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Promoted 07-13-2015 by RevOne at 03:30 PM View Original Post
Update: This now includes a Travel Car Charger

FreedomPop offers the Kyocera Hydro Icon Waterproof Smartphone (Certified Pre-Owned B-Stock) + FreedomPop Unlimited Talk, Text, & 1GB Data Plan 1-Month Trial for $49.99. Shipping is free. Thanks helloha1

Includes
  • Travel Car Charger
  • Free 1st Month Trial - Unlimited Talk & Text w/ 1GB Data Plan ($19.99 value)
  • Free 1st Month Trial - FreedomPop Premium Plus ($5.99 value), with:
    • Premium Voice
    • Visual Voicemail
    • Data Rollover
    • Tethering
After trial is complete your phone will include: 100% Free FreedomPop Basic Plan with 500 Texts, 200 Voice Minutes and 500MB of 4G Data every month. Details may be found here.

Specs
  • 1.2GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Processor
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 8GB Internal Memory
  • 4.5" 960x540 Display
  • microSD card expansion slot (up to 32GB)
  • 8MP Rear + 2MP Front Cameras
  • 2000 mAh Battery
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • IPX5 & IPX7 Waterproof Certified: submersible in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes

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Written by RevOne

This IPX5 and IPX7 certified waterproof smartphone allows for taking photos by - or even in - the pool (up to 1 meter) or for use in the heavy rain; among similar applications. Downgrading to the 100% Free FreedomPop Basic Plan can be performed directly on your online account page or on your phone. Refer to forum thread for additional details. - RevOne

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Edited July 13, 2015 at 01:50 PM by mlacey3
FreedomPop Kyocera
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Refer to previous FP Threads and their Wikis to get a better idea of the plan and its caveats.
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Last Edited by FreedomPop July 29, 2015 at 01:17 PM
What is the deal?
A Kyocera Hydro Icon LTE Phone for $49.99. You’ll be getting a one-month free trial of the Unlimited Talk & Text plus 1GB of LTE data. This plan normally costs $19.99/month.

You are always welcome to downgrade to the 100% Free Plan, which consists of 200 VOIP-ONLY 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 Kyocera Hydro Icon is able to connect to Sprint’s 4G LTE and 3G networks. It can also connect via WiFi.

What's special about this phone?
The Kyocera Hydro Icon is waterproof up to 1 meter.

Anything else that will help me out?
Check out the new FreedomPop Diagnostic App [google.com]! It’s great for testing out your phone and helping to troubleshoot and potential issues that come up.

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 while on the Free Plan?
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. There is a one-time cost of $9.99 to Port your number.

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 Kyocera Hydro Icon requires a data connection in order to send/receive calls and texts messages because the calls are VOIP ONLY. 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!

Will different data connections affect call quality?
As with all phone services, call quality is entirely dependent on your data 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. There are NO FREE cell voice calls on Freedompop, the free ones are ALL VOIP-only. You can pay for traditional "real" voice calls, though.

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

How long for shipping?
Estimated shipping time-frame is about 2 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 (http://forums.freedompop.com [freedompop.com]). If you absolutely must speak to us, you can call (888) 743-8107 (M-F 9am-5pm PDT). You can also PM us!

edompop removed the option on your account to downgrade the calling plan to free one by yourself .. you will have to call/email/twitter them to downgrade. [/COLOR]Mad

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Need a cheap freedompop phone before my next billing cycle so i can ditch virgin lol, in for 1 thanks op
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Thanks for posting this.
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Not horrible. Way better than my ZTE Force. Snapdragon 400, with 8 GB of internal for $50 is a steal! Kinda envious that this can't be my backup phone... LOL First world problems to the max, my current FreedomPop phone sits in my lunch bag waiting for my battery on my OnePlus One to die before it's even turned on and here I want a better backup... LOL

DESIGN

Device type:Smart phoneOS:Android (4.4.2, 4.3)Dimensions:5.19 x 2.57 x 0.43 inches (132 x 65 x 11 mm)Weight:5.08 oz (144 g)Rugged:Water, Shock resistantIP certified:YesMIL-STD-810 certified:Yes

DISPLAY

Physical size:4.5 inchesResolution:540 x 960 pixelsPixel density:245 ppiTechnology:IPS LCDScreen-to-body ratio:64.87 %Colors:16 777 216Touchscreen:Multi-touchFeatures:Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

CAMERA

Camera:8 megapixelsFlash:LEDFeatures:Autofocus, Digital zoom, Geo taggingShooting Modes:Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, EffectsCamcorder:1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)Front-facing camera:2 megapixels

HARDWARE

System chip:Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8926Processor:Quad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7Graphics processor:Adreno 305System memory:1536 MB RAMBuilt-in storage:8 GBStorage expansion:microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

BATTERY

Talk time:14.00 hoursStand-by time:8.0 days (193 hours)Capacity:2000 mAh
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This phone is ruggerised and waterproof!
If only I could get this two month earlier when I needed one for a 6-grader!...
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**EDIT: The extra charge was reversed after messaging FreedomPop on here. **
Well they overcharged me for some reason. It should have been $49.99, but my card was charged $69.98. Hopefully support is able to clear this up.

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Your Purchase Details
Due Today: $49.99 (includes taxes, if applicable)
First Month Service Cost: $0.00
Data Plan: Free Trial Premium 1GB ($0.00) *($19.99 after first month)*
Voice Plan: Unlimited Talk and Text ($0.00)
Device: Kyocera Hydro Icon ($49.99)
Shipping Option: Free ($0.00)
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Last edited by Coldbeer July 2, 2015 at 09:22 PM
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this is a horrible company. returned my nexus 5 which was banged up and they are not refunding $13.5 in tax. Filling a charge back and thinking of reporting them for tax fraud.
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Ok... was easy to turn off auto top up and somewhat easy to downgrade the data plan to the free one, but how do you downgrade the Unlimited Talk & Text trial plan to the free voice/text plan?
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Quote from SCtrojan View Post :
this is a horrible company. returned my nexus 5 which was banged up and they are not refunding $13.5 in tax. Filling a charge back and thinking of reporting them for tax fraud.
Agreed. My experience with Freedompop was that they had terrible service and poor quality unless you have a strong Sprint data signal. To use regular voice cell access, you have to pay extra, even if you have no viable data signal from Sprint to make their free service work.
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Very similar to the Kyocera Hydro Vibe:
http://www.phonearena.com/phones/.../8721,8641

Which may be had for ~$5 through a cash back site, see this post/thread:
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=76726859&postcount=36

I would think that phone could be activated on FreedomPop for $20, for a total outlay of $25.
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Quote from xWarMECHx View Post :
Ok... was easy to turn off auto top up and somewhat easy to downgrade the data plan to the free one, but how do you downgrade the Unlimited Talk & Text trial plan to the free voice/text plan?
That's been reported by other users in this thread too:
http://slickdeals.net/f/7914439-freedompop-zte-force-lte-smartphone-certified-pre-owned-25-free-shipping?v=1&page=11

Might want to reach out to the FreedomPop user on this forum and let him know.
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Quote from Coldbeer View Post :
Well they overcharged me for some reason. It should have been $49.99, but my card was charged $69.98. Hopefully support is able to clear this up.
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this is a horrible company. returned my nexus 5 which was banged up and they are not refunding $13.5 in tax.
Can you both please PM me the information associated with your account? I'll take a look and try resolve everything for you.
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Quote from spycake View Post :
Very similar to the Kyocera Hydro Vibe:
http://www.phonearena.com/phones/.../8721,8641

Which may be had for ~$5 through a cash back site, see this post/thread:
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=76726859&postcount=36

I would think that phone could be activated on FreedomPop for $20, for a total outlay of $25.
Aren't Virgin Mobile phones locked to the carrier?
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