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FreedomPop: Refurbished Photon Hotspot + Free Internet (500MB/Month) EXPIRED

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Promoted 08-27-2014 at 10:54 PM View Original Post
FreedomPop.com is offering a Refurbished Photon Hotspot + Free Internet (500MB/Month) for Free. Shipping is free. Thanks EXcel68

Note, please refer to the forum thread for additional details.

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Edited August 27, 2014 at 10:15 PM by DeividdoSama
Labor Day Hotspot Giveaway!
Get it 100% FREE + Free Shipping!
Save big with a Free 4G Device, while supplies last
No Contracts, No cancellation fees, No Gimmicks!

Features:
Free 500MB of data every month
Compact - fits in your pocket so you can take it anywhere you go
Connect Up to 8 Devices

http://www.freedompop.com/offer/f...labordayEM

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Written by Corwin

A temporary authorization charge of $29.98 will be applied to your credit card upon signing up (this authorization charge will be cancelled immediately. Once again, the checkout page for the deal will say $0.00, but there will be a $29.98 authorization. It is not a real charge. Your credit card company will release the funds back to your account within a few business days. (Note: if you opt out of Premier when you order, then the authorization will be $19.99).

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Last Edited by skx172 September 8, 2014 at 10:56 AM
How do I turn off all the non-free stuff?
Cancel Premier trial: You might as well opt-out at sign-up, but if not go to My Account > Services and click on link for Premier under "My Services." On details page, which lists the features of the Premier service, look a tiny deactivation link ("To deactivate the FreedomPop Premier service, click here") at the bottom. Pay attention to what they ask, like clicking on "cancel" means you are cancelling the cancellation process. Ignore bright colors and read carefully.
Downgrade data plan: Go to My Account > Plans and click on link for your current plan in the "My Plan" section. On details page, look a tiny downgrade link ("To downgrade your plan, click here") at the bottom. Pay attention to what they ask, like clicking on "cancel" means you are cancelling the downgrade process. Ignore bright colors and read carefully.
Turn off Automatic Top-up: Go to Billing > Billing Settings. Click edit next to the "Automatic Top-up" section, uncheck the box, and save.
Other:Under My Account > Account Settings, there are some email settings that you probably want to adjust.

Is there a authorization charge?
Yes. There will be a temporary authorization charge of $29.98 applied to your credit card upon signing up. This authorization is cancelled immediately.

Once again, the checkout page for the deal will say $0.00, but there will be a $29.98 authorization. It is not a real charge. Your credit card company will release the funds back to your account within a few business days. (Note: if you opt out of Premier when you order, then the authorization will be $19.99).

What am I getting again?
A free Freedom Spot Photon, which is a hotspot with 4G WiMax access. It can provide internet access for up to 8 devices at once. You’ll also get a one-month free trial of our 2GB data plan & a one-month free trial of our Premier service.

So is this the same as the Overdrive or Overdrive Pro?
No, it’s a different device than the Overdrive & Overdrive Pro. The Photon is a 4G WiMAX Only hotspot that can connect up to 8 devices.

How about that Free Internet?
We offer a 100% Free data plan consisting of 500MB of 4G WiMAX data.

Is there a non usage, or inactivity fee of $0.99?
Nope, we stopped it altogether last year.

I already have a FreedomPop device; how do I get a refund to get this deal?
To be honest, this may not be in your best interest. We only accept returns for the first 30 days after purchase and we do not provide return shipping. If you still want to try to return your current device and possibly pay more to get this, then go ahead and message us.

I already have a FreedomPop device; how do I add this to my existing account?
At this time, we’re not able to have multiple devices under one account. Each device must be under a unique email address, but this works out really great because you can connect the accounts through Freedom Friends to receive even more free data each month.

How do I get even more free data every month?
Add some Friends from this thread- http://slickdeals.net/f/5276432-freedompop-friends

Is this 4G LTE? 4G WiMAX? How about 3G?
This promotion is for a Free 4G WiMAX hotspot only. It is not compatible with LTE. To check on coverage, visit www.freedompop.com/coverage3g4g. Be sure to only select the 4G WiMAX .

Isn’t WiMAX getting shutdown?
Sprint has announced that WiMax will be phased out at the end of 2015. You will be able to get free internet servie for the next 14 months (Now -- December 2015) before it shuts off.

When will devices be shipped?
These Photons will be shipping in about 2-3 weeks. Your official data cycle/one-month free trial does not begin until the device ships.

Is this device new?
This is a Certified Pre-Owned FreedomPop Photon 4G WiMAX hotspot. While there has been some usage on the devices previously, they have been thoroughly inspected and repackaged by our logistics department and not a third party manufacturer. There have been physical damage checks, functionality checks, data wipe and factory reset, and radio frequency tests.

What’s so great about the Premier service?
Premier is a bundle of our most popular value-added services. With Premier active on your account, you’ll get Data Compression (and get up to 2x your data) and monthly Data Rollover, along with our staple services of Usage Alerts, Speed Plus, Security, and Premium Support. It’s a $20 value if you signed up for the services separately.

Can I exceed my data limit, even if it’s set to suspend itself?
With automatic top-up disabled (found in the Billing Settings of your account), your data service will suspend itself when you’re within 100MB of your data limit. Please note that there is a 3-hour delay in data reporting from Sprint’s towers to our system, so there is a slight chance that you can exceed your limit if there is significant usage within that 3-hour window. If you’re only browsing the web/reading articles, then you should be fine. However, if you’re doing high data usage activities during that window (such as Netflix or large downloads), then there’s a chance you can go over, since our system won’t recognize that you’re at your limit in time to suspend you. Please be aware of your data usage as your approach your limit. If you ever have any questions, please feel free to PM us.

How do I downgrade my trial?
We’ve recently added the ability to downgrade trials through your FreedomPop account page

Have a Billing Issue?
We encourage all our users to come to us first to see if we can explain any charge or resolve any billing issue before further escalation.

Customer Support:
Email is probably the best way to reach us (support@freedompop.com) or just private message us. If you absolutely must speak to us, you can call (888) 743-8107 (M-F 9am-5pm PDT).wave

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why so much hate for something thats free?
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Freedom Spot Photon does not support 3G.My device did not pick up 3G...the coverage map did have 3G.

What am I getting again?
A free Freedom Spot Overdrive, which is a nationwide hotspot with 4G WiMax + 3G access. It can provide internet access for up to 5 devices at once. You’ll also get a one-month free trial of our 2GB 4G/3G data plan & a one-month free trial of our Premier service

checkout link
https://forums.freedompop.com/dis...-photon/p1
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Freedom Spot Photon does not support 3G.
You are correct, the Freedom Spot Photon is a 4G WiMAX device. The contents of this Wiki have been edited, to show information for the correct device.
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Under billing, it says I have have $19.99 charge (I opted out of the premier trial) under "Initial Signup". Is this the temporary authorization charge? Initial signup doesn't sound temporary.
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Under billing, it says I have have $19.99 charge (I opted out of the premier trial) under "Initial Signup". Is this the temporary authorization charge?
It is just the Authorization charge, as stated in the Deal WiKi and on the checkout page when the order is placed.
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What's the difference between Black vs Platinum?
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What's the difference between Black vs Platinum?
The difference between the black and the platinum Photon is simply the color of the device.
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The difference between the black and the platinum Photon is simply the color of the device.
Thanks, I tried to DM for some help. I have 2 initial charges of $19.99, I just want to make sure they will be dropped or refunded.
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Thanks, I tried to DM for some help. I have 2 initial charges of $19.99, I just want to make sure they will be dropped or refunded.
I have received and replied to your DM. What you are seeing is definitely the authorization charge. Don't worry! It will drop off in the next few business days.
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#13
why is this in deal talk .. the offer is still alive
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why is this in deal talk .. the offer is still alive
completely agree with you, just ordered one, still alive....Confused
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Thanks for the deal OP. Still works, guys.
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