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FreedomPop FREE 4G Mobile Internet 500MB per month with $49.99 deposit

unlockedshaders 494 October 1, 2012 at 12:09 AM in Internet & Websites (3) More FreedomPop Deals
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FreedomPop [freedompop.com] beta offers 500MB per month of free 4G WiMax internet.

A 4G USB modem stick requires a $49.99 refundable security deposit.
A 4G mobile hotspot requires an $89.99 refundable security deposit.
Shipping is $4.99.

Plans and charges: http://www.freedompop.com/acct_dataplan.htm

Overages are charged at $20 per GB or $0.02 per MB.
You can do various things to earn free data, such as inviting friends or fulfilling offers. You can also pay more for premium services.

Here's a hands on by PC Mag: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2...411,00.asp

Since the modem / hotspot are Clear rebadges, here are reviews of the Clear products.
USB Modem: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2...021,00.asp
Hotspot: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2...653,00.asp

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#1486
I signed up exactly one month ago: "Device Deposit: $99.00"
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#1487
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I signed up exactly one month ago: "Device Deposit: $99.00"
Now selling for $89 - and I do mean 'selling.' Amazon still has it for $99 (free shipping though) if anyone would like to pay more. Smilie
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#1488
Quote from awriter View Post :
Now selling for $89 - and I do mean 'selling.'
I see $89 and "100% fully refundable".
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#1489
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I see $89 and "100% fully refundable".
Exactly. Except that it's only refundable for 30 days, and 'fully' depends entirely on what they choose to give you after they decide on product 'use and wear'. In other words, Fully Refundable: Not so much. Hell, even insurance companies give you a better deal on that, with 'schedule' of deductions that are time-dependent. Like 10% deducted after a year, 15% after two years, etc. - unless you get a rider for 'full replacement'. At least you know where you stand with them in case of loss. And frankly, Amazon will let a good customer return it for a full refund at almost any time, though if the product was returned because you didn't like it or something, you'd have to pay the return postage.

FreedomPop has no such schedule, like 5% deducted after 15 days use, etc. You're at the whim and mercy of whoever opens your box the day it arrives. IMHO, not a good way to do business at a time when forums like Slick Deals exists to allow people to post what a company is actually doing, as opposed to what they say they're doing.
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They told you that top bit over the phone? I've never heard that before. You mean just going forward for new sign-ups or retroactive to early adoptors? If the latter then they're just begging for a lawsuit or two over the bait-and-switch.

I called and asked them if my deposit was still a deposit. CSR said that anyone who had a deposit before is still on deposit. looks like this is just for going forward for new orders. Wouldn't say why they switched. I'm guessing just had it as deposit to drive early adopters. 30-day return 90-day warranty seems pretty normal to me. Plus if you're really worried they have that extended warranty thing you can add for a few bucks a month.
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I called and asked them if my deposit was still a deposit. CSR said that anyone who had a deposit before is still on deposit. looks like this is just for going forward for new orders. Wouldn't say why they switched. I'm guessing just had it as deposit to drive early adopters. 30-day return 90-day warranty seems pretty normal to me. Plus if you're really worried they have that extended warranty thing you can add for a few bucks a month.
so it's confirmed it's no longer a deposit. meaning can no longer return it to them say a year down the line?
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#1492
Home portal now available.. 1gb/month free or $9.99+ for 10gb/month
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#1493
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Home portal now available.. 1gb/month free or $9.99+ for 10gb/month

what's that?
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#1494
i am one of those early adopters.
i returned it once they decided to change TOS with no notice
they charged me almost $10 in restock fee for a device i had for like 3 weeks.
i tried to get my CC to dispute on principal. CC wouldn't, as they just gave me the diff and ate the fee themselves.

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Exactly. Except that it's only refundable for 30 days, and 'fully' depends entirely on what they choose to give you after they decide on product 'use and wear'. In other words, Fully Refundable: Not so much. Hell, even insurance companies give you a better deal on that, with 'schedule' of deductions that are time-dependent. Like 10% deducted after a year, 15% after two years, etc. - unless you get a rider for 'full replacement'. At least you know where you stand with them in case of loss. And frankly, Amazon will let a good customer return it for a full refund at almost any time, though if the product was returned because you didn't like it or something, you'd have to pay the return postage.

FreedomPop has no such schedule, like 5% deducted after 15 days use, etc. You're at the whim and mercy of whoever opens your box the day it arrives. IMHO, not a good way to do business at a time when forums like Slick Deals exists to allow people to post what a company is actually doing, as opposed to what they say they're doing.
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Home portal now available.. 1gb/month free or $9.99+ for 10gb/month
yeah, seems like a pretty sweet deal. it's not available in my area, hardly anything is damn it.

i pay 58 a month for a lousy 2.5MB/s download speed, but at least there aren't any caps. though at 2.5 speeds, its hard to go over most caps!
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#1496
Are you guys still using this sh$t? I returned it within a week. Usage was a joke!
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#1497
Quote from dumpav View Post :
what's that?
it's like a hotspot, except you just plug it at home to use

Quote from johnnyblades View Post :
yeah, seems like a pretty sweet deal. it's not available in my area, hardly anything is damn it.

i pay 58 a month for a lousy 2.5MB/s download speed, but at least there aren't any caps. though at 2.5 speeds, its hard to go over most caps!
what's your cap? 10gb is really low!
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#1498
FreedomPop added rollover for $3.50

http://gigaom.com/2013/03/14/free...for-a-fee/
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#1499
Thanks for the heads up. I wish more people tried out FreedomPop to be honest. A lot of SDers complained about the 'free' service and gave it a bad rap, but if you aren't trying to get something for nothing, it is a pretty sweet deal imo. To me, most of the complainers are the people who download free apps and then complain about ads... if you paid like a regular customer, you wouldn't have to worry about ads smh. In the same vein, for the prices offered, they offer a decent no-contract service.

The only things I stream is Walking Dead, a movie here and there, and the occasional porno so I can easily maintain 10GB/mo for $10. (especially when I was paying $40/mo for 5GB w/ T-Mobile) It is much better than putting up with internet prices for Comcast/AT&T if ya ask me.
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#1500
Count me as a very happy FreedomPop customer. I use FP as a companion to my Page + smartphone. Using P+'s standard plan I get voice @ less than 4 cents/min. Page +'s data rates, however, are outrageous. Combine the two and add an app like Wifi Jumper to automatically switch your wifi to the strongest available and it's a sweet combo. I also use another sweet app called Onavo Extend which uses a VPN connection to route all your data through their servers which then compress it and save you data. So now I have a super cheap android phone plan and free data. bounce I might have to consider jumping onto the rollover option, but I'm not sure I need to, since I've never even come close to my 1GB of free data from FP.

I had hoped to completely eliminate my cell bill using a VOIP app on my Android, but that didn't work out too well because, as I found out, FP's WIMAX coverage is too spotty to ensure I'd always get my calls, but I'm more than pleased with the combo of Page + with FreedomPop.
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