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    FreedomPop free mobile network coming to the UK this summer

    Service will launch offering a free 200 minutes, 200 texts and 200MB per month.
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    Re: FreedomPop free mobile network coming to the UK this summer

    Another network backed onto 3. That includes iDMobile and this now. A quick google shows that Shebang (?) is also 3 based, but EE by far has the most. Is this a new market for 3 after acquiring the extra network space? It knows it'll have capacity later on down the road?
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    Re: FreedomPop free mobile network coming to the UK this summer

    "In the UK FreedomPop will be using data carried by the Three network." - I really do hope Three are adding additional capacity with all these new MVNOs jumping on board...

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    Re: FreedomPop free mobile network coming to the UK this summer

    Am I reading this right ?¿

    FreedomPop will provide a data only SIM card that comes bundled with a Skype like app to make/receive voip calls and text messages ?¿

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    Re: FreedomPop free mobile network coming to the UK this summer

    Hmmm.

    This lot have what a casual perusal suggests is, IMHO, at least one of the worst, if not the worst, privacy policy I've ever seen. Basically, they go after ever item of personal information they can get, directly or indirectly, and share it with whomever they feel like, world-wide.

    I wouldn't touch this under any circumstances.

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    Re: FreedomPop free mobile network coming to the UK this summer

    Yeah from what I've seen they seem to gather more data than google lol

    Also for me three is a no go, can't get a decent signal where I live.

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    Re: FreedomPop free mobile network coming to the UK this summer

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Hmmm.

    This lot have what a casual perusal suggests is, IMHO, at least one of the worst, if not the worst, privacy policy I've ever seen. Basically, they go after ever item of personal information they can get, directly or indirectly, and share it with whomever they feel like, world-wide.

    I wouldn't touch this under any circumstances.
    Have you got a link/direct passage to that? I just went from pretty interested to very wary!

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    Re: FreedomPop free mobile network coming to the UK this summer

    Quote Originally Posted by Andehh View Post
    Have you got a link/direct passage to that? I just went from pretty interested to very wary!
    http://www.freedompop.com/privacy.htm

    tldr; they'll sell share everything they know about you to third parties

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    Re: FreedomPop free mobile network coming to the UK this summer

    OVIVO mobile anyone ?

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    Re: FreedomPop free mobile network coming to the UK this summer

    Quote Originally Posted by Andehh View Post
    Have you got a link/direct passage to that? I just went from pretty interested to very wary!
    Not to hand. But if you go to their website, there's a link at the bottom of the page.

    It basically says they'll be collecting all sorts of information, from home and mobile phone number, to your salary level and how many kids you have, and using it to "provide you" with servuces, etc, by thenselves and third-party partners. It also sats the information may be transferred to other countries.

    It'll be no shock to many that I'm more .... sensitive .... to that sort of, well, abuse of privacy, than many but that policy amounts to giving them carte blanche to do what they want with your data. Personally, no way in hell would I agree to that, even if they offered me free and unlimited voice and data until the Sun explodes. YMMV.


    PS. Sorry, DDY, just noticed you gave the link. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Not to hand. But if you go to their website, there's a link at the bottom of the page.

    It basically says they'll be collecting all sorts of information, from home and mobile phone number, to your salary level and how many kids you have, and using it to "provide you" with servuces, etc, by thenselves and third-party partners. It also sats the information may be transferred to other countries.

    It'll be no shock to many that I'm more .... sensitive .... to that sort of, well, abuse of privacy, than many but that policy amounts to giving them carte blanche to do what they want with your data. Personally, no way in hell would I agree to that, even if they offered me free and unlimited voice and data until the Sun explodes. YMMV.


    PS. Sorry, DDY, just noticed you gave the link. Thanks.
    It's to be expected for a free service of this sort I guess. But I'm with you on this - no way I'm signing up!

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    Re: FreedomPop free mobile network coming to the UK this summer

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    OVIVO mobile anyone ?
    Thats my worry too. I almost got burnt badly by OVIVO as I would have lost my number of 10+ years. Thankfully they did release PAK codes but it could have been pretty nasty. Its a shame as this looks just the sort of deal I'm looking for (with a data boost) however I don't like the idea of having no actual phone minutes so I'm going to pass for now.
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