We recently reported in Carphone Warehouse launching its new service piggybacking off three’s network, well today another provider who will also be doing the same had announced it will be coming to the UK but offer something different.
FreedomPop is, it’s a US-based provider backed by Skype founder Niklas Zennstom that has made its name by offering free wireless service.
Launching in July the company has set its sights on this side of the pond, and it will provide 200 minutes, 200 texts and 200MB of data free on its very first SIM-only plan.
Whilst the plan is basic, it’s perfect for someone who uses their phone sparingly.
To further discourage the competition, FreedomPop will also offer free international calling to over 60 countries and allow free calls and texts to anyone on one of its plans.
They will also offer bolt-ons, which are basically more fully-featured tariffs. These include the option to roll over unused data to the next month, anonymous browsing and the ability to add a second phone number to your account as of yet at an unknown cost.
The carrier is also launching Jetsetter, a free global roaming SIM that provides 100MB of data per month. It’ll initially be available in the UK, Spain and France before making its way to 20 more countries.