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.