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FreedomPop $ZERO/month plan works with RaceCapture telemetry
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Post FreedomPop $ZERO/month plan works with RaceCapture telemetry 
Kind of a big deal. Details in our blog post:

https://www.autosportlabs.com/freedompops-zeromo-sim-card-works-with-racecapture-telemetry/

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Somewhat related, but I use FreedomPop for my cell phone. I have had it for nearly two years now and it has been a pretty good service. The one thing I will caution is that if you ever need support from them, good luck. But, you get what you pay for!

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Will it work with an older 2.5g Mk2 unit?

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It will not, because Freedom Pop uses the AT&T network, and they dropped 2.5G quite a while ago. T-Mobile is your best option for 2.5G.


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Post $12/GB and $0/month sim option using XFinity/Verizon. 
One other option to consider is the XFinity mobile for $12/MB if you already have a Comcast account of any type.
I did have to mess with the APN settings a bit to get it to connect, but it seems to work in my Nexus 7 tablet. I also had to have an old IPhone to get them to give me the Sim card.

Freedom pop did not have any signal at Thunderhill which makes is a non starter. XFinity is using the Verizon network, which is the carrier of choice at Thunderhill.

Anyway, the $12/gm only when I use it seems to be a good option for the race car telemetry.

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I just tried to get a GSM SIM from Freedom Pop, and it doesn't look like they offer them any more - they all show out of stock (as opposed to the LTE 0.01 SIM deal, which is still active). I pinged them to ask about it and got back:

"We really wish we could offer them, however, we no longer offer Global SIM cards after our transition to the 4G LTE network. "

So I guess I'll head to an AT&T store!


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Hi,

Thanks for the note. The freedomPop solution was for domestic markets only; the SIM card works on the AT&T network which is compatible with 4G and 3G systems. You should be able to use the standard freedompop SIM: https://www.freedompop.com/sim-card

And then just downgrade to 'Basic/Free' after activating.


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Thanks Brent - so to clarify, you're saying the LTE SIM that they still offer will work in the RCP3? I'm slightly confused by the Telemetry wiki page which reads:

"Let them know that your device does not support 4G LTE (it's a 3.5G module)"

...or am I confused about the cell terminology, and 4G (non-LTE) is what you mean by 3.5G? The coverage map on the FP page you linked to shows both types of coverage.


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Sorry for the confusion. Yes, it should support both. It's a function of what the network supports - in this case, FP is a MVNO for AT&T.


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Ok - thanks for the fast replies, Brent! I've ordered one. You might want to update the Telemetry page to point out more explicitly that even though FP won't give you a GSM SIM any more, their 4G SIM works.


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Sure. I struck that from the guide since it was confusing. Can you update here when you get your FP sim to confirm?

Also, when you register, be sure to downgrade to 'basic $0' (if that's what you want) - clicking through the warning messages. Your total monthly bill should be $0/month under their invoices page.


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