phoesA STARTUP free mobile service has been launched in Spain following success in the US and UK.

FreedomPop offers free use of WhatsApp, which accounts for 90% of text messaging in Spain.

It also includes free basic voice and data, plus free roaming in 31 countries, including the US, UK, Germany, France, Portugal and Italy.

The company expects to gain between 500,000 and one million Spanish users in the next two years.