FreedomPop Debuts Global Hotspot
FreedomPop today announced a global hotspot that will allow customers to roam in more than two dozen countries at low cost. The hotspot itself costs $49 and provides up to 200MB of free wireless access. Customers can add 500MB chunks of data access for $10. FreedomPop already operates in the U.S. (Sprint) and the U.K. (Three). FreedomPop didn't say what other carriers are providing access across its new international footprint. The global hotspot will work in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. FreedomPop expects to expand the number of countries to 40 by the end of the year, including some in Asia and others in Latin America. The company also debuted a $10 SIM card for smartphones that provides roaming access across such of Europe.
FreedomPop Zero-Rates WhatsApp with New SIM
FreedomPop today announced a new SIM card that provides free access to WhatsApp. The WhatsApp SIM comes with unlimited WhatsApp usage, 200 MB of data, and 100 voice minutes — all of which can be used for free.
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.
Facebook Brings Free Video Calls to Messenger App
Facebook today said users of its Messenger application will soon be able to make free video calls to one another. The feature can be initiated with a single button and works over LTE 4G or WiFi.
T-Mobile Giving Away Free LTE Roaming Until 2017
T-Mobile today said its postpaid customers will have access to free, high-speed mobile data throughout South America and select European countries for the rest of 2016. T-Mobile customers will not have to take any action to enjoy free international roaming in these countries.