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$10/mo UNLIMITED Clear internet service - Limited to specific zip codes

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Last Edited by DeividdoSama January 28, 2015 at 04:00 PM
There are several offers available to people that live in certain locations or that meet certain income requirements.

Offers in zip code 77020 include:

$10 / mo "Fast" 5Mb/1Mb Unlimited Comcast internet - Child must receive a free or discounted school lunch - Cannot be a current or recent Comcast customer
$10 / mo 6-10Mb/1Mb MobileBeacon (Clear Wireless) - Their unlimited home or mobile services at a discount - Must live in a zip code with an average income below a certain amount
$0 (FREE) 1GB / mo FreedomPop (Clear Wireless) - All plans are discounted/include additional data. Base "free" plan is 1GB a month. - Must live in a zip code with an average income below a certain amount

There are additional offers and service providers!

To see what you qualify for, go here, fill in the forms @ http://everyoneon.org/

Search SD for other threads on FreedomPop to get a feel for the service and the high pressure marketing, as well as ways to take the most possible advantage of it.

BEFORE THUMBING DOWN, REREAD THE TITLE AND THE BODY OF THE POST. The majority of the negative comments seem to be people skimming and not taking time to read the whole post.

Specifically, there is NO INCOME REQUIREMENT for WIRELESS service if you live in a zip code with an AVERAGE income below a certain level. My zip code has half million dollar homes, and has large low income apartment complexes and it manages to qualify. There ARE income requirements for discounted WIRED service, or the "cheap computers" (which suck)

If you aren't offered discounted service you either do not live in the right area, OR do not meet the income requirements. That doesn't make it a bad deal. It doesn't make it YMMV. It does not make it unable to be duplicated. Thumbing it down because you don't qualify is unjustified.

For example anyone in zip 77020 can get 1GB of FreedomPop for free, or unlimited MobileBeacon for $10.


Thumbing this down because you do not live in a qualifying zip code is no different than thumbing a Fry's deal down because you don't live near a Fry's or an Amex deal down because you don't have an American Express card. The title is clear, specific, and correct. IF you live in a qualifying zip code, you can get the deal. If you don't, I'm sorry that sucks for you, but it's not a reason to bury the deal and keep it from the people that do.
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Last Edited by el31415 June 15, 2014 at 11:08 PM
Living in pre-qualified low income zip code <> having a low income

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It is worth highlighting that http://everyoneon.org/ is a charity. So, the ethical frame for these deals is different than that for most slickdeals.

Everyoneon.org is a kind of broker. On the behalf of deserving segments of the population they are negotiating with vendors for discounts. At the end of the day if you pick up one of the offers they have negotiated your relationship will be with the vendor, not everyoneon.org.

Clear (and now sprint) has long had a number of $10/month unlimited offers for their wimax service targeted at nonprofits. And the nonprofits can pass that thru to their staff, clients, etc. For example some schools do this for their students. For example some libraries have hotspots they loan out.

Each of the other vendors (Comcast, RCN, the job training providers, the hardware, etc. etc.) have a distinct story. Some of the offers are reasonable, others - it seems to me - are pretty weak. I make me think how the skills of slickdeals power users could be useful to a charity like everyoneon.org.

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Additional Note: The link to FreedomPop seems buggy, after you click it it bounces you back to EveryoneOn. If that happens to you, just hit the back button to return to the FreedomPop sign up page and get the discounted rates.
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Comcast's $10/month internet service is called Internet Essentials and has been around for several years.
The service is not "slow" as you stated. 6Mbps down is better than a LOT of DSL providers in a lot of areas. Perfectly fine for most all use.
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meanwhile I am paying nearly $50 for 5mbps service, usa internet sucks compared to rest of world and isps are lobbying to make sure the government cannot use existing fiber for everyone
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Quote from audiokingman View Post :
Comcast's $10/month internet service is called Internet Essentials and has been around for several years.
The service is not "slow" as you stated. 6Mbps down is better than a LOT of DSL providers in a lot of areas. Perfectly fine for most all use.
According to their FAQ it's capped at 5Mbs, but same difference really. And true, it's good enough for somewhat downgraded Netflix and most web browsing. It's also been posted on SD before (I know I have.)

What I thought would be much more interesting to people is the $10/mo unlimited Clear service. It's not free like the current FP deal. But it's unlimited and doesn't involve the "gotcha" stuff that dealing with FreedomPop does.

Or, for those willing to deal with FreedomPop's gotchas, you can get the same plans, but with more free data or a lower price. The base free plan starts at 1GB, not 500MB.

I ordered the free refurb modem. Hoping to either switch it over to the 1GB free, or just cancel and do the 1GB as a BYOD.
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meanwhile I am paying nearly $50 for 5mbps service, usa internet sucks compared to rest of world and isps are lobbying to make sure the government cannot use existing fiber for everyone
The thing that throws me about that is the appointment of the top cable company lobbiest to the head FCC by a Democratic president that claims to care about the poor, etc. Was he clueless or just bought? Either way...just sad.
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I see you linked this post in another one.......................
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I see you linked this post in another one.......................
Yes, I did. AFAIK there is no rule against it, it's not a repost.

Different offers, the other one was for FreedomPop 500Mb free/mo, free hotspot.

This one includes MobileBeacon (same Clear service) UNLIMITED/mo for $10, $50 hotspot

OR FreedomPop 1GB /free/mo, $50 hotspot.

Different folks have different needs, and it can be useful to know the alternatives.
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meanwhile I am paying nearly $50 for 5mbps service, usa internet sucks compared to rest of world and isps are lobbying to make sure the government cannot use existing fiber for everyone
Corporate America sucks. I've been trying to get Charter to bring service down my road for years. Cable line stops 1.5 to 2 miles from here. Lots of houses around. At least my ISP is good 10 megabyte but expensive compared to a wired solution.
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I only thing I was offered was a waste of time.

They 'offered' me a used PC for $169:
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Dual Core 1.8 GHz+
2 GB Memory
80 GB Hard Drive
Windows 7 Pro"
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I only thing I was offered was a waste of time.

They 'offered' me a used PC for $169:
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Dual Core 1.8 GHz+
2 GB Memory
80 GB Hard Drive
Windows 7 Pro"
Yeah, the hardware offers bite, at least for a SlickDealer. That's true for nearly all the "non-profit" hardware donation/discount stuff. And for a lot of the discounted services too. They're often more expensive. Non-profits get some great deals on software though.

You could try some other zip codes in your area. Once you are approved and referred to MobileBeacon or FreedomPop I suspect they don't reverify. No idea though. For example in the Houston area 77020 qualifies for the discounted Clear service. If you have an address you can ship to in a qualifying zip, you definitely should be set.
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I wonder how they validate the answers to the questions they ask. I was offered $10 Internet through my current ISP, depending on how I answered the question.
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I wonder how they validate the answers to the questions they ask. I was offered $10 Internet through my current ISP, depending on how I answered the question.
I believe they do require documentation for the income based ones. (Proof that you have a child that receives a free or discounted school lunch)

I suspect that the FreedomPop, and probably MobileBeacon, either don't validate or just require the shipping or billing address to be in an approved zip code.

I didn't complete the order (I already have the $10 unlimited Mobile Beacon through a non-profit I work for, a different program with different validation rules) but the FreedomPop 1GB free deal never asked for anything extra before taking me to the payment page.
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Quote from Zanthexter View Post :
Yeah, the hardware offers bite, at least for a SlickDealer. That's true for nearly all the "non-profit" hardware donation/discount stuff. And for a lot of the discounted services too. They're often more expensive. Non-profits get some great deals on software though.
I don't mind paying a premium to a worthy non-profit, but some non-profit's underlining goals seems to be simply to perpetuate a non-profit and their founders.


I get that impression with Everoneon.org
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