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.
Google Says YouTube Music and YouTube Premium Now Available
Google today made its new YouTube Music and YouTube Premium apps and services available in 17 countries. YouTube Music is the new music service that is built around streaming with revised recommendations, playlists, stations, search, new/trending videos, exclusives, and downloads for offline playback to paying subscribers.
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.
Boost Mobile's Latest Hotspot Costs $50
Boost Mobile today debuted the Netgear Fuse, a mobile hotspot that can provide up to 10 hours of web surfing for up to 10 devices via WiFi. The hotspot has a 2,500mAh battery and a 1.77-inch display, which provides device status info.
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.