FreedomPop is a company with a grand plan to conquer one territory after the other across the globe. Spain is the next country FreedomPop is slated to enter. A huge difference exists between the Spanish plan and FreedomPop’s entry into hugely successful territories such as the United States and the United Kingdom. Plans for Spain include a huge focus on the incredibly popular WhatsApp system.
Venture Beat has the whole story and it is an intriguing one. WhatsApp will be completely free to use on FreedomPop phones regardless of how much data is remaining on an account.
FreedomPop, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), established itself in the U.S. and the U.K. as a service that delivers completely free amounts of data, phone, and text service. (Roughly 40+% upgrade to paid subscription services after becoming comfortable with FreedomPop) FreedomPop has to tailor its product to the unique needs of the individual markets the service is being introduced.
$50 million in funding has been raised by FreedomPop to expand itself globally. Other intentions for the funding include the development of a VoIP phone and other projects. So far, FreedomPop has succeeded dramatically. Those who founded FreedomPop had the right instincts. The global market needed a dynamic new budget phone service.