coupons dead? gone? FreeUP has gone bad?

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1 month 4 days ago #40230 by Bill Horn
in the last 5 months, I have noticed the credit rewards has gone from good deal to very bad.

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1 month 4 days ago - 1 month 4 days ago #40232 by mmfacemm
Yup coupons gone 1st Aug. Not enough easy rewards in the rewards program to make it worth it.

Paid Plans are still reasonable but there are plenty of decent att mvnos out there with better communication and offerings.

Free plans are still available but lower allotments for new accounts. Old free accounts with more mins/texts/data are currently grandfathered in but no idea if that will last.

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1 month 4 days ago #40235 by Frasier1

mmfacemm wrote: Yup coupons gone 1st Aug. Not enough easy rewards in the rewards program to make it worth it.

Paid Plans are still reasonable but there are plenty of decent att mvnos out there with better communication and offerings.

Free plans are still available but lower allotments for new accounts. Old free accounts with more mins/texts/data are currently grandfathered in but no idea if that will last.


What other MVNO's are you considering? I'm looking at Tello and Red Pocket but I am not sure either is better than FreeUp is (or was)

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1 month 4 days ago #40240 by Mark
Redpockets been good. They have all the major carriers. Bought the annual plan.

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1 month 4 days ago #40243 by realLexusl21

Mark wrote: Redpockets been good. They have all the major carriers. Bought the annual plan.


With redpocket I found out the att plan comes with voicemail app.

Not the other carriers

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1 month 3 days ago - 1 month 3 days ago #40248 by KentE
Purely as a matter of price, FreeUP is still competitive (at the new rate plans) with the $15 plan for AT&T or Verizon service, offering at least 1000min/1000text/500mb (or better). Red Pocket and Pix match the price, but include 1gb of data on month-to-month plans. Red Pocket beats it by $1/mo if you prepay for 12 months (non-sale price.) If you truly need unlimited t/t,I don't think anyone beats the new plan/price, either. (Edit: Pix does.)

If by chance you end up grandfathered on FreeUP's old $15 plan, no one beats it on a month-to-month plan on AT&T or Verizon, especially if you really need unlimited talk/text.

If you're OK with T-Mobile or Sprint, the competition comes out ahead. If you need less talk/text, the competition comes out ahead. For now, it looks like FreeUP has chosen to not compete at lower allotments.
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1 month 3 days ago - 1 month 3 days ago #40249 by Diedrich_Duo
@KentE, Thanks for your post. Do you happen to know when FreeUP added Verizon coverage? (I wasn't aware of that; I thought they only used the AT&T network.)

I'm still on the grandfathered free 500 minutes or text / 100 MB plan, and I believe my FreeUP SIM is for AT&T only. But if Verizon is indeed available, here are a couple more questions for you (or anyone else in the know, too):

--First, I am assuming that I would need a new Verizon SIM to switch to their network, correct?
--And, is Verizon available only on one of their paid plans?

Thanks very much for any further details you can provide!

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1 month 3 days ago #40250 by KentE
Diedrich_Duo , Ooops..., my wording implied something I didn't intend it to!

You're correct that FreeUP is AT&T only, no Verizon.
When I compared prices, I selected AT&T OR Verizon simply because those 2 are generally the more expensive networks, and have the best nationwide coverage

For that reason, I think of comparing pricing on AT&T or Verizon MVNOs as 'apples-to-apples', while comparing FreeUP's AT&T price to Tello/Sprint or SpeedTalk/T-Mobile (for example) is more likely to be 'apples-to-oranges' for many folks. (Don't get me wrong-- our family has some primary Sprint-network lines, and it's worked well for us.)
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1 month 3 days ago #40251 by mmfacemm

Frasier1 wrote:

mmfacemm wrote: Yup coupons gone 1st Aug. Not enough easy rewards in the rewards program to make it worth it.

Paid Plans are still reasonable but there are plenty of decent att mvnos out there with better communication and offerings.

Free plans are still available but lower allotments for new accounts. Old free accounts with more mins/texts/data are currently grandfathered in but no idea if that will last.


What other MVNO's are you considering? I'm looking at Tello and Red Pocket but I am not sure either is better than FreeUp is (or was)


I like both tello and redpocket. I think if you have an old freeup plan you might as well stick.

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1 month 3 days ago #40252 by Diedrich_Duo

KentE wrote: Diedrich_Duo , Ooops..., my wording implied something I didn't intend it to!

You're correct that FreeUP is AT&T only, no Verizon.
When I compared prices, I selected AT&T OR Verizon simply because those 2 are generally the more expensive networks, and have the best nationwide coverage

For that reason, I think of comparing pricing on AT&T or Verizon MVNOs as 'apples-to-apples', while comparing FreeUP's AT&T price to Tello/Sprint or SpeedTalk/T-Mobile (for example) is more likely to be 'apples-to-oranges' for many folks. (Don't get me wrong-- our family has some primary Sprint-network lines, and it's worked well for us.)

Thanks for the clarification! We, too, have had no problems on the Sprint network where we live (my FreeUP phone is an extra "in case" one), but I'm always looking and planning ahead for whenever / if ever our Sprint MVNOs disappear due to the T-Mo merger.
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