Phones have become just as much of a necessity in many people’s life as water. Water is usually free to anyone who needs it. Even if one can’t get it from pipes, there’s still water to be found for free all over any given city or countryside. Most people would never think that the same thing could happen to smartphone service. A company called FreedomPop is quickly changing people’s minds about it. FreedomPop isn’t just proposing such an idea, they’ve actually been delivering on it for years.
A recent FreedomPop review went over the various options involved with the company. The author of the article was understandably enthusiastic over the entire concept. As he noted, in the early days of the internet many people expected it to be free. FreedomPop is offering up a chance to reconnect with those ideals while also staying in touch with friends and family.
The base plan from FreedomPop involves around 500 MB of free data and 200 minutes of talk time. That 500 MB of data will also be used for texting. The amount of data used is roughly comparable to what one would expect from sending an email. Of course the fact that it’s sent over data means that a wifi connection will vastly expand the reach of the plan for texting or anything else. FreedomPop recently stepped up and demonstrated once again that they have a real commitment to their user base. They noted just how important wifi was to their users. As such, FreedomPop has been working to set up new hotspots and join into existing ones. For just $5 a month users will have the opportunity to link into an unlimited amount of wifi networks all over the globe.
This is a great opportunity for any device which makes use of the internet. FreedomPop based phones, in particular, stand to gain a lot from the idea though. Again, much of this comes down to the methods by which FreedomPop differs from the competition. They’re a newer company when compared to existing phone companies. As such, FreedomPop has been using and targeting the latest technologies right from the start. Texting, for example, isn’t some new service they’ve had to shoehorn into an existing infrastructure. Instead they’ve been able to work it into their plans as a data based rather than cell based service right from the start. This attention to the power of the internet is one of the points which can keep their costs down. Their lowered costs for infrastructure can in turn lead to lower costs for users. Right down to being able to offer free service.