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    RedPocket/FreedomPop Free Plan on T-Mobile

    I didn't really need another service but I like to keep a line on T-Mobile's network for testing purposes.

    FreedomPop offers 300 Minutes, 1000 Texts, and 100MB/Month, at $0/month, on a SIM sold only at Walmart online (not in stores) for $9.98, see https://www.walmart.com/ip/seort/680827893 .

    Given the terrible reputation of FreedomPop in the past, I was reluctant to do this, but I went ahead and took the chance and ordered a SIM. For some reason they ship these SIM cards FedEx ground, so I watched with amazement as my SIM card made its way across the country, visiting eleven cities before arriving.

    • You do not have to renew manually each month
    • They may charge you 911 fees, but they also may just say that they'll charge them and never do it
    • A credit card is required to sign up. I used a virtual credit card to sign up, just in case
    • Wi-Fi calling is available (you have to contact them to set it up). Wi-Fi calls are deducted from your 300 minutes which is weird, so use Google Voice over Wi-Fi instead
    • No roaming of course, so you get only T-Mobile native coverage (like most T-Mobile MVNOs)
    • Sold only at Walmart online, ship to store not available, so there are shipping charges unless you reach the $35 threshold for free shipping (or do a free trial of Walmart+)

    For $0 per month it's hard to complain, but at my house I get only one signal bar of coverage on T-Mobile, and abysmal data speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianAngela View Post
    <snip>Wi-Fi calling is available (you have to contact them to set it up). Wi-Fi calls are deducted from your 300 minutes which is weird, so use Google Voice over Wi-Fi instead<snip>
    Thanks for the review; please update us re 911 or other possible monthly fees.

    FYI, deducting WiFi calls from minutes allotment is standard practice in the industry...
    Trying to come up with some sort of signature line...

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    I've had one of these Walmart Freedompop SIMs for several months and it is completely free service in Texas. I can't speak for other states.
    Very pleased.

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    I love deals, so I'm very tempted by this one (even though I don't need it at all!).

    The reviews on Walmart's page that OP included talk about being charged for taxes and fees every month. I wonder if that's how it was when it was introduced? Or maybe it depends on your billing zip code.

    $0/month is great, but with FreedomPop, I don't know what to do.
    I had FP when they were totally free, I've had only good experiences with them, but have read too many unhappy stories about them too, sadly.
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    when i go to freedompop.com it says 10 mins 10 txt and 25mb data for free 30 days etc.. has it changed in 2 months since you had it?

    if i go to walmart will the plan change? (i can not view walmart.com currently)

    at freedompop the
    GSM Replacement SIM Kit
    $10.00
    IS Out of Stock


    looks like a bad deal might as well just get the 50$ a year redpocket plan ;(

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