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FreedomPop Is Bringing Some Big Changes to the Spanish Cellphone Market

Mobile World Live recently reported on some big news for anyone in Spain. Or, really, anyone interested in the cellphone market. Because while the story itself is centered on Spain, the company it’s looking at is international. The story looks at the recent expansion of cellphone provider FreedomPop into Spain. For those unfamiliar with FreedomPop, they’re a company offering a unique voice in an otherwise often homogeneous world of cellphone providers. Most of the companies within the industry offer a fairly similar set of service plans. But FreedomPop is unique in the way that it both carefully analyzes individual markets and also tries to offer as low priced a plan as possible. In fact, the company’s name showcases what they’re always striving toward. FreedomPop tries to offer up as much free service as possible.

FreedomPop offers a limited amount of free data, texts and voice service in every country they operate within. Saying that this is unprecedented would be an understatement. The company has also gone to great lengths to try and provide refurbished phones at greatly reduced prices to their customers. Basically, they’re one of the few companies whose actions actually match up to claims of wanting to save their customers money. But one of the most impressive aspects of FreedomPop has come from their interest in really meeting the particular demands of various areas. Every country has unique ways of approaching phone service. And FreedomPop has demonstrated that paying attention to these trends can mean big savings for their customers.

In this particular case, FreedomPop noticed that the WhatsApp program had an impressive foothold in Spain. The app is responsible for a full 90% of texts within the country. FreedomPop quickly realized that this was a great way to gain an instant foothold. As such, FreedomPop has begun offering free calls and texting when using WhatsApp. This allows them to offer very cost effective service within the area. And all of this with a familiar user interface that people in Spain are already used to.
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Meet New Friends and Feed The Hungry With SKOUT

For many SKOUT is one of the best places to make new connections. This amazing app allows people from all over the world to come together and virtually expand their social circle.

But SKOUT is much more than an app for meeting new people. SKOUT is also an app that enables people from all over the world to make a huge difference in their communities.

This is done by using a special feature known as virtual gifting. Through virtual gifting users of the app are able to give via virtual gifts. These virtual gifts will then be turned into real cash donations to be donated to a good cause.

This time around SKOUT is using the virtual gifting feature to help feed 20,000 people in the San Francisco area. They have teamed up with the SF-Marin Food Bank and all donations will go to them once the virtual gifting campaign has come to an end.

On March 14, 2016, to help celebrate National Potato Chip Day, SKOUT asked all of its users to donate virtual gifts via the SKOUT app. The campaign ran for one day and the goal was to generate enough donations to feed 20,000 people.

Paul Ash, the Executive Director of the SF-Marin Food Bank, is very happy to be working with SKOUT. With more and more people in the San Francisco area dealing with hunger, he believes teaming up with such a popular app is a great way to work towards ending hunger not only in San Francisco, but all over the world.

This is actually the second time SKOUT and the SF-Marin Food Bank have teamed up to help fight hunger. They did the same thing in 2015 to help celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day. That time around they were able to feed 10,000 people.

About SKOUT

SKOUT was founded in 2007 with the goal of taking online social interaction to a whole new level. With over a million users from 100 different countries, its safe to say they have succeeded at reaching that goal.

The SKOUT app makes it possible for people to connect with one another via their mobile device. You can connect with someone that’s right up the street or someone that’s on the other side of the world.

Making new friends via the app is fun and engaging thanks to features such as chatting and photo exchanging. To learn more about the SKOUT app visit www.skout.com.

FreedomPop Opens The World Of Data For Travellers

After offering mobile users free data and phone calls most people figured FreedomPop was not going to be able to top themselves, however, the company is now utilizing another $50 million in fundraising to just that. FreedomPop has their eye on creating a global hotspot that will actually make mobile use while traveling affordable.

Almost everyone knows that roaming fees are sky high, and for this reason most people turn their mobiles off while they travel. AT&T and Verizon are known for outrageous high roaming rates. T-Mobile is the only major carrier that offers free roaming, but they slow down the speeds so that email is about all it is useful for.

However, according to Re/Code, CEO Stephen Stokols aims to change the roaming environment. In order to offer discount roaming the company has made local deals that will allow its global hotspot to be used in all 25 countries that FreedomPop currently operates within.

In order to jump in and use the service customers must buy a hotspot for $49 that can be used continually after the one time purchase in all regions that FreedomPop serves. They also will need a SIM card to insert into unlocked phones which can be purchased for another $10. Once this is out of the way they receive 200mb of data for free every month with the option for purchasing another 500bm for $10.

By doing this they can continue to expand into markets and make their products even more useful. In the meantime, the international service will be the cheapest way for any traveler to see the world and still stay connected.