month at absolutely no charge. This sort of service seems like something that's right up Google's alley. Would they consider buying the MVNO? Buying them out would also mean partnering with Sprint, and it would be hard to imagine that as a real possibility. In all likelihood, with all the moves Sprint has made recently including taking over the services of Zact Mobile, I'd have to imagine they'd be the prime candidate to buy FreedomPop.
In the meantime, FreedomPop is reporting they plan to have 1 million subscribers by the end of 2015, and in time for the holidays this year they plan to make a push into retail nationwide with stores such as Staples, as well as other big and small retailers.
Bloomberg has reported that two companies are in talks to purchase FreedomPop in a deal potentially valued at over $100 million! That would be a huge hall for a company that has less than 1 million subscribers. Potential purchasers include one unnamed domestic, and one international suitor.
Sprint MVNO FreedomPop may soon find itself bought out according to a recent article by FierceWireless. The rumor was also confirmed by FreedomPop CEO Stephen Stokols although little details were provided. Formal talks have been underway with the company to possibly sell to an unidentified "major carrier." FreedomPop as you may know, is a wireless carrier that offers 500 minutes of data, 500 texts, and 200 talk per
Presumably T-Mobile is stating that if you are under contract, which in most cases you will not be, you could be breaking that contract by switching plans and thus charged up to a $200 fee. So, what do you think is the better deal here, this new Simple Starter plan or the $30 unlimited data plan that includes 5GB LTE before throttling, unlimited text and 100 minutes of talk? One other difference between these two plans is that the $30 plan does not include any roaming, while the Simple Starter plan includes a small amount.
A couple of other things to keep in mind if you are on the fence about switching to ones of these plans is that T-Mobile bills itself as the nations fastest 4G LTE network, and they do present evidence to back that up using data analyzed from speedtest. The network's LTE coverage now has a reach of 233 million people and continues to grow and expand.
Today Sprint intended to shake up the mobile industry by offering a new unlimited data plan for individuals, but instead, they released a laugher. This "new" plan is similar to what a lot of MVNO's already have. The plan costs $60 and in order to qualify you must purchase a phone at full retail price or byod. On top of those stipulations there are more. For instance, during times of heavy network traffic, you'll find customers on some of the other Sprint plans to get network preference over you, and in fact you may be throttled! Some deal! Follow the source link for more.