Can you app before SIM arrives?

SolomonSolomon Posts: 208FreedomPop Newbie
I haven't yet had my Freedompop SIM, but in the meantime I've tried to install the app on my cheap dual sim chinese android 4.4 phone.
I get a message from Google play saying that the app isn't compatible with my phone.
So I tried to install it on my wife's Moto G . Same result.
I've read other postings in the forum saying that Freedompop works fine with Moto G. So the only thing I can think of is that maybe I need to get the sim first before I can install the app.
Is this so?
Now I'm a bit worried that I won't be able to install the app when I get the SIM.
I didn't know that Google Play can check what SIM you have, although I notice it does have a carrier listed against both my and my wife's phones.

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  • 1stJohn Arkley1stJohn Arkley Posts: 392FreedomPop Newbie ✭✭✭
    I put it on my moto g before the SimSim arrived then I fire stopped it until I had the Sim
    Billing cycle starts ~ 1st of month
  • Fabrizio MartellucciFabrizio Martellucci Posts: 657FreedomPop Newbie, UK Pro ✭✭✭✭
  • SolomonSolomon Posts: 208FreedomPop Newbie
    Google Play won't let me put it in my moto G.
    It tells me
    This app is incompatible with all of your devices.

    I haven't tried sideloading.

    How did you load it John?
  • 1stJohn Arkley1stJohn Arkley Posts: 392FreedomPop Newbie ✭✭✭
    edited October 2015 #5
    I just went to play store and download it.
    Moto g 1st gen running lollipop. I am rooted, but that shouldn't change anything. Strange....

    Billing cycle starts ~ 1st of month
  • SolomonSolomon Posts: 208FreedomPop Newbie
    Strange indeed.
    I'll try again when I get the SIM, when I get back to London. You never know, it might make a difference.
  • Fabrizio MartellucciFabrizio Martellucci Posts: 657FreedomPop Newbie, UK Pro ✭✭✭✭
    Solomon said:

    Strange indeed.
    I'll try again when I get the SIM, when I get back to London. You never know, it might make a difference.

    Totally bizarre, fingers crossed it works once you get your sim, make sure you power down your phone when you insert the new sim.

    Billing cycle 7th
  • SolomonSolomon Posts: 208FreedomPop Newbie
    I'm in London now with the SIM in my phone.
    Removed both SIMs from my phone, (Android ) inserted Freedomop SIM, activated data.

    BUT, as I feared, Freedompop does not appear in play store.

    I'll have to figure out how to sideload it.
  • SolomonSolomon Posts: 208FreedomPop Newbie
    I sideloaded the file someone posted recently. Works fine.

    Now, how do I get the recently updated version..... ?

    Given the issues of getting the Freedompop app from Google Play (I don't think I'm the first to have this problem by any means), I think Freedompop should post the APK file themselves and not depend on people extracting the file and sharing it.
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