FreedomPop’s CEO, Stephen Stokols believes that his new MVNO will revolutionise the UK mobile market.
Speaking at FreedomPop’s announcement, Stokols told Mobile: ‘We figured out how to make free calls and data work and there’s a sense of fear of that, especially with Google launching Project Fi. Carriers are looking at the new technology that we are leveraging. There’s a sense that change is coming and it will light a fire under them.’
FreedomPop plan to launch in the UK this summer, with the MVNO offering free calls, texts and data on the Three network. The free package will include 200 minutes, 200 texts and 200MB of data, with Stokols stating that the MVNO will ‘wipe out £5 and £10 tariffs’.
He said: ‘We looked at the UK market and the lower tier plans and we saw that we can offer for free what people are currently paying £5-10 for. We can disrupt the lower end of the market and our free package will wipe out those plans.’
FreedomPop state its all-data SIM card will support 100% VoIP over cellular services and will include no roaming fees. The US company, backed by Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom, will launch its first service outside the US, initially covering the UK and then expanding across Europe.