Recently, it was announced that the low-priced cellphone company, FreedomPop has garnered an increase in funding of fifty million. Originally reported by the site, Recode, this news is notably impressive as the service intends on marketing a global hotspot. The company has an ambitious platform and is looking to offer close to local rates per data as opposed to excessively large roaming fees, a practice implemented largely by the traditional, large scale providers such as Verizon or AT&T who out price clients who travel abroad and need to use their mobiles.
FreedomPop is looking to have a boom in clientele growth as the service is planning to spread to a diversity of new countries in coming months. The hotspot sold by FreedomPop will be functional across various regions and places for the price of forty-nine dollars. SIM cards for phones that are unlocked will be priced at ten dollars a pop, while clients will receive two-hundred megabytes of free data, monthly. Ten dollars will get you extra data costing customers ten dollars per five-hundred megabytes.
Up until this point, the success of FreedomPop has grown through word of mouth since it doesn’t have the money for massive advertisements, however the additional money FreedomPop has earned is sure to expand upon, and improve any and all issues they haven’t previously been able to attend to. Right now, the worldwide company is ready to provide expanded service in France, the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, Poland, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Portugal. Next year, FreedomPop is hoping to be in Asia and South America as well. More information can be found at the following link per Recode: http://recode.net/2016/01/20/freedompop-raises-another-50-million-to-offer-cheap-global-roaming-for-world-travelers/ where inquiring minds can do further research.