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,…

First Quarter 2016 Prepaid Mobile Subscriber Numbers By Operator

AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint The first quarter of 2016 was a relatively good one US mobile operators. AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint all gained both total customers and postpaid customers last quarter. T-Mobile added 1 million postpaid, 807,000 prepaid, and 373,000 wholesale customers for a total gain of 2.2 million customers. That compares with gains…

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…

¿Y si desaparecen los OMV de España y volvemos 10 años atrás?

OMV El mercado español camina hacia la consolidación absoluta y los OMV podrían ser los grandes damnificados. Aparecidos en una época donde los grandes operadores controlaban demasiado el mercado, lograron acercar las telecomunicaciones a todos los usuarios y consiguieron rebajar notablemente el nivel de precio. Ahora, el poder de los grandes operadores es más grande…

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…

Meet GigSky, the Company Behind the iPad’s Global-Roaming Abilities

GigSky Roaming It gets just the briefest of mentions on Apple’s website, but a small Palo Alto startup represents the secret sauce that allows the most recent iPad models to roam seamlessly in more than 90 countries. GigSky, which also offers its services to iOS and Android devices via an app, has roaming deals that…

Can a successful regional mobile provider go national? Not in Canada.

Rogers Sugar Mobile The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) could learn a lot from the oft-cited maxim, “Sharing is caring.” Before you ask: No, this isn’t “Care Bear Economics,” we’re talking about here. We’re talking about practical solutions to fix our dysfunctional telecom market, where Canadians pay some of the highest cell phone bills…

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…