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Red Pocket Now Offering Mobile Broadband and Sprint BYOSD

Today, Red Pocket Mobile announced the availability of data only mobile broadband plans for tablets, hotspots and other connected devices. Red Pocket isn't saying which network the GSM based service runs on. There are three plans:
  • $10/30 days, 1 GB of 4G data 
  • $30/30 days, unlimited data, first 3 GB at 4G speeds then unlimited throttled data 
  • $50/30 days, unlimited data, first 5 GB at 4G speeds then unlimited throttled data 
The 4G data is HSPA+. LTE is not available. Red Pocket Mobile Broadband SIMs are regularly $9.99, but are currently on sale for 99¢ with free shipping. The 99¢ promo SIMs also come with 512 MB of starter airtime.

Red Pocket has also quietly started offering Sprint CDMA based service for customers who bring their own Sprint devices (BYOSD). Red Pocket CDMA has been available from some Red Pocket dealers for at least a month but its appearance on the consumer Website is recent. There are seven CDMA plans:
  • PayGo 10¢ per minute, text or MB of data. Available top-ups are: $5/30 days, $10/30 days, $25/30 days, $50/180 days, $100/365 days. The $25 and higher top ups include double minutes as a launch promotion
  • $4.99/2 days, unlimited talk and text and 250 MB of 3G data
  • $7.99/4 days unlimited talk and text and 500 MB of 3G data
  • $25.99/15 days, unlimited talk and text, 2 GB of 3G data
  • $29.99/30 days, unlimited talk and text, 100 MB of 3G data
  • $34.99/30 days, 300 minutes talk, unlimited text,  unlimited 3G or LTE data
  • $49.99/30 days, unlimited talk, text and MMS, unlimited 3G or LTE data, up to 200 minutes of international calling
Unlimited data on the  $34.99 and $49.99 plans is throttled to 256 Kbps after 2.5 GB.

Source: RedPocket Mobile via FierceWireless

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  1. Is this AT&T or T-Mobile Napa?

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  2. According to Fierce Wireless, Red Pocket's Mobile Broadband plans are through T-Mobile:

    http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/mvno-red-pocket-launches-4g-service-network-partner-unclear/2013-12-18

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  3. Their CDMA is not unlimited, when you click more details it says 4GB of web

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    1. There's a contradiction on the Red Pocket site. It says 4 GB in some places and unlimited with a 2.5 GB soft cap in others. I've contracted Red Pocket for a clarification and will update when they respond.

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  4. Hey Dennis I think there is a typo on the data allowances in the $25.99 and $29.99 plans.

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    1. I don't see the typo
      $25.99 is a 15 day plan with 2 GB
      $29.99 is a 30 day plan with 100 MB
      That's the same as it says on the Red Pocket site

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  5. I wish the $35/month CDMA plan had global SMS ... I would be all over it!!!

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  6. I have a us cellular Gal 3 with US Cellular and i understant I am able to unlock it. I also understand it is a CDMA is this particular phone usable with this company when unlocked?

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    1. There is no way to use anything but a Sprint phone on Red Pocket CDMA. Your US Cellular Galaxy S3 could be flashed to work on PagePlus or Selectel which are Verizon MVNO.

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  7. Can you use a galaxy s3 from sprint on this, and do you know if there is roaming with the cdma?

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    1. There's no roaming. The Sprint S3 should work on Red Pocket CDMA.

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  8. Will the iPhone 5 from sprint work with this?

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    1. No, the iPhone 5 is not allowed on Sprint MVNOs.

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  9. I have two 4g lte devices, Kindle HDX 4g and Ipad 4g. I purchased the Red Pocket mobile broadband sim card and purchased 1 month of 1g. I entered in the APN of wholesale. I only get edge speeds even in places that should be 4g speed. I contacted Red Pocket and was told the APN I put in 'wholesale" is correct. Ant ideas?

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    1. The 4th generation iPad and the Kindle HDX 4g don'r support T-Mobile's primary 3G/4G HSPA+ band, UMTS band 4 (aka 1700, AWS), so they will only get Edge in many T-Mobile markets.

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  10. Is there a way to tell how much data you've used on Red Pocket's 4G Mobile Internet plans?

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  11. Can I use a Sprint iPhone 4 or 4s on Red Pocket CDMA?

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    1. Not yet. The iPhone is supposed to be supported on Red Pocket CDMAS April 1.

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  12. Can I use sprint samsung galaxy tab 3 on red pocket

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    1. Not yet. Sprint blocks their MVNOs from activating devices for one year after their release on Sprint. The 7 inch Tab 3 was released 10/7/13 so it should be useable on Red Pocket soon after 10/7/14. It usually takes Sprint a few weeks after a device's one year anniversary before they remove it from the blacklist.

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  13. Can I use my sprint IPhone 5s on red pocket?

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    1. Yes, if Sprint hasn't blacklisted your phone for one reason or another. But I'd stay away from Red Pocket, their Sprint based service has more problems than its worth and if something goes wrong don't expect a refund.

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  14. Can I use sprint iphone 4s on red pocket?

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  15. Theoretically yes, but BYOP on Sprint MVNOs often fails for unknown reasons. I recomend checking the MEID of any Sprint phone with the MVNO you intend to use it on before buying.

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