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FreedomPop in Main Street ??

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by romstric, Mar 29, 2015.

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  1. romstric

    romstric Tourist

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    Will be at MSS in late April. I take a tablet to read emails and general internet surfing. MSS charges $10/day for internet - no way it's worth that (over a week I need that for gaming.....). The last couple of times in Vegas, I've walked over to Fremont Street since they have free internet. It's slow, but free. It is a pain to go that far to surf. Been looking for another alternative.

    I came upon FreedomPop and recently one of deal sites had a FreedomPop USB modem for $15. How could I not order it..? Free surfing for the life of the company.

    Are there any FreedomPop users out there? Has anyone tried using it in your room downtown? If so, how was the service?
     
  2. steveorama

    steveorama Low-Roller

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    I've used it at the Golden Nugget. Week signal in some rooms - have to put device next to window.
     
  3. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    I use my cell phone as a hotspot for my iPad. Not sure which carrier you have but some will let you get this feature on a month-to-month basis, and it's usually pretty cheap. I have T-Mobile and its included in my data plan.
     
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    I agree with Mike, a personal hotspot is great if you can do it. Otherwise, I think I read that MSS has free WiFi in the lobby.
     
  5. Porkchop

    Porkchop Low-Roller

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    Not familiar with FreedomPop.

    T-Mobile has a free Data Plan (200MB monthly at hi-speed, throttled after that) - they promoted it quite heavily with the recent HP Stream Windows tablets, and it works great with the travelling tablet I use. Coverage is the combined T-Mobile and MetroPCS areas. and I had no issues with it last time in Vegas.

    Here's a link with details, and a partial list of tablets that they'll switch on. (Growing all the time)
    https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-9700
     
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    roycpa Low-Roller

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    Main Street's free wifi has been gone for a couple of years, now. They contracted with Cox cable for wifi in the rooms, (at 9.99 per day, per device, Ouch). When that started, the free wifi in the lobby went away.
     
  7. caretaker77

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    Thanks for the info. Sucks they dropped it.
     
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    dhlamar Low-Roller

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    Sucks that the other casinos dont give you an option but just forces you tp pay $20 plus to pay for internet and free phone calls that most people dont need anymore
     
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    MGinCO Low-Roller

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    They also will NOT allow you to use your points to pay for internet use either.
    That really sucks, as I am Emerald.
     
  10. Joe

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    I also am Emerald and full RFB, but they won't comp the room WiFi.
     
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    the bastards! going to check out cell as hotspot
     
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  12. romstric

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    I was able to use FreedomPop in the room at Main Street. Had to get close to the window, but no problem. They give you free 500 MG a month of data which is plenty to email, surf. I'll be back in a month and will use it again. A lot better than walking over to Fremont for the slow wifi.
     
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