Mobile Wireless Services Alternatives Growing in Online Marketplace
When looking for a great new company for wireless services, users need look no further than FreedomPop. Mobile wireless service provider offers low cost wireless service plans with basic voice and data. What the company, FreedomPop is doing is giving customers the option to find WiFi service from millions of hotspots, nationwide, with unlimited use by signing on for a fee of only $5.00. This is a service that will work just like cellular, but is a sole WiFi alternative.
The business model for FreedomPop is to purchase only data from carriers to sell for VoIP, voice and other services. Tiers of usage is also negotiated and then FreedomPop will only pay for the amount of data it uses from a carrier. This is a ‘virtual sales and service,’ business model, rather than sales in retail stores. The result in much lower cost per user of below $5.00 each where normally retail user acquisition costs are at $380 per user.
FreedomPop is gauging user data consumption by the pattern of over 90% WiFi that already is happening. The president of FreedomPop, Stephen Stokols, states that “approximately 120 million people and between 65% and 90% of the top 100 metros,” or NBA and NFL franchise cities will be serviced. By the end of the first quarter the number of users served will find more than 25 million hotspots. The use of multiple devices will be enabled with Android and iOS apps from FreedomPop within the next few weeks.
There are other WiFi plans popping up as well for a similar price per month. Boingo has unlimited access with 1 million hotspots throughout the world. This plan will work in airports, hotels, bars an other popular places. This is however a temporary discount from the normal monthly fee of $9.95 per month. Devices that are enabled to be compatible with Boingo’s services are Mac and Window iPads, Tablets, laptops, Androids, iOS, Kindles and others. The data speeds being offered are much faster than 3G/4G by a factor of 10 for streaming video, games, Skype, Facetime, and downloading massive sized files.
What users most commonly use now is the vast LTE Verizon network which comprises more than 15 network upgrades with reliable performance qualities for 4G/LTE users. Both carrier aggregation along with heterogeneous networks still attract over 308 million users who either will likely continue to rely on these services because of availability or switch for great savings on data.