If you have a prepaid plan, you might pay a little less than you would if you have the advantage of a full contract, but you will have far fewer features, such as the potential upgrade your phone, add a line, and much more. This has left a massive gap in the market. One only needs to introduce a service to consumers that allows them to text, browse and make calls free of charge, and the market would be theirs. That is precisely what FreedomPop has done, offering 200 free text messages, minutes, and MB of data.
FreedomPop And WhatsApp
Now, FreedomPop is informally aligning with the fairly popular messaging app known as WhatApp. WhatsApp was bought and is now managed by Facebook. For that reason, they have had some trouble launching in eastern and European countries. But now that they are informally merging with FreedomPop, their service is available in Spain for free. People who download the FreedomPop app will have access to the WhatsApp messaging service. This will help the credibility of FreedomPop, and it will provide a great messaging platform for the people of Spain that has previously not been available to them.
One of the frustrations that people have with their mobile carrier is that roaming will cost money. If they are outside of the range of a cell tower, they will have to pay extra. FreedomPop has quickly filled that void in the marketplace by offering free roaming. This is available in the United States, the United Kingdom and will soon be available in Spain as well once this informal merger has been finalized.
The alliance between companies such as FreedomPop and WhatsApp is important and could direct the future of the industry. When these powerful messaging apps offer free services that cell phone companies charge for, they will grab a share of the market for themselves. If you want to read more about this report, read the original report published by VentureBeat.