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FreedomPop Launches Android LTE Phones, New Android OTT App and $20/month Unlimited Everything Plan

Sprint MVNO FreedomPop, today announced its first Android LTE phones in the form of the $119 Samsung Victory, $189 Samsung Galaxy S3, and the $349 Galaxy S4.

Update, users can also activate their own clean ESN Sprint Samsung Victory, Samsung Galaxy S III, and the Samsung Galaxy S4 phones on FreedomPop now.

The new LTE phones can use any of FreedomPop's current plans including the Free Plan which comes with 500 MB of data, 200 voice minutes and 500 texts free each month.

FreedomPop also launched a new $20/month "Unlimited Everything" plan for LTE phones with unlimited talk, text and data. After 1GB of data has been used, data will be throttled to "3G" speeds.
Tethering and hotspot are supported with the $20 plan on the new the LTE phones at no extra cost. As with all FreedomPop plans, voice calls use VOIP rather than cellular voice.

The company also launched a new free, over-the-top (OTT) voice and messaging app for Android phones.. The app lets Android users on any carrier make use of FreedomPop's free voice and text service which comes with 200 minutes and 500 texts. The app also allows users to port their existing numbers. It's available now in the Play Store.

Source: FreedomPop via FierceWireless

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  1. Stay FAR away from this company. I ordered, and paid for a device from them two months ago and have yet to receive it. And customer support is pretty much worthless. They have sent the same canned response, word for word, three times that I've enquired on the status of my order.

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  2. I'm tempted to try it again now that it's on LTE. I had a ton of issues when I tried it about a year ago, on the Wimax version. Calls would breakup, and battery life was horrid. Anyone know if service has improved since then?

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  3. Can't use it because the voip app won't work over pubic wifi and wifi at my workplace.

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  4. try to get it set up on clean esn iphone 5 but there system is rejecting phone even though customer service told me directly that iphone 5 is supported, Bad all the way around

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  5. Rrgarding their phone service, Freedompop has horrible customer service. Do NOT give them your credit card as there will be many billing 'errors' which FreedomPop will never correct.

    The Freedompop android app is supposed to work like Vonage or Upptalk. It keeps crashing so I can't test it.

    Freedompop should have chosen a better network than Sprint. Sprint is too slow for VOIP. Republic Wireless, another 2nd rate company, at least had the good sense to let voice travel over Sprint's network as voice.

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    1. Everyone's experience is different. I've heard a number of complaints about FreedomPop taking months to ship devices (mostly phones) and problems contacting support.

      On the other hand FreedomPop has many satisfied customers including myself. I have two lines on FreedomPop, a USB stick that's been active for 17 months and a BYOP Motorola Photon that's been active four months. I've had zero problems with the devices or the service and love getting 2GB of free data per month by using Freedom Friends.

      I had two billing errors early on, they charged me a $17.99 renewal for the first month free service plan that I has cancelled before the renewal data and also a 99¢ non-usage fee after they announced that they were no longer charging the fee. Both charges were promptly refunded when I contacted support via email. Email support has about a 49 hour turnaround time and works far better than calling FreedomPop in my experience.

      BTW, it's not possible to use FreedomPop without giving them a valid credit or debit card number. If you are worried about billing problems use a credit card so you can do a charge back if things go seriously wrong

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    2. 2 questions: I have a FreedomPop 3g/4g hotspot already. If I get a phone, does it go on a separate account? Do I have to get all new Freedom Friends for the phone or does it automatically double because my hotspot is already doubled?

      Also, do you know if the LTE phones you buy from Freedompop are locked to FreedomPop? Or are they just regular phones that run the FreedomPop app?

      thanks.

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    3. Each device needs a separate account with separate email addresses

      You need to setup FreedomFriends again for the new account. They can be the same friends on both accounts but you have to invite them again. Your two accounts can even friend each other.

      FreedomPop phones are refurbished
      Sprint phones. They will work on other Sprint MVNOs and if you ask FreedomPop to release them back to Sprint they will also work on Sprint.

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    4. My FreedomPop hotspots stopped logging data on June 9 (in my account). Anyone else notice this? Not sure to know how much I'm using now. I asked FP but no reply yet.

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    5. I think FreePop is having trouble with their meter or reports. Yesterday I saw all my data use details. Today I cannot. They continue to update the total data used for the billing period, though.

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    6. I noticed that too. It's probably a corrupted reporting database. The wheels seem to turn slowly at FreedomPop so it might be awhile before it gets fixed.

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  6. Could be the holy grail...3G is pretty fast...with tethering allowed this could replace my DSL at home---a grand total of $20 a month for both cell phone and home internet....

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    1. the "unlimited" may have a cap that they don't talk about. so don't expect to go to town using all that data.

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    2. ...and if there is any cap that is not mentioned on their TOS then lawsuits would follow, because freedompop can't change the definition of "Unlimited".

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  7. Under Update, the following URL will work slightly better:
    https://forums.freedompop.com/discussion/145/supported-phones-what-phones-can-i-activate-with-freedompop-on-byod/p1

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  8. HOFO ID. Grateful4adviceMay 23, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Dennis I am glad you have had a good experience with Freedompop. Since you own one of the most important mobile focused websites any mobile company would be foolish to get on your bad side.

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  9. This would be tempting, even considering the major customer service problems being reported, if it were associated with ATT or VZN instead of being with the worst of the big 3 networks.

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