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Updated: RingPlus Promos For New and Current Members Today 6 to 9M PDT

Sprint MVNO RingPlus is going to offer their "Don't Get Milked" promo again today.

On Wednesday, Aug 19 from 6 to 9 PM PDT:
  • New subscribers to any Unlimited Talk and Text paid plan get an extra 1 GB every month
  • New subscribers any other paid plan get an additional 250 MB each month
  • New subscribers to the Free Pepper plan get additional 250 MB added each month.
  • New subscribers to the free plan get 100 MB added each month.
The promo is open to any new or existing RingPlus subscriber who activates a new phone on a new line of service (without deactivation of an old phone). Eligible phones cannot have been active on RingPlus in the past 3 months. The extra data will be added to the customer's account 24 hours after sign up.

Here's a list of all of RingPlus' plans showing the regular and bonus data amounts.
Plan Monthly Cost Voice WiFi Calling SMS IntN'l SMS MMS Data Overage
Truly Free 1 Free 125 available 40 3¢ ea 4¢/ea 10 MB
Free Free 200 available 50 3¢ ea 4¢/ea 10 110 MB
Pepper 3 Free 250 available 500 3¢ ea 4¢/ea 10 260 MB
Joy $1.99+ 2 200 available 200 3¢/ea 4¢/ea 50 300 MB
Mint $4.99+ 2 300 available 500 3¢/ea 4¢/ea 100 350 MB
Delight $9.99+ 2 700 available 300 3¢/ea 4¢/ea 300 550 MB
Harmony $19.99+ 2 unlimited unlimited unlimited 3¢/ea 4¢/ea 1 2 GB
Revel $29.99+ 2 unlimited unlimited unlimited 3¢/ea 4¢/ea 2 3 GB
Hyper $39.99+ 2 unlimited unlimited unlimited 3¢/ea 4¢/ea 3 4 GB
Bliss $49.99+ 2 unlimited unlimited unlimited 3¢/ea 4¢/ea 5 6 GB
1 No credit card required to use the Truly Free plan, 0ther plans require having a card on file.
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). At signup and anytime your plan balance reaches zero $5 will be charged to your card.

RingPlus isn't forgetting current customers either, they've announced another promotion for long time current customers who don't want to activate a new phone. Basically it lets any one who activated a RingPlus line before today upgrade to a "VIP" version of a higher plan and get bonus data, and on some plans bonus texts for doing so.

Legacy members (anyone who activated before 9/1/14) will get a 30% top up bonus added to their accounts. Legacy members who completed RingPlus surveys or interacted with ringback ads in the past also get more data every month. No action is required by legacy members to get their bonus top up (or bonus data, if eligible).

Current customers can upgrade and get the bonuses tonight from 6 - 9 PM PDT or Sunday August 23 from 4 to 6 PM. Here's the announcement of the bonus from RingPlus' Discourse forum:



Updated 8/19/15: Current customer VIP promo plan  details added.

Source: RingPlus Discourse Forum, Image: Facebook


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  1. Is that one of their actual ads, with the milk pouring? Looks like something someone made with one of those 1990s shareware graphics programs.

    If it is yours, then fine. you are not selling the service (and don't publish this question!)

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  2. The ringplus website shows the Delight plan's WiFi calling as 'Available' and not 200 nminutes.

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  3. The new "old member" loyal customer promotional plans are tough to understand! Are they basically screwing any customer that is on the Pepper plan Dennis? Sure you get data some bonus added but they take more voice and SMS units than they add to your plan in data if the only way to get it is to upgrade from pepper to joy. Huh? Is this promo really more anti-promo in that they take away more, in this instance, than they give?

    I hope you can breakdown the gibberish the folks at R+ put together. It's confusing as heck. Especially if you're a pepper plan participant. Haha, I'm at a loss for words for how poorly the marketing team puts out incomprehensible info / details. You should handle their PR for them they need help!

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    1. "Are they basically screwing any customer that is on the Pepper plan..."

      Call it the Pepper Spray Plan from now on.

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  4. The Pepper plan looks appealing for my children if I could prevent cellular data overage. Does Android have a built in user selectable feature to restrict data usage? Are there fees on the Pepper plan if your balance stays above zero to avoid triggering the auto refill? Thanks

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    1. in the ring+ account settings, you can disable data. if you want, you can also disable sms, mms, roaming. very flexible service.

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  5. Has anyone had trouble porting into or out of Ringplus?

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    1. Had trouble a year ago, both activating a new BYOD Photon Q, and porting in a number from Virgin Mobile. It was frustrating because my support tickets would go unanswered for days at a time, and when they would finally update my ticket, you could tell it was a script / stalling tactic (ie: they'd ask a question I clearly answered in the previous round of correspondence without expending any real "work" on my ticket). Phone calls to support go unanswered with a "open a ticket online" message. Of course they collected my airtime fee upfront but my phone would not provision, much less talk / text / or data. I had a 14 day window to return the phone, and I had to topup my virgin line since my service ranout after 8 days of going nowhere with R+ support. I eventually said "stuff it" on day 12, initiated a charge back (I won), and tried to activate with Ting. It literally took 15 minutes, and everything was up and running. I had a billing issue on my first month (they charged the $5 or $6 line fee twice since I had service "before" and "after" the port-in completed for the same ESN), but it was resolved quickly and painlessly with online support. Yes, Ting costs a lot more, especially if you exceed the M data bucket, but the quality of support is amazing.

      Maybe R+ is better now, I don't know. It's a shame it didn't work out because the price was nice. I wouldn't recommend it unless you are getting "free" service and are willing to dig through forums and help yourself if any of their automated tools or processes dont work right - apparently the place is run with a skleton crew.

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  6. Looks like R+ is sticking it to users already on Pepper or higher.

    I'm not sure if they're trolling or just inept at PR.

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    1. The people in charge of formulating promotions or new plans are clearly incompetent and almost as bad in communication. I say almost as bad in communications because every time I've seen a new plan previewed on their blog it hardly ever makes sense. Like way too much thought on the wrong things gets expended. Didn't they just intro the "Pepper" plan a few weeks ago and now they shoot themselves in the foot by offering better promotions to newer customers? It's a joke, very little planning in that marketing department.

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    2. Like every pro by every operator everywhere, RingPlus' promos are designed to gain to activations and encourage current customers to upgrade to a higher priced plan. Seems like a good business strategy.

      Free plan users who don't think RingPlus is giving you enough for free, where are you going to go? FreedomPop?

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  7. I had an old LG Rumor that I used years and years ago on Credo that I thought I'd try activating on the truly free plan as a spare phone. I was skeptical even though the device checker said it would work. None of the instructions to manually update the PRL and profile fit this phone exactly but I figured it out and voice and text work like a charm. Much better than FP. No hassle and no cost at all.

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  8. They are not trying screw anyone, if anything they were just to quick to please and rushed this out without thoroughly vetting it. If you have been with R+ for any length of time then you will know they fly by the seat of their pants most of the time.
    The object of the regular promo is definitely to increase membership in the service. This existing member promo is probably costing them in comparison to the regular promo that has some sort of spiff attached they can talk about.

    Good company and they usually accommodate most who fall between the cracks.

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  9. Can I upgrade from Pepper to vip Pepper

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    1. No you can't. This is the main scenario that people are complaining about.

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  10. When I go to sign up there is no mention of the bonus data. Is there a special link to participate in this promotion?

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    1. No you just use the regular link, the extra data will be added in 24 hours.

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  11. I made the change from Free Plan to Vip Free Plan without problems

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    1. Per discourse this is a "glitch" allowing that and it will be reversed

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  12. The increased data from Free Plan to Vip is reflected in my account

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    1. If you are a current free plan subscriber the VIP upgraded plan will only take effect on the start of your next billing cycle per Ring+ in discourse. If you are seeing it now you are seeing a glitch.

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    2. Applies to free plan to free plan upgrades. Pepper VIP is also considered a "free" plan.

      If upgrading to paid plan it can start immediately but free to free is next billing cycle only as I understand it from discourse on R+ in the current member promo. thread.

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    3. I agree. Both my lines are waiting for the next cycle date for the free plan to free VIP plan upgrades. I could not upgrade immediately.

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  13. i added my phone last night and my wifes this morning... Apparently she can not get the VIP plan because i didnt add her yesterday? that doesnt seem right. we are both bran new lines to Ring Plus. we should both be able to get this deal right? I just couldnt add her phone last night because she was already in bed...

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    1. The VIP upgrade is only for lines activated before today.

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  14. Denis am I missing something? I don't see any mention of this Don't Get Milked promotion applying to new members at the discourse ring plus forum nor at Instantgram nor at ringplus.net. Are you certain this applies to new members?

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    1. You are probably looking at the wrong thread on the Forum. Look here: 3 Hour Promotion Wednesday at 6PM (PDT) August 19th 2015 - RingPlus Discourse It says "new subscribers four times in the first 5 lines of the post.

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  15. I was told I had to add a cc to upgrade to vip truly free...no biggie

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  16. Thanks Dennis for the clarification.

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  17. I have the free plan. Can I upgrade to VIP Pepper?

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    1. Not now, the promo is closed. It will reopen Sunday Aug 23 from 4 to 6 PM PDT. If you activated the Free plan before August 19, 2015 you can upgrade to Pepper VIP then.

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  18. I picked up a Volt from BestBuy yesterday and signed up for the Pepper plan last night. Checked this morning and my extra 250 megs is added. I guess I'll give this Ring+ a shot for a while. Thanks Dennis for all your hard work!! Great website!!!-

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  19. I have an acct. / phone on the free plan for a few months now, I have it set to downgrade to the truly free plan on the next billing cycle which ends today so by the 21st Aug. it will be on the truly free plan. Can I then upgrade to the free VIP plan during the 2 hr. current member promo. window on 23rd Aug. (to take effect on the next billing cycle starting 21 Sept.)??

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    1. I believe so. As you were on the Free Plan Aug 18th you should definitely be able to upgrade to Pepper VIP or higher on Sunday.

      If you want to upgrade to Free VIP it gets tricky.
      If you submitted you request to downgrade to Truly Free after the 18th an upgrade to Free VIP would probably be denied.
      If you requested the downgrade before the 19th you should be able to upgrade to Free VIP. If that's what you want to do you should probably try to get confirmation from one of the RingPlus employees on Discourse.

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  20. Thanks Dennis. I requested the downgrade to truly free on the 19th after the announcements in the hope of upgrading to the free VIP on the 23rd since my cycle end was the 20th I was hoping it would work. Maybe not, a loophole that really isn't. I will ask on discourse, or maybe not and just see if it "takes"

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  21. If your plan was not upgradeable prior to Wed the 19th I seriously doubt that you will qualify even if you requested a switch prior to the 19th since that switch does not take effect until after the 19th.
    So many trying to game the system is disconcerting.

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    1. So what exactly is it called when R+ gives new customers a better deal than older customers and actually prevents older customers from even getting the same deal? Free plan with a paltry 10MB can only be upgraded to VIP Pepper, which despite being a "free" plan really costs because of required top offs. Yet they gave new Free plan signups 110MB during the Don't Get Milked promo. And not just once, but more than once during that promo. Why not allow current customers the same Don't Get Milked promos?

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    2. It's called a "New Customer Incentive" and used by practically every recurring revenue business.

      On Pepper you only have to pay the $5 once, it sits in your account to be used for overages. If you never use more than $4.99 in overages you never need to pay it again. $5 is an incredibly cheap one time price for many months with 250 minutes, 500 texts and 280 MB.

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    3. My plan was upgradeable prior to the 19th but instead I downgraded (to take effect on the 21st - start of my new billing cycle) in the hopes of then upgrading to free vip on the 23rd which would kick in on approx. Sept. 21.

      Don't know why you are so "disconcerted", if it works fine, as a newish customer I get what a new customer would, if not, oh well. It's not like Ring+ could ever be my main mobile provider, Sprint coverage for me is poor to non-existent & after a few years of knowing about the issue they still have not fixed calls failing to complete to Cablevision VoIP phone service numbers - another no-go for me.

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    4. Oh, and BTW the downgrade to truly free from free plan "took", now reflected on dashboard so we will see come the 23rd (& Sept.21) if the upgrade to free vip will be allowed & then "takes"

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  22. Looks like R+ will be including new line activation promo. in addition to the already announced existing member promo. during the Aug. 23rd window.
    https://discourse.ringplus.net/t/new-cellphone-plan-sign-up-bonus-sunday-aug-23-2015-4-pm-6-pm-pdt/4313

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  23. I don't need 500 texts. Free plan is just fine but certainly would prefer 110Mb. Most companies try to keep their current customers happy too and they made an attempt with the VIP program. Problem is they were all upgrades, requiring more $ spent. Why not just let an existing customer get what a new customer is getting in the same plan?

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