FreedomPop Friends List 2019

HOT! Penny Sale: FreedomPop LTE sim for $0.01
A reader sent me this ordering link that works to get the LTE sim for a penny ($0.01) with free shipping. You will need to enter your email address and zip code to see the offer. Note that the offer has a 14 day free trial (not 30 days).

$49 Annual Paid Plan LTE Sim Offer
(unlimited talk & text plus 1GB per month ~ $4.17/month)
(will automatically renew each year for $49)

$149 Annual Paid Plan LTE Sim Offer
(unlimited talk & text plus 5GB per month ~ $12.50/month)
(will automatically renew each year for $149)

order a FreedomPop HOTSPOT for $9.99
(includes 14 day free trial and free shipping)
The $10 hotspot offer may be for a AT&T-service based hotspot OR a Sprint-service based hotspot.
If the offer coverage map says CDMA, it will be Sprint service and you can get 550mb (500+50) on the free plan.
If the offer coverage map says GSM, it will be AT&T service and you can get 250mb (200+50) on the free plan.
If it is the AT&T GSM hotspot (like the Unite 770S GSM), you can get more LTE sims and swap them out for more data.

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Is FreedomPop's "free" service still worth it?
Consider their new Unreal Mobile instead...

February 8, 2019 - I still use my existing FreedomPop's "free plan" GSM LTE sims, even though FreedomPop has cut the amount of free monthly data to 250mb. I'm around wifi most of the time, and really don't use very much cellular data, and I use a free Google Voice number with the Hangouts app for talking/texting. I have multiple (four) LTE sims and can switch them if I run low on data. But with the recent reduction in free data from 700mb to 250mb, I'm pretty sure more and more people are starting to ask if "free" is worth it. Furthermore, the "hassle" factor continues to increase. It used to be free to downgrade your "free temporary trial" plan to the free plan, but now you have to pay a $10 credit, or $20 if you don't know to add the $10 credit before you downgrade. Now you also have to pay $6.99 for Safety Mode if you want to turn off auto-top-up, although you can also just set a data limit on your android phone so you don't need to worry about triggering the automatic-top-up $15 credit charge. There are also the annoying occasional "penny charges" ($0.01) to verify your payment method is still valid. Because of all this, it's becoming harder to recommend the "free" service, unless you are like me and really don't need very much cellular data, and you're willing to put up with the "challenge" of getting free service. However, if you want more data and less hassle, and you are willing to pay a small amount, you might want to consider FreedomPop's paid service for $49.99 per year, or if you want to eliminate all of the hassle, consider FreedomPop's new spinoff Unreal Mobile, which for $10 a month gives you all the value and benefits of the service with none of the hassle or strings attached...

Consider Unreal Mobile instead. Unreal Mobile is a new spin-off of FreedomPop. They don't offer "free" service. Instead, for $10 per month (and no tax) you get unlimited talk & text, 1GB of high-speed LTE data, and unlimited slower 2g data. They also have plans for $15/2GB, $20/3GB, and $30/5GB if you want more LTE data. You can switch plans at any time. The biggest difference between FreedomPop and Unreal is that with FreedomPop (both the free plan and the annual paid plans), if you use up all your monthly data, then you either get charged for a "top up" credit or your data gets turned off. If your data is turned off, it is supposed to automatically turn back on at the beginning of the next cycle, but thanks to an ongoing "bug", it does not get automatically turned back on, and you have to contact FreedomPop support to get your data restarted. With Unreal Mobile, your data never gets turned off. With Unreal, if you use up all of your LTE data, unlike all the free and paid FreedomPop plans, your account does NOT get suspended. Your talk and text still works like normal, but your cellular data gets slowed down (throttled) though it is still ok for checking email or Google Maps traffic. In addition, with Unreal, voicemail is included free. Data rollover (up to 500mb per month) is included free. Like FreedomPop, Unreal offers either Sprint service or AT&T service. I think the AT&T service is better, since all you need to purchase is an Unreal GSM sim for a penny, and then you can put the Unreal GSM sim in any unlocked GSM phone. All you have to pay to test Unreal Mobile is a penny (shipping is free). You will get a 14 day free trial of the service. If you don't like it, you can cancel online. After 14 days, you will be billed $30/month for the 5GB plan that comes with the sim, but you can switch to the $10 1GB unlimited plan (or any other plan). You don't have to pay to downgrade, and there is no auto-top-up to disable or worry about. There are no services to cancel. You only pay a penny for the sim, and then after 14 days you pay $10 per month assuming you switch to the $10 plan. All the normal services are free, including data rollover.

If you pick the Unreal GSM (AT&T) service, you'll get a "voip" phone number and you'll need to use the Unreal app for talk and text, but if you look at the review of the Unreal app on the Google playstore, you'll see that people like the app and say it works just fine. With Unreal Mobile, if you're willing to pay $10 a month, you'll get all the benefits of FreedomPop service, without all the potential hassles and gotchas.

I've had my son using Unreal for about four months, and it is a lot simpler. I ordered an Unreal GSM sim on October 2 (2018) to try the new service, and my son has been using Unreal for about four months so far (first on the free 14 day trail, and now on the $10 per month plan). It works, and is simple and stress-free. You don't need a complicated and constantly changing guide to use Unreal, unlike FreedomPop. For a flat $10 per month, you get unlimited talk and text and 1GB of LTE data, plus if you use up all your data, you get unlimited slower 2G data. If you don't use up all your monthly LTE data, up to 500mb rolls over and gets banked for free. Check out my new Unreal review and decide if "free" FreedomPop service is worth it, or if you'd rather just pay $10 per month and avoid the games and stress. Remember, it only costs a penny to try Unreal, and it's only a month to month $10 commitment.
This is what a reader named Rich had to stay about his experience with Unreal, "Unreal makes Freedompop basically pointless now. Freedompop has reduced their free data thresholds so much that it's extremely difficult to stay under your free cap and avoid overage charges, even with careful, limited usage of your phone. $10 a month out the door with Unreal for unlimited everything is cheap enough for even the biggest cheapskates like me to justify the expense and anxiety avoidance."

read my new UNREAL Mobile review here

HOT! Penny Sale! Order the Unreal GSM sim for $0.01
(includes 5GB bonus data & $5 subscription credit!)
(includes free shipping)


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If you add at least ten "FreedomPop Friends" to your FreedomPop sim account, you'll get 50mb of free bonus data every month (note on July 12, 2018, FreedomPop changed the monthly bonus data per friend to 5mb (was 50mb) and the maximum bonus data you can get per month is now 50mb (was 500mb). Feel free to send Friend Requests to any of the emails below, and you can also submit your email below if you'd like to be added to the list. If you add your email address to the list, as a courtesy to others, please check your account regularly and accept Friend Invites promptly. Similarly, when you send out Friend Invites, it is best to send out more than ten, and understand some people may not check their accounts very regularly so it might take a while to hear back from them, and some people may have already gotten plenty of friends and may have stopped checking for invites.

You can have as many FreedomPop friends as you want (there is no limit). If any of your "friends" have their accounts suspended or cancelled, they will stop working to provide you the 5mb per friend bonus data (50mb max). To get the full monthly 50mb friends bonus, you need to always have at least ten working "friends".  Thus I recommend you get some extra friends (more than ten). Again, there is no limit on how many friends you can have, so please accept all the invites you get, which will help those people as well.

If you are new to FreedomPop, I recommend you read my guide, FreedomPop For Dummies, so you know how to downgrade your plan and service, as well as what to expect and how to avoid "accidental" charges. I also post the latest FreedomPop news, updates, and changes on my Dummies Guide, so please check it out if you are looking for the latest, most current information on FreedomPop.

If you would like your email address added to the list below, please enter it here and click submit. Emails do not post automatically. I will review them and manually add them to the list within 24 hours. I also regularly remove old email address after about a week, but if you'd like your email address removed, just enter it and also write "remove".

Your email:   

Your email will NOT post on the list below automatically! I have to add it manually. You do NOT need to resubmit your email if you don't see it on the list right away. It will not get added until I manually add it, which I generally am able to do within less than 24 hours.

May 26, 2019
May 20, 2019

[Older email addresses are regularly removed. I will post email addresses for about a week and then delete them.]

If you are new to FreedomPop, I recommend you read my guide, FreedomPop For Dummies, so you know how to downgrade your plan and service, as well as what to expect and how to avoid "accidental" charges.

My FreedomPop Reviews and Guides:

 ✔ FreedomPop for Dummies: A simple how-to guide for free smartphone service 2018

 ✔ FreedomPop AT&T-based (GSM) LTE Sim Review 2017

 ✔ FreedomPop Sprint-based (CDMA) Smartphones Review 2016

 ✔ FreedomPop GLOBAL GSM Sim Review 2016 (discontinued)


FreedomPop Nationwide (AT&T) LTE GSM Sim Special Offers

Penny Sale! Buy the Freedom LTE Sim Kit for $0.01
(includes  free shipping)


Comments / Questions / Feedback:

Comment by Nick Misenti on Monday, November 06, 2017
Thanks for all your efforts!!!!!

Reply by Steve (Cranial Borborygmus)
Hi Nick, You're welcome. And thanks for your comment and feedback!

Comment by Barry on Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Just wanted to say Thank You for providing this resource! Very easy way to get free mb! Thank You!!!

Reply by Steve (Cranial Borborygmus)
Hi Barry, You are welcome!

Comment by Jeff on Thursday, February 15, 2018
Excellent list of responsive FreedomPoppers! I sent 13 invites and 12 were accepted within the day. Far better than my success rate from another friend source (slickdeals), that I had used in the past. Also received 9 invites within a day of submitting email. Thanks for doing this, Steve.

Reply by Steve (Cranial Borborygmus)
Hi Jeff, Thanks for the feedback! It's great to hear that this list is working well and helping people out.

Comment by Jim on Thursday, March 08, 2018
I want to thank you for your effort in putting together this wonderful resources. I learned a lot. Thank you.

Comment by Jim b on Friday, April 06, 2018
A great resource. I joined up exactly a week ago, listed my email in your list and now have in excess of 100 friends.

Reply by Steve (Cranial Borborygmus)
Hi Jim, Thanks for your comment and feedback! It's great to hear the list is working so well.

Comment by NevynPA on Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Thanks for putting this together! It's made a great free line for our daughter to have for emergencies, and the extra data from friends is really nice to have so that she can play Pokemon GO with my wife and I!

Reply by Steve (Cranial Borborygmus)
Hi Nevyn, you're welcome! Thanks for commenting and providing your feedback!

Comment by Bella on Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Thank you for all the detailed information on setting up new accounts with freedompop, I have successfully set up three accounts so far. Your Friends' list rocks and we've got all needed friends within a day. Keep up your good work. Thanks again.

Comment by Khoa on Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Hi alls, this is brilliant!

Comment by Ian on Monday, June 18, 2018
Just wanted to a quick thanks for all you do. Your in-depth guide and this friends thread (which no doubt takes a bunch of your time given the need to manually update the list) has undoubtedly helped hundreds of people, and I know I speak on behalf of those people when I say I'm incredibly grateful. Thanks again!

Reply by Ian (Cranial Borborygmus)
Hi Ian, you're welcome! Thanks for your comment and feedback!

Comment by Stephen on Wednesday, June 27, 2018
The list worked great. I ended up with over 60 friends in a week. Thanks for your help.

Comment by Paul on Monday, August 06, 2018
Thanks for your hard work in maintaining this website! Came for the Friends List, but stayed for all the informative links. 25 new FreedomPop friends in less than a day. You rock!

Comment by robert franz quillin on Thursday, August 23, 2018
Thank you for your hard work. Got a new $50 a year FP SIM with 1GB a month. Maybe FP's grand scheme was to get us use to 700MB a month [lowered from 1200MB before my time] and then 250MB. 1GB for about $4 a month looks OK then.

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