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  1. menajemh

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    Hi everyone. i'm new to the forum, being following for a while but decided to subscribe to let u guys know this. i know there's a lot of alternatives, but this is just one option that could work for lots of ppl. i do not work with this company whatsoever, just was looking the other day for a tracking solution in case i lose my phantom, what other users have. just now saw this.
    get a gps tracker from ebay amazon what ever, that works with gsm. then get a freedompop sim for 5$ and after a few days change the plan to the FREE basic plan, that will give you global coverage in few countries and the list is growing, 500 sms 200 min calls and 200mb data. here is the link from freedompop, check it out.

    Phone & Internet Plans from $0/month - FreedomPop
     
  2. natec

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    I have one of these on the way, but don't think it'll work for most of the cheap trackers if they require text messages for configuration because text messages with these sim cards require a special app on a smart phone, and are actually sent over the data. So these would work only with trackers that use mobile data.
     
  3. menajemh

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    I'm thinking about this . My wife used this company a year ago but was cdma network. I wonder that since they are coming with GSM now things might change for a more simple system

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  4. John Locke

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    When I checked it out you also authorize FreedomPop to charge $27.98 every month for continued service at the end of the free trial. I don't see an option for a "Free basic plan". Am I missing something? How can they make any money if it's free. Makes no sense.
     
  5. menajemh

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    They make money when you go over the limit according to your plan.

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  6. menajemh

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    You are right. Freedom uses a special app also on GSM. Won't be able to configure those cheap gps locators via this sim. Anyways. For 5 bucks to have a spare line for a backup cellphone won't hurt

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  7. El Diablo

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    I have been using FreedomPop with a hotspot for over 1 year. I only paid the initial cost for the Novatel MiFi 500 Hotspot. It wasn't easy to find, but you can setup your system so there are no monthly costs. The 500MB of free LTE data is plenty to load maps and get GPS for my iPad and R/C. If anyone is interested I can show you how I did it. I keep the hotspot in my P3A case and put in on a thick cushion on my car roof while flying. The only catch is that if you don't use at least 1MB of data in 60 days they may put a hold on your account. FreedomPop will encourage you to upgrade to allow data rollover ($4/month) and auto-reloads at $10/GB. Plus they have other plans.

    FreedomPoP uses Sprint in my area. And the free data is only LTE. Most of the places I fly have at least one bar.

    Another product I looked at was the Karma Go Karma hotspot. You also buy the hotspot. For $15 you get 1GB of data that never expires. You can buy more data for $15/GB. The price per GB is high but the advantage of never expires is nice. However I have not used Karma Go.