It was not too long ago that the startup company named FreedomPop made the headlines with its free basic cellular plans. Now they are offering unlimited Wi-Fi use at 10 million hotspots across the United States. Most of the current hotspots are located in the top metro areas in the country. Places that host a pro sport teams are on the top of the hotspot list. FreedomPop is planning to expand the coverage to 25 million spots by the end of the first quarter.
The app needed for this service is available on an Android device. Such devices can be purchased from FreedomPop. An Apple app was also released. One of the advantages to this Wi-Fi service is when a user is in the proximity to the hotspot, the user is automatically signed into the service. There is no more searching for service or having to log into the hotspot. This feature will allow for a smooth transition from users going from service from their cellular service to the Wi-Fi service from FreedomPop.
CEO Stephen Stokols sees many benefits from this type of service. One benefit is that cellular customers will be able to eliminate costly data plans. They will be able to cut their cellular bills in half in most cases. People who do not have a cell service will now be able to use Wi-Fi compatible phones without having a cellular carrier. This is an inexpensive way for people who cannot afford the expensive premium plans that cellular carriers charge their customers. Unused phones will now have a purpose. FreedomPop also plans to introduce a Wi-Fi handset to their customers in the price range of 50 dollars. The FreedomPop reviews are in and at this price point it is certainly more affordable than most tablets and cell phones that are on the market.