FreedomPop Brings Free International Monthly Calls to its Customers
FreedomPop is an unusual carrier that looks to disrupt how this business is being done especially in the United States. With every month, the company is getting new customers, who are attracted by the free plan.
And now there are even more great news – FreedomPop has announced that it will be adding each month, 100 minutes of free internal calls to its customers. FreedomPop’s free plan already brings 200 local call minutes, 500 text messages, and 500 MB of data for LTE-enabled devices.
Now, users will be able to make use of 100 minutes of free international calls each month to call to landlines in more than 50 countries and to mobile phones in 14 countries. However, FreedomPop said that it will expand its service to 170 countries in the near future.
FreedomPop users can choose to get more calling minutes and data. Also, phone calls and text messages are sent through the FreedomPop app, which operates over a WiFi or 4G LTE connection. So, if you live in the United States, you just need to download the iOS or Android apps and start calling abroad for free.
Of course, companies like these are a big threat to carriers, that’s why recent rumors were suggesting that Sprint could be interested in acquiring FreedomPop. The company has since declined the rumors, but we know that it always starts like this. First it’s the rumors, then the talks which culminate with the acquisition.
However, let’s hope that what drives the FreedomPop leadership is not the monetary gains they could achieve, but a big change to how the market is currently treating consumers. Most of us are already using apps like WhatsApp, Skype for Viber to cut down costs, so we’re just one big step away for paying less for data and voice.
But this is a pretty complicated problem, because if consumers will win, carriers will lose. And if they will lose, so will their employees. It will be a big hit for the industry, but one that needs to happen.
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