Red Pocket Mobile appears to be doing a stealth launch of a new CDMAV (V is for Verizon) service. There's no mention of it on the Red Pocket homepage, but yesterday Red Pocket master dealer (wholesaler) The Prepaid Experts posted on their public Facebook Page that the new plans are available to dealers. There are four plans:
- $19.99 Web & Texter Freedom Plan - Unlimited Text, 300 Minutes and 1 GB data
- $29.99 Unlimited Talk and Text and 100 MB data
- $34.99 Web & Texter Freedom Plan - Unlimited Text, 300 Minutes and 2 GB data
- $49.99 Freedom MAX - Unlimited Talk, Text and 2 GB data
For $29.99 plan targets the heavy talk and text user who doesn't need or want much data. It includes less data than the competition's unlimited talk and text plans but it's also $10/month less expensive.
Red Pocket dealers say they have only been able to activate Verizon 3G phones on Red Pocket, not flashed Verizon LTE or Sprint phones and that coverage is limited to the Verizon native network with no roaming.
At this point the CDMAV program seems to a Beta with some missing features. It's not yet possible to do an ESN change to swap phones on an existing account and there's also no way for users to check how many minutes or how much data they have used.
I recommend waiting until all the kinks are worked out and Red Pocket officially announces CDMAV service. If you can't wait, see if your local Red Pocket dealer can hook you up.
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