Freedompop is only free phone service now

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6 months 4 weeks ago #42310 by ghoul31
Freeup has gotten rid of free plan
Surgephone has gotten rid of free service
Cellnuvo went out of business

I will stick with Freedompop

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6 months 4 weeks ago #42313 by realLexusl21
Seems a free plan is elusive to get right.

Seems no way to make it work.

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6 months 4 weeks ago #42315 by Mark
Need to go back to my seventies phone stashed in the drawer and with landline service. Tired of all the rigamarole of these lying bs wannabe companies. Poorly run. An old saying goes “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
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6 months 4 weeks ago #42331 by dst11
Aby idea how long has FP been offering their free plan?

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6 months 4 weeks ago #42332 by KentE

dst11 wrote: Aby idea how long has FP been offering their free plan?


My first account was opened April 18, 2015. That one was a CDMA (Sprint) line, which has since been discontinued.
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6 months 4 weeks ago #42333 by dst11
4.5 years. That's like a century in the world of free/very low cost cell plans. Maybe they found the right recipe!

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6 months 4 weeks ago #42334 by KentE
It is indeed a long time. I got it before finding RingPlus, so it's outlived RingPlus, CellNuvo, Surgephone, and perhaps FreeUP.

Too bad I've never found it a viable 'phone' for my needs. I do like having a little extra data available, perhaps on a tablet, for emergency hotspot use, or on the phone serving as GPS in my vehicle..

The truth is I always found the call quality very good, even using the FreedomPop app. (This can depend heavily on the particular phone you're using, though.). Reliability was where it fell down, and the absence of voicemail on the free plan.
I think using Google Voice instead of the FreedomPop calling app probably increases the reliability-- I've read thoughts both ways. (It definitely solves the voicemail issue.)

Either way, it can extend the minutes available on a traditional plan. When I'm running close, I'll use a FreedomPop SIM/VoIP for things like calling a service desk, help line, etc.
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6 months 4 weeks ago #42335 by mmfacemm
My first freedompop account was in Oct 2012. 4G wimax. I believe that is around when Freedompop began!
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6 months 3 weeks ago #42354 by tech-stitch
I am surprised to hear the free plan is gone on FreeUp being that I activated a SIM I had laying around for my spouse... with the free plan two days ago. Mind you its only 250 minutes. The goal was to have her keep an old number just in case someone calls there for now. The website correctly reads the free plan as well.
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6 months 3 weeks ago #42356 by scriptninja
What the heck is going on here, is FreeUp adding and removing the free plan from the website every six hours or what?!

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