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Has anyone tried FreedomPop Wireless?

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by Jay2TheRescue, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. Jay2TheRescue

    Jay2TheRescue Resident Spamslayer
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    My dad and I are looking for a solution for international roaming/calling when on trips. I came across FreedomPop. Sounds great. Buy a SIM card for $10, and you get 200 mins/mo plus 500 mb data FREE every month. Considering what AT&T charges for international roaming, dad thinks this is almost too good to be true. At $10, we're thinking about buying 2 SIM cards, and just tossing them in a couple of our old phones, and only use those phones on trips out of the country.

    https://www.freedompop.com/wireless-internet
     
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    I've never heard anything good about them, just negative things in forums.

     
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    I had looked previously, and they offer both CDMA and GSM phones, That guy was obviously on the CDMA side. We were looking at GSM, and not looking to order an Uber with the phone. Just looking at something cheap to use internationally for a week here and there. I guess we may need to keep looking.
     
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    If I'm staying at a place more than a few days, buying a local SIM is almost always a better deal.

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    No, going on a cruise. Only in a particular port for a few hours at a time.
     
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    Yeah, that's not an easy one. Some people recommend T-Mobile as it has great international roaming, but I'm not sure if their free data is still 2G only or not.
     
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    Aren't cruise ships on satellite for voice & data?
     
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    I'm reading it as Jay wants to have service when on shore during port stays. There's just not going to be any decent roaming for cruise ships itself for the reasons you mention.
     
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    Cruise ships do offer internet service .... if you're willing to sell/indenture to them your firstborn.
     
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    FreedomPop is definitely unique. It really does offer a free plan, and it has really cheap plan options for customers who want more data and unlimited texts and calls.

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    FreedomPop does indeed have a free plan but the main drawback is that you need to use their app for calls & messaging, it doesn't integrate with the native Messaging and Phone apps. Their iOS app is OK, but the Android app is atrocious. They also take some money upfront, they start with a free 1GB trial and take $10 or so to switch to the free 200MB data plan.
     

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