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I'm travelling overseas how can I use my phone where I'm going knowing that they use GSM SIM cards .

amr elmohandisamr elmohandis Posts: 1FreedomPop Newbie
;) Do I need to unlock my phone?

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  • njfulwider5njfulwider5 Posts: 10,413FreedomPop Newbie, FreedomPop Master, Test Role, FreedomPop Expert, FreedomFan, Android Master , FP Flyer ✭✭✭✭✭

    ;) Do I need to unlock my phone?

    @amr elmohandis

    Do you currently use a GSM Sim from FreedomPop? If your using a GSM sim, the phone will receive data here-

    Supported Countries;

    Austria, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium , Germany , Norway, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, UK, Croatia, Hungary, Portugal, USA, Czech Republic, Ireland , Romania, Denmark, Italy, Slovakia, Finland, Luxembourg, Spain.

    "Coming Soon"-Supported Countries (not supported yet);

    Bangladesh, Philippines, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, South Africa, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam.

    I also created this post to help Users traveling with the GSM sim-

    https://forums.freedompop.com/discussion/19481/traveling-with-your-gsm-global-phone-sim#latest

    If You are using a FreedomPop Branded phone-You would have to have used the phone for 6 month to have the phone unlocked-

    https://support.freedompop.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2139/kw/unlocked phone

    If your currently using a CDMA phone, make sure to check your phone to make sure it can use GSM bands. Some phone, unlocked, will only work on CDMA networks. There are only a Few Sprint Branded phones(Normally used with FreedomPop and BYOD), that you can unlock to use on a GSM network internationally. Even fewer can use GSM Domestically. I don't have the link on me, but if you google, sprint and unlocking, I am sure they have a list you can go off of.

    Please @ sign my name, or PM me if you have any question.

    Hope all is well and Happy Holidays! :)
    NJ

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    Hope you find any post I have created helpful. Please look for my How to-s(Downgrading-100% Free) and (How to use the FreedomPop Community), or my Guides on FreedomPop Devices(Phones) and (Hotspots). Here is one on (FreedomPop Plans). Here is one on all (FreedomPop Apps). He is one on(Traveling with your GSM Global Sim?) or Common Question about the (GSM Global Sim). You can PM me anytime by clicking this link here njfulwider5. Than click the BUTTON with the (Small Envelope), to left of the word (MESSAGE). I will do my best help. Welcome to FreedomPop

  • njfulwider5njfulwider5 Posts: 10,413FreedomPop Newbie, FreedomPop Master, Test Role, FreedomPop Expert, FreedomFan, Android Master , FP Flyer ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2016 #3
    @amr elmohandis

    I apologize, I didn't even put the guideline to use a GSM sim on FreedomPop.

    Must be a GSM Unlocked Android or IPhone (normally T-Mobile or AT&T), CDMA will not work.

    Android 4.0 or iPhone with iOS 7 or higher. "BlackBerry OS & Windows “phone" OS-Not Compatible with FreedomPop Messaging app"(Can use other VOIP app if needed)

    Must accept a Mini-SIM, Micro-SIM, or Nano-SIM Card

    Here is the recent best deal-

    FreedomPop Global SIM "Talk and Text, with data" $.25
    Note: Sold by FreedomPop Comes with Unlimited Talk/Text & 1 GB data Trial (19.99 after), Optional Premium Plus Trial (7.99$ after) and Free Shipping
    http://www.freedompopdeals.com/home/link?url=https://www.freedompop.com/offer/bfvoicesimbonus

    It comes with a 30 day Free Trial of Unlimited Talk & Text and 1gb Data plan, the cost after the 30 day Trial is over is 19.99$. It also comes with an (Sometimes Optional) 30 day Free Trial of Premium Plus Packages (see link), the Cost after the 30 day trial is over is 7.99$. Both plans combined are 27.98$ a month after the 30 day trial expires.

    Premium Plus package>>

    http://images.postdirect.com/master/9/1182696/PremiumPlusGlobal.png

    This is currently the only way to purchase. FreedomPop is a No Contract Company and you can downgrade, upgrade or cancel at any time with no penalties. You could downgrade to the free plan before the Trial offer expire so you are not charged $27.98. The Free plan is 500 text, 200 voice and 200mbs data each month for the life of the Sim. (I have complete step by step instructions I created to help just to downgrade to the 100% free plan).

    This has Great Step-by-Step instructions on Downgrading your account to the” Basic Free Plan, or 100% Free” and how to “Verify the Downgrade”. This has how to downgrade” Regular Plans”, and how to downgrade the “VAS Service Plans” (Value Added Service, that get missed on occasion). It also has how to turn “Auto top up off”-

    http://bit.ly/fpdowngrade

    The Free Plan is the default plan when downgrading your account. There is no other way to pick this plan. Once downgraded, you will be on the Free Plan by Default. This will also show you how to get another “500 mbs” each month, from adding “Freedom Friends”.

    Hope all is well,
    NJ

    Great Tips and Trick, User Guides and How to's in my Signature-(Take a Peek)

    Hope you find any post I have created helpful. Please look for my How to-s(Downgrading-100% Free) and (How to use the FreedomPop Community), or my Guides on FreedomPop Devices(Phones) and (Hotspots). Here is one on (FreedomPop Plans). Here is one on all (FreedomPop Apps). He is one on(Traveling with your GSM Global Sim?) or Common Question about the (GSM Global Sim). You can PM me anytime by clicking this link here njfulwider5. Than click the BUTTON with the (Small Envelope), to left of the word (MESSAGE). I will do my best help. Welcome to FreedomPop

  • ultrasoulultrasoul Posts: 17FreedomPop Newbie
    It is now may 2017. Does coming soon support in South East Asian countries mean 2020? FreedomPop has been advertising coming soon for these countries the past 2 years now
  • Jonny_DJonny_D Posts: 56FreedomPop Newbie
    Posting this here as my question seems relevant to this topic.

    I'm going away traveling in November and returning February 2018

    Do I need to do anything to keep my SIM active?

    TIA


    JD
  • Rich Sias (16th)Rich Sias (16th) Posts: 3,124FreedomPop Newbie, FreedomPop Master, FreedomPop Expert ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Jonny_D just make a call now and then and / or use some data now and then. I think it is minimum activity in last 60 days, yadda yadda.
    Be my Valentine ZTE, Victory, LG Volt, 803S, & 4 SIMs
  • Dmitry BerezutskiyDmitry Berezutskiy Posts: 1FreedomPop Newbie
    Hi, @njfulwider5
    Do you know when Russia, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia will be supported by FreedomPop?
    Already past 2 year
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