FreedomPop is one of the newest wireless internet and mobile phone service provider and is based in Los Angeles. They provide wireless data and voice and text services through the Sprint and Clearwire network. Founded by CEO Stephen Stokols and Steven Sesar, the company is always trying to find new and innovative ways to appeal to their customer base and attract new ones.
Their most recent innovation is the launching of a global hotspot and SIM that will help give its users a large single seamless data connection. Available initially in the U.S. and U.K. the hotspot offers free date to those who purchase the device. The service will work in up to 25 countries including America, England, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and even some Eastern European countries as well. The company has plans to expand the coverage to Latin American companies by the end of this year and will dive into Asia later on as well.
At present, the global hotspot is available for a special beginning price of $49.99. The company will definitely reward early birds; the price is slated to go up to $99.99 later on. The Global SIM will be needed for the activation to take effect and is priced at only $10.
The data offering with the new system will begin with 200MB in any of the supported areas, but of course that isn’t a lot of data. They say that you get what you pay for, and that principle is definitely true in the data world as well. FreedomPop is banking on the fact that you will probably need more data, so they are offering a plan where you can obtain 500MB for $10.
FreedomPop has also done well in the financial department, raising $50 million in order to expand to markets in countries in Europe, South America, and Asia. The company has raised $109 million in total.
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