Joint Venture from FreedomPop and Dish to Bring Free Mobile to Mexico

FreedomPop, Dish, Mexico Freemium MVNO FreedomPop on Wednesday said it is teaming up with Dish to bring its model of free talk, text and data to Mexico. FreedomPop said it has undertaken a joint venture with Dish Mexico to leverage Dish’s existing distribution in the country and bring its services to Mexico’s 126 million citizens.…

Startup backed by Skype co-founder aims to undercut Mexican telcos

Skype A U.S. wireless startup backed by a co-founder of web phone service Skype has teamed up with Mexican pay-TV provider Dish Mexico to lure subscribers with free call and data plans in the country’s growing and increasingly competitive mobile market. FreedomPop, a five-year-old firm backed by Niklas Zennstrom, will take advantage of a sweeping…

Turkcell, VimpelCom shareholder invests in FreedomPop

FreedomPop Investment firm Letterone (L1) has invested $50 million in FreedomPop to boost the MVNO’s expansion plans. L1, which holds minority stakes in Turkcell and VimpelCom, said the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States had cleared the investment. Mustafa Kiral, Senior Partner at L1’s Technology arm, will join FreedomPop’s Board of Directors as…

US MVNO, FreedomPop Brings WhatsApp Zero-Rating to the US

US, MVNO, FreedomPop, WhatsApp, Zero-Rating Freemium Sprint MVNO and Global SIM provider, FreedomPop has announced a new version of its Global SIM called the WhatsApp SIM that includes unlimited use of FaceBook’s wildly popular WhatsApp messaging and calling app. This feature, which was originally only offered to FreedomPop’s Spanish users, is now available in the…

FreedomPop lanza en España el primer servicio móvil “totalmente gratuito”

FreedomPOP, España Incluye 100 minutos en llamadas, el tráfico de datos a través de WhatsApp y 200 Mb adicionales MADRID, 12 (EUROPA PRESS) FreedomPop ha lanzado de forma oficial este martes el primer servicio de telefonía móvil “totalmente gratuito” en España, que incluye voz, datos, SMS y WhatsApp “sin coste para siempre”, según ha informado…

US MVNO FreedomPop Now Available in Spain

US, MVNO, FreedomPOP, Spain Earlier today, FreedomPop made headlines for its debut in Spain. This foray into Spain marks the mobile service provider’s expansion into a third country where it offers its free and affordable wireless service. Now that FreedomPop is in Spain, users can easily get connected to the service by simply picking up…

FreedomPop Generating Revenue From Almost Half Of Its British Users

FreedomPOP FreedomPop a freemium Sprint MVNO that also offers global GSM service through various partners is reporting that almost half of its British users are paying for optional services in addition to its free voice and data plan. FreedomPop’s CEO Stephen Stokols says that the conversion rate in the UK of those that switch from…

FreedomPOP set record Profits with 50% of UK Customers converting

FredomPOP The disruptive WiFi-first models of SIM-only MVNOs come with some major benefits for both consumers and network operators, but these services have struggled to turn popularity into profitable businesses. That was until FreedomPop, which claims it is set to record its first ever net profit by the end of this year. That will represent…

US/UK MVNO FreedomPop launches OTT app

US/UK, MVNO, FreedomPop, OTT, APP FreedomPop, a US MVNO launched an OTT application in the UK providing access to its unique ‘free’ service to any customer Last year, the company launched its U.K. MVNO product, and recently the company has launched an over-the-top application designed to expand availability of its unique “free” service offering. PREMIUM…

FreedomPop’s Hotspot is creating Waves in the Mobile Industry

FreedomPOP Hotspot Paying $29.95 or $19.95 per month for budget mobile phone service used to be a good deal. Along came FreedomPop and the rules have changed. The Los Angeles enterprise has made a brilliant concept a reality. Subscribers buy a phone from FreedomPop and receive a limited amount of totally, absolutely, 100% free phone,…

Directly Integrates with Oracle Service Cloud to Help Companies Build On-Demand Customer Service Networks

Oracle PartnerNetwork Directly, a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), unveiled at the Modern Service Experience conference an integration that lets Oracle Service Cloud users build their own on-demand customer service networks to scale support and improve customer experiences. Directly for Oracle Service Cloud is also now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, offering…

Free Whatsapp for Spanish FreedomPop

Whatsapp FreedomPop FreedomPop, a wireless internet, and mobile phone service provider, which offers limited free voice and data services will launch in Spain this summer with a new alluring offer –free WhatsApp messaging and calling regardless of usage. Considering that 70 percent of mobile consumers in Spain use WhatsApp, the company is targeting 500,000 to…

FreedomPop launches in Spain with zero-rated WhatsApp service

FreedomPop WhatsApp FreedomPop officially launched its free mobile service in Spain as it continued expand its footprint in Europe. The MVNO is also touting a new zero-rated data offering for any usage of WhatsApp, which it says accounts for 90 percent of texting in Spain. FreedomPop offers limited buckets of free voice, text and data,…

MVNO FREEDOMPOP HAS A GRAND PLAN TO SIGN YOU UP: ZERO-RATED WHATSAPP ACCESS

MVNO FREEDOMPOP FreedomPop, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) which offers SIM cards with completely free basic mobile service plans, has announced the next step in its plan to gain mindshare among the mobile masses: zero-rated access to WhatsApp. This means the messaging app will be completely free to use regardless of a user’s remaining…

MVNO Special: Challenging the market

MVNO In a market where SIM-free is growing rapidly, the low overheads, flexibility and adaptability of MVNOs are proving advantageous. The market potential of these businesses continues to increase as regulators demand a thriving wholesale market in exchange for consolidation in the operator space. The past 18 months have also seen the arrival of a…

Carrier Wrap: FreedomPop rides VC funds towards expansion – Episode 17

FreedomPop On this week’s Carrier Wrap we will look at some of the top carrier news from the past week and talk with FreedomPop about its funding fueled expansion On this week’s Carrier Wrap we will look at some of the top carrier news from the past week and talk with FreedomPop about its funding…

FreedomPop to consider Belgium, NL launch in later stage

FreedomPop US-based MVNO FreedomPop raised in January USD 50 million to expand its services in Europe, Asia and South America. Last year it launched in its first markets outside the US, the UK. However, Europe is not at the top of the list for expansion, according to Nicholas Constantinopoulus, responsible for Europe at FreedomPop, in…

MWC 2016 LIVE: Freemium MVNO model a success, claims FreedomPop head

FreedomPop The UK launch of its free MVNO service was a success, said FreedomPop president Nicholas Constantinopoulos. “It has been a showcase for the company and demonstrates we can break into markets other than the US. We’re in talks with other operators in Latin America, Asia and Africa to do the same.” He confirmed that…

FreedomPop launching with 25 European operators, sees 40% of Euro customers buying services

FreedomPop FreedomPop last month announced plans to launch its free MVNO service in Europe with 25 carriers, and it isn’t dawdling. All 25 markets will be up and running by the end of this month, according to Nicholas Constantinopoulos, who oversees the company’s international operations. And it has its sights set on much more than…

MVNO 2.0: MVNO of the digital age

MVNO Since the early 2000s Mobile Virtual Network Operators (“MVNOs”) have proliferated, first in the developed markets and subsequently in emerging markets. Key drivers for MVNO growth were: growing mobile markets with increasing mobile penetration and usage, and market liberalisation. Some MVNOs have seen phenomenal growth and lucrative exits. For example, Virgin Mobile UK had…

FreedomPop: US-amerikanischer Billig-Funker expandiert nach Europa

FreedomPop Mit FreedomPop will ein neuer Mobilfunk Discounter nach Deutschland expandieren. Was zunächst nach einer alltäglichen Meldung klingt ist effektiv geeignet den deutschen Markt mächtig aufzuwirbeln. FreedomPop – Made in the USA Der Anbieter, der aus den USA stammt, hat sich eine Finanzspritze von 50 Millionen US-Dollar geholt, die ihm dabei helfen soll die Welt…

VERIZON ANNOUNCES UNEXPECTED GROWTH LEVELS AS FOXCONN SETS SIGHTS ON TAKEOVER OF IPHONE SCREEN MANUFACTURER BUSINESS

VERIZON Telecommunications giant Verizon has reported impressive results for its fourth quarter, results that exceeded analysts expectations. The company added 1.5 million new wireless customers during this period and reported adjusted earnings of 89 cents per share. The additions increased Verizon’s customer base to 106.5 million postpaid connections, up 4.4 percent over 2014. Verizon’s reported…

FreedomPop Raises Another $50M, Launches “Free” Global Data Hotspot And SIM

FreedomPop FreedomPop, the startup disrupting the businesses of traditional mobile carriers by giving people ways to use mobile devices free of any charges, is today adding another sizeable round to its coffers. The company has raised $50 million to continue its global rollout beyond its home market of the U.S. and to help launch new…

FreedomPop’s latest free SIM plan includes international data

FreedomPop Roaming is currently available across the US and Europe, with more regions promised later this year. FreedomPop made a name for itself on the back of its free, no-frills mobile plans. Having honed its services in the US, FreedomPop headed across the pond to set up shop in the UK last September, but evidently…