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underpowered phone, apps crash often
on December 28, 2014
i bought this phone form a site (freedompop) because it advertised 200 voice min free 500 text and 500mb of mobile data each month for free. it was an enormous mistake. the phone itself is underpowered. and the handful of apps i have on it? frequently crash the phone or take a good long time to startup. i dont know how a phone that supposedly has two 1.5ghz dual core processors can be as slow as a turtle trying to pull an abrams tank. i would not recommend you get this phone or the freedompop service. i live in brooklyn and the mobile data should be good,well on the speed test app my mobile data is no more than 300kbps download 1.67mbps upload, according to the service (freedompop) i should be getting anywhere from 6-8mbps. in laymens terms you cant even watch a youtube video or any kind of video hosting site, there is just not enough speed to stream the video. so i walked all over my neighborhood in an effort to get perhaps a better signal,no such luck, even an ope space in the park the data rates are the same. when i asked freedompop's tech support they were annoyingly baffled and suggested i use the phone near a window or an open space. and the supposedly free service,if you have a credit card on file with freedompop and you happen to go over your limit in data? your card will be charged a $10 dollar top-up fee,or all services on your phone will cease,it will become a useless brick until you pay the top-up fee to keep your service,so much for a service that supposed to be free. it is your choice to but this phone, but i suggest not using the freedompop service,its tempting when you hear free but the service is awful.