published by FierceWireless today, FreedomPop CEO Stephen Stokols revealed that the company is in talks with both AT&T and T-Mobile about offering service using one of their networks. I'm all for that happening. BYOP support is so much easier with a GSM network like AT&T or T-Mobile than it is with CDMA based Sprint, which FreedomPop uses currently.
Stokols also said that FreedomPop is interested in partnering with international carriers to launch service in multiple European markets.
While the US GSM and international deals may or may not happen, Stokols was more definite about future plans for FreedomPop's current Sprint based FreedomPhone service. He said that In four to six weeks, FreedomPop will launch an Android phone, possibly the Samsung Galaxy S4, that supports Sprint's "Spark" triband LTE. FreedomPop also wants to offer LTE phones at the $99 and $200 price points. FreedomPhone currently gives customers 500MB of data, 200 minutes and 500 texts per month at no charge. FreedomPop, which claims to be profitable, makes its money with overage charges and paid add-ons like voicemail.
Although FreedomPop had lots of delays in getting it's WiMAX powered iPod sleeve to market, Sokols isn't giving up on sleeves saying the company is working on an LTE-only sleeve for unspecified phones.
Read the full article at FierceWireless.
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