FreedomPop Partners Dish to Expand Freemium Mobile Service to Mexico

FreedomPop Partners Dish to Expand Freemium Mobile Service to Mexico Image Credit: FreedomPop

Following the success of its free basic voice and data services in the U.S., U.K. and Spain, FreedomPop announced its plans to expand the service to Mexico. The US-based startup MVNO has signed a strategic partnership with Dish Mexico, a satellite-based pay-TV and internet provider that is jointly owned by Dish and MVS Comunicaciones.

FreedomPop said it will offer a base level of text, voice, and data 100% free every month, ensuring that no Mexican is left off the connected grid. In addition, all users will get unlimited use of Whatsapp.

FreedomPop has seen tremendous demand for its free service and expects to reach 1 million users within its first few years. Users will also be able to purchase additional services like data rollover, a second international number from any country, online security, micro-financing and international calling for a nominal fee. They will also get unlimited free calling to other FreedomPop users in all the countries where the company is available.

Stephen Stokols, FreedomPop’s CEO
With the Mexican mobile market dominated by a few big players, innovation has been stifled and consumers feel the pain. FreedomPop is partnering to bring unprecedented value to customers and a level of innovation that will shake up the existing market, that has more than 107 million mobile phone subscriptions, according to the Federal Telecommunications Institute.

Ernesto Vargas, President of MVS Telecommunications and Dish Mexico
Bringing FreedomPop’s disruptive model to Mexico, in a way that is synergetic to existing MVS businesses like Dish and MVS Televisión, puts us in the position to make a real impact on the Mexican mobile market and bring affordable and flexible mobile options to consumers.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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