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AT&T MVNO Red Pocket Mobile's $29.99 Plan Now Includes Unlimited Voice, SMS and MMS

Red Pocket Mobile has sweetened the deal for their $29.99 prepaid monthly plan. The biggest change is with the included voice minutes which have jumped from 250 to unlimited.  MMS (picture, video, audio) messaging also got a big boost, all the way from 10 MMS/month to unlimited.

As with most unlimited plans there are "fair use" limits but no stated caps. Based on Red Pocket users past experience I believe the voice minute and SMS limits are about 5000/month.  I have no idea what the MMS limit is, but I suspect it's much lower as MMS consumes a good deal of data and data isn't cheap for AT&T MVNOs.

This plan change competes directly with Airvoice Wireless' new $30 plan which also has unlimited voice minutes and texts but no included MMS or data. Red Pocket also has some convenience advantages over Airvoice including longer customer support hours, multi-lingual (English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese and Tagalog) support and the availability of auto-pay. For reference here are all of Red Pocket's current plans.
Red Pocket Plans.
NamePrice VoiceDomestic Text/MMSData
Pay As You Go$8.33/mo*10¢/min10¢/20¢30¢/MB
$13.99 7 day Plan$13.99/7 daysunlimitedunlimited10 MB
$19.99 Monthly Plan$19.99/mo250 min500 SMSNone**
$22.99 15 Day Plan$22.99/15 daysunlimitedunlimited25 MB
$29.99 Monthly Plan$29.99/mounlimitedunlimited SMS & MMS10 MB**
$39.99 Monthly Plan$39.99/mounlimitedunlimited SMS & MMS50 MB**
$49.99 Monthly Plan$49.99/mounlimitedunlimited SMS & MMS500 MB**
$54.99 Monthly Plan$54.99/mounlimitedunlimited SMS & MMS 1 GB**
* $8.33 is the minimum monthly cost which is achieved by using a $25 top up every 90 days.
** Additional data is available by adding a $10 (10 MB) or $25 (25 MB) Data Refill PIN. The additional data expires when the current monthly plan expires.

Red Pocket's monthly plans priced at $39.99 and higher include a $2/month international calling credit which is good for up to 200 minutes/month. The $13.99 and $22.99 plans include 50¢ and $1 of international call credit respectively.

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AT&T and AT&T MVNOs Compared
Prepaid Operator Profile: Red Pocket Mobile

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  1. All of AT&T MVNO's "UNLIMITED" plans have a limit of 5K minutes/text a month. AT&T itself, has no limits, and also includes Intl. text, so depends on your use, it might be cheaper to go directly with AT&T than with their MVNO's.

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  2. Ultra Mobile $29 plan now includes 50MB of data at 4G speed, and as far as I know, T-Mobile MVNO's have truly unlimited use, with no hidden caps.

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  3. I *just* signed up with Airvoice for their $30/month unlimited talk and text plan. Now I'm tempted by this new offer since I miss not being able to send or receive MMS messages but I've been burnt before on unlimited plans that are anything but. Does anyone have any idea what their MMS limit is on this new plan? Is it worth jumping ship from airvoice wireless to this?

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    1. MMS is unlimited both domestic and international. SMS is unlimited both ways(domestic).
      SMS international is .10 cents/msg. to send and free to receive.
      For the $29.00-$30.00 plans on AT&T MVNO's it is a real toss-up between Red Pocket and Ultra mobile. Airvoice gets better at their $35.00 plan.
      For the really light user, Airvoice is best with their $10.00/mth plan. Red Pocket's light user plan is exactly the same but they charge $20/mth. Take your pick!!!

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    2. You've been "burnt" before? What did you lose? Like $45? Ouch! Like they say "If you can't take the heat......."

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  4. Btw, airvoice wireless now has the ability for autopay using your credit card. Its new.

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    1. Finally! I don't see any mention of it on the Airvoice website though.

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    2. I contacted support@airvoicewireless.com directly and asked:

      Question:
      Does AirVoice Wireless have autopay refill through credit card?

      Their Answer:
      If you do wish to set up auto-pay, we will be offering that directly through our website within the next few months. However, at this time, we do offer auto-pay services but through our 3rd party company PrePaid Wireless. It would need to be set up over the phone. PrePaid Wireless’ phone number is 1-866-528-9173 and that information for PrePaid Wireless is also available on our website www.airvoicewireless.com or at PrePaid Wireless’ website, www.prepaidwireless.com.

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  5. Air Voice has the best CS. Red pocket has average to fair cs . AV CS is US based. RP is outsourced depending on which language option you choose. RP had long wait times when they had their 2Gb $60 plan but now that they don't , wait times are short. AV's wait times are longer because their new plans are really strong on the low end, especially their $35, 40 plans. RP's offering is the strongest of all the Att mvnos in the $30 class. They were supposed to launch a unlimited talk/text for $25 only but I don't think that's happening now.

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    1. Spot Mobile has unlimited talk/text for 24.99. Uses T-Mobile's network though. No data though. For $5 more, Ultra includes 50MB of data at 4G speed. Spot Mobile is in Florida with US based reps. Ultra I do not think so even though they are located in Brooklyn NY.

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    2. Ultra's CS is Phillipines based.

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  6. Gophone does not have any talk/text/mms caps, that's true but they also cost more. They give you only 250 minutes for $25 even though text is unlimited. Most of the Att mvnos have intl calling included in most unlimited plans if not text. Att has no intl airtime for calling.

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  7. I'm disappointed with T-Mobile. I'm going back to Page Plus Cellular. Page Plus has been, hands down, the best experience I've ever had with a prepaid carrier.

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    1. Maybe explain why you have been disappointed with T-Mobile might help explain why you are disappointed about. Just a thought. LOL

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    2. Why did you leave PagePlus in the first pace?

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  8. hopefully airvoice will match this as they have US based CS and shorter wait times.

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  9. Ultra is the only MVNO with data now at the 30.00$ price. T-Mobile MVNO though. Coverage more limited than AT&T MVNO's. Seems they are starting a competition with included add-ons at this price-point. Airvoice still best CS. If they can get a 25.00$ plan with included data and MMS they will be at the top of the heap.

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  10. Ultra Mobile also gives you MMS with the $29.00 plan until you use up your 50MB of data. Red Pocket gives you unlimited MMS but only gives you 10MB of data. You can add data with either company but Ultra Mobile will allow it to rollover to the next month. With Red Pocket it ends at the end of your billing cycle.

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    1. Ultra Mobile takes from the data for their MMS. Red Pocket does not. Ultra's rollover is decent but not when taking away from data to use for the MMS.
      Ultra using the T-Mobile network is a trade-off as well. If I had a dollar for everytime the phone went to EDGE or GPRS for data, I could probably buy Ultra. Plus the coverage is markedly less on T-Mobile's network.
      Ultra's ILD rates are the best on the market though.

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  11. ATT GoPhone's $8.33 per month plan gives you minutes for 10 cents but you can purchase 200 text messages for $5 out of your $8.33. I use very few minutes per month but do text some - so it's perfedt for me.

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  12. WOW, it is soooo many prepaid companies out here. I appreciate everyone's input.

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  13. Well I switched to net10 after 18 years of Sprint and it looks like I am going back to them as no other plan compares but I will not sign a contract and buy a Sprint GS3 for cheap. The only issue is slow data in some areas while they continue the roll-out of Network Vision. net10's 1.5 GB cap is ok with me, but the BIG PROBLEM, which I think should be illegal, i that it is a hard-cap. In other words, your data just stops. Sure with an unlocked GSM phone you could swap SIMS with another MVNO that had, say, a data card that is affordable and lasted a few months, but that will not happen any time soon

    My ATT Unlocked GS3 which I got at a great price with a Warranty (hard to find now) is totally worth the $46.80 I have been paying for net10. Speeds are not Great but surprisingly good in the land of tech Again the hard-cap without the ability to purchase more data is just wrong. To me a 3 GB cap or at least a 2 GB cap is sufficient, but not 1.5. Most people do not realize that although it is minimal, the freaking ads within apps use your data so you are effectively paying for advertising...

    I would rather pay a little more and have the option of extra data at a GOOD Price then be cut-off. net10 was going strong but is about to sink. If it weren't for their other brands they would be really on the way out. There are 2 ATT mvno's that I found that offer the ability buy more data and I will report back if I make the switch for a month. If anyone else knows of any new ATT MVNO's please let me know.

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  14. Dennis, how easily do you think it would be to go through 1.5 GB of data per month using the AT&T/ZTE 432? http://zteusa.com/att-z432

    Thank you in advance and I apologize if this is a bit of a goofy question as I realize there are many variables to it.

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    1. I think it would be virtually impossible to use 1.5 GB a month on a feature phone like the ZTE 432. Maybe if you streamed videos for hours on end, but not in typical use such web browsing sending a receiving MMS

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  15. Thanks Dennis, I'm currently on the older $50 unlimited 3G plan and just saw AT&T dropped it to $40 with autofill. Seriously considering giving them a call and saying "switch me."

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