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Old 08-16-2017, 10:10 PM
 
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Freedompop, free plans with 300 minutes, 500 text messages and up to 1 GB of data at no cost per month.
I just signed up for FreedomPop. I hope it's as good as I've read on here and in other places. Can't beat the price!
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Old 08-16-2017, 10:17 PM
 
Location: New England
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I just signed up for FreedomPop. I hope it's as good as I've read on here and in other places. Can't beat the price!
Been with them for years. Three of my phones have slightly upgraded features. One has unlimited data and tethering for about $22 per month. Ran about 20 GB through it one month just to see if it was really unlimited LTE, it is. The plan is no longer offered.
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Old 08-19-2017, 02:41 PM
 
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Been with them for years. Three of my phones have slightly upgraded features. One has unlimited data and tethering for about $22 per month. Ran about 20 GB through it one month just to see if it was really unlimited LTE, it is. The plan is no longer offered.
I guess they got wise to that. I've been reading lately that for people with true unlimited data plans (no throttling), you can use your phone as a hotspot or something, and use it for streaming, instead of buying home internet for Roku, your computer, etc. I'm not sure how it works, since I don't have a "data" plan of any sort. But I guess it's a matter of time before the phone providers start clamping down on that, so they get more money if someone does that.
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Old 08-19-2017, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Republic Wireless; you buy phone outright, and purchace whatever plan that fit your needs, some as low as 5.00 a month. https://republicwireless.com
Their phones are expensive for one wanting a cheap, basic cell phone. TracFone still the best for cheap, basic, low usage, throwaway cell phone.
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Old 08-19-2017, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Tracfone. You can go to walmart or some other big box store and buy a phone and a service card and have it up and going in a few minutes.
I agree. This is the way to do it fast and cheap. Just remember they may not be the best plan for a heavy phone/data user but as the OP just needs something cheap and fast for job hunting, they are the best way to go. Once established the OP can investigate other plans.

His credit might also be in question so a buy card/time as you go might be his only way to do it.
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Old 08-19-2017, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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OP was a fly-by-nighter IMO - hasn't come back.
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Old 08-20-2017, 04:27 PM
 
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Hello,

I been struggling lately financially and phone service was turned off today from Verizon for non payment.

Is there any way I can regain service someone where else? Sprint wants a down payment of $150, but I don't have it and I need the phone cause I looking for a 2nd job and expecting phone calls for interview.

Thank you kindly.
Tracfone is your friend MON_KEVON
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Old 08-26-2017, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Henderson
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Red Pocket. 500 minutes (no data) for $10 a month. I have not tried them personally, but I will be shortly.
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Old 08-29-2017, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Henderson
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Red Pocket. 500 minutes (no data) for $10 a month. I have not tried them personally, but I will be shortly.
I signed up for their service yesterday, porting my number from Pure TalkUSA. Checking your minutes is accomplished by logging onto your account at their web site. Viewing minutes is not as easy as getting a text from Pure Talk but it works.
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:32 AM
 
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Freedompop.

Get the LTE version (runs on AT&T) in the U.S.

There's a FREE option. You have to "downgrade" your service to make sure you're on the totally free plan, this is done on their site. It's not obvious how to do it, so google to learn how. It's easy to do you just need to know what to do and follow the instructions. If you don't downgrade both plan and "premium services" you will get charged $29 each month, so make sure you do it after your SIM card order goes through.

Free plan is 200mb data, and a bunch of free txts and calls (data amount can be easily increased by an extra 500mb per month by adding "Freedompop Friends"). I use Freedompop with my Google Voice account. Totally free!

https://www.freedompop.com/sim-card

https://slickdeals.net/f/10484268-fr...-sim-99?page=3
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