- Performance enhancements and bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Great for the price.
I got this as an experiment because my texting had ballooned, making my cellphone costs go from $10 a month to nearly $20. That’s not a lot, but why pay more for the same thing? I use this on my iPad. It’s great for texting. Phone call quality has been spotty, but I’ve used it for long calls with a Chatty Cathy. Photo quality is poor so I use photos I already have rather than use the in app camera. So upfront I paid like $10-15, of sure, but I haven’t paid more since. That was a few months ago, so it’s saving me money already. That being said, you have to carefully look at your plan so you aren’t surprised with charges you didn’t know you’d get. There is a place with account information I. The app so you can easily keep track and not go over. I use this as a supplement rather than a replacement for my main cell phone. I suppose I could use it to replace my main phone if I were totally broke but then I’d have to pay for voicemail and crunch numbers again. I’d probably just change my main line plan and keep this as a supplement. Overall, worth it for my purposes, could work for a lot of people.
From Good to Garbage
I’ve been using FreedomPop since 2015 and at the time I found it to be a great free service. You could get up to 1GB of data by adding friends and the app was good enough to send the occasional text or phone call. Once I got rid of my Sprint phone and went to the LTE Sim everything went downhill. The AT&T service is much worse, at the time none of the services I was paying for on the Sprint plan would work with the LTE Sim, and you don’t get as much free data. It didn’t really matter since I mainly only use the service on my iPad when I’m not around my phone or WiFi but most recently I noticed I no longer get the extra 500MB of data from having friends and now only get a measly 250MB and if it’s still the way it used to work then you can’t even use the data once you go lower than 100MB which makes the data all together useless. In recent updates I also noticed the app never rings when I get a call, I only get a notification afterward saying I missed the call and usually the call quality is bad, which it used to not be. Considering it seems they are doing everything to push all of their free users onto a paid plan (which are all horrible deals for the money) I’m glad I switched to a much better prepaid company for my phone and I’m not even sure I want to keep their sim in my iPad for the 250MB of free data which is all but good enough to update one app or scroll through a feed for about 30 seconds. Sad!
It works but improvement should is needed
I have the $49/year plan and at this time just for work purposes to call in meeting and backup phone when we travelling. Voice quality is good over the app or premium voice text is responsive too, although some maybe delayed in receiving. Since it used app, it works pretty much like textnow or google hangouts(when integrated with google voice). When you install the app in 2 phones, all the history only relates to that particular phone, same with text. Meaning it doesnt work globally. If you start a text from phone 1, half way of conversations you switch to phone 2, phone 1 wont see what you replied from phone 2, same with call history. You make/receive a call on phone 1, that history wont shot on phone 2 app so its not completely talked across many devices. Google hangouts tmobile’s digits and textnow is better at this. Also, adding block numbers only work with contacts, not just any numbers you can add freely and if you have 2 numbers to block, you have to completely close the app after adding the first one then enter another after you reopen it. Phone quaility, however, is very good over wifi and cellular, either using AT&T network with its own freedompop sim or Sprint network when installed on other phone i have.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.