FreedomPop is a wireless internet and mobile phone service provider. FreedomPop’s mission is to deliver free and quick mobile services to all Americans. FreedomPop was established in 2012, as a new wave telecom company. FreedomPop’s headquarters is located in Los Angeles, California. The company has investors including Skype, DCM, and Mangrove Capital.
FreedomPop’s wireless service runs through Sprint’s LTE network and 3G CDMA networks. The team at FreedomPop consists of entrepreneurs who are focused on providing customers free mobile services in a similar manner to Skype and other services. Thanks to a unique approach, FreedomPop offers customers free phone service, internet, and broadband.
Recently, FreedomPop has raised millions of dollars in funding, and plan to start selling a global hotspot. This move will offer near local rates instead of expensive roaming fees normally associated with the major carriers. Using this method, FreedomPop hopes to gain more recognition against their more well known competitors, who charge high rates for travelling abroad.
FreedomPop CEO Stephen Stokols said that the company is able to offer lower prices due to striking deals in each of the countries that uses the service. Agreements with new countries are expected to be announced very soon. Freedom Pop will sell a hotspot that can be used in different regions. Customers will receive 200 megabytes of data each month free of charge.
FreedomPop’s marketing strategy is mostly based on word of mouth instead of an expensive advertising campaign. Stokols feels that recent funding rounds should help the company improve its customer support. Stokols also hopes to expand FreedomPop into retail.
FreedomPop’s international service will be available in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Austria, and Greece, among other countries in Europe. The company plans on reaching new markets in Latin America and Asia as well.