FreedomPop's Data-Sharing Service Goes Live
FreedomPop today made available a new service that allows customers to share their mobile data with one another. The idea is to let subscribers who won't/can't use all their data in a given month share it with those who need it. In conjunction with the service, FreedomPop released a web-based dashboard that lets subscribers see how much data they have, as well as how much data their friends and family have (discoverable via Facebook and Twitter). Users can gift data to friends and family, as well as make requests for data from those in their circle. FreedomPop also rewards users for referring new customers with a 50MB monthly allotment in addition to their base data plan. FreedomPop resells access to Clearwire's WiMax network, though it will eventually switch to Sprint's LTE 4G network. FreedomPop offers 500MB of mobile broadband for free each month, with additional gigabytes costing $10 each. The company isn't selling phones; rather, it is offering a mobile hotspot and a laptop dongle. It expects to begin offering VoIP-based voice service in April.
FreedomPop Intros $19 iPhone Plan
FreedomPop today announced a new calling plan that targets owners of the Apple iPhone. Owners of the iPhone 6 or 6s who activate their phone with FreeomPop will receive 500MB of data, 500 texts, and 500 voice minutes each month for free.
FreedomPop Looking Beyond Sprint for Growth
FreedomPop, an MVNO that resells access to Sprint's network, hopes to increase its reach by partnering with either AT&T or T-Mobile. The company is looking at these two GSM carriers specifically because they use SIM card-based devices, which makes it easier to switch from phone to phone.
FreedomPop Expands to AT&T's LTE Network
FreedomPop today said it has struck an agreement with AT&T that allows its customers to access AT&T's LTE network. FreedomPop is a WiFi-first carrier that provides unlimited calling and texting from WiFi hotspots and low-cost service when connected to cellular networks.
FreedomPop Intros Free Service Plan for iPhones
FreedomPop today announced new support for the Apple iPhone along with a free service plan. FreedomPop is selling the Phone 5 (refurbished) for $349 directly from its web site.