Freemium MVNO FreedomPop on Wednesday said it is teaming up with Dish to bring its model of free talk, text and data to Mexico.
FreedomPop said it has undertaken a joint venture with Dish Mexico to leverage Dish’s existing distribution in the country and bring its services to Mexico’s 126 million citizens.
Under the agreement, FreedomPop will oversee the operational aspects of the Mexico venture, which will include the extension of its team, technology and analytics. Dish will assist by providing local expertise, distribution and customer service as well as an influx of funding, FreedomPop said.
Ernesto Vargas-Guajardo, CEO and Director of Dish Mexico’s parent company MVS Comunicaciones, said the partnership will help Dish “deliver consumer value” through a “proven” model.
In addition to helping it set up services in Mexico, FreedomPop said the deal also lays out a blueprint for it to work with other carriers to bring its services to Germany, Italy, Asia and Australia.
The addition of Mexico will mark the latest expansion of FreedomPop’s services. The MVNO currently offers its services in the United States and United Kingdom, and recently launched service in Spain.
FreedomPop said it currently has more than 1 million global subscribers. Little more than half of FreedomPop’s subscribers pay nothing for their service each month, the company said.