There’s a brand new mobile data carrier that is competing with the larger mobile carriers. This new company is called FreedomPop. FreedomPop buys and uses data centers that are already out there such as Sprint, TMobile, and ATT and gives their customers amazing deals on this data. This company, which has over 1 million users, has a basic business model which allows users to use mobile data off of their purchased data free of charge and then upsells various other services. FreedomPop will allow its users to use a small amount of data, talk, and messaging and gives them the opportunity to buy more . For example the basic customer will receive 200 minutes of calls, 200 text and 200MB of data for absolutely free. This mirrors most carriers’ basic mobile plan. If the customer wants to increase these numbers, the customer will have to pay for this increase. What is even more interesting with Freedompop, they offer both international and regional calling plans. They are also offering service to multiple different phone types, even if the phone is currently out of service. As long as the customer is able to access the wireless capabilities of the phone, they will be able to access Freedompop services. The payment plans increase in brackets of mobile data, calling, and messaging. The first bracket is unlimited data for only five dollars per month. With each upgrade, the service become more and more expensive. According to the Freedom Pop business model, they only need 30% of their customers to pay for the services in order for the company to stay afloat.
As if this all wasn’t amazing enough, Freedompop has just opened up its boarders to include access to mobile data and calling in Europe and the UK. They are starting as a sim-card only plan with their initial plan, as they did in the US, which will be 200 minutes of calls, 200 text and 200MB of data. The best part of the deal, and which is the biggest selling point, is that the customer will be able to get free international calling to 60 countries including all of the European Union. They will also receive free data and calling to any other Freedompop users.