There is no need for a FreedomPop review to be written by the company itself because so many people take the time to write one because of the great services that they eagerly want to share with others. Even a 2016 review of FreedomPop speaks of their first service, which is a free phone service. Free cell phone service is still popular and is still free today. The only difference is that the free service can only be used for one year free of charge, and after a year has passed, the user will pay the standard fee of $10.99.
Those who wish to stay on a similar service after one year has passed should switch over to the paid plan, which costs $10.99 and has unlimited talk and texts. The paid plan still receives the 500 MB of data similar to the free plan but is a substitution for those who can no longer keep the free plan active. At least it’s a good thing that the free plan is available for an entire year, which is a way to save money for the year when a person wants to get rid of their monthly mobile bill.
The unlimited everything plan is also highly recommended for anyone who has a problem with only getting 500 MB of data. Although 500 MB of data is usable in many ways, it may not be enough for someone who stays on the Internet or constantly uses their apps. Using the unlimited everything plan for $19.99 will give the user 3G speeds for data after the usage of the 1 GB of 4G LTE data. FreedomPop does have alternatives for those who need more data but want to save money, such as using the Wi-Fi service that they offer for only five dollars monthly.
With the Wi-Fi service, there is the possibility of making phone calls over Wi-Fi as well as sending texts and surfing the Internet. This paid plan from FreedomPop is a great alternative to the standard cell phone plan that requires cell towers, but it’s only usable for those who have access to the services. Fortunately, the Wi-Fi services from FreedomPop are available in over 10 million different locations, so the scarcity of access to Wi-Fi shouldn’t be a problem. FreedomPop definitely has a lot of options for their cell phone services, whether a person chooses to pay for the service or not.
After reviewing so many different cell phone service providers, FreedomPop definitely has a lot of them beat because of their low prices. It’s not easy to keep prices low in today’s economy, especially since many companies are finding ways to raise their rates for any reason. FreedomPop has been keeping their service prices low and have even brought along more services that start at low prices as well. The free service is still intact, and a FreedomPop review shows them now offering the free service with unlimited text messages, along with 200 minutes of talk time and 200 MB of data.
Those wanting more data than the 200 MB that’s allowed can always take the time to complete any offers that FreedomPop has because it earns them 10 MB of free data per offer. Many of the offers don’t even require paying for anything or signing up for anything but simply adding friends to become a FreedomPop customer. Many who tell their friends and family about FreedomPop have brought in many customers, and each customer that sticks around will give the FreedomPop user 10 MB of additional free data each month for as long as they are on their plan.
Low prices aren’t enough for FreedomPop because they also want to have great services, and all of the services that FreedomPop is offering will have no contract at all. Since there is no one-year or two-year contract, anyone wanting great service can choose FreedomPop. As far as a cell phones go, FreedomPop sells phones, but they also allow any user to bring a phone of their own to the network. Any phones brought over to the network must already be unlocked or must be from Sprint to work on the FreedomPop network.
FreedomPop has a very popular unlimited cell phone plan that costs $20 each month and comes with data that’s also unlimited. Even though the data will be at 3G speeds after the customer has used up the 4G speeds, it’s still a great value and costs a whole lot less than what other cell phone carriers will charge for a similar plan. FreedomPop is also offering Wi-Fi service, which is great for cell phones users who want extra data. There are even portable hotspots that FreedomPop offers, and the hotspots can be obtained for a refundable deposit and will also receive 500 MB of data free each month.
Doing a review of the many wireless service providers may be quick and easy because they only deal with cell phone service, but a FreedomPop review would be a bit more difficult because they have additional services on top of cell phone service. FreedomPop sells phones and also tablets that can be used on their network. There is no need to unlock the phones that are purchased from the FreedomPop website or a FreedomPop retailer because they are ready to go. Tablets are also usable on the FreedomPop network, especially if it allows for phone calls like a regular cell phone.
Every service that FreedomPop sells can be found on their website, but some retail stores may have limited services that they deal with when it comes to FreedomPop. Any retailer that sells FreedomPop services will be selling cell phone service, but some may not have the home Internet service or the portable hotspots. Those that cannot find the services they need in a retail store should go directly to the FreedomPop website to conduct their business. Anyone looking for a cell phone can purchase it directly from the website and have it shipped to them.
Setting up a FreedomPop cell phone service requires a sim card, so the sim card must be purchased on the website or through a retailer. A phone plan must also be chosen before using the service, and there are several plans to choose from. The most popular plan that many customers will pick the $20 unlimited cell phone plan, but there are other plans that cost more and some that cost less. The free cell phone plan is exactly that, free of charge, and the service can be used by absolutely anybody.
A $10.99 service also exists with additional services added onto it, and next is the $20 unlimited plan. Any plan above the $20 plan is simply adding additional 4G LTE data, which costs five dollars per extra gigabyte. Those who are interested in getting the Wi-Fi service that FreedomPop is offering should know that it’s only five dollars a month, there are millions of hotspots available, and the service is unlimited. The portable hotspots are also available for sale and come with 500 MB of free data each month. The home hub that’s sold by FreedomPop comes with 1 GB of free data monthly and has several plans available too.
FreedomPop is a revolutionary new mobile service that offers free limited voice and data services, customers only have to pay a small fee if they want more than the allowed amount. The service is already available in the United States and the United Kingdom. They will be launching their services in Spain, people their will be getting something they don’t offer anywhere else, WhatsApp free messaging and calling. More than seventy percent of Spain’s mobile customers use WhatsApp. Soon, customers will be able to insert a SIM card into their mobile device, allowing FreedomPop will subsidize any data used by WhatsApp.
FreedomPop, the MVNO is engaged in an aggressive expansion plan fueled by a new round of venture capital funding. Operating as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), the company buys bulk voice and data capacity from its network partners (mainly Spirit and T-Mobile along with almost 200 others internationally) at wholesale rates and passes the saving through to its own customers. In fact, the company offers a free plan that includes 500 voice minutes, 200 texts and 200 megabytes of data.
The free business model is supported by selling additional services like international calling plans, second numbers, additional data plans, etc.
While margins are razor thin, the company keeps its overhead low. As an example, there is almost no advertising or marketing cost because the company relies on word of mouth advertising to bring in new customers as opposed to the high customer acquisition cost experienced by traditional providers. Also, by not having the expensive infrastructure (cell towers, backroom equipment, brick and mortar stores) reduces the company’s expense considerably.
In an interview with the trade magazine RCRWireless, Stephen Stokols, CEO and co-founder of FreedomPop explained the business model and talked about future expansion plans. One of the areas that Stokols planned to expand is in the areas of partnerships with traditional providers, including some of which had sought to purchase FreedomPop in the past. US expansion in the order of doubling or even tripling their number of subscribers is high on the priority list. Stokols said continued international growth into four or five additional markets was also a major goal for the next year.