FreedomPop is a popular name in the internet industry because they offer free talking minutes, data, and texts to users.
They have their own SIM cards available to make sure people are always connected to the network. FreedomPop is actually an affordable connectivity program company.
For $55 a month, the users can get as many minutes, data, and text messages as they want. They have basic as well as unlimited plans available for users.
In fact, they have hotspot devices available, so the users can share their mobile data with family and friends. However, if FreedomPop not working without Wi-Fi is causing connectivity issues, below are a few solutions that you can try!
FreedomPop Not Working Without Wi-Fi:
First of all, we recommend that you refresh the FreedomPop network connection. Since it’s a SIM card, you can only toggle the airplane mode to refresh the connection.
For the airplane mode to resolve connectivity issues, you should enable airplane mode on the smartphone – you can swipe down from the notification bar in case of an Android smartphone.
On the contrary, if you are using iPhone, you have to swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the widget screen and tap on the airplane button to turn it on.
Once it’s enabled, wait for a couple of minutes and turn it off. As a result, the signal bars will start appearing on the top of the screen, so just let them stabilize before you try using it.
If toggling the airplane mode doesn’t work, we recommend that you reboot your smartphone. This is because rebooting the smartphone will resolve the minor configuration errors that are causing connectivity issues.
To reboot the smartphone, you should turn off your smartphone and let it rest for ten minutes. Then, turn it back on and connect to the internet.
- Reset The Network Settings
Another solution is to reset your network settings because incorrect settings will prevent you from using the internet. However, resetting the network settings will delete all the Wi-Fi passwords and saved networks.
So, if you are fine with losing the saved settings, follow the below-mentioned steps to reset the network settings on an Android smartphone;
- Open the settings
- Go to the system tab
- Tap on the reset button
- Click on “reset network settings”
- When the confirmation box opens up, provide confirmation
When you confirm the reset, the smartphone will automatically restart, so don’t worry if the screen goes blank.
On the other hand, if you want to reset the network settings on your iPhone, follow these steps;
- Open settings and go to general
- Click on reset
- Then, tap on the “reset network settings” button
Keep in mind that resetting the network settings will clear the Wi-Fi passwords, data and cellular settings, APN settings, and VPN settings. So, once the reset is complete, you will have to enter the information again.
- Smartphone’s Software Update
If the smartphone is running on an old software version, the connectivity features won’t be supported, leading to internet issues.
For this reason, when FreedomPop stops working without Wi-Fi, it is recommended that you upgrade the software version. However, you must back up the smartphone before the software upgrade to prevent data loss.
In addition to backing up the smartphone, you should put the phone on charge because software updates can consume the battery quickly.
So, to update the software version of your Android smartphone, you should follow these steps;
- Open the settings
- Go to the “about phone” tab
- Click on the “check updates” options, and the smartphone will look for available software update
- If an update is available, the software update will be installed automatically
On the contrary, you can follow the below-mentioned steps to download software upgrade on your iPhone;
- Open the settings and go to the general tab
- If an update is available, the “download and install” option will be available on the screen, and you’ve to tap on it
- Now, wait for a few minutes to install the update
Once the smartphones are operating with the latest software, you can try using the FreedomPop internet.
- VoLTE Feature
For the FreedomPop internet to work, you must enable the VoLTE feature on the smartphone. That’s because VoLTE is essential for using the texting and calling feature as well.
To enable VoLTE on your Android smartphone, follow these steps;
- Open settings and go to the network and internet tab
- Click on “call” and scroll down to the VoLTE setting
- Once you click on it, VoLTE will be enabled
However, if you are using iPhone, you should follow the below-mentioned steps to turn on VoLTE;
- Go to the cellular tab from settings and make sure cellular data is enabled
- Now, open the cellular data options and go to voice & data
- Then, click on VoLTE and enable it. Once it’s enabled, there will be a tick symbol with it
On the other hand, if there is no VoLTE button in the said tabs, it’s likely that your smartphone isn’t VoLTE compatible.
The quickest solution is to go to the FreedomPop franchise, as they have affordable and certified smartphones (they have iPhones as well as Android smartphones).
- Check The Account
Another solution is to check the account status. That’s because if the account is not active, the FreedomPop services won’t work properly.
For this reason, you must sign in on www.freedompop.com/my-lines and open the phone line page. On this page, you will be able to see if the account is active or not.
If the account isn’t active, you have to enable it from the same page. Also, you can check if your allocated data, minutes, and text messages are all consumed.
If the allocated resources are consumed, you must subscribe to a new plan to make sure the services work.
If there is no network coverage in your area, the FreedomPop services will not work. FreedomPop has a coverage page on the official website, which can help check the network coverage.
The solution is to open the coverage page and enter the current address. As a result, the website will show if FreedomPop has enough coverage in the area.
If there is no coverage, you won’t receive any network signals, hence the connectivity errors. So, just move around to receive the signals.
- APN Settings
If you have activated the SIM card recently and the connection is spotty, it’s likely that the APN settings aren’t configured properly.
Not many people know this, but APN network configuration settings make sure that the smartphone is receiving the signals. For this reason, you should configure the APN network settings.
We recommend that you contact FreedomPop customer support, as they can send the APN settings on your smartphone according to the smartphone model you are using.
However, if you cannot contact customer support, you can get the APN configuration settings from the official FreedomPop website and enter them into your smartphone. Some of the settings include;
- Name – FreedomPop
- MMS Port – 80
- MNC – 410
- MCC – 310
- Authentication Type – None
- APN Protocol – IPv4
- APN Type – Default, SUPL, and MMS
- Bearer – Unspecified
The Bottom Line
The solutions mentioned in this article will help you use the FreedomPop services even if there is no Wi-Fi connection. However, we recommend that you reset the network settings as a last resort!