We also learn that Sprint and T-Mobile are not willing to reliquinsh any of their spectrum or their prepaid carriers to move forward with the merger.
As competitors continue to grow with money from the homeland, Xiaomi is left crossing its fingers for investors from the West to hold it high.
Prepaid operators are concerned about wholesale data prices from the big players going up with the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile. FreedomPop wants to poke a hole in that fear.
A year's worth of service for $50 should fit the "third of smartphone owners in the U.S." that don't use more than 1GB of data.