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Red Pocket Mobile Soft Launches CDMAV Service Powered By Verizon

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
The plans look interesting and competitive. Rather than go head to head with the other Verizon MVNOs, Red Pocket seems to be trying to fill gaps in the competition's plan lineups. The $19.99 and $34.99 plans target customers who need a significant amount of data and unlimited messaging but don't make a lot of phone calls, which I think describes a lot of current smartphone users. The other Verizon MVNOs  require you to buy an unlimited voice plan for $45/month or more in order to get more than 500 MB of 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.

Source: Facebook

Related: Verizon and Verizon MVNO Prepaid Plans Compared

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  1. That $20 plan is perfect. But, can't stand CDMA, I want a GSM network that I can easily bring any phone I want.

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  2. I was interested in $10 1GB data plan but can't use VOIP over work WiFi. Hope they make a $20 GSM plan too.

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  3. Picture shows 300 minutes, text for $34.99 plan. Are you sure it's unlimited texting?

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    1. The text in that image is certainly ambiguous, but other sources confirm that texts are unlimited on the $34.99.

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  4. Verizon has best coverage in my area & the 300 minutes talk is perfect with more data on the $20 plan(usually runout with only 500mb). But 2 problems: 3g only phones are a problem/issue & what are actual data speeds achievable with red pocket?

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  5. Verizon 3G has a theoretical maximum speed of 3 Mbps but real world speeds average about 500 Mbps.

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  6. Vzw 3G cellular data speed is definitely area-dependent. I personally usually get around 1 Mbps on my Incredible 2.

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  7. Google Red Pocket CDMA-V and brings up the "Activate CDMA-V Phone" page of goredpocket.com/activateV .

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  8. can you use an old VZW iphone 4s?

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    1. Yes, I've heard that you can use an IPhone 4 or 4S.

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  9. I activated a Verizon iphone 4 with clean esn on this plan about two days ago. No way to see your usage, but setup was incredibly easy. Did not need to tweak anything to get minutes, texting or data working.

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  10. Is there a version of the iphone 5c that will work with a RedPocket CDMAV plan? Maybe a Straight Talk 5c?

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    1. Unfortunately not. Only non-LTE Verizon phones can be used on Red Pocket CDMAV. The iPhone 5c is an LTE phone so it can't be activated

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  11. So the BLU Advance 4.0 4G ($99), won't work ? even if its flashed back to 3G ?

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    1. BLU phones are GSM, they work with AT&T and T-Mobile based services not CDMA based ones like Verizon or Sprint. No amount of flashing will change that.

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  12. Will a Verizon galaxy 3 s work on red pocket?

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    1. Probably not, there have been several reports of RedPocked rejecting flashed Verizon LTE phones. It could be flashed to PagePlus.

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