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FreedomPop - 100% Free Every Month - Unlimited Talk + Text, 1GB Data (2GB YMMV)

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Bring Your Own Device - Limited Time Offer!

Unlimited Talk, Text, & 2GB Data
100% FREE EACH MONTH!

FREE Activation ($20 value)
FREE Unlimited Talk, Text, & 1GB Data Plan every month ($19.99/mo)
FREE Premium Plus Trial ($10.99/mo)
This is for their CDMA service (Sprint compatible devices), NOT GSM.

Title says 2GB, but smaller print says 1GB. Expect 1GB, and hope for 2GB.

I'm sure someone will update the wiki with all the important info, such as how to ensure 100% free service/canceling trials, how to get an additional 500mb/month with FreedomPop friends, etc. etc.
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Last Edited by MLx3 March 28, 2017 at 02:24 PM
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http://www.freedompop.com/byodpromo5
Using this link got me zero activation fee and zero checkout, but there is a fine print at checkout. FreedomPop has again chosen to use misleading wording. This is done intentionally to trick people into fees and overages. So proceed accordingly.

It's not free 1GB or 2GB every month. It's only free trial the first month!

FINE PRINT AT CHECKOUT:
Premium 1GB
Price: Free for your first month + $19.99/month after
This service includes the following:

1 GB Per Month
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts

I just signed up and here are my observations:
1) when you sign-up and before you downgrade the dashboard shows only 1 GB of data
2) after I removed premier services & downgraded to free plan dashboard shows 500 MB of data.
3) no where does it mention 2 GB of data that the promo page promised.
4) Ping is around 50 ms.
5) 4G LTE DL speed is around 5-8 Mbps UL is 8-10 Mbps. (YMMV depending on location)
6) Checkout price is free $0.00 (but there might be a temporary pending charge to your credit card).

Promo is actually a blatant lie
After removing freedompop premier and downgrading to the free plan, I see:
Basic 200
Voice Minutes: 200
Messages: 500
Data: 500 MB
$0.00 vomit
Official response from freedompop "Please be advised that once you downgrade the Premium 1GB data plan you will also loose the unlimited talk and text service." (And yes, they don't know how to spell "lose".)
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I'm not getting free activation. $19.99 at checkout. Link, please.
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My experience with freedompop is that their data counter is very, very different from the data usage record on my phone. They are at least 50% more than my cell phone reporting. So, even they say 1G, you are more than likely to get ~500MB before they start charging u for over usage. I was charged 10 bucks when I was using about 300MB out of the 500MB. Their excuse is that they need to charge to ensure the service without interruption. Right now, no more freedompop for me. I get out even they offered me 2GB a month free.
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Unable to access this offer while logged in. Apparently, you need to start a new account.
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Get really good at dodging hidden fees. I've had them for several years for a backup, and it seems like they are always tacking on small fees randomly. But I've still only paid them around $10 over the course of 2 years.
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I have a former R+ handset. Just wanting to use it for GPS, but if all I'm going to get per month after the first is 500 MB (or less), it's not worth the hassle.
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Code:
http://www.freedompop.com/byodpromo5
Using this link got me zero activation fee and zero checkout, but there is a fine print at checkout. FreedomPop has again chosen to use misleading wording. This is done intentionally to trick people into fees and overages. So proceed accordingly.

It's not free 1GB or 2GB every month. It's only free trial the first month!

FINE PRINT AT CHECKOUT:
Premium 1GB
Price: Free for your first month + $19.99/month after
This service includes the following:

1 GB Per Month
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
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Yes, I realize they are scum but in a different way than R+. I just want to avoid the potential of falling into their overage traps. If I got GPS out of the deal, OK. But since they apparently screw people on true broadband measuring, I'll pass.
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Maybe it's 2gb first month, 1gb after? Hopefully the FP rep will get on this thread and straighten it out. We were lucky to get this plan last year when it was 2gb free with premium voice.
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Yes, I realize they are scum but in a different way than R+. I just want to avoid the potential of falling into their overage traps. If I got GPS out of the deal, OK. But since they apparently screw people on true broadband measuring, I'll pass.
Why not just download offline maps. No need for mobile data unless you want live traffic.
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I like how Wiki says they are using "misleading wording." At this point, it's a flat out lie/fraud, not even technicality or misleading wording. Looks like they are trying to sweep up all the former R+ customers.
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This is great for ex-RingPlus customers like myself. My phone was deactivated due to non-use.

This offer saves me the $20 activation fee that Freedompop would normally charge me.

I'll immediately downgrade my service to avoid any charges.
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FreedomPOOP is 100% VOIP and it sucks for voice calls. At least R+ has "some" real cell service that actually works.
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Thanks op. Had a cancelled RP phone lying around and successfully signed up. Used a Virtual CC and there is a temp charge of $27.98 but confirmation email says $0.00 so i will have to monitor to see if I actually get charged. Downgraded both plan and premium services right away to the free 200/500/500 plan.
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