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3 years 2 weeks ago #310 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
Here's what has happened for me thus far...

Tried starting with the free RP offer & porting there with our spare RP phone which is an LG Slider, and also with one of our other RP phones - And it failed saying:

This is a valid device, but it appears that this device is not able to be transferred to our network.

Then it tries to upsell me into buying a new phone - Boo !!!

Tried calling them too after getting no reply today to my latest emailed inquiry & got only as far as their VM.

Here's their posted contact info:
CellNUVO
209 W Jackson Blvd, 6th floor
Chicago, IL 60606
cellnuvo.com/contact_nuvo.php
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(800) 810-1538

So then I tried a new activation with a non-RP phone & the code 'RPFree' & using the info posted at RP by Classical_Music:

You sign up, then activate your email. Then download app. Enter the Pin number they send you in the app. Then the process automatically registers your account and phone. To earn credits, it looks like a lot of signing up for offers, etc. We'll see how it works. For free... great....worth a shot. I'll post my referral code in the approved form. You get 3000 additional and I'll get 300. Seems backwards.. but...better than nothing. Maybe it's start with 2500 + 500 referral...then I get 300.


Then it completed & was free.
Got through the sign-up & email verifications - but cannot log in just yet, so...

Grabbed their app's APK & stuck that into the phone...next, it needed PRL & profile updating, then I could make & get calls fine, even sent & got a couple of SMSs...BUT:

Still cannot log into the account at their site, which seems very odd.

Lastly, though it has activated & is working, the Cellnuvo app tells me 'package code cannot be found, please activate your account.'
Altogether it seems quite odd, but it is working so far all the same - or so it seems - and for free, what, me worry ?!?
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3 years 2 weeks ago #311 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
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Also got this in the email a minute later:

You can now begin enjoying the many benefits of being a CellNUVO
subscriber. We believe you will love our service and will want your
friends and family to benefit too, so we have launched our "Share The
Love" program. When you add more family lines or when any of your
friends sign up using your unique referral code GV6PNRFW we
will waive the activation fee for all these new lines. Yes they can
join for FREE... nothing, nada, zip, zilch, $0. Here's the best part:
we'll "Share the Love" too, and give you 10% of whatever credits they
buy or earn, each and every month, for FREE. We'll automatically add
these to your account. The more share, the more you get back.

We will greatly appreciate any help from anyone who also tries this service in keeping our spare phone 'charged up' via that code, please.

Our main lines from rp are getting ported to Twigby, so it looks like we're in pretty good shape with no auto-porting via their proposed default move as long as our porting requests are taken care of properly there...?
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3 years 2 weeks ago #312 by JTSR71
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Amongst all the options you have been considering, what about the $4 monthly "Premium Voice" from FreedomPop?
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3 years 2 weeks ago - 3 years 2 weeks ago #313 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
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Tried everything FP offers right up to their own phones...
The only thing that works from FP here is VOIP via wifi - their cellular stuff all fails due to lack of data signals hereabouts.

The cheap Spring MVNOs which include verizon roaming are the best bets for us in CDMA coverage; we also have backup GSM phones in case we are out & need to signal hunt to make any calls...

PS:
youtube.com/watch?v=7UAZHUOjMhQ
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3 years 2 weeks ago #314 by JTSR71
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Extraterrestrial_Zoologist wrote: Tried everything FP offers right up to their own phones...
The only thing that works from FP here is VOIP via wifi - their cellular stuff all fails due to lack of data signals hereabouts.

The cheap Spring MVNOs which include verizon roaming are the best bets for us in CDMA coverage; we also have backup GSM phones in case we are out & need to signal hunt to make any calls...


That's a good data point, thanks.

I thought that FP's Premium Voice would work just like ordinary Sprint cell service if there was no data connection.

It sounds like that wasn't the case for you.

And I can see the benefit of Verizon roaming.
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3 years 2 weeks ago #316 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
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FP remains 100% VOIP no matter via cellular or wifi - all it uses is the data channel, sadly.

We could not even get a single call to work via their 'cellular' the whole time we tried it, so we gave up on it.

Downgraded that number to free though & still use it via an un-activated phone with their free app via wifi here at home & it works fine.
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3 years 2 weeks ago #317 by UltimateGladiator
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Just waiting for R+ to get moving with my ports so I can free a phone that actually works on cellNuvo. This is so frustrating. I have one port made on the 3rd, one on the 4th and one on the 5th. All in process with Tello still............
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3 years 2 weeks ago #323 by phly95
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I've tried FreedomPop premium voice and it works perfectly over cellular.
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3 years 2 weeks ago - 3 years 2 weeks ago #327 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
Replied by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist on topic CellNUVO
Sure...IF there is a good 3G or 4G data channel available, that is most likely why.

Where we live & mostly travel there is still only 2G over 90% of the time - and FP fails reliably around here.

FP does work 100% perfectly at home via wifi & their free app using the same number left over from having their non-usable (here) phone & 'premium' services.

Even they confirmed that was the exact reason that we could not use it & then very happily refunded on all charges because the only data usage was the initial setup via wifi.

We've tried their phones, global GSM SIM, regular GSM SIM & free services...via wifi is all that works here.
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3 years 2 weeks ago - 3 years 2 weeks ago #354 by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist
Replied by Extraterrestrial_Zoologist on topic CellNUVO
Glad it worked that way for you & others wherever you may be.
It did not work that way here & was 100% confirmed by their tech support, which was good enough for me.

No matter whether because of the lack of data - or whether the tin cans need a better string - the FP cellular only services refused to work anyplace I tested them within ~50 miles of home, then also when I had to travel 120 miles north & tested it all along the way...with premium too.

The minute I got home & wifi got latched onto - bang, zoom - it worked fine - and as I've mentioned, its been tried with their own CDMA phones via premium, their global SIM on premium & also their own AT&T SIM on premium in an unlocked GSM phone - all with the same results, so it got downgraded to free and:

Enough of that already - we have Cellnuvo, RP (still) & in process to have Twigby - end of story regarding FP for us, here, enough time & money spent trying it too, thanks.
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