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FreedomPop Now Available in Spain

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Earlier today, FreedomPop made headlines for its debut in Spain. This foray into Spain marks the mobile service provider's expansion into a third country where it offers its free and affordable wireless service.

Now that FreedomPop is in Spain, users can easily get connected to the service by simply picking up a FreedomPop SIM card and inserting it onto their iOS or Android device. They will then be able to enjoy 100 minutes, 300 texts, and 200MBs of data each month at no cost. Additionally, FreedomPop customers in Spain will enjoy zero-rated service for data used on the popular messaging app, WhatsApp. In addition to these services, the FreedomPop SIM card may be used for roaming in 25 countries such as the United States, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and Portugal; at no additional cost.

In line with its launch, FreedomPop is offering its customers free WhatsApp, unlimited talk, and 2GB of data for the first month of service. With this promotion, the mobile service provider hopes to entice as many users as possible. Launching in Spain, FreedomPop hopes to draw in more users since it is a country noted to have over 90 percent of texts via WhatsApp.

Apart from this, FreedomPop is planning to launch a new feature that would allow users to share mobile data between friends. According to the company, users can request data from their friends; particularly those with unused data. As a promotion, each user will be getting an extra 20MBs of free data per month that they can use to share with their friends. This also aims to help users get a chance to earn unlimited free data. 

This is the third country wherein FreedomPop is now available following its launch in the United States and United Kingdom. The provider aims to reach 500,000 up to a million of new users in Spain in a lifespan of a couple of years. So far, the company claims that there have already been 100,000 locals who signed up for their beta service. FreedomPop still hopes to continue its international expansion by adding more countries to its list by the end of 2016.


Source: Wireless Week

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  1. I am not sure what the problem would be in Spain, but in the US, the "zero rating" scheme is illegal. Where by not charging for WhatsApp, they are fining you for using competing products like iMessage.

    A choice that should be up to the user, not the company punishing you for using the wrong message app.

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    1. GoSmart does this already for Facebook and messenger. As well as binge on from TMO. Now in their case the service costs and the benefit is free, as opposed to FP.es but same idea. Preferred services.

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    2. Zero rating is not illegal. You are not prevented from using alternative services. You have the freedom to change carriers. Data is not a commodity that needs to be billed by the megabyte, it needs to be set free. Zero-rating is the fastest way the industry will move towards truly unlimited plans because it creates competition between services. I don't understand why people don't get this and the same tired arguments keep getting posted.

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    3. It is hard to call Binge-On "free" or a "benefit" when it means you pay more for video content if carrier doesn't like the company sending it.

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  2. Do you have to get a Spain sim or will the US sim work in Spain?

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    1. The FreedomPop global SIM sold in the US works in Spain. See Free Wireless Internet Across the World - FreedomPop for a list of covered countries.

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    2. Is WhatsApp zero rated in other countries as well?

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    3. FreedomPop only zero rates WhatsApp for their Spanish customers.

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  3. I've noticed two things here.

    1. This is irrelevant to the US prepaid market.

    2. People still don't understand the economics of incentives or even net neutrality. Or they do, and they're lying through their teeth because their favorite services are zero-rated and "I got mine so up yours."

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    1. Uhhhhhh this is related to the global pp market. It's a us operator (foreign arm perhaps) I'm glad it was posted. I'm a happy FP customer, they have always treated me way they said they would.

      I don't use WA, so it wouldn't help me. But apparently Spain use WA more than most places or fits into FP's plan in dine some other.

      Happy to see something other than bland plans that everyone else has and does.

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    2. First I found this foreign news about a fairly popular mvno in the United States to be relevant.

      Second, you are very correct about the short-sighted defenders of the zero-rating censorship schemes.

      Where will they be when major services covered under zero-rating such as Netflix and YouTube drastically raise their rates because the competitors were all wiped out by illegally-acting carriers such as T-Mobile punishing customers with financial penalties for daring to get video from any other place.

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