FreedomPop is a mobile and wireless Internet service provider based in Los Angeles, California. The company was founded in 2011 by its current CEO Steven Stokols and Steven Sesar. The project to found the company was backed up by Skype co-founder Niklas Zenstorm among other investors. The company has a free limited phone based service including free internet. FreedomPop uses the Sprint 4G LTE network to offer its services across the country. Apart from free phone-based services and the internet, FreedomPop also provides paid phone plans to help talk more or text. The paid plans still are not unlimited. Still, they cap data for internet usage.
FreedomPop started as free mobile service wireless internet provider in 2011, but by the end of the year 2012, the company had managed to convert over 20% of the customers from the free plan to the paid plan. As a part of the expansion strategy, FreedomPop started selling and supporting iPhones that were compatible with Sprint. Still the same year, the company released an iOS application that was to help iPhone users to access the FreedomPop services across the United States. The app helped FreedomPop customers to send and receive text messages and make voice calls.
In the year 2014, FreedomPop extended its 4G, text and calls services to the tablet users. For one to access the service, they had to buy a tablet compatible with Sprint and buy through Fredompop dealers. For others who had already owned a tablet that was already compatible with spring had to visit FreedomPop outlets to be able to access the free 4G service. Later in the year, FreedomPop launched its first tablet. The tablet had a 7-inch screen, and it was Wi-Fi only but supported free voice and text message services offered by the company. In November 2015, USA Today had reported that Sprint Corporation was planning to buy FreedomPop in an acquisition ranging from $250 million to $450 million.
According to the Ney York Times, FreedomPop had hundreds of thousands of subscribers and about 80 employees in the year 2015. The company started aggregated Wi-Fi country, which included free voice and text messages. Users of the Wi-Fi pay a fee of $5 a month. The company stated that it was planning to expand its market to the UK after having been successful in America. more information on freedomPop reviews can be found here.