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Default Piranha SIMs - 28-03-2016, 03:53

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......... they also included a complimentary second sim and to take both sims when traveling (I ordered one with GBP50 on it and they also are including a spare with GBP5 on it). The phone numbers on both sim cards (one is Jersey City, NJ and the other is El Dorado Springs, MO) are registered as "Mobile-Telecom North America Mobile" when I checked the numbers on WhitePages.com. ........ I'm guessing Piranha has some sort of agreement with Telna/G3;
That second SIM is nice. I wonder what was done by you to get it?
My Piranha is a local area code. Did you not have an opportunity to choose one? Of did you choose not to choose?

[My 562 area code phone number is with Common Pointe Networks of Illinois LLC -] When I looked a few years back the only exchange in the USA I could find that was actually Telna was in El Dorado Springs, MO.
   
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Default 28-03-2016, 04:55

No idea on how I qualified for the second sim but it can be useful. Can use it as a spare, put it in a second device, lend it to a family member or close friend, etc. Didn't really care about the area codes assigned just so long as they were US numbers. Vast majority of calls on the Piranha sim will be outgoing so it's not that important to me. Key thing is that Piranha will let me have inexpensive service where I need it. Piranha will work in Bermuda on Digicel, where FreedomPop Global currently has no roaming arrangements there.


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Default 03-04-2016, 19:37

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I will be getting one of those Three SIMs soon, but its free roaming is in a different list of countries, 10 European and 8 others.
Can you confirm whether you need to top up first before you get the free data? If that's the case it's a minimum of £10, so that plus being outside the UK and having to buy it through a 3rd party (add 10%) means about $15. Not bad, but probably not worth it for me to buy a SIM just to test it out.


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Default 04-04-2016, 00:59

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Can you confirm whether you need to top up first before you get the free data? If that's the case it's a minimum of £10, so that plus being outside the UK and having to buy it through a 3rd party (add 10%) means about $15. Not bad, but probably not worth it for me to buy a SIM just to test it out.
Until now I would have said I believe it costs £10 which is for 1 GB for the first month as well as then getting the free 200 MB per month. So I was waiting to make the excuse to start.

... however I just looked again, and it now seems to be possible to order a free SIM without that first 1 GB bundle but still have the free.

http://www.three.co.uk/datareward

edit: I've ordered one. The wording on the confirmation page suggests it may still need topping up, but at least that will still be credit, rather than no choice of what it pays for.

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Default 04-04-2016, 20:14

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Until now I would have said I believe it costs £10 which is for 1 GB for the first month as well as then getting the free 200 MB per month. So I was waiting to make the excuse to start.

... however I just looked again, and it now seems to be possible to order a free SIM without that first 1 GB bundle but still have the free.

http://www.three.co.uk/datareward

edit: I've ordered one. The wording on the confirmation page suggests it may still need topping up, but at least that will still be credit, rather than no choice of what it pays for.
I look forward to your findings! Have you seen any indications that you can use any Three prepaid SIM for this offer?


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Default new Freedompop Global SIM deal - 14-04-2016, 02:16

Looks like this was just released. Seems like great pricing for international data.

Anyone have details on it?



https://forums.freedompop.com/discus...hipping#latest

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Looks like this was just released. Seems like great pricing for international data.

Anyone have details on it?
You can find quite a bit of info on this Slickdeals thread.

Note that the one released today for $5 doesn't seem to include and texts or voice minutes, though those were over VOIP anyway and you're probably better off using Google Voice / Hangouts or another 3rd party app if you want calls and texting.


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I think they downplayed the VOIP aspect on the US$5 offer because of higher latency rates of 200-300 ms for US customers running on AT&T USA off of Three's UK data servers.

Just ordered a FreedomPop GSM hotspot for US$29.99 with free shipping and a US$5 rebate through ebates.com. For now, it will just be a backup on AT&T in the US...if they offer service in Canada, non-US Caribbean and Bermuda in the future I would use it more. Already have a similar locked AT&T mifi device I can use parts from (battery, battery door, case, charger, microsd card). Probably can get a total of ~1 gb free a month with 200 mb free plan plus 500 mb freedomfriends plus ~300 mb gifted from FreedomPop Sprint LTE devices I have plus miscellaneous mb from coupon printing, etc. Wasn't considering FreedomPop Global until the price point reached a net price of US$25 after rebates...


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Default 20-04-2016, 16:59

Starting soon in Spain:
http://es.freedompop.com

Looks like the underlying network will be Yoigo (data only) without the possibility to use the Movistar national roaming.
   
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Default 21-04-2016, 00:36

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Starting soon in Spain:
http://es.freedompop.com

Looks like the underlying network will be Yoigo (data only) without the possibility to use the Movistar national roaming.

Hello Peterdoo,

I've just read it today in several places and they could use Orange coverage (not confirmed yet)

The information available is very limited but it looks like they will offer for ONE single payment of five (5) euros: every month 300 Mb internet + 300 min + 300 sms. This is the basic plan and add-ons could be ordered separately.

Whatsup messages will also be included free of charge and they will not count for the 300 Mb/month limit (probably only plain text)

The basic plan alllowance could also be used in roaming in several countries.

The FreedomPop app must be used in order to get the 300 Mb internet, the 300 min (VoIP) and the sms.

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