Sagacious Himself — brevity in circumlocution: never blague — suffering genius

February 29, 2012

alternative to “free”dompop? Netzero 4g with similar fees minefield and unethical business practices

Filed under: Antibargain — Sagacious Himself @ 3:46 pm

netzero mobile bandwidth free after giving netzero money

Discounts await the few

 [50% gear discount] Not applicable to Free or Basic plans. Shipping and handling fee of $19.95 applies. Offer is available to new NetZero Mobile Broadband members for the first-time purchase of a device only. This is a limited time offer. It may be changed or withdrawn without notice and may not be combined with any other offers, discounts, rebates or promotions.

$20 shipping fee for USPS basic rate?   gougy much?


netzero 4g free package limited to 200 megs per month less transfer than not-free freedompop with even higher fees

The “free” plan is free after paying money and limited to 12 contiguous months AND MAY NOT be renewed

payment terms

Free Plan. Your right to access the NetZero Mobile Broadband free service plan from a specific device terminates twelve (12) months from the date you initially sign up for this free service and may not be renewed. If you upgrade to a pay plan with that device during that twelve (12) month period, you may not return to the free service plan.



some gotchas

 reducing the aggregate bandwidth available to excessive bandwidth users during periods of congestion

You must not use the Mobile/Home Wireless Broadband services with any equipment that has an altered electronic serial number or equipment identifier or any equipment that has undergone a factory reset, without seeking and obtaining NetZero’s express advance written permission in each instance.

 You expressly permit and authorize NetZero and its Affiliates (and such third parties as may be authorized by NetZero, subject to the Privacy Policy) to furnish you, electronically when you use the NetZero Services or by any other means selected by NetZero, information or materials prepared by NetZero or by (or on behalf of) other entities, including information, advertisements and solicitations.

Effectively: “Please do not circumvent our bandwidth regulation client-side”

Burried CS# 800-939-8674 , billing CS# 866-841-1442

You agree to accept advertizing and marketing material further agreeing to provide valid addresses to torment you with this information.

To obtain mid-term refund without penalty simple become a minor of 13 years or younger and inform netzero of this without disclosing your creative understanding of time

( it seems likely they’ll run the same horrid software upon connect ala dial up which at the time could be circumvented by capturing CHAP authentication they creating your own DUN in then current windows xp )

When netzero coerces you to agree to binding arbitration to signup for services you may opt-out in writing (on paper) within 30 days [exercising your rights which CAN NOT be waived]


The company will host a conference call to discuss the results at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The conference call dial-in number is 888-503-8169 for U.S. and Canadian participants and 719-457-2083 for participants outside the U.S. and Canada. The passcode is 3723918. Alternatively, a live webcast of the conference call, along with a presentation containing financial highlights for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014, will be accessible within the Investors section of the company’s website at

The presentation and a replay of the broadcast will be available on the company’s website for seven days following the call. A replay of the broadcast will also be available for seven days following the call by dialing 888-203-1112 (or 719-457-0820 outside of the U.S. and Canada) and the replay passcode, 3723918.


David Bigelow, 818-287-3560
Scott Matulis, 818-287-3388





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