FreedomPop has turned itself into a major player for wireless services over the past several years. It has done this through two different methods: inexpensive service and the ability to roam the world without paying an arm and a leg. International travel is one thing many individuals have had to deal with. Attempting to call someone back home over their mobile phone can shoot up prices and make the trip far less affordable. However, this is one of the major areas FreedomPop has attacked. While it built a following in the United States thanks to its inexpensive services, it now has turned its sights onto international calling, and with the new global hotspots and SIM services, it is finally possible for travelers to save a considerable amount of money.
The Global hotspot is currently being launched with access in 25 countries. These nations range in mostly Europe and North America. However, FreedomPop is expecting to increase this to more than 40 countries by the end of the year, which they believe will include areas of Asia and Latin America. For the service, individuals pay $49.99 (although it will go up to $99.99, so those people who want an intro price should move now), plus $10 for the SIM card. As countries become available to the global hotspot, FreedomPop has stated it will remotely update the SIM cards so it is not necessary to purchase new ones.
With the global service, individuals are able to receive 200 MB of data for free and they can use it in their smartphone or any connected device. The company is also going to sell additional amounts of data in 500 MB increments at $10 a pop. All of this is going to make international travel and communication and staying connected so much easier than ever before.