RingPlus is running another promotion (their third in eight days) this Sunday 8/23/15.
There are deals for both new and current members, including a very sweet special version of the Pepper free plan for new activations that includes 250 minutes, 500 texts and 260 MB of data per month for almost free. I say "almost" because the Pepper plan requires that you always have a cash balance for overages. The minimum amount you can add to your balance is $5 ($6.09 with taxes here in California, higher or lower in other states). As long as you never use all $5 for overages you never have to pay again. The overage rate is a very reasonable 2¢ per minute, text or MB of data.
Current customers who are on any free plan except the Pepper, including discontinued legacy free plans from long ago, can upgrade to a special "VIP" version of Pepper that includes the same 250 minutes, 500 texts and slightly more data, 280 MB per month instead of 260 MB.
Here's a table listing the promotional plans available to new activations Sunday 8/23/15 4-6PM PDT. The numbers that are
|Plan||Monthly Cost||Voice||SMS||Intn'l SMS||MMS||Data||Overage||Top Up bonus After Months 2 and 5|
|Truly Free 1||Free||125||40||3¢ ea||4¢/ea||10 MB||2¢|
|Free||Free||200||50||3¢ ea||4¢/ea||10 110 MB||2¢|
|Pepper 3||Free||250||500||3¢ ea||4¢/ea||10 260 MB||2¢|
|Joy||$1.99+ 2||200||200||3¢/ea||4¢/ea||50 300 MB||2¢||$1.00|
|Mint||$4.99+ 2||300||500||3¢/ea||4¢/ea||100 350 MB||2¢||$2.50|
|Delight||$9.99+ 2||700||300||3¢/ea||4¢/ea||300 550 MB||2¢||$4.50|
|Harmony||$19.99+ 2||unlimited||unlimited||3¢/ea||4¢/ea||1 2 GB||2¢||$7.50|
|Revel||$29.99+ 2||unlimited||unlimited||3¢/ea||4¢/ea||2 3 GB||2¢||$10.00|
|Hyper||$39.99+ 2||unlimited||unlimited||3¢/ea||4¢/ea||3 4 GB||2¢||$15.00|
|Bliss||$49.99+ 2||unlimited||unlimited||3¢/ea||4¢/ea||5 6 GB||2¢||$20.00|
2 RingPlus taxes and fees average 20% and are charged in states like California and New Hampshire that don't normally tax prepaid airtime.
3 $5 auto-topup required (Pepper Plan only). Charged at signup and anytime your plan balance reaches zero.
Potential customers who don't already have a Sprint compatible phone to activate can buy one from the RingPlus store during the promotion and sign up for any promotional plan at the same time.
For current customers, the following "VIP"plans will be available Sunday 8/23/15
|Upgrade From:||Plan||Monthly Cost||Voice||SMS||IntN'l SMS||MMS||Data||Overage|
|Truly Free||VIP Free||Free||200||3¢ ea||4¢/ea||10 120 MB||2¢|
|Free||VIP Pepper||Free||250||500||3¢ ea||4¢/ea||10 280 MB||2¢|
|Pepper||VIP Joy||$1.99+ 2||200||200||3¢/ea||4¢/ea||50 350 MB||2¢|
|Joy||VIP Mint||$4.99+ 2||300||500||3¢/ea||4¢/ea||100 600 MB||2¢|
|Mint||VIP Delight||$9.99+ 2||700||300||3¢/ea||4¢/ea||300 550 MB||2¢|
|Delight||VIP Harmony||$19.99+ 2||unlimited||unlimited||3¢/ea||4¢/ea||1 2 GB||2¢|
|Harmony||VIP Revel||$29.99+ 2||unlimited||unlimited||3¢/ea||4¢/ea||2 3 GB||2¢|
|Revel||VIP Hyper||$39.99+ 2||unlimited||unlimited||3¢/ea||4¢/ea||3 4 GB||2¢|
|Hyper||VIP Bliss||$49.99+ 2||unlimited||unlimited||3¢/ea||4¢/ea||5 6 GB||2¢|
To upgrade, log in to your RingPus Dashboard and click the Upgrade button next to the name of the plan you want to upgrade.
I upgraded a Free plan to VIP Pepper during last Wednesdays promo can it went pretty smoothly. However, there are a several confusing parts to the upgrade process.
- If you are upgrading from one free plan to another free plan you must choose the upgrade at "Next Billing Cycle" option, immediate changes between free plans are not permitted
- If you are doing the upgrade on a phone like I was there's a dialog box asking you to confirm the upgrade that pops up off screen. You must scroll around to find and click on the dialog or the upgrade will not happen. This is not an issue if you use a PC.
- The most confusing thing for me is that if you are upgrading to take effect at the next billing cycle, there's no confirmation that the upgrade succeed. After confirming the upgrade you are taken back to a screen showing your old pre-upgrade plan with no indication that you have a pending upgrade scheduled. I actually upgraded several times because I though the upgrade had failed. To confirm the upgrade you have to go back to your main Dashboard page where you should see a message like "You changed SAMSUNG DEVICE's plan to VIP Pepper, which will be become active on September 3, 2015".
Source: RingPlus Discourse