LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 2013 International CES Convention – FreedomPop, America's new free wireless Internet company, today announced a partnership with textPlus, a leading provider of free mobile communications worldwide. Starting in the first quarter of 2013, textPlus free text and calling services will be integrated into FreedomPop's free wireless internet offering. For the first time ever, consumers will have access to 100 percent free mobile data, text and calling services, enabling them to save thousands of dollars every year.
"Our philosophy at textPlus that anyone should have access to free and low-cost mobile communications aligns perfectly with FreedomPop's free mobile data offering," said Scott Lahman, Founder and CEO of textPlus. "Together, textPlus and FreedomPop are changing the way people communicate worldwide by giving them unparalleled choice and access to free and affordable texting, calling and data services."
FreedomPop will offer users three tiers of text and voice plans starting with a free, comprehensive plan and maxing out at under $15 per month for unlimited texting and 1,000 voice minutes. Coupled with FreedomPop's 500 MB of free 4G data, consumers will be able to save thousands of dollars compared to their existing cell phone plans.
"Our partnership with textPlus is another large step forward in offering consumers a true, free alternative to expensive mobile voice and data plans," said Stephen Stokols, FreedomPop's CEO. "FreedomPop and textPlus represent a new kind of telecom service based on principals established on the web. We are on a clear path to delivering affordable and convenient telecom services to everyone."
FreedomPop offers a variety of wireless internet devices including its 4G iPod Sleeve, 4G iPhone 4/4S Sleeve, mi-fi, USB dongle and home broadband devices, providing consumers access to free wireless data. For more details, go to www.FreedomPop.com.
Founded in 2011, FreedomPop is America's new telecoms company backed by Mangrove Capital, DCM and Skype Founder Niklas Zennstom's Atomico. Its aim is to provide disruptive Internet services ensuring that no one is left off the "connected grid." FreedomPop launched its free broadband service on Clearwire's 4G network earlier this year and is scheduled to go live with Sprint in early 2013. Visit www.FreedomPop.com for more information.
textPlus is a leading mobile communications service that lets anyone text, talk and share for free or cheaply. We offer unparalleled choice, savings and reliability to consumers globally for a better phone experience. Our open network connects over 110 million people worldwide through a chart-leading app available for iOS, Android and Windows smartphones and devices including iPod touch and tablets. textPlus is a headquartered in Marina del Rey and backed by leading investors The Raine Group, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Matrix Partners and GRP Partners. Visit www.textplus.com for more information.
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