The Snowman is now the phone man.
Jeezy has announced that he’s a partner in a new cellphone launch, and the purpose is to create a less expensive alternative to what’s currently on the market. But he still wants consumers to have top-notch, state-of-the-art technology.
The rapper has teamed up with Freddie Figgers, who founded Figgers Communication, and besides the yet-to-be-released F3 cellphone they’ve also introduced the F-Buds earbuds. The phone is set to retail for $449 and the earbuds $49.
“There was a point in my life where I wasn’t able to pay the phone bill,” said Jeezy in a press 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 truly a blessing.”
Some of the features on the phone include a 6.2-inch 4k display and 18-megapixel dual cameras. It also comes equipped with two sim cards so users can have two different phone numbers at once. Plus, it promises to be 5G-ready and can be used anywhere on the globe with any mobile carrier.
As for Figgers, who’s already created a multi-million dollar communications company at age 29, he said working with Jeezy was a no-brainer. Plus, he feels it’s crucial that everyone be able to afford a cellphone regardless of their budget.
“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,” he stated.
“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,” added Figgers.