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FreedomPop FREE 4G Mobile Internet 500MB per month with $49.99 deposit

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Last Edited by unlockedshaders October 2, 2012 at 12:08 PM
FreedomPop [freedompop.com] beta offers 500MB per month of free 4G WiMax internet.

A 4G USB modem stick requires a $49.99 refundable security deposit.
A 4G mobile hotspot requires an $89.99 refundable security deposit.
Shipping is $4.99.

Plans and charges: http://www.freedompop.com/acct_dataplan.htm

Overages are charged at $20 per GB or $0.02 per MB.
You can do various things to earn free data, such as inviting friends or fulfilling offers. You can also pay more for premium services.

Here's a hands on by PC Mag: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2...411,00.asp

Since the modem / hotspot are Clear rebadges, here are reviews of the Clear products.
USB Modem: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2...021,00.asp
Hotspot: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2...653,00.asp

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#1426
Quote from Kandless View Post :
Returned a completely unopened, unused hotspot, on an account that was never activated, and got dinged for a 15% restocking fee.

I complained, but if that's all they end up taking me for I won't worry too much. My big concern, in addition to random charges and weird data accounting, is that they go out of business and I can't get anything back for the item.

I'll repeat "If it sounds too good to be true" a dozen times. The thing is, I could use a really cheap internet solution like this. But they advertise "FREE" everywhere, then proceed to nickel and dime everything, probably hoping to push people into the higher buckets. Is there any service like this that is pay per use? I'm looking at Ting with Hotspot, but I don't know how easy it would be to activate/deactivate for a particular month if I don't use it, and they charge a $6 fee.
Based on accounts like this, I would never recommend this company to anyone. Shady business practices and poor customer support...
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#1427
Service is garbage...used it for 20 minutes and racked up 150 MB....rounding up to the nearest MB is not good idea....they even tried to get me to stay with free 2 gb for the month...but I had enough and hardly use it.
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#1428
Just got an email from them:

Get the ultimate gift this holiday season - 4G High Speed Internet!

Your Cost $0 - 4G USB Bolt ($50 value)

Your Cost $0- 2GB High Speed Internet ($20 value)

No Contracts - Cancel anytime without fees or commitment.

They charged me $15.99 for "shipping"

I will cancel the 2gb plan and downgrade to the free 500mb plan Big Grin
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#1429
Just got a phone call from a salesguy trying to upsell me to the 2gb plan. Looks like the phone spamming has begun for people on the free plan.
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#1430
Quote from eduong View Post :
Service is garbage...used it for 20 minutes and racked up 150 MB....rounding up to the nearest MB is not good idea....they even tried to get me to stay with free 2 gb for the month...but I had enough and hardly use it.
rounding to the nearest MB happens once every 15min which is a cycle.
if you only have 1gb, you should not download anything, or watch anything even youtube clips.
simple browsing or checking emails or IM chat, you can expect to use about 1mb/min which is about 30minutes worth a day for free. (assuming you do the buddy thing)
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#1431
Quote from MeatCatalog View Post :
Just got a phone call from a salesguy trying to upsell me to the 2gb plan. Looks like the phone spamming has begun for people on the free plan.
Mind sharing the phone number they called from? I want to add them to my block list.
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Quote from AZImmortal View Post :
Mind sharing the phone number they called from? I want to add them to my block list.
I'm somewhat certain all their sales and all their support people work from home and use VOIP phones or whatnot. When I called support to get my account turned on I heard birds in the background (lol). So blocking one number probably won't be helpful. Nonetheless it was a 310 area code.
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#1433
Quote from MeatCatalog View Post :
Just got a phone call from a salesguy trying to upsell me to the 2gb plan. Looks like the phone spamming has begun for people on the free plan.
that's horrible!
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#1434
Quote from MeatCatalog View Post :
I'm somewhat certain all their sales and all their support people work from home and use VOIP phones or whatnot. When I called support to get my account turned on I heard birds in the background (lol). So blocking one number probably won't be helpful. Nonetheless it was a 310 area code.

Their headquarters is supposedly located in West Los Angeles.
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#1435
sounds too scammy to me.
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#1436
Quote from unlimitedx View Post :
that's horrible!
Its not too bad. Guy was nice and spoke english. Any company that has americans and not asians or indians calling me wins points.

Quote from ejicon View Post :
Their headquarters is supposedly located in West Los Angeles.
I meant I heard like parrots or personal birds in the background. He was clearly at home.
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#1437
Does anyone know if this works with Cradlepoint routers? I plan to use this as a backup for my business just in case internet goes down.
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#1438
I was able to get the 4G USB modem stick to work on Nexus 7 (rooted) and Toshiba Thrive (not rooted) by doing the following steps.
1. Turn off wifi
2. Plug the stick in the USB port (need the micro USB OTG for Nexus 7)
3. Open a web browser.
4. Go to http://192.168.14.1 and under the Advanced setting, select NAT Mode. Then, apply.

That's it. No rooting or additional app required.
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#1439
Quote from MeatCatalog View Post :
Its not too bad. Guy was nice and spoke english. Any company that has americans and not asians or indians calling me wins points.



I meant I heard like parrots or personal birds in the background. He was clearly at home.
great that you got a friendly person calling you (in their best interest to be as friendly as possible).. but any sort of calling to upsell is horrible, period!
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#1440
Quote from Miknow View Post :
Does anyone know if this works with Cradlepoint routers? I plan to use this as a backup for my business just in case internet goes down.
Just use internet sharing. I've used my phone or freedompop several times when internet went out at home.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-U...on-Sharing

Short version:

1. Connect a pc using wifi to the photon or plug in the usb stick. PC is on internet.
2. Share this connection
3. Plug ethernet cable into NIC and other end into wan port on your router.
4. Change default gateways

Now all devices on your business or home network are online so long as said PC is online.
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