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. Such a move would "open up a whole new avenue for us," said FreedomPop CEO Stephen Stoklos in an interview with FierceWireless. FreedomPop sells its own handsets and also offers a stand-alone application called FreedomPop Free Voice and Text. The app can be used by non-FreedomPop customers to make free voice calls and send free messages (which are sent through the phone's data connection). FreedomPop hopes the app will help convince customers of other carriers to eventually make the switch to FreedomPop. FreedomPop said it is holding active discussions with AT&T and T-Mobile and may close on a deal during the second half of the year.
Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details
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More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
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Alcatel A30 Reaches Amazon Prime for Just $60
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RingPlus To Offer Free Phone Service
RingPlus today announced a new mobile phone service plan that is ad-supported, but completely free to the customer. The ads take the form of ringback tones, which RingPlus customers hear on outbound voice calls, after dialing but before the other party picks up.
FreedomPop Partnering with Intel for Its First Phone
FreedomPop plans to launch its first smartphone thanks to a new investment from Intel. The chip-maker is supplying the processor for the handset, which will be made by a "well-known device manufacturer." The device will go on sale next year for less than $200.
why would ATT always freedompop to use their network?
so you can cancel your att servies and get free services from freedompop? haha