"We try to make a Wi-Fi network look like a cellular network, from a user's perspective," he said.
There's a standard technology for automatically joining Wi-Fi hotspots and moving between them, called Hotspot 2.0 or Passpoint, but FreedomPop isn't using it yet. Most networks still aren't equipped for it, and it will be a few years before most are, Stokols said. When networks do get it, that will save FreedomPop developers a lot of work coding the company's own apps to provide that seamless experience, Stokols said.
Sign up for Computerworld eNewsletters.