RingPlus will open sign ups for another of their ad-supported free mobile service promotions. For the first time the promotions will be limited geographically. There will be separate West Coast and East Cost promotions:
The plan prices do not include taxes which average about 20% on the paid plans and a dollar or two per month on the "free" plans. The free plans are ad supported and are subject to number of rules intended to insure that calls are made and the ads are heard. New users need to watch out for two rules in particular:
- You must activate your phone and make a successful outgoing call within 24 hours after registering it or your account will be cancelled.
- You must make a successful outbound call at least once per week and 10 successful outbound calls per month.
Update: Reader HELLS_BELLS shared an official list of eligible Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City zipcodes. It looks like San Joaquin, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties are not included in the SF Bay promotion but some that are outside of Los Angeles county proper are in the LA one.
To sign up for one of the promotional plans head over to http://ringplus.net/plans/city/ at 10 AM PST (7 AM EST) 3/6/14 and see if you qualify. The promotions are limited to a specific number of sign ups. Past promotions have lasted anywhere from 7 minutes to two hours. For more information visit the RingPlus Forums' Surf and Turf and Club 51 threads.
Update 3/13/14: The paid City Plans are still available but the free ones have been closed to new signups