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Slightly better than this recent deal. Normally $40 for the hotspot device and $20 for 2GB of data.

50% off FreedomPop Hotspot Device + 2GB of Free Wireless Internet (4G/3G) for the First Month [7eer.net]

$20 + $9 shipping

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Premium 2GB (4G/3G) - 100% FREE for the first month. This trial is only available for a limited time. You can cancel your trial anytime on site or by calling customer support. You'll continue to receive 2 GB every month for only 19.99 after your trial period expires.


Your subscription begins when you click Activate. Cancel service anytime by contacting support. By clicking Activate, you authorize FreedomPop to charge the Monthly Total provided above at the beginning of each subscription period. You can change your plan at anytime. See Terms of Use for subscription details.
You can switch back over to the free 500MB/month after your 2GB trial. Refer to the Wiki thread for FAQs.
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Last Edited by FreedomPop September 6, 2013 at 11:23 AM
WARNING... I suggest checking on inventory with FreedomPop before delivering for more insight. Devices are on back order still but they are filling them in order and they do seem to be going out. Ordered mine June 15th and got mine in about 3.5 weeks. They comped me 1GB extra and $10 acct credit balance are being comped for Overdrives (not pros) that are still back ordered

Just an FYI: Please note that these are refurbished/used (scratched but working) devices.
Q: Does anyone want to share their emails so we can all connect and get more MB usage? Is that allowed?
A: See post for FreedomPop Friends: http://slickdeals.net/f/5276432-FreedomPop-Friends?v=1#post_message_53620526
B: See video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ARO5fXTCo0


Your subscription begins when you click Activate. It will ship 27 days after you buy it, but that is your "free" month!- FreedomPop has stated several times in the later part of the thread and on their blog that trials are being extended and "Plan period will start after the shipping date (not the purchase date)."

link to blog: http://blog.freedompop.com/we-are-listening/

They maybe clearing these out to make way for LTE enabled devices that are coming later this year:
http://www.fiercewireless.com/sto...2013-04-24


This deal is best for those who will use ONLY 4G, and will keep their usage between 5 and 500 MB/month.
-If you want to use 4G only, you can downgrade to the 500MB/month plan (free if you use between 5MB and 500 MB/month, $0.99 as a maintenance fee if you use less than 5MB/month).- Maintenance fee has been discontinued, see below "Why why i charged .99 cents"
-If you want to be able to use 3G and 4G, or only 3G, you need to pay for a plan that starts at $3.99 for 500MB/month.

Defective Chargers: Some batteries/ chargers have been reported as defective or not working. Email or pm them to get a Free replacement + Free shipping of replacement.


FAQs

Is data rounded to the nearest megabyte?
Data usage is never estimated when calculating for pay as you go or plan data charges. FreedomPop calculates to the byte, breaks down data usage into 15 minute increments and only charges for actual data used. Data is however rounded on our website's user account pages for easier data monitoring and tracking purposes for our subscribers.


Why was I charged $0.99?
**UPDATE: This fee was discontinued on 6/13/13 according to their blog post [freedompop.com].**
In order to keep our service free, we must offset costs charged to us by our wireless network carrier partners. It is a way for us to provide free data on a daily basis to all active users of our service, which averages over 500,000MBs daily. To prevent this nominal fee, all you need to do is log onto your device and use 5MBs within each billing cycle.
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When a user uses less than 5MBs/ month, there can be a $0.99 cent fee to keep your account active. It is easily avoided though by either turning it on and checking a few emails. Another option is to "share data" with another friend and that will count towards "using 5MBs". However, if you absolutely don't think you can use the device each month, you can contact customer service and they can have it waived.
I don't want the service anymore, the device is also mine to keep, now how to I cancel this "free" service so I don't get charged $0.99?/month
Cancel the service. [freedompop.com]

Is there a restocking fee?
Handling and restocking fees will apply and depend on the condition of the returned device. We are charged a fee by our logistics partner to test the device and ensure it is still in working order. This fee is deducted at cost per our T&Cs and is nominal.


Can I bring my own device (BYOD) and use your services?
In order to take advantage of our services, you do have to purchase a FreedomPop device. All devices come with a 30 day return policy and a 90 day warranty. After the initial 30 days, your "Sierra Wireless Overdrive" device is yours to keep.


What happens after my free promotional trial plan is over?
At the beginning of your new billing cycle, the payment method on file will be charged for a new month on this data plan. If you do not wish to continue on this data plan, the plan can be downgraded by contacting our help desk at http://bit.ly/contactfp


What happens when I exceed my data limit?
Depending on if you are on our Free 500MB plan, or any paid plan your account will have additional funds added to your account when you're within 100MBs of your plans total monthly capacity data limit. Once funds are added to your credit account, you will be charged on a Pay As You Go basis. You can opt out of automatic top up service at any time, though you may experience interruption of your Internet service if limited funds remain in your credit account.
If you want to cap your data plan at 500MB (in case you are on that plan), you can disable automatic top up through your Account page under Billing Settings. This forfeits you 100 mb though, your data for the month will be capped at 400MB [freedompop.com]... Your service will be disabled as you approach your limit and when your cycle renews, you'll get a new 500MBs.

What happens to my remaining credit balance?
Any credit left in your account will stay in your account until it is used up; it doesn't expire and it will rollover to your next billing cycle


This is a 3G(Sprint cellular)/4G(WiMAX) device. Why do I only get 4G coverage?
The free data plan is only 4G (WiMAX). You can pay an additional $3.99/month to get 3G (Sprint) coverage but it is not mandatory.

**NOTE** THIS IS FOR THE OVERDRIVE, NOT THE OVERDRIVE PRO.
The Overdrive (non-Pro) is bigger, has a smaller screen, and flatter.
  • PRO: Up to 35% faster boot-up time
  • 45% larger screen
  • Smaller footprint than regular Overdrive
  • Same battery for both devices, but does anyone know if battery operating time is the same?
Overdrive 5 devices and Pro 8 devices connect to hotspot
Overdrive suppost A/B/G and Pro support wireless A/B/G/N


Coverage Map: http://www.freedompop.com/coverage
3G Coverage : http://coverage.sprint.com/IMPACT.jsp?
Sprint's guides, tuts and troubleshooting for this device:http://support.sprint.com/support...%20hotspot

Sprint's User Guide for Overdrive [sprint.com]

Third Party Review by Pc Mag: [url[http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2419426,00.asp[/url]

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is this still the sprint wimax hotspot? or have they moved to sprint lte?
no LTE. but this works on both wimax and 3G.
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#17
If it sounds too good to be true, It probably is. I am staying away from this one. It sounds as if they have lots of hidden fees.
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#18
LOL obvious self-promotion... The link goes to freedompop.com/slickdeals50offer
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For those who are going to buy this and switch to the "free" 500mb plan, from their blog:

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Users who want a 3G fallback will need to pay a slight premium to 4G only plans. For example, a 2GB plan with 3G roaming costs an extra $2 per month, so a 2GB 4G/3G plan is $19.99 instead of 4G only at $17.99. This is because believe it or not, 3G data actually costs us significantly more.
So in other words, it seems like you can only use this device for "free" in the 4G areas. If you want to use your 500mb with the 3G network, you need the "PRO 500MB 4G/3G" plan which is $3.99 a month
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#20
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i really want to jump to this offer but seems teir sleazy business practice scare me off!
Not to mention they started my 30 day 'trial' today, even though my device wont arrive for 3-7 business days. I'm beginning to get concerned.

See attachment for some of the extra services they charge for.
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#21
any free shipping codes?
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#22
Any recommendations or suggestions for a travel charger that works with this Overdrive Pro ?
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#23
cmon bruh, exclusive deal for sd members would be free.
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#24
One good thing I will mention is that they offer you free data for participating in partner offers. One of them is register a new domain on godaddy at just $4.99 (new customers only), get 1920 MBs. That's pretty sweet

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#25
It's not a sleezy deal if you don't expect free free free. If you're okay with $4 a month for 500mb of 3G/4G service then you're fine.
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One good thing I will mention is that they offer you free data for participating in partner offers. One of them is register a new domain on godaddy at just $4.99 (new customers only), get 1920 MBs. That's pretty sweet
Is that additional free data per that specific month or lifetime(like dropbox)?
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Quote from rschauby View Post :
It's not a sleezy deal if you don't expect free free free. If you're okay with $4 a month for 500mb of 3G/4G service then you're fine.
I think there is always "free" 4G only option when you call.

Or, not with this type of device? Because the device is advertised as 3g/4g and might only be used with 3g/4g plans which are more expensive.

Does any one have clear idea?
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#28
i got an email stating service was in my city, Omaha, then went to check service and it said there's no service in my area. then i called, high call volume, disconnected. then emailed. no idea what these guys are up to or how they plan to run a business...but the beginning is a bit shaky.
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Quote from ebelviranli View Post :
I think there is always "free" 4G only option when you call.

Or, not with this type of device? Because the device is advertised as 3g/4g and might only be used with 3g/4g plans which are more expensive.

Does any one have clear idea?
Its free 4g (wimax), 3g access is an extra $4 a month.
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#30
How's the battery life on this?

And, for the $0.99 charge, is there a way to "pause" your account for a few months so you don't get charged that?
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