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Last Edited by Naoautorizada September 25, 2016 at 03:37 AM
https://www.freedompop.com/offer/...EM_LIFE1st

If you missed it last time or want/need more of these (to swap in and out of phone to create unlimited free GSM service) - it's back.
100% Free GSM Mobile Phone Service w/ Global 3-in-1 SIM Kit

Includes:
Global 3-in-1 GSM Sim Card with basic free service (see below) pre-activated PLUS
*** Global Unlimited Talk, Text, and 1GB Trial (free for 1st month, then $19.99/mo)
*** Premium Plus Trial (Free for first month, then $7.99/mo)
*** (BE SURE TO DOWNGRADE THESE TO THE TOTALLY FREE PLAN (see below) WELL BEFORE THE END OF THE ONE MONTH TRIAL PERIOD
TO AVOID BEING CHARGED $27 IN THE FOLLOWING MONTH/S.)

"Today's Special": $0.99 + Free Shipping

Features:

Compatible with unlocked GSM AT&T and Tmobile phones
Use your phone around the world (US and most of Europe) for free
Comes with Totally Free Ongoing Basic Monthly Plan: 200 mins, 500 texts & 200MB (+ up to 500Mb/mo for connecting - only once - to "friends")
No contract. No commitment. Cancel anytime.
Free unlimited calling & texting between FreedomPop Phones
High Speed HSPA+ and Nationwide 3G
WiFi calling and texting from anywhere
Get a new phone number or keep your own
Free international calling from over 60 countries
Earn additional free data every month by adding friends
Earn unlimited free data by completing partner offers
FreedomPop free talk/text on Android and Apple devices running Android 4.0+ and iOS 7.0+ only
Sim ships activated

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Last Edited by Naoautorizada September 21, 2016 at 03:37 PM
Boost Moto-E on sale for $24 at Walmart [walmart.com] and $22 at Best Buy can be used with this SIM to provide free GSM service by following these instructions (exactly).
(Note that because there is now a $35 fee to return cell phones at Best Buy, you may be best served by spending the extra $2 to get it at Walmart.)


How to set up Sprint's Boost Mobile Moto E for use on Freedompop GSM
These steps are for a brand new, stock (unrooted) phone.
1. Remove Boost Mobile sim, insert Freedompop, and boot phone.
2. On setup screen, select English USA (this worked for me, other choices may work too)
3. Turn off wi-fi.
4. Go to Settings and select Data Usage. Cell Data toggles on automatically.
5. Back to Settings select More, then Mobile Networks
6. Click on Network Mode, opens popup Preferred Network Mode - select Automatic
7. Click 2 or 3 times on Roaming Settings and then more options will appear below
8. Check Allow GSM Data
9. Back at Settings go to Data Usage and open the menu at the top
10. On this drop-down menu, select Cellular Networks (Roaming should already be on but if not, toggle it on.)
11. Click on Access Point Names and add the Freedompop name and apn freedompop.foggmobile.com
12. Then click on menu and Save.
13. Select Freedompop and look for 3G icon in upper right of screen. If it doesn't appear, reboot. The Network Signal Info Pro app shows this "3G" as HSPA+ 42.2 Mbps (42.2 Mbps is the top speed this technology is capable of, not the local connection speed)
One or two updates will be offered.
25.11.25 fixes Stagefright 21.3 mb. Can download via cellular.
25.11.26 is about 13 mb and can only be downloaded via wi-fi or sideloaded. I have read that this update broke bluetooth tethering on phones on Ringplus.

Instructions courtesy of Webossified https://slickdeals.net/forums/member.php?u=2631402
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Following instructions courtesy of vetti: https://slickdeals.net/forums/member.php?u=632321
IF after following above steps, it still doesnt connect to FP, you can try to reflash the modem and see if that works - it did for me. Steps to do that:
  1. Grab modem from here [xda-developers.com]. Get the surnia boost one, something like: M8916_2020610.17.03.21.26R. Extract the zip into some folder - u should see a NON-HLOS.bin file.
  2. Enable Developer options on ur phone by tapping build number in About phone for 7 times. After that, enable usb debugging.
  3. Install minimal adb/fastboot if you dont already have it: http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=2317790
  4. Install moto drivers: http://www.motorola.com/getmdmwin
  5. open a command window in the folder where u extracted the modem, Connect ur phone and accept the RSA prompt on ur phone for debugging. Run
    Code:
    adb devices
    and u should see ur device listed as TA.. Then run
    Code:
    adb reboot bootloader
    .
  6. The phone should drop down to bootloader. Now run the following:
    Code:
    fastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
    fastboot erase modemst1
    fastboot erase modemst2
    fastboot reboot
  7. Should boot back up and give it a few mins - service shows up (provided u were able to add the APN etc as in the original instructions).



Quote from ECartman View Post :
my normal admonition on FreedomPop Global SIM .... voicemail is NOT free ... and you cannot disable the voicemail like you can on the Sprint FreedomPop phones.

So if you miss a call, or as often happens the incoming call does not ring, it will go to a voicemail that you cannot retrieve unless you pay FreedomPop. Of course, the person calling you doesn't know that.

Makes the Global SIM kind of useless for voice. But works fine for data.

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Very colorful post.
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Looks like Best Buy & Walmart offers on the Moto E mentioned have expired... Walmart is now $23.99, and it's not a stocked item in SoCal, at least, and estimated it would be 10/3 for store pickup. Unsure on BB as link to site doesn't work on my phone at least.
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Odd, but using the app vs browser it works for Best Buy, but offer is still expired, and I'd the same $23.99 on the Moto E, and also not in stock locally, with delivery by September 30 listed.
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Will this work on my unlocked AT&T windows Lumia 640 phone. Do I need to download any apps from the window store in order to make phone calls ? Thanks
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Last edited by hkl15 September 21, 2016 at 03:20 PM.
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You need to get / find a phone that will work with their sim. None of mine did so they try to make you purchase one of their phones.
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Quote from hkl15 View Post :
Will this work on my unlocked AT&T windows Lumia 640 phone. Do I need to download any apps from the window store in order to make phone calls ? Thanks
Yes, this SIM can be used with any GSM smartphone and/or GSM tablet.
The Freedompop Messenger (VOIP) software only comes in iOS and Android, but any other VOIP software (including GV/Hangouts) can be used instead.
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Nothing new about this deal. It's an recurring/ongoing $0.99 for FreedomPop SIM. They had better deals in the past with free selfie stick and free 2000 mAh battery. If you don't need this urgently, wait for a deal with free stuff to come back around.

Later on, this thread is gonna be filled with idiots who are complaining about being charged when they don't read the instructions on how to cancel all the paid services. Or complaining about how the SIM doesn't work when they used a stolen credit card to activate.
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Quote from Naoautorizada View Post :
Yes, this SIM can be used with any GSM smartphone and/or GSM tablet.
The Freedompop Messenger (VOIP) software only comes in iOS and Android, but any other VOIP software (including GV/Hangouts) can be used instead.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't see GV/Hangouts in the windows store. Oh when I contacted FP customer service, The rep try to convince me to buy one of their phones instead. he said Windows phone is not supported.
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Quote from hkl15 View Post :
Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't see GV/Hangouts in the windows store. Oh when I contacted FP customer service, The rep try to convince me to buy one of their phones instead. he said Windows phone is not supported.
That's true - you won't find GV or Hangouts in the Windows store, but there are other VOIP clients available, including SIP clients (see http://forums.windowscentral.com/...ly-wp.html for examples and a great explanation of how to use these to make free calls on any broadband connected device including Windows phones.)

I use Zoiper (available in the Windows store) in conjunction with my SIP credentials from one of my Ringplus accounts, but if you don't have SIP credentials readily available you can get them for free from a number of providers (http://voip.about.com/od/sipandh3...viders.htm is just one of many examples)
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Clueless mom here: my son just won an Honors 8. We have a family plan on Boost which of course this won't work on. Will this plan work on that phone?
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Quote from wendyleigh2 View Post :
Clueless mom here: my son just won an Honors 8. We have a family plan on Boost which of course this won't work on. Will this plan work on that phone?
Will work, but will greatly underperform what the phone is capable of. The service the Freedompop SIM is associated with is limited to HSPA+ (about 3.5G) whereas the Honor 8 can do LTE without a hiccup. And of course, there's no real voice service with the Freedompop service outside of VOIP ("software simulated" voice service like Hangouts), so that part of the phone will be wasted as well.

The Honor 8 is a dual SIM phone, so you can drop one of these in one of the SIM slots to get free service for slow speed functions and add a faster (and more expensive) service to the second slot but only use when needed, but it sounds like you're talking about a teenager which means that (1) the effort would likely be wasted and (2) chances are he'd overrun the Freedompop limits and wind up paying more for the overage than you'd pay for a regular plan.

All in all, just my opinion, but I'd say not for this application.
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Quote from Naoautorizada View Post :
Will work, but will greatly underperform what the phone is capable of. The service the Freedompop SIM is associated with is limited to HSPA+ (about 3.5G) whereas the Honor 8 can do LTE without a hiccup. And of course, there's no real voice service with the Freedompop service outside of VOIP ("software simulated" voice service like Hangouts), so that part of the phone will be wasted as well.

The Honor 8 is a dual SIM phone, so you can drop one of these in one of the SIM slots to get free service for slow speed functions and add a faster (and more expensive) service to the second slot but only use when needed, but it sounds like you're talking about a teenager which means that (1) the effort would likely be wasted and (2) chances are he'd overrun the Freedompop limits and wind up paying more for the overage than you'd pay for a regular plan.

All in all, just my opinion, but I'd say not for this application.
Can I use 2 of these freedompop sim on one phone :]
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Can I use 2 of these freedompop sim on one phone :]
Of course, and depending on the phone you can alternate use to deplete the 700Mb (200 + 500 from 'friends') from one and then move to the other, so you can have 1400 free Mb loaded at all times.

You don't have to have a dual SIM phone to do this either. You can do something similar by simply swapping SIMs once their depleted - easiest with phones that have SIM trays so you don't have to remove the back and/or battery each time.
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