What am I missing here? Is this real?

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  1. dawg

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    FreedomPop

    The nation's only truly free cellular phone service, FreedomPop's "Freedom Phone" offers 200 voice minutes, 500 texts, and 500MB of free data on Sprint's 3G and LTE networks.

    If you want more, you can jump up to unlimited voice and text with 500MB data for $6.67 per month, or unlimited voice and text with 1GB data for $19.99 per month. Additional minutes and texts cost 1 cent each, and additional data costs 2.5 cents per MB, or $9.99 per GB.

    There are a few catches, though. You can't send video messages to non-FreedomPop users (use email instead, the company says), and all voice calling goes through FreedomPop's Voice over IP system (VoIP) rather than the standard Sprint voice network.

    FreedomPop sells a bunch of older Sprint phones, of which the best is probably the $329 Samsung Galaxy S4, and the best value is the $99.99 LG Optimus F3. It will also work with a limited (and unexplained) set of used Sprint phones.
     
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    :dontknow: First I'm hearing of it...

    I'm too cynical these days to not think there isn't some kind of catch :facepalm:
     
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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    That would be impractical for my case. I go through about 8 gigs a month through my sprint unlimited everything plan. I pay 104 a month. So after its all said and done I'd be paying the same bill give or take. :dontknow:
     
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    8 gigs? Geez man, what you up to? :wtf:
     
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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    I work about 2 hours in a full 8 hour day. I watch a lot of Netflix and Hulu :jj:
     
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    I was gonna say...
     
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  8. Vinegarette

    Vinegarette Don't Believe What You Hear

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    I've had FreedomPop for years now. I bought it as a backup Internet access whenever I ever need it when I'm not onsite of some wired or WiFi signal somewhere. It's always worked. Not the fastest thing in the world (it's using cellular data) but as long as I keep their little hotspot charged up & with me, I've never been disappointed. Their hotspot (or at least the one I have) is a refurbed Sprint box if you peel off the FreedomPop label.

    When I first signed on, it was the $3.99 a month for 1-Gig of data per month plan. Then a couple of years ago they started offering roll-over for unused months even on that low-tier plan, so I have about 30-35 gigs of data access stored up now. I don't use it a lot admittedly.

    They are always trying to "up sell" you to some higher plan or some other option through email, but if you ignore those emails, it's a good emergency backup.
     
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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    That's why I get throttled alot. I'm one of the bad apples in the 10 percent "that use a lot of data" category.
     
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    Wow man, that does sound like a great option. Cant believe i have never heard of this before.
     
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    Hmm, me, either. I'm going to definitely look into it, though. We are getting raped every month by AT&T :mad:
     
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    Vinegarette Don't Believe What You Hear

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    I'm not sure what their lowest level data plan is these days.

    I just dug mine out of my back-pack, and here's what it looks like (again mine is 4-5 years old now) so they may offer different boxes.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I lived like that for years, went through like 6 years of contracts, hidden fees, them adding crap to my plan without my knowledge. I finally had enough and am with Page Plus now. Fuck ATT&T and their rip off tactics.

    https://www.pagepluscellular.com/
     
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    Wow, I just skimmed through this site, thinking it was probably only available in your neck of the woods. Imagine my surprise when I saw there are about 6 dealers within a few miles of me! I'm going to get back and the site and read more about it.

    Thanks, Dawg!! You da man!

    I mean, da dawg! :c
     
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    They use the Verizon network so its nation wide. also, you can use any Verizon phone with it. You can get them all day on ebay or from friends that have Verizon and have upgraded. Real simple and easy
     
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    I'm still poking around the site. I'm disappointed to see they don't use iPhones, though. :(
     
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    They show iPhones near the bottom of this page:

    https://www.pagepluscellular.com/phones/
     
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    i saw iphone 4, 4s, and 5
     
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    iphone users only look at the top, cause they think thats where it belongs cause they better than everyone else :)