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PSA: FreedomPop CDMA blacklists

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Looks like FreedomPop released their hold on devices bought from eBay Resellers that they flagged for fraud and abuse.

I have two devices that I know for a fact where tagged in this.

They made it so you could not reactivate the device on FreedomPop (or anywhere else for that matter) Check your devices on ting.com/byod. If you get a good CDMA result then you're in the clear.

https://www.ting.com/byod
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Be aware that Ting offers a lovely promo rate but then nickel and dimes you to death once it ends (The is a charge for the line, a charge for the given number of minutes, a charge for the given number of texts and a charge for the given amount of data). For 1000 texts, 500 minutes and 1GB of data Ting wanted $36 a month (which is the entry level price point for Verizon pre-paid service). Also be aware that many Freedompop CDMA account were dumped off on Ting and are now trapped in Limbo and neither will help with the migration process. Just saying it may not be as simple to release and port out even on the blacklisted devices given this fact. I was without service before I got sick of it and took a gamble on Tello, they had me up and running in 3 days. Just goes to show how incompetent Freedompop and Ting are (owned by the same parent company).
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Be aware that Ting offers a lovely promo rate but then nickel and dimes you to death once it ends (The is a charge for the line, a charge for the given number of minutes, a charge for the given number of texts and a charge for the given amount of data). For 1000 texts, 500 minutes and 1GB of data Ting wanted $36 a month (which is the entry level price point for Verizon pre-paid service). Also be aware that many Freedompop CDMA account were dumped off on Ting and are now trapped in Limbo and neither will help with the migration process. Just saying it may not be as simple to release and port out even on the blacklisted devices given this fact. I was without service before I got sick of it and took a gamble on Tello, they had me up and running in 3 days. Just goes to show how incompetent Freedompop and Ting are (owned by the same parent company).
Yeah I am still waiting for a reply from ting about my cdma line that is kia or mia. Not sure if my number still belongs to me or not. Not looking good.
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Yeah I am still waiting for a reply from ting about my cdma line that is kia or mia. Not sure if my number still belongs to me or not. Not looking good.
As soon as Freedompop heard that I had the "migration to Ting notification" their Customer Support that I had been working with gladly dumped me off on Ting and when I attempted to transfer to Ting they kept telling me there was an error. I tried to contact Ting and they just told me to be patient and that I needed to contact Freedompop (standard poor customer service brushoff). If this was a secondary free account I wouldn't have been so upset but this was my primary phone and I was paying for some services (ie data rollover and voicemail) so I was not happy in how this was handled.
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As soon as Freedompop heard that I had the "migration to Ting notification" their Customer Support that I had been working with gladly dumped me off on Ting and when I attempted to transfer to Ting they kept telling me there was an error. I tried to contact Ting and they just told me to be patient and that I needed to contact Freedompop (standard poor customer service brushoff). If this was a secondary free account I wouldn't have been so upset but this was my primary phone and I was paying for some services (ie data rollover and voicemail) so I was not happy in how this was handled.
Did you get your number back? Not sure what account info to use to port out.
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Did you get your number back? Not sure what account info to use to port out.
Yes, Tello successfully ported out my old number from Freedompop. If memory serves me correctly (I have since deleted my freedompop account after the port out was successful) you go into your Freedompop account on the website and scroll down near the bottom for the account info and then under the next page that pops up you go near the bottom of the left menu and you will see port out option, open that up and it will give you your phone number and a pin. The phone number and pin will work with another Sprint CDMA network. You will need to give Tello your IMEI number for your phone (you can find that in the settings and about device option) and I believe you will need to get the number off of your Sim Card (faint printed number on the sim card).
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Yes, Tello successfully ported out my old number from Freedompop. If memory serves me correctly (I have since deleted my freedompop account after the port out was successful) you go into your Freedompop account on the website and scroll down near the bottom for the account info and then under the next page that pops up you go near the bottom of the left menu and you will see port out option, open that up and it will give you your phone number and a pin. The phone number and pin will work with another Sprint CDMA network. You will need to give Tello your IMEI number for your phone (you can find that in the settings and about device option) and I believe you will need to get the number off of your Sim Card (faint printed number on the sim card).
any special concessions for Fpop migrants to tello?
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So lets be clear.. If I did nothing and my service is now off.. They released them? My hotspot, tablet, and phone should all now be usable on the network again? No phone calls or pleading?
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any special concessions for Fpop migrants to tello?
In terms of special promo rates? No there aren't, but given the fact they were the ONLY one who got my phone back up and running when I needed it, they scored big brownie points with me. Either way though the rates are

$10 a month-Unlimited Talk and Text and 1GB of LTE Data and unlimited throttled data after that
$14 a month-Unlimited Talk and Text and 2GB of LTE Data and unlimited throttled data after that

You are going to be hard pressed to beat that outside of a limited time/offer promo rate.
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If i bought a Unreal Mobile phone from BB and now that FP has been sold, Is that phone subject to the old 6 months rule before it can be used on another sprint mvno? Is Unreal done now too?
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If i bought a Unreal Mobile phone from BB and now that FP has been sold, Is that phone subject to the old 6 months rule before it can be used on another sprint mvno? Is Unreal done now too?
I bought an Unreal phone too (though the website), and I was able to transfer it to Tello, but mine was older than 6 months. I'm not sure which provider you want to go with, but I think you can at least check if it'll work on any providers by using their site:

https://tello.com/bring_your_own_phone

I'm sending you a PM in case you want more info.
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I cancelled the FreedomPop CDMA, BYOD line and the bill cycle was supposed to over yesterday. Now the device is somehow associated with another number which doesn't belong to me, while my FreedomPop account and phone number are no longer active. I'm getting free data, call and text...
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