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FreedomPop Starts Offering One Month Free GSM Mobile Phone Service Trial for New Subscribers

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Yesterday, FreedomPop announced their special BYOD promotion for subscribers who want to switch to their network. Today, the company announced that they are offering a mobile phone service trial for new subscribers with its Global GSM 3-in-1 SIM Kit + 1-Month Unlimited Talk & Text + 1GB HSPA+/3G Data Trial + Premium Plus Trial for only $0.99.

According to their announcement, the free mobile phone service with global 3-in-1 SIM Kit promotion comes with:
  • Global 3-in-1 SIM Card Kit ($15.00 value)
  • Unlimited Talk, Text, and 1GB Trial ($19.99/month)
  • Premium Plus Trial ($7.99)
The total value of the service trial is $42.98 but since they are offering it as a trial, new subscribers will only have to pay $0.99. Free shipping is included.

Since this is only a trial period, the Unlimited Talk & Text with 1GB 3G/HSPA+ data plan trial is only free for the first month. After the trial period, it will be $19.99/month. FreedomPop Premium Plus service trial also offers first month for free plus $7.99/month after the trial. This service comes with visual voicemail, data rollover, MMS, and usage alerts.

In order to use this free trial, a valid payment method on file is required. Additionally, the trial is compatible with select devices-- most GSM unlocked from AT&T and T-Mobile phones only (Android 4.0 or later/ iOS 7.0 or later required). The offer does not work on Windows Mobile phones.

If you wish to continue using a free plan, FreedomPop says that you have the option to downgrade to their 100% Free Plan at any time where you can get 200 Talk Minutes, 500 Texts, and 200MB Data per month for free.

FreedomPop GSM works in 28 countries and uses AT&T's network in the US.

Update 3/19: Sold out.

Source: Slick Deals

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  1. Go FreedomPop! But the RingPlus!!

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  2. On the free GSM plan, are the 200min still voip, or real cellular mins?

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    1. Bummer. Minutes seem so cheap for the companies, surprised they can just make them real cellular min instead. Voip seems so hit or miss in my experience.

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    2. Yeah, I wouldn't rely on VOIP unless I was in a city with great reception or connected to wifi. Also, generally minutes are much more expensive than texts for carriers which is why many plans include unlimited texts for cheap $$. Data is the expensive part of the equation... but it's getting cheaper every day.

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  3. FreedomPop is not using Sprint network?

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  4. FreedomPop is giving ringplus competition now I won't be surprised to see ringplus start offering better free plans soon to compete with FreedomPop 49 member Plus

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  5. If it was still available at the time of your post, it must have sold out soon after. Guess they got some free press.

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  6. If FreedomPop is an Att mvno, can you use a locked Att phone not currently in use? Does the Global trial plan allow calls and texts from Europe to US?

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    1. The phone needs to be unlocked. The FreedomPop GSM SIM has a UK carrier code, not an AT&T one.

      You can call and text between any of the countries FreedomPop supports which include the US and a number of European counties.

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  7. Instead of linking FreedomPop to the old, Sprint MVNO review, why not link to the promotion web page or announcement? Then people won't have to web search to find it.

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    1. Slickdeals says this FreedomPop GSM Trial deal has expired.

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  8. I see GSM data only SIM for $10 here: https://slickdeals.net/f/8685455-freedompop-3-in-1-gsm-sim-card-for-9-99-fs?page=2#commentsBox
    But, at only 200 MB? is it even worth it? I really want to see GSM from FP, or RP, so I want it to work and take off, but those on slickdeals aren't saying good things. anyone have experiences here to share? maybe wait alittle longer and see how it progresses...

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    1. I got the FreePop Global SIM for $5 when the post appeared here. Delivered in a few days pre-activated, and all I had to do was change the APN. I use it with WhatsApp and Viber for texting, and also use data for light surfing and email.
      Mobile data is fast. Everything is working fine. I got an extra 150MB by signing up all my FreedomPop email addresses as "friends."
      Don't forget to turn off the 1GB plan and Premium services before 30 days are up. Do it within your online account.

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    2. I ordered the FreePop Global phone SIM for $9.99 last month. Unlike the $5 data sim I mentioned above, this one has the 200 min. 500 sms and 200 mb free, and an assigned local phone number. Dennis says it is VOIP, but I make calls with my regular phone dialer, not the FreedomPop Messaging app for Android, which I use for sms now.
      I am getting HSPA+ data on AT&T, more than 7 Mbps down which is OK. Latency is >200, and Speedtest uses a server in London (I do allow location for speedtest). The voice delay is sometimes more than RingPlus, sometimes less while connected on WiFi.
      FreedomPop also charges $5 for a cash balance in order to turn off Auto Topup with both my Global SIMs, so it's not just due to Sprint billing delays.

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    3. The FreedomPop Messaging app intercepts calls from the stock dialer and routes them over VOIP.

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    4. Thanks, Dennis. I also discovered that I can register with Viber using my FreedomPop phone number, but Whatsapp says it is not a valid US phone number, and won't let me register with it.

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  9. I just ordered 2 GSM sims with same deal/package. I was informed by Freedom Pop Rep that they run the GSM network over AT&T and T-Mobile towers. I'm going to investigate this claim, my understanding was they only use AT&T towers. Would be a wonderful addition if T-Mobile towers where a part of the network. Seems to me some spots T-Mobile/AT&T covers might be different, hope its true. Just thought I would share.

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    1. I can confirm that my FreedomPop Global SIM does connect to T-Mobile when there is no AT&T signal.

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