The Grammy-nominated entertainer and entreprenuer Jeezy announced that he has partnered with Freddie Figgers, founder of Figgers Communications, on a cell phone brand and various wireless products that aim to “rival current competitor standards, but at a much more attainable price point.”
“There was a point in my life where I wasn’t able to pay the phone bill,” Jeezy said in a statement. “Now as a businessman and entrepreneur to be able to partner with Freddie, someone who overcame similar life obstacles, and to give people more access to handheld technology at an affordable price, it’s a truly blessing.”
According to the press release:
The F3 5G-ready cell phone features a 6.2″ edge to edge 4k display with state-of-the-art 18 Megapixel dual cameras. The phone can be used internationally and is compatible with any phone carrier. The phone allows multiple user profiles without sharing personal data and features dual sim cards, giving customers the option of two phones numbers in a single phone.
The phone is also water resistance (up to 30 mins submerged). The F-Buds uses Bluetooth technology and has custom built-in microphones. They can pair up with any mobile device, Bluetooth device, and tablet. If you link the earbuds with any Figgers phone, the F-Buds can translate over 100 languages to the language of your choice. They can be fully charged in just 30 minutes and have 50 hours of talk time on a single charge.
“As the youngest African-American to own and operate an independent, U.S. based telecommunications company, I built Figgers Communications on the premise that telecommunications access should be attainable for everyone,” Figgers said. “The Jeezy/Figgers Wireless partnership is a natural evolution of two men who experienced some of the same challenges during our upbringing but rose above those circumstances to make our mark.”
The products are available for pre-order at www.figgers.com.
ABOUT FREDDIE FIGGERS:
Freddie Figgers is a computer programmer, inventor and an African American entrepreneur. He is the founder of Figgers Communication and has four patents in his name. Figgers lives in Coral Gates but was born in Quincy, Florida. Freddie as a newborn was left in the dumpster by his mother. Nathan and Betty Figgers then adopted him. To help with his father with Alzheimer’s Disease, Freddie built a shoe with a GPS tracker and two-way communication. When Freddie was 15 years old, he started a cloud computing service company. By the time Freddie was 24, he had 80 custom software programs built, designed & executed. Freddie has four patents, including the Figgers F1 Phone. Figgers also has a license spectrum band from the FCC. Figgers in involved in his Florida community by sponsoring youth programs, paying senior citizens bills and helping to bail out homes in foreclosure all in addition to offering college scholarships to area high school seniors.