We are living in an increasingly digital age and the focus on new technology, and ways to utilize it, has turned many industries upside down on their heads. The mobile phone market has been changing dramatically over the past decade or so, with more people expecting maximum utility with minimum prices. This is where the L.A. based start up, founded by Stephen Stokols, by the name of Freedom Pop has found its energy and momentum going forward. For the past five years or so FreedomPop has been gaining on the ‘industry stalwarts’ and now the mobile phone data company seems to be on the edge of truly breaking out. The innovative start up just struck a deal with Motorola, as reported by Android Authority, and it appears that the news will push FreedomPop even further into the public zeitgeist.
The deal that FreedomPop and Motorola agreed to will package up certified pre-owned Moto E (2nd Gen) phones with FreedomPop’s core package. What FreedomPop offers at a base line is a completely free cell phone experience: 200 minutes of talk, 200 texts, and 500 MB of mobile data — all for no charge. The Moto E deal is slightly different than this base offering as it comes with the expanded premium plan for free for the first month: unlimited talk and text as well as a GB of mobile data. New subscribers can get this plan, contract free, for only $49.99. The value of the phone and the plan itself is estimated at nearly $250 total. So this is a good deal on a great phone and a solid, if limited, phone plan.
FreedomPop accomplishes this fact by purchasing mobile data wholesale, renting infrastructure, and passing on the savings to their customers. It’s a pretty appealing plan for the type of cell phone user that knows exactly what they need out of their service. This style of MVNO offering has gained rapid popularity in the USA and FreedomPop is counting over one million subscribers of their relatively new service at this juncture. The Moto E deal will likely cause those numbers to jump.