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FreedomPop Freedom Hub Burst Home Broadband Device and Service (Refurbished) - $49.99 + FS - EXPIRED

Fainthearted 54 October 7, 2013 at 12:05 PM in Internet & Websites (4)
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Groupon [groupon.com] is offering FreedomPop's Freedom Hub Burst Home Broadband Device (Manufacturer Refurbished) and Service for $49.99 + Free Shipping. Regular price is $99.99. Limited time and quantity! Expires 10/10/2013 10 pm PST.

You get 1 gb internet (1.5 Mbps) free every month. (Opt: High Speed Internet - 12 Mbps)
No inactivity fee.
WiMAX coverage dependent (Thanks Jon)
Just some of the few replies from Freedompop:
"We give more data for the Hub device because it is geared primarily for home use where users do not have the option of free WiFi and will likely be using a desktop or laptop computer."
"You can absolutely sign up for more than one device, but you will need a separate email to create individual accounts for the devices."
"We did decide to change our policy in direct response to customer feedback. We're not sure if you've visited our blog but we did start a campaign to update some of our practices and policies in June. We also became activate on slickdeals around the same time which is about 5 months ago to provide the best and most accurate information that we could to users and people who were interested. So far, we think its been a great experience for us and for users. I don't think any other companies or brands are really looking at this community for feedback or dealing any customer service issues here either. It's really something completely new and we hope that other merchants might try to take the time in the future. http://blog.freedompop.com/we-are-listening/"
"We really hope to be able to offer larger plans that are affordable and will support users with larger data needs in the future. Right now we're not a large enough company, but we're growing and getting into the smartphone business, so we hope that one day soon, we'll be a big enough player to get you that bigger home plan. Thanks for thumbing it up anyways! "

*Please tell me if there's anything I am missing in my post. I'm still new at this. Thanks!*
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Checkout all of their fees. There is a fee if you don't use atleast x mb of data each month. Skim other freedompop threads. A lot of quality and customer support issues.
The minimum usage requirement is no longer there. Please see: http://blog.freedompop.com/we-are-listening/

“Active Status Fee”-We used to pass on a .99 cent network fee to keep an inactive account active on our partner network each month. The reason we did that is because we actually get charged by our partners, so we were hoping our users could just turn on their device once per month so we’d all avoid that nominal cost. However, it has caused more confusion than it’s worth so we have suspended this charge going forward.

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WiMAX coverage dependent.

http://www.freedompop.com/coverage

Good luck!

Jon
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Stoked to bring another great deal to you guys. As always, we're here to answer any questions you might have.
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Quote from FreedomPop View Post :
Stoked to bring another great deal to you guys. As always, we're here to answer any questions you might have.
Why does the home broadband service include twice as much free data as the mobile service? Does FreedomPop limit the home device to communicating with a single tower?
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Quote from santiagoanders View Post :
Why does the home broadband service include twice as much free data as the mobile service? Does FreedomPop limit the home device to communicating with a single tower?
I was wondering the same.

Probably some numbers that indicate people at home go over more so they make up he money elsewhere or something....

Gary
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Quote from FreedomPop View Post :
Stoked to bring another great deal to you guys. As always, we're here to answer any questions you might have.
Can I sign up for both? I just signed up for the mobile one.
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Stoked to bring another great deal to you guys. As always, we're here to answer any questions you might have.
Hem, Why groupon deal cannot ship to Hawaii, while your web can? miss type?
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So its $50 for the modem and free 1GB a month? No monthly fees as long as i dont go over?
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Quote from santiagoanders View Post :
Why does the home broadband service include twice as much free data as the mobile service? Does FreedomPop limit the home device to communicating with a single tower?

We give more data for the Hub device because it is geared primarily for home use where users do not have the option of free WiFi and will likely be using a desktop or laptop computer.
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way to many unknowns with this freedompop crap i checked into phone and steering clear. they hiding something like fees "the mystery fees" i dont care if poster on SD works for them not trusted by me.

not replying
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Quote from jianuwine View Post :
Can I sign up for both? I just signed up for the mobile one.

You can absolutely sign up for more than one device, but you will need a separate email to create individual accounts for the devices.

Quote from o0adam0o View Post :
So its $50 for the modem and free 1GB a month? No monthly fees as long as i dont go over?

Yep. Our base 1GB plan with the Hub is completely free.
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Stoked to bring another great deal to you guys. As always, we're here to answer any questions you might have.
What happens after Sprint phases out Wimax? Will my Hub become useless?
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Quote from rolandvpro View Post :
way to many unknowns with this freedompop crap i checked into phone and steering clear. they hiding something like fees "the mystery fees" i dont care if poster on SD works for them not trusted by me.

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Totally, they are a very shady company. There is a fee if you don't use atleast certain amount of data each month and they failed to communicate that their phone is actually a 'VOIP' device. OMG
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Quote from ai2160 View Post :
Totally, they are a very shady company. There is a fee if you don't use atleast certain amount of data each month and they failed to communicate that their phone is actually a 'VOIP' device. OMG
That fee was eliminated.
http://blog.freedompop.com/we-are-listening/
“Active Status Fee”-We used to pass on a .99 cent network fee to keep an inactive account active on our partner network each month. The reason we did that is because we actually get charged by our partners, so we were hoping our users could just turn on their device once per month so we’d all avoid that nominal cost. However, it has caused more confusion than it’s worth so we have suspended this charge going forward.
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