Like Diversity, Junior requires a $5 minimum balance in your account at all times. As soon as you activate the plan, your card will be charged $5 plus tax. Any time your balance dips below $5, you card will be charged $5 plus tax and $5 will be added to your account balance for future charges.
- If you use more then 10 minutes in a day you will be charged
$2$1 (deducted from your balance) for unlimited minutes for 24 hours.
- If you go over 10 texts in a day you will be charged
$250¢ for unlimited texts for 24 hours.
- If you go over 10 MB in a day you will be charged 2¢ per extra MB until the end of the day.
- The Voice overage price has been lowered to $1 (was $2) for 24 hours of unlimited talk.
- The text overage price has been cut from
$150¢ for 24 hours of unlimited texting.
- The data overage rate is still 50¢.
- In addition, anyone activating any new plan today Sunday Sept. 20 will get an extra 100 MB of data added to their account every moth for free.
The better of the two promotional plans seems to be Diversity. It comes with 300 minutes, 500 texts, and 300 MB of full speed 4G LTE data per month for free. If you do use up all of your 300 minutes, 500 texts, or 300 MB data in a month, you will be charged $4.99 (taken from your account balance of $5 or more) for a package of 300 Minutes or 500 Texts, or 300 MB (whichever you went over). The $4.99 package of minutes, texts or data is valid for two months. Like Junior, Diversity requires maintaining a $5 minimum balance.
The RingPlus Store will be offering free loaner phones again during both promos. This time around there will be a choice of five phones. There's no charge for borrowing a phone but a deposit is required and shipping is $20. You get the deposit back if you return the phone working and in good condition. Phone borrowers also get an account credit. Here are the available phones:
|Phone||Deposit||Top Up Free Plan||Top Up Paid Plan|
|HTC Desire 510 (B-stock Refurb)||$50||$5||$10|
|iPhone 4 8GB (Refurb)||$90||$5||$10|
|HTC EVO Shift 4G (New)||$100||$5||$10|
|iPhone 4s 8GB (Refurb)||$120||$5||$10|
|Samsung Galaxy S3 (A-Stock Refurb)||$150||$5||$10|
None of these phones particularly excite me. The iPhones and the EVO Shift are 3G only on RingPlus, which doesn't support the EVO's soon to be shut down WiMAX 4G. Fortunately, you can also use any Sprint MVNO compatible phone on RingPlus. If you aren't sure if your phone is compatible you can check it here. Current RingPlus members can also upgrade or downgrade to Diversity or Junior during either promo. The change will take effect on the member's current plan renewal date, not immediately.
Starting 9/16 at noon PDT, current RingPlus members will be able to enroll in RingPlus' Pulse, a new scheme where members can turn their phones into paid public WiFi hotspots. When others use the hotspot the member gets half of whatever the person using the hotspot paid. RingPlus has not disclosed how much hotspot users will be charged but has said that Pulse hotspot usage will not count against the member's data allowance. Members can enroll in Pulse in the Add-On's section of their RingPlus account portal. Pulse is a limited tine offer, enrollment ends Sept. 30 at noon PDT.
Updated 9/20: lower overage pricing on the Junior Plan and 100 NB per month activation bonus.