Fortune recently reported that FreedomPop is offering those who are drowning in cell phone bills the chance to have a free mobile plan. Who doesn’t want a free mobile plan? What usually starts out as a reasonable plan ends up costing an arm and a leg to keep going. What if there was the option to swap the big and overpriced carrier and get a contract that doesn’t cost anything?
FreedomPop began their company in 2012 in LA. Their goal is to reach out to those people who just need a bare bones plan. They don’t offer all the bells and whistles, just calling and voicemail. The big announcement that they had secured more than $30 million in funding is exciting. This means that they will be able to take their product to other cities across the country. With more than a million subscribers already, the only way is up from here.
Many people want to know how they can offer these services. It’s easy, the company is a virtual operator and they don’t have their own lines. This means they piggyback on other towers of big name companies like Sprint, AT&T and Verizon. They purchase their data from the big companies and they don’t care about the costs.
New customers can purchase a phone from FreedomPop, or they can connect one of their old phones. After the phone is activated, they get five hundred MB of storage, two hundred voice minutes and the ability to send five hundred text messages all for free.