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Red Pocket Adds $69.99 GSMA Plan With LTE and Renames CDMAV Plans

Multi-carrier MVNO Red Pocket Mobile has added a new $69.99 LTE option to their lineup of GSMA (AT&T network) plans. The new plan is priced at $69.99/30 days and features 4GB of data of high speed data, including LTE, along with unlimited domestic voice and messaging, a $2 international calling credit and 200 outgoing and unlimited incoming international texts.

The new $69.99 plan is the only Red Pocket GSMA plan that includes LTE data. Unlike most of Red Pocket's other GSMA plans, which provide unlimited throttled data after the high speed data allotment has been used up, the new plan has a hard data cap, data stops at 4GB. Additional high speed data can be added at $19.99 for 1GB.

Red Pocket has also made some changes to the way they describe their Verizon based plans. These plans used to be called "CDMAV", but are now labeled as simply "CDMA". I'm guessing that Verizon, which doesn't let its MVNOs make any reference to the Verizon name, felt that the "V" suffix violated their rules. Another change is that the main Red Pocket plans page has been changed to say that the 1GB of data that comes with the $19.99 CDMA plan is being delivered at "3G speeds" rather that at "reduced speed".  However there's conflicting information on the Red Pocket site, as the All CDMA Plans page still lists the $19.99 plan as having "reduced" data speeds.

I don't believe that data speeds on the $19.99 plan (or the $29.99 plan which is also listed as having "reduced" speeds) are or ever were actually throttled. Multiple users on Howard Forums and elsewhere have reported getting typical 1-2 Mbps Verizon 3G speeds on the $19.99 plan for as long as it's been available.

Here are tables listing all the currently available AT&T and Verizon based Red Pocket plans.

Red Pocket GSMA (AT&T Network) Plans
NamePrice VoiceDomestic Text/MMSData
Pay As You Go$8.33/mo and up. 110¢/min10¢/20¢10¢/MB
$12.99 7 day Plan$12.99/7 daysunlimitedunlimited50 MB
$19.99 Monthly Plan$19.99/30 days250 min500 SMSNone
$22.99 15 Day Plan$22.99/15 daysunlimitedunlimited100 MB
$29.99 Monthly Plan$29.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimited SMS & MMS500 MB
$39.99 Monthly Plan$39.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimited SMS & MMSunlimited 500 MB HS  2
$49.99 Monthly Plan$49.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimited SMS & MMSunlimited 1GB HS  2
$54.99 Monthly Plan$54.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimited SMS & MMS 1.5 GB
$59.99 Monthly Plan$59.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimited SMS & MMS Unlimited 3 GB HS  2
$69.99 Monthly Plan$69.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimited SMS & MMS 4 GB HS LTE
1 $8.33 is the minimum monthly cost which is achieved by using a $25 top up every 90 days. Available top-ups are: $5/15 days $10/30 days, $25/90 days, $50/180 days, $100/365 days.
2 After the high speed (HS) allotment is used data speeds are throttled to 64-128 Kbps for the rest of the plan month

Red Pocket CDMA (Verizon Network) Plans.
NamePrice VoiceDomestic Text/MMSData
$19.99 Starter Plan$19.99/30 days300 minunlimited SMS & MMS1GB 1
$29.99 Monthly Plan$29.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimited SMS & MMS500 MB 1
$34.99 Monthly Plan$34.99/30 days300 minunlimited SMS & MMSunlimited 2 GB HS 2
$39.99 Monthly Plan$49.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimited SMS & MMSunlimited 500 MB HS 2 
$49.99 Monthly Plan$49.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimited SMS & MMSunlimited 1 GB HS 2 
$59.99 Monthly Plan$59.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimited SMS & MMSunlimited 3 GB HS 2 
1 hard cap, data stops after 1GB or 500MB
2 After the high speed (HS) allotment is used data speeds are throttled to 64-128 Kbps for the rest of the plan month.

For more about Red Pocket Mobile including details of its GSMT (T-Mobile network) and CDMAS (Sprint network plans) see: Prepaid Operator Profile: Red Pocket Mobile


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  1. Dennis.
    Do you think this means that other AT&T MVNOs will be getting LTE soon?

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    1. Straight Talk, NET10 and Consumer Cellular already have LTE. I imaginge the other AT&T MVNOs will get it before long.

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  2. Why doesn't RP have a $34.99 Web and Texter for AT&T like they do for all of the rest?

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  3. Wouldn't Cricket's 10 GB plan be a better deal - $55 total with auto-refill.

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    1. It's better even without the auto-refill

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  4. 'Seems like it. Cricket seems like the best value for monthly plans if the coverage and speeds meet your needs,

    'Wouldn't Cricket's 10 GB plan be a better deal - $55 total with auto-refill.'

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  5. Red Pocket needs to get LTE for ALL of their gsm Att plans.

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