What kind of phone is needed for FreeUp?

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4 months 5 days ago #41909 by realLexusl21
Not just you. Mine is not available for 2000 miles. Lol
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4 months 5 days ago #41912 by KentE

dst11 wrote: Is this OK for use with ATT MVNOs? It's $2.49:

Cricket Wireless - Alcatel QUICKFLIP 4G LTE with 4GB Memory Cell Phone - Silver

www.bestbuy.com/site/cricket-wireless-alcatel-quickflip-4g-lte-with-4gb-memory-cell-phone-silver/6215355.p?skuId=6215355


Cricket phones are locked to Cricket, and need to be used on Cricket for some number of months (?) before they can be officially unlocked. Last I looked, some were still capable of being unlocked via 3rd-party vendors on Ebay, but search by model name/number.
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4 months 5 days ago #41917 by dst11

KentE wrote: Cricket phones are locked to Cricket, and need to be used on Cricket for some number of months (?) before they can be officially unlocked. Last I looked, some were still capable of being unlocked via 3rd-party vendors on Ebay, but search by model name/number.


Thanks! And I thought 'hey, they look the same, they share the same specs, they must be the same'.

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4 months 5 days ago #41920 by dst11

realLexusl21 wrote: Not just you. Mine is not available for 2000 miles. Lol


Just like the store down the str ...country! :)

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4 months 5 days ago #41921 by KentE

realLexusl21 wrote: Not just you. Mine is not available for 2000 miles. Lol


Thanks for this report-- now I don't feel so bad about having to drive 285 miles to buy my $1.99 phone. ;)

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4 months 5 days ago #41923 by dst11

KentE wrote:

realLexusl21 wrote: Not just you. Mine is not available for 2000 miles. Lol


Thanks for this report-- now I don't feel so bad about having to drive 285 miles to buy my $1.99 phone. ;)


And you don't need a passport! :)
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4 months 5 days ago #41926 by Isamorph

Isamorph wrote: Yes, my FU free plan for now, but maybe later for an elderly woman I know who will be happy using a 4G LTE flip-phone. I just hope this new AT&T phone will work on MVNO now.

You can almost get yourself a Starbucks coffee for $2 if you would prefer it to a 4G phone.:dry:


Just in case these $2 AT&T phones need to be unlocked to work on AT&T MVNOs or T-mobile, the following info may be of help.

"We can help you unlock your device whether you have our wireless service or not. As long as you have an eligible device that works on our network, you’re covered."


www.att.com/devicehowto/tutorial.html#!/stepbystep/id/stepbystep_KM1008728?make=ATT&model=ATT4044O
www.att.com/deviceunlock/#/

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4 months 3 days ago #41967 by Isamorph
I got my $2 phone today and can confirm it does work fine with my FreeUp free plan sim. It's definitely a burner quality phone, but as long as it can make calls it's worth every penny I paid for it. I read on an SD thread today that it will supposedly work with T Mobile MVNOs, too. It took me a while to type in my wifi password with the dinosaur quirky qwerty keyboard.
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4 months 1 day ago - 4 months 1 day ago #41971 by dst11
I'm wondering if there is something wrong with the FreeUp SIM card I got on eBay. Or if I didn't get the correct SIM card.

I go to freeupmobile.com, I click Activate, I enter the 7-digit Activation code from the back of the card, log in as asked, and then I'm asked for a "Refill Card PIN". I don't think I have that. I tried a 20-digit number from the back of the card and that failed. The only option left now is the 'Continue to Plans' button. I click that and then click the 'Get Free Plan' button. At this point I see the contents of my cart and a Checkout button. It has 3 things: 1. "SIM Activation Code: xxxxxxx", 2. "FreeUP SIM Card: $10.00", 3. "Free Plan: $0.00/mo".

Am I asked to buy a new SIM card because something is wrong with mine? This is the SIM card I got: www.ebay.com/itm/174100239390 . Is this the proper SIM card?

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4 months 1 day ago #41972 by KentE
It's been a long time since I activated mine, and much could have changed.

I wonder if it works by creating a login/account first, and then activating after logging in?
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