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KentE wrote: @Freedompop : I'll ask a question that's been wondered about several times here (and elsewhere). There are a number of fans of your 3-month and 12-month pre-loaded SIMs here. Is there a predictable "expiration date" on activating these? For example, I bought a 12-month SIM recently on sale, but hoped not to activate it until my current plan elsewhere expires.
Frasier1 wrote: Well, I finally threw in the towel and canceled my last line with FreedomPop. I got tired of waiting for the 'Red Pocket' deal for GSM and was not happy that they gave a deal to cdma sprint customers (to lure them away from Ting) but not for the customers they 'bought' from FreedomPop. I still have FreeUP and Tello so I'm good to go....
Frasier1 wrote: What is the website for Freedompop GSM users to switch/convert/migrate over to Red Pocket GSM????
Well, it appears to be here:
which is the same page that allows FP CDMA customers to get a special offer to come back.
Note the new wording, as of yesterday, that specifies GSM, and a different rate than you'll see if you go thru the process with a CDMA line. ($4 for GSM, $3 for CDMA.)
The catch is that I can't get it to work. It verifies my account info, seems to accept my (existing FreedomPop) SIM card #, then asks for an IMEI and fails the process because the pair is not CDMA compatible. (duh.)
The possibility I haven't tried is that it's looking for a NEW Red Pocket SIM, rather than reusing the FreedomPop SIM. (Not sure I have a Red Pocket SIM here, and if I do it may be expired re: someone else's apparently unrelated attempt to use a SIM that had been stored for a while.)
The same page does work to create a new CDMA/Sprint account.
(EDIT: TO ADD)
Wording from the site above the login fields:
"If you have an existing Red Pocket Mobile or FreedomPop GSM account, login below:" That might imply the page is also accessible from an existing Red Pocket page?
(EDIT TO ADD, AGAIN)
See Fraiser1's reponse below. My interpretation of what the start page is set up to allow is apparently wrong, and this won't lead you to a special offer for a GSM line.
I'm chatting with them to get it fixed from 200/500/200 to 200/500/500 - it was 200500/0 at first :-/ . I'm also getting them to disable voicemail so I can use it with Google Voice
joeuser wrote: My FP/RP $3 plan CDMA data issue has been resolved. My remaining data now reports correctly in my account.
I didn't have to contact tech services for support, either.