That Californian born company FreedomPop is on the move, again. After expanding to the U.K. not even a full year ago, recently this mobile carrier or MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) continued that expansion in their quest to conquer the world by bringing their service to Spain. There is more. VentureBeat released a report not too long ago announcing that FreedomPop and the messaging app WhatsApp have shaken hands.
FreedomPop is offering zero-rated access to this application and despite only offering the completely free service of WhatsApp in Spain at the present time, it appears to only be a matter of time before this becomes available on a much larger scale.
For those unfamiliar with FreedomPop, they offer their free roaming in 31 countries and show no signs of slowing this quest for global expansion. The core of their model is to offer free minutes, texting and data with the intention of having customers pay for bigger and better packages once their service is experienced.
Noteworthy is that FreedomPop is the first carrier to support WhatsApp minus the monster Facebook engine pushing it. If this model works (in Spain) then the possibilities for FreedomPop and the impact on WhatsApp could be limitless. Stay tuned, FreedomPop is on the move and more regarding this latest activity can be found here, http://venturebeat.com/2016/04/20/mvno-freedompop-has-a-grand-plan-to-sign-you-up-zero-rated-whatsapp-access/.
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