profiles covering the major US mobile operators and MVNOs.
Overview: Red Pocket Mobile (888-993-3888) is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) that began operating in 2006 using the AT&T Network.
In December, 2013 Red Pocket added new plans and service that use the Sprint CDMA network. The Sprint based service is sold as "Red Pocket CDMAS". The AT&T based service has been rebranded as "Red Pocket GSMA".
In Aug, 2014 Red Pocket added "Red Pocket GSMT" service on the T-Mobile network and "Red Pocket CDMA" service on the Verizon network.
Red Pocket GSMA uses AT&T's 850 and 1900 Mhz network with UMTS, HSPA+ and LTE data support. A 3G capable device is required as AT&T shut down their 2G network at the end of 2016.
Red Pocket GSMT uses the T-Mobile network with HSPA+ and LTE data. GSMT plans were discontinued effective 6/6/15 and reinstated 2/1/16.
Red Pocket CDMAS uses Sprint's network with support for 1xRTT, EVDO and LTE data.
Red Pocket CDMA uses the Verizon network with support for voice and 1xRTT, EVDO and LTE data.
|Name||Price (per 30 days)||Voice||Text/MMS||Data|
|$10 Essentials Plan||$10||500 min 1||500 min 1||100 MB 1|
|$20 Unlimited Plan||$20 ($19 with auto pay)||unlimited||unlimited||100 MB|
|$30 Unlimited Plan||$30 ($25 with auto pay)||unlimited||unlimited||500 MB 2|
|$35 Unlimited Plan||$35 ($30 with auto pay)||unlimited||unlimited||1 GB 2|
|$50 Unlimited Plan||$50 ($45 with auto pay)||unlimited||unlimited||unlimited, 3 GB HS 3|
|$65 Unlimited Plan||$65 ($60 with auto pay)||unlimited||unlimited||unlimited, 5 GB HS 3|
2 Unlimited 2G speeds after 500 MB or 1 GB on GSMT and CDMAS, hard capped on GSMA and CDMA.
3 Unlimited 2G speeds after 3 or 5 GB on all four networks
eBay exclusive annual plans: Red Pocket offers several annual plans which are only available from Red Pocket's eBay Store:
- $99/year ($8.25 month) - 500 minutes, 500 texts and 50 MB of high speed data.
- $199/year ($16/.58 month) - 1000 minutes, 1000 texts and 500 MBs of full speed data followed by 500 MB of 128 Kbps throttled data.
- $229/year ($19.08/month) - 1000 minutes, unlimited texts and 500 MBs of full speed data followed by 500 MB of 128 Kbps throttled data.
- $300/year ($25/month) - unlimited minutes, texts and data with the first 1 GB at high speed followed by unlimited 128 Kbps throttled data.
- $660/year ($55/month) - unlimited minutes, texts and 4 GB of high speed data (no unlimited throttled data included).
International Rates: Red Pocket Unlimited plans include unlimited calls to 72 unspecified countries with good rates for other countries (full list).
Red Pocket has international direct dialing ( +1 - country code - city code - phone number, no access code required)
International messaging: Unlimted plans include unlimited international texts
Coverage: Red Pocket's GSMA coverage (map) is the same as AT&T GoPhone. CDMAS coverage is the same as Boost Mobile (map). GSMT coverage is the same as GoSmart Mobile (map). CDMA coverage is the same as Verizon prepaid (map)
Red Pocket GSMA works with any AT&T phone, including iPhones. Unlocked non-AT&T GSM phones will also work provided they support the 850/1900 Mhz bands
Data and MMS (picture messaging) does not work "out of the box" with iPhones on Red Pocket GSMA. There's a configuration tool at goredpocket.com/configure that makes it relatively easy to get iPhone data working. Enabling MMS requires jail breaking.
Red Pocket GSMT works with any T-Mobile phone, including iPhones. Unlocked non-AT&T GSM phones will also work provided they support the 1900 Mhz band.
Red Pocket CDMAS works with most clean-ESN (not reported lost or stolen or blacklisted by Sprint for non-payment) Sprint branded phones with the following exceptions which are not allowed:
BlackBerrys, Palm OS, WebOS and push to talk phones. Boost Mobile, Sprint Prepaid and Virgin Mobile phones must be used for 12 months on the service they were sold for before they can be activated on Sprint MVNOs, including RedPocket CDMAS.
Red Pocket CDMA works with clean-ESN (not reported lost or stolen or blacklisted by Verizon for non-payment) Verizon branded phones. Verizon Prepaid phones do not work unless they have been used on Verizon Prepaid for 1 to 12 months as specified on the phone's packaging.
How to Activate: Activate Red Pocket SIMs and CDMA accounts online at http://goredpocket.com/activate/ or by calling 1-888-993-3888 from another phone. You can port in a number from another carrier during activation on the website or by calling in.
Payment Options: PIN codes or cards are available on the Red Pocket Website and from authorized Red Pocket dealers. PINs can also be purchased at a discount from callingmart.com and other online retailers.
You can top up a Red Pocket account with a PIN code, PayPal or a credit or debit card at goredpocket.com/easyrefill or by calling 611 from the Red Pocket phone or 1-888-993-3888 from another phone. On GSMA plans you can also add a PIN by dialing *111* + PIN number + # + Call on the mobile phone.
Account Management: GSMA users can check their cash balance, available messages and data and add funds at goredpocket.com/refill. Currently the only way for users to check their balances, data used or plan expiration on the non-AT&T plans is by calling customer support at 611 from the RedPocket phone or 1-888-993-3888 from another phone.
Call records are not available from Red Pocket..
Call Forwarding, Call Waiting and 3-Way Calling
Call forwarding: not available.
Call waiting: Call waiting is enabled by default. It lets you place one call on hold while you take another call. When you are on a call and have another incoming call, you will hear a short tone. You'll have approximately 30 seconds to answer before the second caller hears a standard message or is forwarded to voicemail. Unless you are on an unlimited plan, you will be charged for both calls.
To answer Call Waiting: To put the first call on hold, press "SEND." You'll automatically be connected with the second call. To return to the first call, press "SEND" again. To switch between the two calls, press "SEND."
3-Way Calling: Lets you create a conference call between yourself and two other people. You will be charged for both calls if you are not on an unlimited plan.
- While on the first call, dial the 10-digit number of the second person and press "SEND." The first person is automatically put on hold while the call is made.
- When the 2nd person answers, press "SEND" to create the conference call.
All are free to use
*777# - to display current balance and plan expiration date
*777*1# - to display your data balance
*#62# - to display your alternate voice mail access number
*111*Refill PIN# top -to up your account
Free information services calls
611 - Red Pocket customer care
711 - Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) for the hearing and speech impaired
911 - Emergency services
Red Pocket GSMA data settings:
APN - att.mvno (use prodata for LTE)
Proxy IP Address: proxy.mvno.rpmobileweb.com (22.214.171.124)
Proxy Port: 80
MMSC URL - http://mmsc.cingular.com
MMS Proxy IP Address: proxy.mvno.rpmobileweb.com (126.96.36.199)
MMS Proxy Port: 80
Phone support: In English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese and Tagalog, 6 AM - 11 PM Pacific Time at 1-888-993-3888 or 1-712-775-8777
Online Chat support: In English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese and Tagalog 6 AM - 11 PM Pacific Time using the Live Chat button on the Red Pocket home page at goredpocket.com
Email support: email@example.com
Sales and General Information Web Site: goredpocket.com
Red Pocket Pros: coverage, BYOD, inexpensive international voice and messaging, international direct dialing. Support for call waiting and 3-way calling, multi-lingual customer support.
Red Pocket Cons: no call forwarding, no detailed call records. No way for users to check their balances, data used or plan expiration on the non-AT&T plans except by calling customer support.
Last updated April 2, 2017 - New plans.