Last year, the Wi-Fi only phone was victoriously release by FreedomPop, and the sales have been a blast. It was only one more step left towards a notorious success: that the mobile virtual network operator started promoting and selling Wi-Fi service.
10 million hotspots will be turned on this Wednesday, and this is not all. Let’s put it on paper: voice calls are taxed by minute, SMS characters are limited and thus, you must write more than one, and the Wi-Fi signal is always a challenge. What would be the costs, taking into consideration today’s market? Maybe a little bit over budget for the majority of the users. But this offer surely stands out: $5/month for unlimited voice, SMS and Wi-Fi with FreedomPop. Yes, the number remains the same even if you read it twice.
Stephen Stokols, the CEO of FreedomPop has stated in an interview that the network is owned and administered by many ISPs and hotspot corporate.
“We actually think this could become a pretty big alternative, especially in prepaid. They’re able to save 40 bucks a month and still have connections most of the time.”
As far as the places where FreedomPop Wi-Fi can be found and cherished, you definitely recognize these names: Starbucks, Burger King, McDonald’s, Panera Bread, Walmart, Home Depot and other malls and important zones in supermarkets. On the negative list, the company insists on exemplifying Boingo, on which FreedomPop isn’t working with.
The idea of FreedomPop started from a research that proved this unique fact: 90 percent of all internet data used is through Wi-Fi networks. Of course, the users want to see their smartphones ravishing the social media and websites, so they are looking for good quality internet speed. Unfortunately, the information regarding this issue, is not available, so nobody knows how fast these networks will be. Moreover, there is an uncertainty about how many of them will be usable if one didn’t sign in. The question is: how many customers that out FreedomPop outsiders will join the program? Because the ones that are inside the network surely will.
The method FreedomPop has used in order to connect all those networks together and allow the users to connect to the hotspots, it has evolved an Android app, but unfortunately the name of it is not out yet. The app is designed to be used like a skeleton key for all the 10 million hotspots available and automatically connect to them. At first, the system will work only for mobile phones that use Google Android operating system, but the company hopes to release an iPhone app as soon as possible.
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