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Promoted 09-25-2014 by yuugotserved at 12:09 PM View Original Post
FreedomPop offers HTC EVO Design 4G 4.3" Smartphone (Certified Pre-Owned) + 500MB 4G/3G Data + Unlimited Voice Plan Trial for First Month for $24.99. Shipping is free. Thanks jakelind

Note, refer to the forum thread for additional information. Be sure to select the Pro 500MB option.

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Be sure to uncheck the Premier Trial during checkout. You may cancel the voice plan trial anytime by contacting customer support.

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Edited September 25, 2014 at 12:06 PM by yuugotserved
Freedompop [freedompop.com]has a promotion where you can get the HTC EVO Design 4G for $24.99 with FS

Unlimited Voice Plan with 1GB 4G - 100% FREE for the first month. This trial is only available for a limited time. You can cancel your trial anytime by contacting customer support. You'll continue to receive your voice and text every month for only 10.99 after your trial period expires.

500MB 4g is free I believe

Specs for HTC Evo Design 4G:

Processor 1.2 GHz
RAM / ROM 768 MB / 4 GB(1.1 GB available to user) + expandable memory through microSD slot, up to 32GB
Display 4.00 inches qHD 960 x 540 pixels
4G Yes - WiMax

Supports GSM as well per GSMArena [gsmarena.com]. Might not work in US but overseas only
2G Network CDMA 800 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
HSDPA 2100
SIM Mini-SIM
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Use 1450 G St NW, Washington DC 20005 for eligibility. Change to your billing address on next screen.

*If you are unable to select a FreedomPop phone number after checkout (due to the pop-up), please log into your new FreedomPop account and click on "Don't have a phone number? Get one here." ***

What is the deal?
A FreedomPop HTC Evo Design Phone for $24.99. You'll be getting a one-month free trial of the Unlimited Talk & Text plan + 500MB of 4G WiMax/3G data. You are always welcome to switch to our 100% Free Plan, which comes with 200 Voice Minutes, 500 Text Messages, and 500MB of 4G WiMax/3G data Talk, Text, and Data. By breaking free from your current phone carrier and switching to FreedomPop, you'll save hundreds of dollars every year.

What networks does it use?
The HTC Evo Design is able to connect to Sprint's 4G WiMax and 3G networks. It is not compatible with 4G LTE. IT can also connect via WiFi.

Does 3G access cost any money?
No, unlike our hotspot plans, there is no cost for nationwide 3G access. It is included as a part of the Free plan.

What if I need more data?
When you approach your monthly data limit, you have the option to either have your data service suspended for the remainder of the month, or continue usage on a pay-as-you-go basis. Each additional megabyte of data used beyond your original allotment will cost $0.02 per MB.

If I'm on the Free Plan, what happens if I need more Minutes and Texts?
When you reach your monthly limit of 200 Minutes and 500 Text Messages, your phone service will suspend itself. If you wish to have more Minutes and Texts, you would need to upgrade to a higher plan. We offer an unlimited Talk & Text plan for $10.99/month.

How do I upgrade/downgrade my plan?
You can change your plan either directly on your phone through the MyFreedomPop App, or by logging online to your FreedomPop Account page.
1. Login to fp
2. Mouse over "my account"; choose "plans"
3. Click on the "unlimited" under "my plans" - yes the text/link "unlimited"
4. Details of the "unlimited" plan is displayed. At the end of the details, look for the small text with a link which says "to downgrade your plan click here"
5. Click and follow

Can I port my existing number over to FreedomPop?
Yes, you can port your number during the activation process. Alternatively, you can choose a new FreedomPop phone number for the first couple months and then port your number over later.

Is there a non usage, or inactivity fee of $0.99?
No, it's a thing of the past. It was stopped altogether last year.

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.

What kind of coverage do I need? What network do you use?
The HTC Evo Design requires a data connection in order to send/receive calls and texts messages. The data connection can including WiFi, 4G WiMax, or 3G. To check out 4G WiMax and 3G coverage, visit http://www.freedompop.com/coverage3g4g. Be sure to select the 4G WiMax and 3G boxes. Connecting to any local WiFi network works too!

How do I cancel? Do you provide return shipping?
To cancel service, you'll need to contact our Support Team. We do ask you pay for return shipping. This may appear frugal on our part, but we'd rather push the boundaries on how much free minutes, texts, and data we give away each day.

Will different data connections affect call quality?
As with all phone services, call quality is entirely dependent on your coverage/proximity to your local cell towers. Call quality will be better when you're connected via either 4G WiMax or WiFi, when comparing to 3G.

How about app updates?
The FreedomPop Development Team is constantly working to improve all aspects of our phone service, ranging from battery life to latency. As a result, we will release updates to our Messaging App that will increase the overall quality. In order to take advantage of these improvements, you would need to update the FreedomPop Messaging App in the Google Play Store.

What is FreedomPop Phone Premier service?
Premier is a bundle of our value-added services. With Premier active on your account, you'll get Visual Voicemail and monthly Data Rollover, along with our staple services of Usage Alerts, Security, and Premium Support. It's over a $20 value if you signed up for the services separately.

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?
You can connect with other FreedomPop users through Freedom Friends (found on your account page) and earn up to an extra 500MB of extra data, every month for free! Check out this thread- http://slickdeals.net/f/5276432-freedompop-friends

How long for shipping?
Estimated shipping time-frame is 2-3 weeks. As the deal gets more popular, shipping times may increase.

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 you can go to our Community Forum. If you absolutely must speak to us, you can call (888) 743-8107 (M-F 9am-5pm PDT). You can also PM us!

Reset Phone
For those of you who can't get 4G or can't get root access, you may try what I did:
Get 4G connection:
In order to reset the phone, you need the MSL code (unique for each phone). Then dial ##786# and select the "reset" option from the menu.

You can get the MSL code by PM Freedompop (which may take loooooong time to get the code), or install the "MSL Reader" app from Play Store.

The app requires root permission from the phone, but unfortunately mine came with unlocked fastboot and CWM recovery, but not rooted. (I installed the SU from Play store and got an error message and Root checker showed the device was not rooted.)


Root the phone
As mentioned by several people, the phone is already rooted. This is the only zip you need to install using the Recovery boot:
http://download.chainfire.eu/589/...eve_file=1
Copy to your SD card, install zip, restart and you'll be good to go.
Other versions found in the forums are outdated, this is the latest that worked with mine (out of the box, android version 4.0.3)

----OLD INSTRUCTIONS, CAREFUL WITH THE CHINESE LINKS, TRY THE SU UPDATE BEFORE ---
I tried several methods to root the phone (HTC super tool, superoneclick, flash the su binary from CWM), but none of them worked.

Finally, I found a one-click root software from China and successfully rooted the phone. Installed the MSL Reader app to found the MSL code, and reset the phone to get the 4G connection worked.



BTW, the link for the one-click root software: (It's in Chinese but you only need to connect you phone via USB, execute the software and click the green button. It will install an app market but can be uninstalled easily)
http://slickdeals.net/?sdtid=7224992&sdfpid=131140&sdpid=71286152&sdfid=30&lno=1&trd=lt+lt+Link+gt+gt&u2=http%3A%2F%2Fcount.liqucn.com%2Fd.php%3Fid%3D122154%26amp%3BArticleOS%3D%26amp%3Bcontent_url%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.liqucn.com%2Frj%2F122154.shtml%26amp%3Bdown_url%3Dncuqil%3Dem aNnoisrev%3F%2Ftsetal%2Ftoor%2Fmoc.emauhs.www%2F%2F%3Aptth%26amp%3Bis_cp%3D1%26amp%3Bfrom_type%3Dweb

the link for the HTC ADB driver can be found here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=2232799

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#4
Got this last time it went FP for $25
The phone/ network crapped out after using it for about 6 days. Error 128 is all its shows. Tried several restarts did not help.

Not a reliable service so not worth $25 for free whatever calls/ texts/ data
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It's back!!!!!!!! In for another. I regret not buying more than one before.
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What do you guys think is this a deal ? I got that same email... and thinking about it
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#7
Will this phone work on 3g only areas WITH THE FREE PLAN?
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#8
are these the htc evo design 4g phones from sprint?

and can you cancel service right away?

Reason: this phone qualifies in t-mobile trade in for 14 bucks but only if its the branded sprint htc evo design 4g. Anyway of telling?
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Quote from TheLooser View Post :
Will this phone work on 3g only areas WITH THE FREE PLAN?
I would also like to know the answer to this
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Quote from TheLooser View Post :
Will this phone work on 3g only areas WITH THE FREE PLAN?
Quote from vman1414 View Post :
I would also like to know the answer to this
Yes, you get 500MB of 4G WiMax + 3G data on the Free plan. There is no cost for 3G access on our phones. You also get 200 Voice Minutes and 500 Texts on the Free plan.
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#11
This looks like it is a different phone from last time. Last time it was the HTC EVO 4G not not the design.
http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.p...hone2=3427
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Quote from TheLooser View Post :
Will this phone work on 3g only areas WITH THE FREE PLAN?
Yes, 3G is included with the phone plans (for hotspot devices, there is an additional charge for 3G access). So this phone will work in areas with only Sprint 3G coverage.
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Quote from TheLooser View Post :
Will this phone work on 3g only areas WITH THE FREE PLAN?
Quote from vman1414 View Post :
I would also like to know the answer to this
I'm using it in a 3G only area. I'm on the free plan. If you check the great internet you'l see that some people mention that they got hit by a $10 or so quarterly 3G fee. Maybe they don't do that anymore. My account just has $0 all over the place. Maybe the Freedom Pop rep can chime in here.

I was going to port over my soon to die RP EVO. I might as well get this since it cost the same to activate and I get another phone.

This phone does have bad battery life. I get 12 hours standby and feel luck to get that. It's because it's data only and thus the radio will suck the life out of the battery.
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Quote from boulos View Post :
This looks like it is a different phone from last time. Last time it was the HTC EVO 4G not not the design.
http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.p...hone2=3427
The design being the better phone?
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Quote from boulos View Post :
This looks like it is a different phone from last time. Last time it was the HTC EVO 4G not not the design.
http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.p...hone2=3427
Nice. Even better. Maybe I should return my 4G from the last deal and get another one from this deal.
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