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knightex 633 195 March 9, 2015 at 07:21 AM in Smartphones (6) More Groupon Deals
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Promoted 03-10-2015 by yuugotserved at 09:34 AM View Original Post
FreedomPop is offering their FreedomPop Samsung Galaxy S III Smartphone (Certified Pre-Owned B-Stock) + 500MB Unlimited Data Plan Trial + Unlimited Voice + Text Plan Trial for First Month for $99. Shipping is free. Thanks knightex

Note, be sure to uncheck the visual voicemail option during checkout for the $99 sale price.

Specs
  • Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon Dual Core CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal Memory
  • 4.8" 1280x720 Display w/ 8MP Rear and 1.9MP Front Cameras
  • 2100mAh Battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

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Update: Groupon is now offering this for $90 with promo code TAXHACK10. Shipping is free.

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Edited March 10, 2015 at 02:39 PM by yuugotserved
Refer to the Wikipost for additional information about FreedomPop deals. For those not interested, please move along. Smilie

Samsung Galaxy SIII $99.99
Pro 500MB (4G/3G) Data Plan FREE
Unlimited Talk and Text Voice Plan Trial ($10.99/month) FREE

$99.99 with free shipping

Make sure you downgrade everything to get the true "Free" service!


http://www.freedompop.com/offer/discountphone [freedompop.com]

also available through Groupon [groupon.com] for $90 with code TAXHACK10


I have used FreedomPop service on HTC Design EVO 4G and BYOD on Moto G.

With the HTC phone, it was almost impossible to have a good conversation over the phone. Huge delay and skipped voice.
With Moto G, the call quality was much better and good enough to the normal usage. No significant delay and continuous voice.

My conclusion was that the call quality gets much better with the better phone.
I didn't bite this one yet, but I am still thinking of getting this.


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Samsung Galaxy S III specs
http://www.phonearena.com/phones/...III_id6330

What is the deal?
A Samsung Galaxy SIII LTE Phone for $99.99. You'll be getting a one-month free trial of the Unlimited Talk & Text Plan, along with Free 500MB of 4G LTE/3G data. The Unlimited Talk & Text plan normally costs $10.99/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.

What networks does it use?
The Galaxy SIII is able to connect to Sprint's 4G LTE and 3G networks. 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.

Can I do wireless tethering?
Wireless tethering is available as a value-added service for $3.99/month. You can add this directly in your account page. Please note that wireless tethering is only allowed while connected to 4G LTE.

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 over to FreedomPop for a one-time cost of $9.99. Most users 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 Galaxy SIII 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?
To cancel service, you'll need to contact the FreedomPop Support Team.

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.

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/app....ott&hl=en.

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!
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Quote from knightex View Post :
Refer to the Wikipost for additional information about FreedomPop deals. For those not interested, please move along. Smilie

Samsung Galaxy SIII $99.99
Pro 500MB (4G/3G) Data Plan FREE
Unlimited Talk and Text Voice Plan Trial ($10.99/month) FREE

$99.99 with free shipping

Make sure you downgrade everything to get the true "Free" service!

http://www.freedompop.com/offer/discountphone
...still waiting for my order from January 27th.
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...still waiting for my order from January 27th.
What?? And you didn't take any action but waiting?
You should send a message to the "FreedomPop" guy here at SD right away.
It is the simply best way to contact FreedomPop.
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I wish I had gotten my CC I would be all over this.
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still waiting for the motorola.
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I own a few FreedomPop devices and have been happy with the service (hey, it's free!). Here are the sections of the website you will need to go to downgrade to the free service. You may not be able to access these sections of the website until after your device ships.
  • Automatic Top-up: Disable this under Billing > Bill Settings
  • Downgrade Data Plan: Under My Account > Plans, click the “Details and Plan Management” link near your data plan. Look for a small link that states “To downgrade your plan, click here”. You may have to click through a few more messages until the plan is actually downgraded.
  • Downgrade Phone Plan: This is basically the same process as the data plan. Under My Account > Plans, click the “Details and Plan Management” link near your phone plan. Look for a small link that states “To downgrade your plan, click here”.
  • Additional Services: Head over to the My Account > Services section of the website and if you see anything listed under “My Services”, use the small deactivation link to remove.
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Is this a slick deal for the phone itself?
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What?? And you didn't take any action but waiting?
You should send a message to the "FreedomPop" guy here at SD right away.
It is the simply best way to contact FreedomPop.
Messaged him on here...got the "sorry for the delay, thank you for your patience" line.
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I was happy with FP - and totally would have jumped on this - but I tried byod with this same phone and it didn't work - FP promised a refund and never happened, they also charged my the monthly upgrade after I cancelled - never refunded. I did not have these issues with my modem, and still use it on occasion. maybe if my refund ever came thru. I'd risk being a sucker again and try this.
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I have S3 and it works great with Freedom pop. I got it on eBay about 6 months ago for a slightly higher price though.
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Freedom Poop is a giant scam! Please avoid
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Freedom Poop is a giant scam! Please avoid
I have enjoyed their free service since Nov 2013.
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Last edited by WuyiL March 9, 2015 at 08:12 AM
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I was happy with FP - and totally would have jumped on this - but I tried byod with this same phone and it didn't work - FP promised a refund and never happened, they also charged my the monthly upgrade after I cancelled - never refunded. I did not have these issues with my modem, and still use it on occasion. maybe if my refund ever came thru. I'd risk being a sucker again and try this.
Try PM'g "freedompop" here, they have someone as an SD rep. Tell them your tail of whoe and they will get you your refunds. It worked for me w/3 refunds.
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