I have an unlocked android phone. How can I use Freedompop's data?

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2 years 4 months ago #21036 by jamielih
Can you use the prepaid Vzw Moto E4, even after unlocking, on a Vzw MVNO (such as RedPocket's Vzw service) without first satisfying the Vzw Prepaid service minimum?

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2 years 4 months ago - 2 years 4 months ago #21037 by mmfacemm

jamielih wrote: Can you use the prepaid Vzw Moto E4, even after unlocking, on a Vzw MVNO (such as RedPocket's Vzw service) without first satisfying the Vzw Prepaid service minimum?


You can activate a sim on another verizon phone and then swap it into the Verizon Moto E4. That would work.
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2 years 4 months ago #21040 by KentE

mmfacemm wrote:

jamielih wrote: Can you use the prepaid Vzw Moto E4, even after unlocking, on a Vzw MVNO (such as RedPocket's Vzw service) without first satisfying the Vzw Prepaid service minimum?


You can activate a sim on another phone and then swap it into the Verizon Moto E4. That would work.


(I have no personal experience with this-- just sharing some forum reports from elsewhere.)

From reports, experience seems to vary with this method-- some folks have no issue using the VZW Moto E4 on a Verizon MVNO by SIM-swapping after unlocking via Ebay.

But... some have reported that their phone and/or line used this way became inactive after a while. Verizon can track actual ESNs in use, and if they care to, can cross-reference against their database for phones that have ;not met the prior-use requirement. When 'they care to' seems somewhat random.

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2 years 4 months ago #21042 by mmfacemm

KentE wrote:

mmfacemm wrote:

jamielih wrote: Can you use the prepaid Vzw Moto E4, even after unlocking, on a Vzw MVNO (such as RedPocket's Vzw service) without first satisfying the Vzw Prepaid service minimum?


You can activate a sim on another phone and then swap it into the Verizon Moto E4. That would work.


(I have no personal experience with this-- just sharing some forum reports from elsewhere.)

From reports, experience seems to vary with this method-- some folks have no issue using the VZW Moto E4 on a Verizon MVNO by SIM-swapping after unlocking via Ebay.

But... some have reported that their phone and/or line used this way became inactive after a while. Verizon can track actual ESNs in use, and if they care to, can cross-reference against their database for phones that have ;not met the prior-use requirement. When 'they care to' seems somewhat random.


Yes there is always a risk with swapping sims with verizon. Many people do it and verizon doesn't seem to care much. If it did it would maintain a proper whitelist like sprint.

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2 years 4 months ago - 2 years 4 months ago #21125 by Zubrin
Verizon keeps tracking on which phones you are using. I have Verizon postpaid. Every time I swap the SIM to a different phone, the new phone will show up in my online account in a day or two. I bought an unlocked Moto E4, Verizon could not activated a new line on it, the rep told me that Verizon postpaid does not carry Moto E4, and I must use it on Verizon prepaid. Then I tried an unlocked Moto g5 plus, and it activated successfully. I swapped the SIM to my unlocked Moto 4 E, and the phone works properly, and showed up in my online account. Interestingly after SIM swap, I can activate a second Verizon line with the same Moto g5 plus that I used before. Both using CDMA, Verizon technology is more advanced than Sprint, Verizon phone and SIM do not tie together like Sprint.
P.S. The unlocked Moto E4 I used was a factory unlocked version that cost $100, not the $40 Walmart Verizon prepaid version. I have that $40 version too. It works well with a T-Mobile SIM after eBay unlocking.
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2 years 4 months ago #21127 by realLexusl21

Zubrin wrote: Verizon keeps tracking on which phones you are using. I have Verizon postpaid. Every time I swap the SIM to a different phone, the new phone will show up in my online account in a day or two. I bought an unlocked Moto E4, Verizon could not activated a new line on it, the rep told me that Verizon postpaid does not carry Moto E4, and I must use it on Verizon prepaid. Then I tried an unlocked Moto g5 plus, and it activated successfully. I swapped the SIM to my unlocked Moto 4 E, and the phone works properly, and showed up in my online account. Interestingly after SIM swap, I can activate a second Verizon line with the same Moto g5 plus that I used before. Both using CDMA, Verizon technology is more advanced than Sprint, Verizon phone and SIM do not tie together like Sprint.
P.S. The unlocked Moto E4 I used was a factory unlocked version that cost $100, not the $40 Walmart Verizon prepaid version. I have that $40 version too. It works well with a T-Mobile SIM after eBay unlocking.


And the phone that you use with T-Mobile. New turned off automatic updating correct?

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2 years 4 months ago #21604 by Myon

mmfacemm wrote: Is the moto e4 you bought a verizon prepaid moto e4? That won't work for the sprint 1 yr thing.

You can get a cheap unlock code for about $2 off ebay and use a freedompop att lte sim in the phone. Works great.

If it is the unlocked moto e4 it will work on all networks including sprint. So you can sign up for sprint freedompop or their att lte sim. Use the att one. I believe the sprint 1yr free thing may stop end of jan so get it while you can. Getting freedompop sprint will cause issues signing up for the sprint free year.

For cellnuvo see here for a quick guide
www.reddit.com/r/CellNuvo/comments/7l4l9f/mods_guide_to_cellnuvo/
You basically download an app, swipe for ads/surveys,collect gold and then redeem gold via the app to pay for a monthly redpocket plan.

But if you want just free data only then freedompop is better for that. If you want proper cellular voice /texts then cellnuvo can be worth it.

Oh and you can use cellnuvo to pay the taxes/fees on your sprint free year too. So no harm checking out both.


thanks a lot!
your CELLNUVO REFERRAL code: YYDDRNGT
doesn't seem to be working though

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2 years 4 months ago - 2 years 4 months ago #21608 by mmfacemm
I sent you one by pm - cellnuvo changed them all a few months ago for some reason and the old ones don't work.

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2 years 3 months ago #22254 by Myon

mmfacemm wrote: I sent you one by pm - cellnuvo changed them all a few months ago for some reason and the old ones don't work.

Thank you so much for everything.
I do want more tethering data. I have more than enough minutes and texts. But I already have the sprint 1 year thing now.

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