- Posts: 224
- Thank you received: 60
peterquinn wrote: Is this happening to anyone else? The last 4-5 days, I have received one text per day from FreeUp - telling me about stuff that I already know, like "earn rewards by printing coupons", "earn $5 for referring a friend", "get cash back by dining at local restaurants" etc.
Today I looked at the usage in my account, and they have been deducting from my 500 texts/minutes for each those texts! I think that's pretty weird for them to essentially charge me for their own spam!
I had thought those texts would be zero-rated but obviously I was wrong. I have of course blocked the number on my phone now, so they can't keep spamming me AND charging me for it. Quite weird behavior on their part though.
Like most folks have expressed here, I love their free plan but sure hope they can get rid of the glitches.
peterquinn wrote: Isamorph wrote - "I was wondering if you have logged into the rewards app and printed any coupons, taken any surveys, etc."
The odd thing is that yes, I have. Been printing two coupons per day. Have gotten credit for 2 coupons on some days, and for 1 coupon on other days. I do the exact same thing with printing coupons everyday, so I haven't been able to fathom what algorithm FreeUp uses to decide whether to give credit for 1 coupon or 2 coupons.
mmfacemm wrote: I think they include a way to opt out ?
Diedrich_Duo wrote: @peterquinn,
I got some of those texts, too, when I first signed up with FreeUP, but they stopped after the first few days.
I truly don't mean any disrespect, or mean to tell you how to think, but here's another perspective for you: If I were on a paid plan that did that, I would be upset, too. However, in this case you might want to just "roll with it", especially since you are getting the plan for free and the vast majority of those 500 minutes or texts will still be yours to use as you see fit.