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6 months 2 weeks ago #44009 by bingyee
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canon wrote: I am on the old GSM, VOIP 3 month plan and I have native hotspot on my stock samsung s7.


I'm not sure if this still holds, and it is drawn from my experience with the FreedomPop plans:
Hotspot was not officially supported. It worked on unlocked phones that were not AT&T branded, and did not work on AT&T branded devices. Basically, if the phone didn't check to see if it was allowed, it worked.
Even if not officially supported, management didn't seem to go out of their way to prevent hotspot use on a phone, or use of a phone SIM in a MiFi..

I had assumed the same situation existed at Unreal. I don't know whether the recent APN change affects the situation.
I've read through some of Unreal's online information, and do not see a mention of 'hotspot' outside of dedicated MiFi devices.


This was true even for Cricket 2.5 years ago. For the short time I was on Cricket, I used up a lot of unauthorized hotspot by using my Cricket SIM on an unlocked Galaxy S4 issued by T-Mobile. (Unauthorized = I wasn't paying the $10 monthly fee to allow for hotspot). No idea if this still holds true. And I've heard that some people who abuse this have gotten kicked off Cricket.
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6 months 1 week ago #44133 by sfatula
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Currently on the $10/month unlimited data plan, though it's not offered on their website right now. So, with the premium SIM, I do on iPhone get native SMS, MMS, calling. The hotspot says to call Redpocket to have them enable it, so I've pinged them to see if they do or will. I don't even have the app on the phone.
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6 months 1 week ago #44135 by st3fx
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sfatula wrote: Currently on the $10/month unlimited data plan, though it's not offered on their website right now. So, with the premium SIM, I do on iPhone get native SMS, MMS, calling. The hotspot says to call Redpocket to have them enable it, so I've pinged them to see if they do or will. I don't even have the app on the phone.

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6 months 1 week ago #44142 by sfatula
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And to answer the question about hotspot, they did enable it, and after a reboot, hotspot works as well. Testing > 50mbps down speed using the new sim.
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3 months 4 weeks ago - 3 months 4 weeks ago #46183 by PEW
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sfatula wrote: Currently on the $10/month unlimited data plan, though it's not offered on their website right now. So, with the premium SIM, I do on iPhone get native SMS, MMS, calling. The hotspot says to call Redpocket to have them enable it, so I've pinged them to see if they do or will. I don't even have the app on the phone.


Looks like the best deal right now is $180 for a year (avg $15/mo) for 3GB LTE then unlimited 2g afterwards. The site does mention Premium GSM SIM, so that is the same one you are using - and it allows hotspot after contacting RedPocket, right?

BTW, for 3GB LTE/unl 2g for $180 a year is the same price with Mint Mobile.

BTWx2, RedPocket has the $10/mo plan

www.redpocket.com/plans

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3 months 4 weeks ago #46186 by KentE
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It may have been there for a while, but if you select Annual Plans in the drop-down menu on RP, you'll see the Ebay annual plans, with links.
www.redpocket.com/plans/ebay
That's pretty nice.

Strangely (or maybe not so strange, since it's Red Pocket), the annual plans listed do not include the ultra-low-cost Sprint plan
www.ebay.com/itm/2-50-Mo-Red-Pocket-Prepaid-Plan-CDMAS-200-Talk-1000-Text-200MB/133196831828
which RP denotes as "Red Pocket" on their Ebay Store, and FreedomPop sells in a nearly invisible manner as a by-the-month plan. It is, in my opinion, the value-leading plan that the seller doesn't want hardly anyone to know about, and doesn't want them to know who they bought it from.

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3 months 4 weeks ago - 3 months 4 weeks ago #46187 by PEW
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The eBay RP plan looks like it's hard capped for data... :(

The eBay RP 5GB plan looks pretty good at $240/360day. Seems the BestBuy Mint Mobile deal ended this morning... was 12GB for $240/360day...

BestBuy still has the Unreal 3-mo SIMs, but as many said here, that is not GSM Premium SIM/voip only.

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3 months 4 weeks ago - 3 months 4 weeks ago #46188 by sfatula
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PEW wrote:
Looks like the best deal right now is $180 for a year (avg $15/mo) for 3GB LTE then unlimited 2g afterwards. The site does mention Premium GSM SIM, so that is the same one you are using - and it allows hotspot after contacting RedPocket, right?


The AT&T SIMs have a voip version and a non voip version. Or at least they used to. I do have hotspot, native calling on iphone, group messaging, voicemail, 2g after you exhaust the data, basically everything you can think of. Still paying $10/month, no taxes or fees.
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3 months 4 weeks ago #46189 by PEW
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Unreal Mobile... back of cardboard as shown on BestBuy... being Freedompop, the VPN statement has to be a joke, right? I do like ad blocking, don't want random sites loading malware on my phone.


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3 months 3 weeks ago #46219 by st3fx
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PEW wrote: Unreal Mobile... back of cardboard as shown on BestBuy... being Freedompop, the VPN statement has to be a joke, right? I do like ad blocking, don't want random sites loading malware on my phone.

help.unrealmobile.com/hc/en-us/articles/360032748871-Encrypt-your-data-protect-your-privacy-VPN-Service-

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