That's wierd. My free account users aren't able to access anything connected to a gateway.
Frankly the Power BI deployment strategy has me very confused. The pricing documentation clearly states free users can schedule a daily refresh 1x / day. However, the only option to schedule a refresh is through a gateway, which requires a Pro account for anyone to access. Is this intentionally misleading, or am I missing a third option that lets free users consume scheduled content?
@ZenDataFoxThis might help a little, but keeping track of every scenerio is ... challenging. There is a scenerio with Excel file not using power query or power pivot on premises that does not require a gateway. In this way, I believe you could use the daily refresh.