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RingPlus Annouces a Second Free Plan With More Minutes and Texts

Sprint MVNO RingPlus has announced a new free plan called "Pepper" that includes 250 minutes, 500 texts and 10 MB of data for free each month. Customers who use more will be charged 2¢ per additional minute, text or MB of data. The Pepper plan will be available beginning at 9 PM Pacific Time, tonight June 30.

Pepper differs from RingPlus' current free plan, which is still available, by including more minutes (250 vs 200) and more texts (500 vs 50). But, unlike the current free plan, Pepper requires a $5 (plus taxes) top-up at activation and has auto top-up enabled. Anytime the account balance reaches zero, a $5 plus taxes top-up will be charged to the user's card. With the the current 200 minutes, 50 texts free plan RingPlus never charges the user's card unless they explicitly top up their account using the RingPlus dashboard.

RingPlus supports BYOSP (Bring Your Own Sprint Phone). Sprint phones need to be fully paid for and not currently in service with Sprint or a Sprint MVNO. Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Sprint Prepaid phones are not supposed to work on RingPlus until they have been in service for 12 months with the service they were sold for. Some users have reported being able to use some brand new, never used Sprint Prepaid phones on RingPlus. Of course, there's no guarantee that will work for you. You can check if a phone can be activated on RingPlus here. RingPlus also offers phones for sale at store.ringplus.net.

Source: RingPlus Forum

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  1. Also recently posted,
    "Yes, it is a limited time promo that will open and close at different times which will be announced.Each time the Pepper Plan will have limited quantity available."
    Subject to change I am sure.

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  2. Can that auto top up be turned off?
    If not than the older free plan might be a better choice for most to avoid costly overages.

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    1. Auto top-up can not be turned off on the new Pepper free plan. At 2¢ per minute, MB or text overages won't be very costly. But if you don't want overages, don't use more minutes, text or data than the plan includes.

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    2. Just put a prepaid visa on it with no money in it if you're worried about overages you don't want to pay for.

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  3. What sprint brand new prepaid can be use?

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  4. For just talk minutes is 2 cents a minute the cheapest out there?

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  5. Even for the free plan the card has to be valid. They do run a zero charge on your card.

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  6. Can I switch to Pepper if I just signed up for the Free Plan a few days ago, or do I need to complete one billing cycle before I'm eligible? Also, I finally got voice and data working on my phone after some struggling, so if I switch plans now, will I need to go through the process of reprovisioning my phone, PRL update, etc. again, or will that not be affected? And are there any different usage requirements for Pepper?...Free Plan requires at least one call every 60 days...is Pepper the same?

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    1. you can switch now but it won't go into effect until the end of your billing cycle. that's to avoid double dipping by going back and forth at anytime between the two free plans.

      same rules of the road. one call every 60 days.

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    2. I was allowed to switch to Pepper, but the switch would only take effect at the end of the billing cycle of my previous free plan.

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  7. As usual, nothing but speculation.

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    1. What in this post do you consider speculation?

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    2. Yes, it is a rock-solid release direct from the company. Perhaps the "speculation" person thought he was making comments on a "Samsung Galaxy S7" discussion board.

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  8. The new Plan is now closed off for now but will open again later.

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  9. The Free Plan is not totally free. I still have to pay 50c/month taxes. So a zero-balance debit card, anything less than 50c balance will not work.

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    1. There are taxes on topups. The 200 minute free plan doesn't require a topup so unless you topup to cover overages there are no taxes.

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    2. Thanks for explaining. I just ordered a switch to the 200 minute plan in my account, and it showed 50c for taxes when I selected that plan.

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  10. No 50c here. You're spreading misinformation.

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  11. Can you disable the data from being able to use it. I reason why is I dont want it to auto top off.

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    1. Data can be disabled on the RingPlus dashboard. Android, iOS and Windows phones also allow you to disable data in settings.

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  12. Can you put a boost mobile phone on ringplus?

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    1. Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Sprint Prepaid phones are not supposed to work on RingPlus until they have been in service for 12 months with the service they were sold for.

      However, some Boost, Virgin and Sprint PP phones have been reported to activate on RingPlus without the 12 month waiting period. Of course, there's no guarantee that will work for you. You can check if a phone can be activated on RingPlus here."

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    2. I have a kyocera event that has been laying around for a year. (Virgin Mobile). Was able to activate it today with free 200 minute plan. Never used this phone for more than one month. No money in my acct with $0 charge.

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  13. I was able to switch to the pepper plan. Thanks for the update.

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  14. It's still on their website, but not there when I go to activate. Anyone confirm it's gone?

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