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Promoted 01-28-2015 by Corwin at 04:54 PM View Original Post
FreedomPop offers FreedomPop Motorola Photon Q LTE Smartphone (Certified Pre-Owned B-Stock) + 1GB Unlimited Data Plan Trial + Unlimited Voice + Text Plan Trial for First Month for $24.99. Shipping is free. Thanks yuugotserved

Note, please remember to cancel the free trial plans after the first month.

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Please refer to the forum thread and wikipost for additional details. The previous deal for the ZTE Force LTE Smartphone with this plan was very popular when it was featured on the Frontpage, with +217 votes. -Corwin

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FreedomPop Motorola Photon Q LTE Smartphone [freedompop.com] (Certified Pre-Owned B-Stock) + 100% Free Talk, Text and LTE Data (500MB) + Free Unlimited Everything Trial

$24.99 with free shipping

NOTE: Please note that there is an optional $4.99/month charge for the Extended Warranty.

Reminder: Please remember to cancel the free trial plans once it's over.

This FreedomPop item is Certified Pre-owned and B-stock graded
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • 90-day warranty
  • Extensive physical damage check
  • Comprehensive functionality
  • Thorough data wipe and factory reset
  • Advanced radio frequency test
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Fix for calling issues on stock freedompop rom

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What is the deal?
A FreedomPop Motorola Photon Q LTE Phone for $24.99. You'll be getting a one-month free trial of the Unlimited Everything Plan. That's unlimited talk, text, and data. The first 1GB of data will be at 4G LTE speeds and all subsequent data will be at 3G speeds. The Unlimited Everything Plan normally costs $19.99/month.

You are always welcome to downgrade to the 100% Free Plan, which consists of 200 Voice Minutes, 500 Text Messages, and 500MB of 4G LTE/3G data. Downgrading can be performed directly on your online account page or on your phone. By breaking free from your current phone carrier and switching to FreedomPop, you can save hundreds of dollars every year.

What networks does it use?
The Motorola Photon Q is able to connect to Sprint's 4G LTE and 3G networks. It can also connect via WiFi.

What's special about this phone? What about the complete specs?
The Motorola Photon Q has a QWERTY keyboard. For the full specs, check out http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Motorola-PHOTON-Q-4G-LTE_id7253 [phonearena.com]

What does B-Stock mean?
B-Stock means that there may be some cosmetic damage to the phones, whether it's scratches, dents, or dings. Regardless of the cosmetic damages, these phones have still be tested to ensure that they work properly.

Why should I take advantage of the Extended Warranty?
The Extended Warranty will protect your device from mechanical breakdown and accidents. Extended Warranty includes the following:
--Covers internal parts that can fail after expiration of the manufacturer's warranty
--Protects against accidents of everyday life including cracks, spills, drops, or a dip in the pool
--Enjoy a fast and easy claims process 24/7
--Get a replacement device order processed within 24 hours after claim is approved
--Cancel coverage anytime

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.

Can I do wireless tethering with the Unlimited Everything plan?
Wireless tethering is only allowed for the first 1GB while at 4G LTE speeds. Once speeds are limited to 3G (after the first 1GB), tethering is no longer allowed.

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.

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 to use 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 Motorola Photon Q requires a data connection in order to send/receive calls and texts messages. The data connection can including WiFi, 4G LTE, or 3G. To check out 4G LTE and 3G coverage, visit http://www.freedompop.com/coverage3g4g. Be sure to select the 4G LTE 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 LTE 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.

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

Want free talk & text but don't need a new phone?
Check out the FreedomPop OTT Messaging App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.freedompop.ott&hl=en [google.com].

How long for shipping?
Estimated shipping time-frame is 3 - 4 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!

If you have a Freedompop phone on your account already, it is highly recommended that you order this phone with a new account/email address.

use this link to remove premier service

http://www.freedompop.com//accoun...adePremier

and this link to downgrade your plan

http://www.freedompop.com//accoun...ngradePlan

link to freedom pop overview:

https://www.freedompop.com/acct_overview.htm

link to freedom pop device:
https://www.freedompop.com/acct_device.htm

Since clicking the above link didn't work for me.
to downgrade from $4.99 to free plan.

go to https://www.freedompop.com/acct_dataplan.htm
click "Details and Plan Management"
then click "downgrade" and continue with process.
Also, go to "Billing" > "Billing settings" > "Automatic top-up edit" and disable auto-top up.

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How is this compared to the zte from a few days ago?
The specs look very similar, but I'm looking for someone who might have some personal experience.
http://www.phonearena.com/phones/.../7253,7763
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How is this compared to the zte from a few days ago?
The biggest different is that the Motorola Q has a QWERTY keyboard. Here is a nice comparison on the two phones: http://www.phonearena.com/phones/.../7253,7763
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hardware-wise, Photon Q is slightly better, except for CPU I guess
I was craving for Photon and Photon Q back in 2012

btw, photon q's (resale) price at ebay is around 50-60 still. so... good deal!
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Quote from Fainthearted View Post :
How is this compared to the zte from a few days ago?
one key difference is that the photon Q has a QWERTY keyboard.

here's what i was able to find from phone arena: http://www.phonearena.com/phones/.../7763,7253

photon Q vs ZTE

4.3" TFT vs 4" IPS
8MP vs 5MP rear
1.3MP vs 1.2MP front
1080p video vs 720p video
Dual core CPUs for both
8GB vs 4GB internal memory
1GB RAM for both
both support microsd cards (up to 64GB for ZTE and 32GB for Photon Q)
1785mAh vs 1730mAh battery capacity
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Just ordered one, the email confirmation showed it's Motorola Photon, instead of Photon Q. This verbal variation also shows up in the checkout page.

Could FP rep clarify it? Photon Q or Photon? It matters, to me at least.
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Quote from yuugotserved View Post :
one key difference is that the photon Q has a QWERTY keyboard.

here's what i was able to find from phone arena: http://www.phonearena.com/phones/.../7763,7253

photon Q vs ZTE

4.3" TFT vs 4" IPS
8MP vs 5MP rear
1.3MP vs 1.2MP front
1080p video vs 720p video
Dual core CPUs for both
8GB vs 4GB internal memory
1GB RAM for both
both support microsd cards (up to 64GB for ZTE and 32GB for Photon Q)
1785mAh vs 1730mAh battery capacity
Agree with this. Same CPU and 1GB RAM for both phones so performance should be similar. But the Photon Q (besides the keyboard which is useless to most) has a slightly larger display and more importantly, a qHD resolution. Both are better than the ZTE Force LTE which I ordered last week. I almost decided to purchase this Motorola instead, but I'm worried that the keyboard makes it too thick and heavy. I had an Evo Shift 4G back in the day. That thing was fat and heavy due to the keyboard. Not making that mistake a 2nd time.
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Just ordered one, the email confirmation showed it's Motorola Photon, instead of Photon Q. This verbal variation also shows up in the checkout page.

Could FP rep clarify it? Photon Q or Photon? It matters, to me at least.
This is the Photon Q. I'll get our team to clarify this on email receipt.
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This is the Photon Q. I'll get our team to clarify this on email receipt.
thank you for the prompt response, and you got a PM earlier
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I don't wanna be rude, but most people want thin phone. An extra keyboard makes the phone too thick and heavy. I pass the Zte and this one. Waiting for another one. =)
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It's true most people want thin phones, but some of us still want good keyboards. I'm still using an Epic 4G because no phones have keyboards and removable batteries anymore! I'm planning to try the Photon Q and mod it to be able to quick-change the battery. THANKS OP!
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i would buy it if the page didnt say Photon and show the version without the keyboard... pretty sketchy , not worth the risk
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Quote from inuyasha0209 View Post :
I don't wanna be rude, but most people want thin phone. An extra keyboard makes the phone too thick and heavy. I pass the Zte and this one. Waiting for another one. =)
you are right...most people want thin phones. Though I AM NOT one of them
I LIKE the stuff
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