and there are bigger plans for folks that need more time on their phones. Some people even decide to use FreedomPop in addition to their regular carrier. In case you don’t know how the company works, they are able to offer these deep discounts to people due to the fact that they buy in bulk from the major phone companies.
Funding Efforts And Plans To Expand
The recent round of funding for FreedomPop landed the company 50 million dollars to expand their network capabilities. The company has decided to use the funds to allow their customers in the U.S. and the U.K. to have wifi throughout the planet. Their global wifi hotspot will be available in 25 countries, which will save travelers a great deal of hassle in their arrangements. They plan to expand it, of course, to cover 40 countries by 2017. The network will work in a way to seamlessly allow travelers to move throughout these countries.
FreedomPop has a new offer for a phone that can save you hundreds of dollars a month if you are a data power user who is in range of a Wi-Fi network enough, according to a recent article published on CNET.
By adding a new phone to its line-up, googleplay’s FreedomPop is further cementing its established foothold as the go-to low-cost mobile phone service operator. The Los Angeles-based company already offers several free and low fee plans. The traditional plans use a specific phone with capped limits that are among the cheapest plans available, if customers stay in the range needed to qualify for a $0, $10, or $20 per month plan.
But a Wi-Fi specific phone is designed to save the customer even more money compared to the features offered if used as intended. Whenever you are in range of a qualified Wi-Fi network that you can log on to your phone will use it. The Wi-Fi hotspot will let you send and receive your phone calls using VoIP – or Voice over Internet Protocol. You will be able to send and receive SMS and MMS over the Internet, which you can browse without data limits on the hotspot. The phones will come equipped with access to a cellular network, but will be programmed to use it only as a last resort.
Expecting to launch in 2016, the phones will be priced between $99 and $199. Each model will be based on Intel’s SoFIA platform – an innovative smartphone chip built to be a low cost way to integrate the phone’s modem with its processor. This was developed by Intel specifically to be a cost savings to the end user consumer. Intel Capital is directing funds to FreedomPop to pursue the further development of this chip and the to-be-named new phone.
The phone will be made available in both the United Kingdom and in the US, where after purchase price, it will be available for the $5 a month plan – which grants the user unlimited data, talk and text.