The quirky LA-based MVNO has set up shop across the pond offering its free “SIM-only contract for life” to Queen and country.
FreedomPop is a “Freemium mobile service provider” offering a low but free allowance of calls, texts and data”. The free part is the bait and the premium services (not free part) is the hook.
FreedomPop runs its US mobile offerings over the Sprint network. Earlier this year FreedomPop launched unlimited Wi-Fi across the US for only $5/Month. FreedomPop UK counterpart will run over the 3UK network.
U.K. residents can now receive completely free mobile service. FreedomPop today announced that its much-anticipated 100 percent free mobile service is now available throughout the U.K., offering 200 minutes, 200 texts and 200 MBs of data completely free for life. For the first 10,000 users to sign up, FreedomPop is also offering a special plan with 1000 minutes, 1000 text and 1 GB of data free for the first month of service.
“The U.K. has had many mobile providers and services enter the market, but none of them offer a completely new business model enabling free service, guaranteed for life,” said Stephen Stokols, FreedomPop CEO and co-Founder. “Similar to the U.S., FreedomPop will deliver unprecedented value to consumers with an easy-to-use, high-quality mobile service. We believe everyone should have access to mobile services, and we’re going to make that a reality in the U.K.”
The U.K. is the first market outside the U.S. to receive FreedomPop’s free mobile services. FreedomPop plans to expand its free service to seven other countries within the next 12 months and over 20 markets by 2017.
From the UK FreedomPop website [here] About The Service – Free is really Free, no gimmicks or games. FreedomPop believes mobile access is a right and not a privilege and is committed to offering basic levels of mobile service 100% truly free. If you need more than basic, we hope you will pay for our bigger plans that are priced well below the market.
FreedomPop UK Announcement [Here]