FreedomPop offers unlimited WhatsApp chats in over 30 countries
You can chat to your heart’s content, even while you travel.
This kind of offer isn’t new elsewhere in the world. Nextel Brazil has offered free WhatsApp use, for example. It’s new in the US, however, and may draw some criticism from critics who believe these exceptions (known as zero rating) violate the spirit of net neutrality. It certainly has a financial incentive to give away WhatsApp access. Getting to use just one app could entice you to upgrade from the free basic plan (which stops at 200MB of US data, 100 minutes and 100 texts) to get the full internet on your phone. For now, though, it’s at least a useful tool for travelers and cost-cutters.