• Report: #1157982
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  • Submitted: Fri, June 27, 2014
  • Updated: Fri, June 27, 2014

  • Reported By: Avis — Las Vegas Nevada
Nationwide USA

Freedompop Mobile Internet scam Nationwide

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Sounds like a good deal...cheaper than any other mobile hotspot that allows you to travel with your internet.  However, don't be fooled.  You will be offered a free month trial with 2 GB.  They are careful not to say how many hours you can be on the internet for that 2GB.  I received the unit (Proton) about 4 days after they started the free month (it starts when you place the order). 

During the first 8 days I checked my account every day as i was using it for emails and some website access. I recommended them to another friend, and they gave me another GB for that, so I had 3 for the month.  The morning of the 8th day I had used less than 1GB, according to my account profile.  All I did that day (I was gone all afternoon) was access email 3 times, return a library book from my kindle and check online for a recipe. Suddenly they charged me a $10 fee and said I had used 3.45GB...that ONE evening.  According to other providers, that is not even remotely possible!

With 18 days left of my "free month" I called and cancelled.  They tried to persuade me to continue, saying they would give me another 3 free GB, but I refused and demanded an RMA number, which they finally provided. I returned the unit for a refund of the cost of the Proton (USPS with tracking) which I hope they will do.  Amazing how it takes 5 seconds to charge your account and 2 weeks to return the money, isn't it?  This was an expensive 8 days...$6.99 shipping for the unit to me, $4.50 to return it and the $10 fee they charged for the "overage" they claimed I used.  Stick with one of the REAL companies but be sure you know the terms, especially if they want a contract which they usually do. 


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