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From http://blog.freedompop.com/freedo...countries/

Seems like FreedomPop zero rated WhatsApp traffic in the US and other countries.

Get SIM for cheap at https://www.freedompop.com/offer/...im99banner. Once you get it, direct link to change to this plan next billing cycle (WARNING: There are no confirmations after clicking this link http://www.freedompop.com/change_...tiPagePlan )
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WhatsApp Basic
Price: Only $0.00/month.

This service includes the following:
200 MB High Speed Data
100 minutes
100 texts
Unlimited WhatsApp
Roaming in 30+ countries
EDIT: Seems like Paid WhatsApp plans are also available for existing users to change to. WhatsApp Basic is missing from the list. See screenshot.

PS, Those who are facing problems registering their FP number with WhatsApp: FP uses VOIP numbers to provide voice service that WhatsApp doesn't like. Write to WhatsApp support seeking exemption for your phone number to use their service. I have been able to get it approved without any major issues. You can use the text or verification call method to verify your number once WhatsApp whitelists your number.
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Last Edited by freek September 19, 2016 at 08:21 PM
Existing users must switch plans to receive unlimited Whatsapp data allowance. FYI that free mins and text allowance will decrease by 100 from 200 as part of the plan change. Link to switch existing plan to unlimited Whatsapp plan: http://www.freedompop.com/change_...us-ww-free
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I'm pretty sure any existing freedompop sim would have this whatsapp feature. Those paid plans are for additional data on top of a basic plan. I could be wrong, but that would be dumb move for freedompop to make special sims for this one feature.

EDIT: According to this post in the freedompop forums, anyone can change their basic plan to the new whatsapp plan as well: https://forums.freedompop.com/dis...ment_78099

Also, it appears you get less voice minutes and text messages with the whatsapp basic plan.

100 talk minutes instead of 200
100 text messages instead of 500
not sure if you still get the 100 global voice minutes with this plan

Seems like this is a bit of a trade off instead of an upgrade on a current sim plan.
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Last edited by avinyc August 18, 2016 at 09:08 AM
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Meh.........
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Quote from avinyc View Post :
I'm pretty sure any existing freedompop sim would have this whatsapp feature. Those paid plans are for additional data on top of a basic plan. I could be wrong, but that would be dumb move for freedompop to make special sims for this one feature.
You are correct! Current FreedomPop SIM card users will have the ability to add our WhatsApp service to their accounts by logging into your accounts > services.

*Note, users who have a DATA ONLY SIM Card will not be able to add our WhatsApp service. We apologize for any confusion.
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You are correct! Current FreedomPop SIM card users will have the ability to add our WhatsApp service to their accounts by logging into your accounts > services.
I don't see this option in my account as in the screenshot in OP, when will this be available? Also, do you still get Freedom Friends credit with the WhatsApp plan?
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I don't see this option in my account as in the screenshot in OP, when will this be available? Also, do you still get Freedom Friends credit with the WhatsApp plan?
I posted a link to the forums. In there is a link to click to change to the whatsapp plan.
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You are correct! Current FreedomPop SIM card users will have the ability to add our WhatsApp service to their accounts by logging into your accounts > services.
What are those 30 countries for free roaming WhatsApp data? Is it same as http://www.freedompop.com/worldwide then I guess South East Asia, Maxico & Russia are not yet covered. Any update on the time-frame to go live roaming service in those countries?
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Any existing sim, you can keep and have FreedomPop add the WhatsApp plan, or if you have an order pending cancel and have them change to this sim.
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thx, I changed my plan!
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Switched to whatsapp plan. But whatsapp would not verify my FP phone number. Saying that the number is invalid. Upon closer lookup in whatsapp (contact us) , it says that "Please note that you will not be able to activate any VOIP numbers.

Hmmm..
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Switched to whatsapp plan. But whatsapp would not verify my FP phone number. Saying that the number is invalid. Upon closer lookup in whatsapp (contact us) , it says that "Please note that you will not be able to activate any VOIP numbers.

Hmmm..
Initially the FreedomPop numbers would not work. The number is seen as a landline or VOIP number. Before the recent partnership with WhatsApp and FreedomPop, we used to email them, to have them whitelist the number. I don't have the email on my phone, but you should be able to find it here.

https://www.whatsapp.com

In the past it was 50/50 when we emailed. It just depends on who you get and if they know what their doing. But I have seen multiple successes in the whitelist. Since the partnership, I haven't tried myself. But it should be fairly easy. I also heard sometimes it's faster to contact the on Twitter or Facebook?
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Switched to whatsapp plan. But whatsapp would not verify my FP phone number. Saying that the number is invalid. Upon closer lookup in whatsapp (contact us) , it says that "Please note that you will not be able to activate any VOIP numbers.

Hmmm..
Usually contacting WhatsApp support by filing a ticket fixes it but YMMV on the rep you get.
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Freedompop. I had emailed support regarding unlocking and releasing my device for use with another carrier but I haven't heard back. I had also tried PMing you yesterday but no work back either. Please advise.
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does the free whatsapp data include calling to other phones with whatsapp installed?
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