Red Pocket buys FreedomPop

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1 week 6 days ago #38271 by KentE
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joseph wrote: The weirdest thing is that the FreedomPop and Unreal websites are still taking orders for new service (apparently both CDMA and GSM) as if nothing happened.


Yes, that's strange. I'm reminded that FreedomPop kept selling Global SIMs right up to the announced demise of that plan, and I think was still selling WiMax devices past the announced shutdown of that network.
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1 week 5 days ago #38350 by phone_nerd
It appears that the free plan may not being going away for existing users( at least for now.)

slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=128174995&postcount=161

"Your current GSM Plans will not change and your existing services will not be impacted in any way."
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1 week 5 days ago - 1 week 5 days ago #38354 by joseph
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phone_nerd wrote: It appears that the free plan may not being going away for existing users( at least for now.)

slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=128174995&postcount=161

"Your current GSM Plans will not change and your existing services will not be impacted in any way."


What might be happening is that Red Pocket is planning to continue running FreedomPop as a separate subsidiary under its existing brand names of FP, and Unreal with a somewhat similar set of freeimum plans as FP and Unreal always offered.

As such, only the CDMA customers sold off to Ting are essentially facing the end of their plans. The GSM (AT&T) plans of FreedomPop and Unreal may continue going on as before, for now at least.

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1 week 5 days ago #38356 by lexusl21
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Rp stated not continuing freeimum

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1 week 5 days ago #38359 by KentE
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lexusl21 wrote: Rp stated not continuing freeimum


Are you certain you're not remembering LiterallyUnlimited's comment? LU is a Ting employee, and was referencing only Ting's plans for former Freedompop CDMA customers.
I haven't seen any comment from Red Pocket, but would love to see one if you have a reference/link.

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1 week 5 days ago #38360 by KentE
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phone_nerd wrote: It appears that the free plan may not being going away for existing users( at least for now.)

slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=128174995&postcount=161

"Your current GSM Plans will not change and your existing services will not be impacted in any way."


It would be more reassuring to hear that from Red Pocket.

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1 week 5 days ago #38387 by sovashadow

KentE wrote:

phone_nerd wrote: It appears that the free plan may not being going away for existing users( at least for now.)

slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=128174995&postcount=161

"Your current GSM Plans will not change and your existing services will not be impacted in any way."


It would be more reassuring to hear that from Red Pocket.

The fact they have said that though is better than being left completely in the dark(regardless if its 100% accurate). Also while I do feel bad for CDMA customers alike being brought to Ting, I will say that they did have the better completely free plans during FP prime, and for longer if I might add. So at least they were able to enjoy Freemium more-so than its GSM customers

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1 week 5 days ago - 1 week 5 days ago #38424 by akaLTD
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lexusl21 wrote: Rp stated not continuing freeimum

I haven't seen RP say anything yet. Like Kent, I think that comment was only regarding Ting.

I'm not sure but can't believe an FP employee would post that nothing is changing for GSM/LTE users, if that was not the case. At least as they know it at this time. Of course that could change at any time tho I guess. FP may have other issues but posting flat out lie on SD didn't seem to be one of them, at least that I can recall.

Agree it would be nice if RP would speak out to confirm that but guess we'll have to wait to see what they say whenever they choose to address this.

Edit: If I get time later, I might try chatting with RP just to see what their people might say or know. Just out of curiosity.
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1 week 5 days ago #38427 by mmfacemm
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It probably was just a statement to reassure people that there will be no immediate changes. I suspect that there will be at some point once the dust settles. I do hope redpocket tries their hand at the freemium game as long as it doesn't negatively impact its core business. I've been very happy with redpocket so far.
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1 week 5 days ago #38429 by akaLTD
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I don't have a lot of complaints about RP but must say even tho their chat support is quick their info isn't always correct, especially when chatting with different reps. One might say one thing, the next something different. I could excuse that when it concerned CN /RP transition but when chatting about RP itself shouldn't be that way.

It's why I now usually chat couple times to try to determine correct info if it's something real critical. Like when I wanted to port phone # in or wanted to know for sure I could buy "renew" via ebay rather than "new" account. Come to find out was same price via different link so went with new but still had to contact them after purchase to activate it. Activation didn't go as smooth as I thought & was lead to believe it would. It didn't take long via chat to activate & get up & running but really thought it would be more self involved.

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