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Short-term Roaming

ndj123 531 22 April 8, 2016 at 03:00 PM
Hello,

I am going to Europe and need roaming just for 1-2 days while traveling to final destination, therefore would prefer smth without monthly fee, high cost of minutes is fine.
I have non-member R+ phone.
I know about Freedompop Global, but its not available for purchase now.
Data only with roaming is also fine.
Thank you.

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You can buy the Global MiFi2, as it comes with the SIM card. You might (!!!!) be able to use the card in an unlocked phone too, as long you can download the FreedomPop Messenger. But you can also just use the MiFi and use a program like Whatsapp, NextPlus, Google Voice, or whatever to make your calls. If you make FreedomPop fiends, you can have 700 MB to play with.

http://slickdeals.net/f/8543359-freedompop-novatel-wireless-mifi-2-global-hotspot-certified-pre-owned-40-free-shipping?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2
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You can buy the Global MiFi2, as it comes with the SIM card. You might (!!!!) be able to use the card in an unlocked phone too, as long you can download the FreedomPop Messenger. But you can also just use the MiFi and use a program like Whatsapp, NextPlus, Google Voice, or whatever to make your calls. If you make FreedomPop fiends, you can have 700 MB to play with.

http://slickdeals.net/f/8543359-freedompop-novatel-wireless-mifi-2-global-hotspot-certified-pre-owned-40-free-shipping?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2
Thank you for reply. From the front page:
'Can the SIM card from the MiFi 2 be used with an alternate device as well?
No, the SIM is tied to the MiFi 2 and cannot be used with an alternate device.'
Where have you find information about using it with unlocked phone?
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If you have Verizon, you can add a TravelPass to your account for the short period you will be traveling. For $2 a day per line in Mexico and Canada, and $10 a day per line in more than 65 countries you can take your domestic Talk, Text and Data allowances with you. You're only charged on the days you use your device abroad.
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Thank you for reply. From the front page:
'Can the SIM card from the MiFi 2 be used with an alternate device as well?
No, the SIM is tied to the MiFi 2 and cannot be used with an alternate device.'
Where have you find information about using it with unlocked phone?
Oh, I didn't see that restriction. Today, they are offering just a global SIM for $4.99.
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If you have Verizon, you can add a TravelPass to your account for the short period you will be traveling. For $2 a day per line in Mexico and Canada, and $10 a day per line in more than 65 countries you can take your domestic Talk, Text and Data allowances with you. You're only charged on the days you use your device abroad.
Don't have Verizon. Thanks anyway!
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Oh, I didn't see that restriction. Today, they are offering just a global SIM for $4.99.
ordered one. repped!
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ordered one. repped!
I couldn't get the SIM to work for phone calls in one of my unlocked phones, because the installation of the required FreedomPop Messenger failed on that specific phone. I worked well on other phones, so I suspect it's a problem with a conflicting app on the phone itself. The data is working on that phone though, so, if I wanted, I could use other applications to make phone calls. If the SIM does work for phone calls, it still might use data, but they put that back into your account after the call. And you can switch on International calling, with 100 minutes for free (the first month you might get 300 minutes as a trial, so don't forget to switch that off if you don't need it).
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I couldn't get the SIM to work for phone calls in one of my unlocked phones, because the installation of the required FreedomPop Messenger failed on that specific phone. I worked well on other phones, so I suspect it's a problem with a conflicting app on the phone itself. The data is working on that phone though, so, if I wanted, I could use other applications to make phone calls. If the SIM does work for phone calls, it still might use data, but they put that back into your account after the call. And you can switch on International calling, with 100 minutes for free (the first month you might get 300 minutes as a trial, so don't forget to switch that off if you don't need it).
Thank you!
can I turn on international calling before SIM arrives?
is it calling in roaming or callling to other countries?
where can I find list of countries supported?
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Thank you!
can I turn on international calling before SIM arrives?
is it calling in roaming or callling to other countries?
where can I find list of countries supported?
Until today, that information was in the top of the FreedomPop main page. I found it back on one of the support pages. As far as I'm told, it's both for roaming and for calling to these countries. I was able to call to other countries with the Free Global 100 plan, but I haven't tested calling from another country, yet.

https://support.freedompop.com/ap...ernational
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Thank you!
can I turn on international calling before SIM arrives?
is it calling in roaming or callling to other countries?
where can I find list of countries supported?
I received my second SIM card yesterday, and it seems to be slightly different from the first one. The website didn't let me select my phone number yet, and I don't have hte international option in my menu yet. It also doesn't mention the 'Freedompop Messenger' requirement anymore, which would be great. I haven't had time to test the SIM in my phone, though.
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Until today, that information was in the top of the FreedomPop main page. I found it back on one of the support pages. As far as I'm told, it's both for roaming and for calling to these countries. I was able to call to other countries with the Free Global 100 plan, but I haven't tested calling from another country, yet.

https://support.freedompop.com/ap...ernational

Seems that roaming is also supported
https://support.freedompop.com/ap...JCVHdPbQ==

Quote from whois101 View Post :
I received my second SIM card yesterday, and it seems to be slightly different from the first one. The website didn't let me select my phone number yet, and I don't have hte international option in my menu yet. It also doesn't mention the 'Freedompop Messenger' requirement anymore, which would be great. I haven't had time to test the SIM in my phone, though.
did you order during the last promo?
I haven't received mine yet
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Seems that roaming is also supported
https://support.freedompop.com/ap...JCVHdPbQ== [freedompop.com]



did you order during the last promo?
I haven't received mine yet
I did order during the last promo. As it now turns out - and I'm sorry about that - the SIM they've sent me is a data-only SIM, and not for calling. I talked with tech support, and they don't really want to give an answer as to why it's not what it suggested to be. They just suggested I would use this in a tablet or so. As far as I remember, this is not what it was advertised as, but they don't seem to be able (or willing, or empowered) to help me. And as a result of their incomplete info, I might have given you the wrong info as well. On your account page, does it give you the option to select a phone number? If so, you are getting the right (phone and data) SIM, but if not, then it looks like you might be getting a data-only SIM as well. Note that you likely still can use that to make calls through GV, NextPlus, etc, but that's not what the intention was. The first SIM I ordered was of the correct type, and based on that I ordered this one. Again, sorry if it's wrong. I'm just a customer as well, trying to work with this wacky company.
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Last edited by whois101 April 22, 2016 at 09:21 AM
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These Global SIM cards come (after the first month 1GB trial) with only 200 MB of free data per month, which is enough for light surfing, but it's not really enough for streaming anything, including phone calls. However, you can get up to 500 MB extra free data by hooking up with 'FreedomPop Friends', who are listing their email address on SlickDeals:

http://slickdeals.net/f/5276432-freedompop-friends

Tip: after reading the introduction, start from the last pages to hook up with other people that try to meet their quota, and get more than the 10 'friends' required, so you don't lose bonus data when some 'friends' quits FP.
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