RingPlus will be opening their 2014 Free BYOSD plan to new activations tomorrow Friday Mar 28, 2014 from noon to 12:30 PM PT.
The plan includes 200 voice minutes, 500 domestic or international texts and 50 MB of 3G or LTE data per month at no cost. Additional minutes, texts and MBs of data are 2¢ each and MMS picture messages are 7¢ each. The free plan is ad supported and there are some some rules regarding minimum usage that must followed to avoid account termination.
RingPlus had been charging a 99¢/month tax on the free plan. But according to a post on the RingPlus Forum by RingPlus CTO "startledmarmot" taxes are no longer charged on the free plan.
Customers who are currently on the 2013 Free BYOSD Plan who want to switch the 2014 Free BYOSD Plan, can do so by emailing a request with their phone number and ESN to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10PM PST today, March 27th, 2014. The 2013 Free plan came with 325 minutes, 70 texts and 10 MB of data so switching means gaining 430 texts and 40 MB but losing 125 minutes per month and being subject to the stricter 2014 rules of the road instead of the 2013 ones.