If you own a mobile phone then you have made the decision, conscious or otherwise, to take a side in how the industry shapes itself in the coming years. It used to be that cell phones were either rare or just rarely used but now that is not the case in any way. Nowadays your cell phone is an extension of both your social and your business life and it only makes sense that you would want to maximize its value. This is where FreedomPop, the ‘freemium’ carrier developed by CEO Stephen Stokols, comes into play.
Instead of stacking up different, and unnecessary, features the guys and girls at FreedomPop wanted to turn more toward a ‘buffet’ style approach: buying what you want rather than what is offered. Stokols digital ‘buffet approach’ has been intrinsically successful but the real selling point, ironically enough, is in what FreedomPop is offering its users for free: namely, everything.
When you first register for FreedomPop you will be given access to a completely free phone plan. Once registered you will be given a specific amount of talk, text, and data for usage throughout the month. So long as you don’t pass your limitations you will not generate any charges. If you find that you don’t like your limitations and want to extend your plan then even better. This is obviously a great situation for people who have limited means but still need to maximize the value of their cell phone. Seriously, look at the price of a smart phone plan from any of the ‘big companies’ and you’ll notice a pattern: high prices!
The popularity of what FreedomPop is offering has made them one of the hottest tech companies in all of North America. In fact, talks of a merger were soon flooding the rumor boards in regards to FreedomPop’s future. Ultimately CEO Stephen Stokols opted to instead bet on his own future and that of the company by retaining ownership, shelving the merger talks, and raising even more money — another $30 million, for future expansions. This new money, along with a concise market approach, will allow FreedomPop to continue to grow and extend into one of the biggest new phone companies on the market.
In this FreedomPop review, it will be a quick summary of what makes it the cheapest option for wireless users and who can benefit most from their service. The service is relatively new to the wireless marketplace.
What Is It Anyway?
It is a wireless network that only uses VOIP. This means that they only purchase services for data and then they use their partner Sprints data network to run all of it. This differs from the typical purchase of data connections.
The most popular plan they offer is their “free plan.” This plan offers 200 talk minutes, 500MB of data and 500 texts, all for no charge every month. The hope of the company is that you’ll opt for more data through one of their “paying plans.”
Using over 10,000 wi-fi hotspots dotted all around the country, you’ll have access to all of your talk, text and data services. This takes away the need for using many towers. This option will only run the customer a cool $5. This keeps you connected to any hotspots that you already have access to as well.
This is by far the most popular plan that they offer. As it states, you’ll receive unlimited talk, text and data usage for only $19.99 per month. The fact tat you’ll have access to such a large network of hotspots makes this very welcoming to customers.
How It Works
The company runs on the Sprint network for all of their services. The Sprint network is trusted by many other companies for service, so it’s a solid enough company to count on for your data usage.
With 38 different mobile devices to choose from, FreedomPop has plenty of options already when it comes to which device to use for your personalized service. Them being a new company, you can more than likely count on this number growing as the company grows.
For the original FreedomPop review by Saving Freak, just click the link for all of the information you’ll need.
There’s a new, popular virtual mobile network operator out there on the market, and they are giving away usage to people because it is what the company believes. In an article and video interview from RCR Wireless, FreedomPop’s CEO Stephen Stokols talks about how this company is growing domestically and internationally to offer their valuable service to more and more people.
RCR Wireless’s Carrier Wrap Segment
The popular Carrier Wrap segment from RCR Wireless featured information about FreedomPop this week, along with other information about a few other major cellular providers. FreedomPop has been around since 2011, and they have consistently offered a free service to people who don’t feel like spending a fortune for their wireless phone bills.
In the latest interview from RCR Wireless, the CEO of FreedomPop explains how the number of people who convert to paid usage in the UK has grown from 20 percent to 44 percent. This increase in usage conversions is outstanding when you consider that the service is new to the UK. In the US, the conversion rate is at 50 percent, and this market has been open longer to FreedomPop. According to Mr. Stokols, UK journalists even doubted that FreedomPop’s business model would work, but the company is proving them wrong with this high conversion rate.
Additionally, the network has expanded to allow users to travel through other countries with the same phone plan. This makes it a lot easier when planning your vacation. Many users like to travel with FreedomPop instead of going through trouble with the large carriers.