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Yet Another RingPlus Promo - Free Phone and Free Plan

Sprint MVNO RingPlus is running another promo on Labor Day (Monday Sept. 7). They're calling it the Labor Day-D Event. From 8 AM to 9 PM PDT on Labor Day you can get an HTC Desire 510 on the RingPlus Diversity Plan and phone and plan are free (while supplies last).

Well, sort of free. The free phone is a loaner and there's a $50 deposit. You get the $50 back if you return the phone in working order. There's also shipping on the phone which varies by state but averages around $20.

Update 9/6: SAVE $12 OFF Shipping use Promo Code LD2015DD in cart.

The Diversity plan includes 300 minutes, 500 texts, and 300 MB of full speed 4G LTE data per month for free. Diversity requires 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 use up all of your minutes, texts, or data you will be charged $4.99 for a package of 300 Min or 500 Texts, or 300 MB (whichever you went over). The $4.99 package of minutes, texts or data is valid for two months.

The Desire 510 (pictured above) runs Android 4.4 KitKat and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad-core processor, 4.7 inch 480 x 854 px screen, 4 GB internal memory, 1 GB RAM, 5 MP main and 1.3 Mp front facing cameras, a microSD card slot supporting up to 128 GB cards and a removable battery.

If you don't want the Desire, the Diversity plan will also be available 8 AM to 9 PM PDT on Labor Day to customers who purchase a different phone from the RingPlus Store or who supply their own Sprint compatible phone.

Source: RingPlus Discourse Forum

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  1. The only good thing about "Double D" is the Google image search results.

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  2. lol, $20 shipping.... I don't trust ANY company that charges $20 to ship a cell phone to me.

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    1. I have to agree with this. 20 is way too much for shipping. Considering nowadays shipping are free.

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  3. What is the source if the information about the $20 shipping charge? A RingPlus poster only mentions that fee in a link to this blog post with no other reference to the cost by anyone else.

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    1. During the last Desire 510 promo I added the phone to the cart to see the shipping charge and it was a few cents over $20.

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  4. Best Buy is selling the same phone on eBay for the same price.

    They'll ship it for free or price match it in store.

    This promo was doomed from the start.

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  5. What is RP's unlocking policy?

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    1. They don't have one and they don't unlock phones. The Desire 510 has no GSM capabilities. Even unlocked it will only work on the Sprint network.

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  6. What a tough crowd. So you get to lease a phone for free, get 300 minutes, 500 texts, and 300 MB free a month and people are griping about the $20 shipping charge? What's wrong with this picture?

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    1. the freeloaders want completely free. want free phone, free service, free shipping, free unlimited. give me, give me, give me. without paying for anything at all.

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    2. Today's society is a sad state of afairs.

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    3. If you buy a used sprint/vm/boost phone does it have to have its original lte sim card , I know when I tried to upgrade the ring + system required that number.

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    4. No thanks. If it not free shipping I'm not interested. That HTC 510 is not a good phone anyways. 4 gb Internal storage.

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    5. The problem isn't that it isn't free. It is that they're over charging for shipping by 3-4x what it should cost and calling it a deal. Just like when people sell something for .01 on ebay with $20 shipping.... It's dishonest and doesn't put the company in a good light.

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  7. $50 is a fair price for the phone. Not great, but fair.

    The shipping would potentially kill that part of the deal, though...which makes it a poor deal (for the phone itself).

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  8. Wow, gimme gimme gimme. Today's society is depressing.

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    1. I think you're reading what you want to read: the phone isn't as good as comparable deals on the exact same phone.

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    2. people who are not phone nerds may say this is a good deal.

      meanwhile, the freeloading phone nerds & phone geeks who have to have the latest & the greatest, and who do nothing but read pppn & hofo, they're all nitpicking this deal because they are all give-me give-me give-me.

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    3. Looks like the shilling is spreading to PPPN.

      The fact is, what determines a good deal is whether or not you can get a better one.

      In this case you can get the Phone from Best Buy for the same price (without the $20 shipping charge) and put it on any plan you want.

      You can also get a ZTE Speed or Moto E for $40 and save yourself $10.

      With that said, this is a bad deal by any metric and saying it's a good deal for suckers doesn't change that fact.

      Anyway, the reason nerds and geeks have the latest and greatest is because they actually do the research instead of impulsively throwing away money at every bad offer that comes along.

      Ignorance and fiscal irresponsibility aren't qualities to be proud of.

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    4. "people who are not phone nerds may say this is a good deal.

      meanwhile, the freeloading phone nerds & phone geeks who have to have the latest & the greatest, and who do nothing but read pppn & hofo, they're all nitpicking this deal because they are all give-me give-me give-me."

      This makes no sense whatsoever. You're saying that the people who have no idea whether it is a good deal or not will say it is, and those who do will say it isn't. Is that really enlightening?

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    5. haha. more nerds & geeks who want & demand more for less & for free. gimme gimme gimme. lol

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    6. geeky phone nerds try not to get ripped off. meanwhile the rest of the world will say wow it's less than a hundred bucks but may instead go for real sprint postpaid (or tmobile, verizon, or at&t).

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    7. "haha. more nerds & geeks who want & demand more for less & for free. gimme gimme gimme. lol"

      It would have been very easy to discuss the deal itself without attacking people.

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    8. only phone nerds and geeks will really dissect the deal to death. the rest of the world will give it a momentary glance, consider if they will want to buy it, and then most likely move on, or go for it. what more do you need to do? of course, the geeks and nerds will keep going over it and badmouthing the deal to death. so what.

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    9. "only phone nerds and geeks will really dissect the deal to death. the rest of the world will give it a momentary glance, consider if they will want to buy it, and then most likely move on, or go for it. what more do you need to do? of course, the geeks and nerds will keep going over it and badmouthing the deal to death. so what."

      Dennis should probably turn off the comment section because apparently having a frank discussion about a deal is for "nerd and geeks" while the guy(s)/gal(s) above will consider the deal quietly and not share that opinion with anyone.

      I wonder if the person(s) above are actually thinking about what is about to be posted or they just click Publish because it brings pleasure to their lives to bash people (regardless of whether it is logical or not).

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  9. So, for basically $25 (The $50 is a refundable deposit), you get a smartphone to use with 300 minutes, 500 texts, and 300 MB a month and no other charges as long as you don't go over? Not free, but definitely a deal.

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  10. Do these free plans still require X # of calls per month and have ads while the phone is ringing?

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    1. Yes. That's how they're free. The paid plans have music and RingPlus Radio with no ads.

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  11. bestbuy has htc desire 510 like this one for $49.99 (maybe with shipping cheaper than $20???) but only in blue. well, rather have white or silver, but can live with the blue color. fortunately have a $20 bb gift card. always wanted a phone that had this particular htc look.

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    1. haha. will probably be like everyone else and get the lg volt at bestbuy for $39.99 (and apply my $20 gift card to bring it down to $19.99 plus tax). and it's in white and available at several of my local bb stores.

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    2. oh my gift card is actually $25. that means a $15 lg volt phone! woohoo! should get the lg volt and do that diversity plan. diversity looks good to me since don't ever really see going over the plan amounts triggering the $5. probably rare or really never would happen considering my usage.

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  12. From the looks of their phone selection, I assume that all of the devices (including the 510) are used. Is that correct?

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    1. I believe it's new. During the last Desire promotion, RingPlus the phones were new. The other phones in the RingPlus Store say refurbished on their description pages, the Desire does not.

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  13. Ordered a 510 phone from them yesterday during the promo...got an email early this morning saying the order was cancelled due to address not matching my credit card. My address/credit card have been the same for 37 years. Seems like a scam.

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    1. I received the same email about a cancelled order. Could they have run out of 510s, were too slow in taking the offer down and did not want to own up to it when they cancelled our orders. I didn't order until about 7 PM PST.

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    2. I did my order with in the first hour.

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  14. After emailing customer service about the cancelled order, I received a reply that the order was flagged as potentially fraudulent and in order to proceed I would need to provide a scanned copy of a government-issued identification (e.g., driver's license) and a credit card.

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