FreedomPop is a relatively new company that’s going after customers on major mobile carriers by offering simple plans that provide the basic necessities, voice and data. Today the company is adding more value for customers by launching a cheaper unlimited Wi-Fi service. Customers will get unlimited Wi-FI with automatic sign-on to hotspots across the country for just $5 per month.
The company is going down this part as major carriers continue with the rollout of their LTE networks in the U.S. Those data services come at a high price and FreedomPop is targeting their customers with a cheaper Wi-Fi service.
FreedomPop points out that 90 percent of data consumed by mobile users is over Wi-Fi and not cellular so this service provides them with more value for a significantly less amount of money.
Speaking with TechCrunch the company’s CEO Stephen Stokols says that initially over 10 million hotspots will be provided that will cover more than 120 million people “between 65% and 90% of the top 100 metros.” The aim is to provide 25 million hotspots by the end of Q1 2015. The full coverage map is illustrated in the picture posted above.
Stokols says that users will be able to find the Wi-Fi hotspots at major retailers like Starbucks, Burger King, McDonalds, Best Buy and many others.
FreedomPop’s Wi-Fi service will work on users’ multiple devices though initially it will only be available through an Android app, one for iPhone is in the pipeline.
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