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Freedompops Global sims (free AT&T)
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Freedompop offers free AT&T 4G talk, text and data on sims that can go into any unlocked GSM device. I use them in a old unlocked Cricket Galaxy S4 when I want talk and text, in a Global hotspot for running the computers. The hotspot was $30, the phone I use to use on Cricket.

Each sim is just a buck or two, they run sales on both the data only and the talk text and data vesion all the time. Right now one is 99 cents and you get a 2200 ma external battery. The other is $1.99 and you get a selfie stick. Each sim is good for 200 minutes of talk, 500 text and 200 Mb of data plus 500 Mb of friends bonus data free a month. Since the phone and hotspot is unlocked you can have and use as many sims as you want. Spend $10 and have 7000 Mb a month on AT&T's 4G network for free.

You can have the sims on separate accounts and gift the data back and forth. (5 account per credit card) That way you can have 10 sims, load five up for more relaxed hotspot use and leave enough on the givers to stick in a phone to use the talk and text.

You can also have as many as you want on one account. You won't be able to share the data but each is worth 200/500/700, all you have to do is switch the sims as needed.

Each sim will come with two trials. One is a gig of data and unlimited talk and text, the other is for two gigs of data on the data only sim. Both will have a service trial. These will need to be turned off before the end of the month unless you want to continue the paid service. Some shut them off as soon as possible, I use up the data and then shut them off.

Here is a link to the Global hotspot.

https://www.freedompop.com/offer/novatel-mifi2-2tv

And to the sims

http://slickdeals.net/f/8951339-freedomp...BarV1Algo1

http://slickdeals.net/f/8958591-freedomp...BarV1Algo1

I'll be happy to explain more about signing up, getting the friends, sharing data, etc.
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Jim:  I've followed your suggestion and got a Freedompop sim.  I'm currently on my first month.  I've entered about 20 people's email from internet lists, but only 5 people have accepted, so I still need 5 more email addresses from users.  Any idea where to get names of people who are more likely to respond?

Next step is converting to free plan and deciding whether to pay for rollover.  If I understand correctly, you have multiple sims rather than getting rollover, right?
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You are right, I have 7 sim cards instead of paying for roll over. There are email list for freedompop on slickdeals, facebook and freedompops own forum. I usually add 150 or so from one of the list and it can take a bit for all to accept.
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Hi Jim - 

We're deeply in debt to you for the information you share - that likely goes without saying, but I'll just put it out there as a recognition of fact!  While I'm not yet retired, the Freedompop approach sounds like something that would be handy for when I'm traveling and the waypoints don't provide free internet without requiring that you use a code that they'll send via SMS.  Since I don't have global roaming for my cell phone, it effectively means that I don't have internet in those locations, which can make life a little more difficult.  

You've mentioned monitoring your data usage so that you don't inadvertently go over the cap for free data and this is something that I'm not familiar with.  How would I go about monitoring my use to ensure that I don't go over the free cap and into data use for which they would charge?  

Peterson
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Peterson

On both my phones and my hotspots there are ways to watch live usage numbers. A hotspot will have a manager that you can sign into and see it. Your phone likely has it under the data setting. Mine even shows me how much data each app uses.

I would not rely on the online counter because it takes a while for it to show usage. Use it to make sure your numbers jive with theirs every so often to keep them honest.
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I need to add that Freedompop has changed their policy on sharing data. They have limited the data you can get to 500 mb be it through the friends list or by sharing data. So the Sprint hotspots/phones are good AT&T sims just 700 mb. You still get 200 minutes of calling and 200 text if in a phone.

I can tell you that the thing most dislike about freedompop is the thing I have come to appreciate the most. Their app uses wifi to make a call so I can call or text no matter which of my devices connect to the web. That alone is worth the service.
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Jim, thank you for being soooo patient and knowledgeable of all things!
You are my idol!!!

Freedom pops website is not too clear on all of this, at least to me...

You say spend 10 bucks and have 7 GB's of free data. Can you explain in a little more detail?
Doesn't each sim have to be activated? Isn't that 20 bucks alone?

And I'm assuming you swap the sim for more data when one runs out, right?

I'm just not seeing how that works, lol! Please help?

Surely, they know what your doing when you buy 10 SIM cards, and would then
smack the gotcha on you for it? I'm missing something....
Thx, Dan'l
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They promote multiple accounts. In fact right after you but the first sim they offer you another on the same account. Do not take it as it can not get any extra data. At times they give away devices just to get people signed up. When the sims are 99 cents you can buy as many as you want as long as you only have 5 accounts/ 5 emails on one card. It does cost $5 each if you turn off the auto top up but then you can not go over.
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So, one sim equals one account?
How many sims / accounts per activation?

Still not clear, I guess, Sorry!
Thx, Dan'l
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"When the sims are 99 cents you can buy as many as you want as long as you only have 5 accounts/ 5 emails on one card. "

Huh? Not sure what this means...?

"It does cost $5 each if you turn off the auto top up but then you can not go over. "

Huh? Not sure what this means...?

And the current offer is a (I think?) Franklin 850 hotspot with 2Gb of free data. (There is a $20 activation fee!)

So, One would get the free hotspot and five or ten sim cards??????

And again they are not real clear on this, but I think the "FREE" part is subject to cancelling the data plan at @20 bucks (or more) per month after the promo runs out.
Right?

And if that is the case, and you cancel the plan, can you then apply free sim cards to the hotspot that was just cancelled????

OR am I overthinking the whole thing?????


Sorry, Im not yelling at you, Im just confused.... (Sadly, my normal status, LOL!)
Thx, Dan'l
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