Abandoned near an unloaded at birth, Freddie Figgers survived after being adopted at the age of two. He became an influential computer programmer and inventor. He is the CEO of Figgers Wireless, a telecommunications giant in the United States.
Figgers Wireless, is the only Black-owned telecommunications company in America worth $ 62.3 million. The 30-year-old self-taught software engineer recently unveiled the latest phone from his telecommunications company, the Figgers F3, which would be the first 5G smartphone designed in the United States. The smartphone features a high-definition 4K display and a record storage capacity of 1TB, which means users will never run out of storage, reports blackbusiness.com.
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“F3 smartphone specifications include 5G compatibility with a 4K display and 18-megapixel rear-facing cameras , “ said the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
F3 smartphones are also equipped with a magnetic resonance function, allowing users to load multiple Figgers Gear from the Figgers Super Base Charger. They are designed to work on all mobile operators in the world, not just in the United States.
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Born in Quincy, Florida on September 26, 1989, at the age of nine, Figgers was already a computer repairer. He received his first computer from his adoptive parents, but the device broke down shortly thereafter. He immediately started looking for a solution.
“My mission was to repair the computer. I disassembled it five times and finally managed to start the device. That’s when my technological journey began. Today, this same computer runs on Windows 7, “said Mr. Figgers.
At the age of 12, Figgers had his first job as a computer technician, repairing computers in the city of Quincy, and even being part of a team that helped build the NetQuincy telecommunications infrastructure that provided Internet services to local residents and businesses within the city limits. At the age of 15, he had already started his own cloud services after realizing that it would be prudent to be an employer rather than an employee.
“I started repairing computers for consumers and local businesses in my hometown and surrounding counties. That same year, I founded Figgers Computers Inc. It is surprising that at the age of 16, many companies trusted me enough to come and repair their computers, install wireless LANs and monitor their computers. networks and computers, which would have had an effect on daily activities. Companies were happy to have me, but because of my age, they imposed certain restrictions, “ he said.
The software engineer became the youngest person in history to hold a license issued by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which allowed him to launch his own phone company called Figgers Wireless. Founded in 2008, the Florida-based company offers call and data plans for smartphones and includes 4G phones, the F1 and F2 Figs, as well as wireless accessories. The company’s newest device, the F3, also features a guest profile that would allow consumers to share their phones without fearing that their privacy would be violated.
With health apps on the device, consumers can also track their health goals and progress. In addition, the device has the ability to translate more than 100 languages, which facilitates communication between companies and people.
Last June, rapper Jeezy announced a partnership with Figgers that aims to “democratize and bring to market a quality technology with wireless products that rival current competition standards, but at a much more affordable price” . The F3, and the earphones, the F-Buds, were the first products launched as part of this partnership.
The 29-year-old entrepreneur also ventured into other activities, including his own line of credit and debit cards FiggCash.
He also created the Figgers Foundation to support people in his community through scholarships, sponsoring programs for youth, providing relief from natural disasters, and so on.
“I think it’s important to turn compassion into action. If you notice a problem, find a way to make an impact and change someone’s life. I started my foundation with my personal salary. I remember where I come from. What is it for a man to win the world, if he loses his soul in this process? I want to make an impact on this world and change today for a better future because money is nothing but a tool, but with this tool we can make an impact and change the daily lives of people. people “.