FreedomPop proudly announces that they have raised $50 million dollars that will allow the company to offer hot spot Internet service. The company says that initially, it will offer the service in 25 countries. They hope to almost double that number by the end of the year.
The target market for this service is travelers who frequently travel across many countries. Currently, these customers often must rely on their cell phone service. Major carriers, like AT and T and T-Mobile often slow down browsing speeds when travelers are overseas making the service ineffective except for the most basic tasks.
In order to take advantage of this new service from FreedomPop, the customer must first purchase a mobile hotspot. Customers can then enjoy a complimentary 200 megabytes of data. They can then purchase additional data if needed. Alternatively, customers can purchase a SIM card for their unlocked phone.
Those living in the United States and the United Kingdom already have the option to use a FreedomPop mobile hotspot within their home countries. These services have received numerous positive reviews.
The company has already signed these contracts in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Portugal, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden and Slovakia. FreedomPop hopes in particular to add countries in Asia and Latin America very soon.
FreedomPop relies on word of mouth advertising to help keep their prices extremely low. Therefore, if you are planning on traveling internationally, make sure to check out this new service.