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1 year 4 months ago - 1 year 4 months ago #71 by sblake5
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Great thanks sblake5 I am getting closer to signing up. Just trying to decide on pink or red lol. If you could let us know your ping and speed when you get activated please that would be useful.

Apparently they will have tethering plans later on but freemii couldn't tell me if there would be an upgrade path to a membership with tethering. I hope so. They have been responsive with answering questions which is reassuring.

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1 year 4 months ago - 1 year 4 months ago #72 by mmfacemm
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Great thanks sblake5 I am getting closer to signing up. Just trying to decide on pink or red lol. If you could let us know your ping and speed when you get activated please that would be useful.

Apparently they will have tethering plans later on but freemii couldn't tell me if there would be an upgrade path to a membership with tethering. I hope so. They have been responsive with answering questions which is reassuring.


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Have you used verizon before and if so are they your typical speeds? Seems low for what looks like good signal strength. They could be throttling video I suppose since you used fast.com. Are you seeing the same with speedtest.net?

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1 year 4 months ago #73 by sblake5
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I have Verizon as my regular cell service. The speed seems about the same at home and is better away from home. It does read higher on Speedtest. 4.79Mbps.
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1 year 4 months ago #74 by tim661taft
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From reading all the posts in this forum, I think I'm going to take a leap of faith and order the freemii service. I think i'm going to pick the red verizon plan sim for my galaxy S9+ Phone it's unlocked and ready to go. later down the road I might buy a galaxy S20+ for 5G. I wonder if anyone is able to get a 5G connection from any of the plans freemii offers hmmm

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1 year 4 months ago - 1 year 4 months ago #75 by sblake5
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From reading all the posts in this forum, I think I'm going to take a leap of faith and order the freemii service. I think i'm going to pick the red verizon plan sim for my galaxy S9+ Phone it's unlocked and ready to go. later down the road I might buy a galaxy S20+ for 5G. I wonder if anyone is able to get a 5G connection from any of the plans freemii offers hmmm

The red does take longer to activate than the blue. I began my activation on Sep 9 and it was completed Sep 13. As far as 5G, I don't know if it will work on FreeMii. I'll ask freemii support.. We just bought Note 20 5G phones to use on regular Verizon.

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1 year 4 months ago #76 by sblake5
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1 year 4 months ago #77 by Isamorph
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I think FreeMii might go broke if they offered 5G speeds and unlimited data, for expensive 5G speeds will evidently suck up one's phone data in seconds. My take is that sufficient 4G speeds are all I need on a phone, but, that said, 5G speeds for home Internet and the important infrastructures throughout the world is a big plus and necessary improvement as the world moves forward.

"Putting aside the question of how much more it'll cost per month to get 5G or how fast a 5G connection will be, if I were to download a 1GB movie, I'd use up 1/10th of my data in three seconds. Then, let's say I want to stream a few 3D games to my smartphone. Surely, that'll chew through a few more gigs — again, within seconds."

mashable.com/article/5g-requires-unlimited-data-mwc-2019/

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1 year 4 months ago #78 by mmfacemm
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There is a section on the website that mentions "5g connection" but it talks about connecting to social media so I don't think they meant 5g data speeds. There are a few things like that that seem left over from a previous offering. Like they required you to connect to social media as part of the membership before.

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1 year 4 months ago #79 by PEW
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Well, regardless, there is always the throttling clause that would prevent abuse. It's really not a problem if you use '5G' amounts of data in the middle of the night versus 'LTE' amounts of data during the day.

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1 year 4 months ago #80 by Isamorph
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Well, regardless, there is always the throttling clause that would prevent abuse. It's really not a problem if you use '5G' amounts of data in the middle of the night versus 'LTE' amounts of data during the day.


That's true about the throttling, but now that I think about it, I think the problem about whether faster speeds use more data than slower speeds performing the same task is true or false has been discussed on the forum before, possibly when talking about TextNow or some other MVNO having the option to control speeds. It seems that one could download say a 1 GB file with 5G in seconds and download the same file in 15 minutes with a slower 4G speed and the amount of data used would be the same at both speeds. But, would it? I've noticed that when doing speed tests on speedtest.net, the faster download speed I have the more data was used during the test. But that hunch need to be looked at more closely.

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