RingPlus announced on their forum that Sprint has removed the iPhone 4, 4S and 5 from the "blacklist" of devices that its MVNOs are not allowed to activate. Once a technical glitch is fixed in about two weeks, it will be possible for users to activate their clean-ESN Sprint iPhone 4, 4S or 5 on RingPlus. Presumably this also means that other Sprint MVNOs like Ecomobile and RedPocket will also be able to activate the 4 and 4S.
To better serve iPhone and other smartphone users RingPlus also launched a new smartphone friendly "Jump" plan today. Priced at $33 plus tax, it includes 2 GB of data, unlimited domestic calls and unlimited international and domestic texts. RingPlus calls it the "Jump" plan because users will soon have the ability to restart or "jump" their plan early if they run out of data by paying the $33 charge early.
Like RingPlus' free plans, the Jump Plan is partially ad-supported, users will occasionally hear ads during the time between when a call is placed and the called party or voice mail answers. The other RingPlus paid plans are ad-free, users hear news, music and entertainment content in place of ads.
The table below lists all of RingPlus semi-permanent current plans.
|Name||Price per Month 1||Domestic Minutes||Additional Minutes||Included Texts||Additional Texts||Included Data||Additional Data|
|Bella||$9.99||400||2¢/minute||400 texts||2¢/each||300 MB||2¢/MB|
|Richard 2||$12.99||Unlimited + 50 Int'l||N/A||50||2¢/each||10 MB||2¢/MB|
|Lina 2||$14.99||Unlimited + 150 Int'l||N/A||Unlimited||N/A||50 MB||2¢/MB|
|Noelani 2||$17.99||Unlimited + 150 Int'l||N/A||Unlimited||N/A||250 MB||2¢/MB|
2 Richard, Lina and Noelani are promotional plans that have been available since October but are advertised as available to new users for a limited time only.
Update 3/12/2014: RingPlus updated their forum post today to say "RingPlus will indeed be able to activate the iPhone 4, 4S, and 5 in 2 weeks time". Originally RingPlus had said that the 4 and 4S (but not the 5) could be activated immediately. That turned out not to be true. Today's announcement unfortunately postpones iPhone activation two more weeks but it also adds the iPhone 5 to the list of RingPlus eligible devices.
Update 3/14/14: The Rex plan has been disontinued
Source: RingPlus Forum