Okay I got my sim and I am activated. Feel free to ask me anything.
1. You cannot choose from a list of phone numbers any more when you sign up for a new one. I was assigned a number. You can choose the area code. Fortunately it was a decent one and they are giving out the area code in my location that is hard to come by these days. So I am happy.
2. I've printed out a coupon and I am waiting for my first reward to post. I just did print to pdf. This first coupon took one minute with the extra verification required by text message. These will literally take 15 seconds a day to print each day so a really easy way to earn.
3. There is an interesting option in the app called reward sharing. So you can share rewards between accounts if you have the phone number of the other account.
For number 1. I seen where you can select area code and home zip code they will assign a phone number to the zip code you entered. After activation can you use you use your 500 min or text right away? I read that the sites you visit to print coupons increases your allotted bucket amounts
Just remember that the coupons can take a while to credit to your account. My experience is a min. of 2 days but usually 2-4 days. However it has been as long as a week. Just keep printing one per day even if you don't see the credit right away and they will eventually catch up to you. Watching videos however seem to post either the same day or next day. Most 30 sec videos equals 1 cent. The surveys can be frustrating as you might spend 5 min with one and then they tell you that you don't qualify. Coupons is the easy way to go to get over 7 bucks a month.
You are supposed to be able to buy add on data like $10 for 500mb but when I click purchase add ons it says that my plan has no options available. Unless my account is broken there appears to be no current option to purchase additional data. Seems like they are still working things out with the free plan. Voice, text and the little data you are given work great though.