FreedomPop lands in Spain
The american mobile phone service provider will arrive to Spain next summer. As Free in France or the irish 48 months operator, FreedomPop offers a totally free and forever basic rate. A few months ago the company announced that on its global expansion plans was the arrival in Spain and apparently spaniards do not have to wait much longer. FreedomPop will maintain its strategy of offering a free basic rate with calls, messages and data, also including free roaming in 31 countries (including Germany, USA, France, Italy, Portugal and the United Kingdom).
As if this were not enough FreedomPop Spain will have an extra advantage: unlimited use WhatsApp, the application will not deduct megs rate. But … is not gold that glitters …
And as if all that was not enough, FreedomPop Spain will have an extra advantage: unlimited use of WhatsApp, the app will not take away megs rate. But… not all that glitters is gold.
A free fee forever, where’s the trap then?
Although the advertising says “no tricks”, there’s a very important one: the offer is limited. We still don’t know which will be the fee in Spain, it is estimated to offer 300 voice minutes, 300 SMS and 300 megabytes of data per month. From there, each extra service will be charged between two and three euros. The reason for this is that FreedomPop bases its business on charging additional services signed by their clients. In addition, FreedomPop is only based on data, both calls and messages have to be done or sent from their app, so the service in only available for Android or iOS.
To use it is as simple as buying a FreedomPop SIM card, insert it on your mobile device, whether is a smartphone or a tablet, and download the FreedomPop app.
At the moment the company has more than one million customers worldwide, but we have to wait a few months more in order to see if it has success in Spain or not.