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Freedompop free 200MB/month, GSM (not Sprint)

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http://freedompop.com/global

This is similar to Tmobile free 200mb data plan. But it works on any unlocked GSM devices including phones. I believe it uses T-mobile network in U.S. And you also get free data globally. Since GSM (not Sprint), the plan is no longer tied to the device. You can swap the SIM to another device.

The downside is HSPA+.
Here is the article: http://www.engadget.com/2016/01/2...lobal-sim/

updated: 2 options
1. $49.99 Mifi: may include SIM
2. $10.00 SIm card: temporarily sold out
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Thanks for posting this! The endgadget link does not work.
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Any honest-to-god voice minutes included in this, or is it all VOIP? I would be very interested if it included that.
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It says their Sim card is out of stock...
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@FreedomPop...Any chance that existing customers may get priority access to the SIMs once they're back in stock?
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Free global data, yummy yummy in the tummy.
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Any honest-to-god voice minutes included in this, or is it all VOIP? I would be very interested if it included that.

Freedompop's scam is you have to pay for real voice minutes once you find out how unreliable the free data and accompanying VOIP is in many parts (geographically most, actually) of the country.

Their customer service is a nightmare, too. Save yourself a headache and walk on by.
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Here is another article about the service:
http://cellphonenews.thebestwebtips.com/2016/01/20/freedompop-launches-free-global-gsm-service-for-us-and-uk-users/

Because Sprint's coverage where I live is terrible, and T-Mobile's is excellent, this is a very tempting offer.
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Here's the press release. It's not really "global". It's also funny they want you to go through and do the "do you qualify" for our service thing where you live even though it's "global".

http://blog.freedompop.com/global-hotspot/
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The sim cost $10 and is temporarily sold out.
I don't usually td deals, but you have deliberately posted a deal you know is sold out.
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If they allow friends feature on this service, I will gladly take it. Even say if they cap it at say 500MB.
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I have four units and none of them are working anymore.
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Freedompop's scam is you have to pay for real voice minutes once you find out how unreliable the free data and accompanying VOIP is in many parts (geographically most, actually) of the country.

Their customer service is a nightmare, too. Save yourself a headache and walk on by.
You get what you pay for though, so it's not entirelty a scam
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Freedompop's scam is you have to pay for real voice minutes once you find out how unreliable the free data and accompanying VOIP is in many parts (geographically most, actually) of the country.

Their customer service is a nightmare, too. Save yourself a headache and walk on by.
I signed up for Freedompop knowing about this limitation, and in most cases it isn't an issue for me. I have the T-Mobile unlimited $30/mo deal, so I'm okay one way or another most of the time.

I'd be mostly interested in this to put a sim in my old Nexus 4 and have that around for backup or international use.
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Can we sign up with an unactivated tmo sim?
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