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Free Phones and Free Plans - Another RingPlus Promo Sunday Sept 13

In what seems to be a weekly occurrence, Sprint MVNO RingPlus is running a promotion this Sunday, Sept 13 from 9 AM to 5 PM PDT. This promo is basically the same as Labor Day's Double-D promo with additional tie-ins with Sunday's 5th Avenue Mile running event in New York City. During the promotion the following offers will be available: 

  • The Diversity plan will re-open to new signups. It includes 300 minutes, 500 texts, and 300 MB of full speed 4G LTE data per month for free. Diversity does require that you carry a $5 minimum balance in your account at all times. As soon as activate the plan, your card will be charged $5 plus tax.

    After the initial $5, the plan is completely free as long as you never use more than 300 minutes, 500 texts or 300 MB in a month. If you do anything that reduces your account balance below $5 your account will automatically be topped up with $5 plus tax. This would happen if you sent or received an MMS (4¢ each) or did an ESN or phone number change (99¢), for example.

    If you do use up all of your 300 minutes, 500 texts, or 300 MB data per month, you will be charged $4.99 (taken from your account balance or $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.

    Diversity is available to new users bring their own Sprint compatible phone or anyone buying a phone from the RingPlus Store during the promotional hours. If you aren't sure if your phone is compatible you can check it here.

    Current RingPlus members on any plan can also switch to Diversity during Sunday's promo.

    During the promotion porting a number from another operator (normally $7.99) is free.
  • If you don't have a Sprint compatible phone, the RingPlus Store will loan you a free HTC Desire 510 Android phone to use on the Diversity plan. A $50 deposit is required and have to pay about $20 for shipping. Use promo code RUN132015 to get $12 off the cost of shipping. You can keep the phone as you want and you get the $50 back if you return the phone working and in good condition.
  • Anyone who participates in the 5th Avenue Mile run in NYC can sign up signup late (presumably anytime in the next few days) for the HTC Desire 510 and Diversity and get free shipping by emailing proof of participation to Run (at) ringplus (dot) net.
  • In addition, every participant in the 5th Avenue Run for Life this Sunday, and every other New Yorker signing up during this RingPlus promo period will get an additional one-time (i.e., not every month) add-on of 100 MB if the previous 5th Avenue Run for Life best time record is broken by anyone. This bonus add-on will be automatically given to the applicable RingPlus accounts. You won't need to do anything.
RingPlus plans are partially ad-supported. When users place an outgoing call they hear ads in place of the usual ringing tone before a call is answered. The ads stop as soon as the called party answers. RingPlus calls use traditional cellular voice, not VOIP so call quality is similar to that of Sprint. However, the ad injection makes RingPlus' call routing different than Sprint's and some users report increased latency (delay). Other's, including myself, don't find the latency noticeable in actual calls.

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  1. "you get the $50 back if you return the phone in working order"

    They gave a cracked screen and water exposure as examples that would keep you from getting your $50 back.

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    1. Like somehow cracked screens and water damage is normal wear and tear. Take care of the device an get your money back, is there something wrong with that philosophy?

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    2. "Like somehow cracked screens and water damage is normal wear and tear. Take care of the device an get your money back, is there something wrong with that philosophy?"

      Not at all. I just didn't want anyone to think from the article that simply having it working was sufficient.

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  2. They're really trying to push Diversity and Desires.

    The sad thing is, it'd really only take a few minor adjustments for this promo to be worthwhile.

    All they'd need to do is decouple the $4.99 packages from Diversity, make them an opt-in feature for all plans and then start selling the Desires at their actual value of $20 (including shipping).

    I'm not sure what's stopping them, but “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

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    1. too bad they are not making it even more cheaper (so they don't make any money) to allow you to be able to afford it.

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    2. Wow, too bad Apple and Samsung didn't get your suggestion .

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    3. True, if OP worked for Apple, Apple would be a multi trillion dollar company by now. Pure Genius, he has it all figured out and he's sane.

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    4. Looks like the RPIDF is at it again.

      I see a whole lot of insults and a whole lack of ideas, so I guess my point still stands.

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    5. RPIDF?

      The worst insult I see here is someone calling some calling someone else sane.

      If you post as Anonymous no one knows which point is yours.

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  3. All of ring + are add supported?

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  4. $5 to get started, which expires after 2 months. Looks like $2.50 per month for 300 minutes etc. ok I guess, since it is "real" voice cellular not VoIP like FreedomPop.

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    1. If I understand right, the things that expire in 2 months are the add-on blocks you might purchase because you exceeded the monthly free allowance. It's free if you stay under the monthly allotments.

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    1. For now.

      RP might come out with an even better promo.

      Or maybe they'll just keep offering Diversity every week for the next year.

      It remains to be seen just how committed to it they are.

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  6. I got 2 Lg Volt, one is in FP, another one ready for Ring+, and will decide which one I keep

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  7. Dennis,
    I think I recall you wondering once if a Boost Moto E LTE (xt1526) was eligible for bootloader unlock. It is -- I bought a NIB phone and activated it on R+ Free plan then unlocked the bootloader via Motorola's website. I haven't installed SuperSU to root yet because that apparently breaks the camera, but just so you know the bootloader is unlockable.

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  8. Can you activate Boost or Virgin 4G devices on RP?

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    1. Officially no but unofficially most of them work. Before buying an un-supported phone check the phone's MEID (on the label on the outside of the box with the RingPlus ESN/MEID checker.

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  9. Coming up on a month of using ring+ with a sprint volt and the pepper plan. Liking it real well, thanks again Dennis!!

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  10. Ring+ is great. Got a LG Volt and put the diversity plan on it. Could really care less what all naysayers are yapping about that diversity is bad. Blah blah blah. If you don't use more than what plan allows, then you'll have no problem with the auto $5. It'll be the people who want more for nothing who are complaining. Ring+ is a great deal. Phone calls have been great. Texts work great also. Really appreciate how you can customize your ring+ like just having the music as classical (just like elevator muzik), because don't want all the other music on my phone instead of rings.

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  11. Ringplus is a noble company who's vision and mission is to bring affordable and free service
    to as many customers as possible. Sure there may be a few bumps while developing such a great service;but the ultimate goal will save subscribers hundreds of dollars annually.Of course they should be entitled to make money as any business that does not could never survive.

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