As originally reported on venturebeat, FreedomPop is offering free access to its messaging app WhatsApp for its users in Spain. This free access will be available no matter how much data the users have left.
A Los Angeles-based company, FreedomPop has become known for catering to customers who need more data than is offered in basic bundles and giving them opportunities to text and talk for free.
WhatsApp is owned by Facebook and also has a history of partnering with E-Plus, a German network, to give people who need unlimited messaging a special SIM card designed specifically for the app.
FreedomPop’s launch with WhatsApp does not involve the use of Facebook to help market the service, and this is what makes the Spain launch so unique. FreedomPop is hoping that tying their service to WhatsApp, Spain’s most widely-used app for texting, in addition to offering a generous free bundle of data, text, and minutes, that that will motivate users to sign up for paid services and become full customers.
FreedomPop also offers its American, British, and Spanish customers roaming service free of charge in more than 30 countries, which the company hopes will be another selling point for potential customers. Overall, along with FreedomPop’s embrace of the new business model with WhatsApp and its plans for expansion into other countries, it hopes to grow either through partnership with other mobile companies or breaking into markets in unique ways.
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