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New RingPlus Free Plan - 1500 Min, 1500 SMS, 500 MB or Build Your Own Plan Available Now

Sprint MVNO RingPlus is running a new promotion Oct 30 and 31 from Noon to 9 PM PDTthis Thursday, Oct 29 from Noon to 5 PM PDT. During that time both new and current customers will be able to sign up for a new free plan with 1500 minutes, 1500 texts and 500 MB of data.

The new plan is "free", however a credit or debit card is required and your card will be charged a $15 (plus about 20% in taxes and fees) top up at activation (added to plan balance) and whenever the account balance reaches zero. The balance can be used to pay for overages (2¢ per minute, text or MB), MMS (4¢), phone number changes (99¢) and other services.

Other than the increased required top-up amount (previous Ring Plus promotions only needed a $5 or $10 top up) this plan is very similar to many of RingPlus' recent promotional plans. But there's a new wrinkle this time.

RingPlus is calling this promotional plan the (Your Plan) Name Your Own Price and Create Your Plan. As the name implies, if you don't like the 1500,1500, 500 allocation you can propose your own plan by specifying: 
  • How many minutes, SMS, MMS and MBs of data you'd like your plan to include.
  • How much per month you are willing to pay, which can be zero.
While RingPlus is evaluating your proposed plan you will be placed on the 1500 minutes, 1500 texts and 500 MB plan. If and when RingPlus accepts your proposal you will be switched to it. RingPlus also says that the price you pay will will be reduced if RingPlus accepts a proposal like yours at a lower price.

Update 1 PM PDT 10/29:  The (Your Plan) Name Your Own Price and Create Your Plan promotion has been rescheduled to Oct 30 and 31 from Noon to 9 PM PDT.

RingPlus' announcement of the new promotion is copied below. It contains a few more details and lots of answers to possible questions about the new offering:

(Your Plan) Name Your Own Price and Create Your Plan - Oct 30 and 31 from Noon to 9 PM PDT.

Get (Unlimited In-Network Calling, 1500 nationwide anywhere minutes, 1500 nationwide anywhere text, and 500 MB LTE Data) / month for FREE.

If this free monthly allotment is not enough for your needs, we may be able to help. Here’s how it works:

1) At sign-up you will be asked your expected needs in each of the following categories:
a. Minutes per month
b. Texts per month
c. MB LTE Data per month
d. Multi-Media Messages (MMS) per month.

2) You’ll also be asked how much you would like to co-pay for the plan you’ve created.

3) While your proposed plan is evaluated, you will be placed on a plan of (Unlimited In-Network Calling, 1500 nationwide anywhere minutes, 1500 nationwide anywhere text, and 500MB LTE Data) / month for FREE. If your proposal is feasible, then switching to (Your Plan) will occur automatically starting within 24 hours after sign-up.

If unfortunately your proposal is not yet possible, you will stay on the Plan of (Unlimited In-Network Calling, 1500 nationwide anywhere minutes, 1500 nationwide anywhere text, and 500MB LTE Data) / month for FREE.

4) If we can’t place you on (Your Plan) within the first 24 hours (and since our goal is to provide full free phone service to everyone), we will constantly go through this list and automatically place you on the plan you created as soon as it becomes feasible.

5) We also will automatically reduce your offered co-payment over time, as more and more free allotments become available.

It is our belief that cooperation like this in telecom is of benefit all of us. We really want you to get the deal you create, so please enter realistic expectations to get your deal immediately or in a timely manner. We believe that a program like this helps all of us. RingPlus will achieve the target subscription numbers to attract more sponsors, and we as a community will reach our final goal of completely free cell service for everyone. And in the meantime, we can offer you the most economical cell phone plan possible anywhere.

For credit card processing reasons, a minimum top up of $15 is required. The top up balance is available for you to use for the following situations:

1) If you are on the base Free Plan (1500/1500/500) and you go over your free allotment, the overages are charged at 2 cents per minute, text, or MB LTE

2) If you are on Your Plan, the top up balance will be applied to the monthly co-payment as overages (2 cents per minute, text, or MB LTE)

3) Then of course any other charges, like porting numbers, swapping devices, etc. as outlined in RingPlus prices.

This plan will be open to all new and current Members. To make this offer available to all Members, we also will upgrade the majority of the waiting list for the Future Plans tomorrow. Everyone on a Future Plan will have the opportunity to propose a Your Plan if they choose.

This plan will be available at www.ringplus.net starting Friday, October 30, at 12pm PDT until 5pm PDT. If you don’t see it on the website right now, don’t worry, it will appear right before opening.

This Plan Includes:
  • 100% free 1500/1500/500 voice, text, MB data LTE per month!
  • No contract
  • Real cell service, not VoIP
  • Free voicemail to email
  • Emergency number setup and social network integration
  • Free parental control features (block data, texts, and picture mail, blacklist or whitelist calls, and block all calls and texts by time
  • Over 25 RingPlus+ Radio stations included. Choose from Billboard Top 100 to Classical, or stay up-to-date with World and Financial News
  • WiFi calling via Sip client available
You can Bring Your own Sprint Device (BYOSD) Check ESN here: https://my.ringplus.net/device_validation_requests

Foreseeable questions:

Question: So if I propose an allotment and it is accepted, how can I be sure that a lower proposal from someone else for the same allotment was not accepted too, and I have overpaid?

Answer: You will pay more than the other Member, but only for the first month. Then our system will automatically adapt your co-pay to the lowest price possible.

Question: If I propose the highest possible allotment (minutes/text/LTE Data/MMS) and bid zero dollars, do I always get auto-upgraded to the best free plan available all the time?

Answer: No, if your proposed allotment is higher that a currently available Free Plan, the system will disregard your proposal until Free Plans reach your proposed allotment.

But the proposed co-payment that was not initially accepted, may become feasible, and then you be automatically switched to Your Plan and you’re good to go.

Question: I am currently on a Future Plan ex. 1000/1000/1000. This new Your Plan is a gamble for me.

Answer: The Future Plans are a part of third-party research. With a new Your Plan, you will switch checkbooks from third-party research to RingPlus. It may be a short-term financial loss, but the long term benefits may by far outweigh the benefits of the Future Plans. (Please don’t interpret this as that RingPlus has any indication that the Future Plans won’t be available in the future).

Question: Can I activate a non-Sprint cell phone?

Answer: Not for this promotion, but next week we will run a promotion which includes an limited selection of AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon devices which will be able to be activated on a similar plan.

Question: I am currently on a paid plan, for example the Cherry Plan (unlimited voice, unlimited text, 2GB LTE Data) for $19.99. If make a proposal to switch to Your Plan, and offer exactly $19.99 for the same allotment as Cherry Plan (exactly the deal I have now), will I automatically save money when this allotment becomes available for a lower price?

Answer: Yes, but for processing reasons you may be stuck for 24-48 hours on the basic Free Plan of (Unlimited In-Network Calling, 1500 nationwide anywhere minutes, 1500 nationwide anywhere text, and 500MB LTE Data) / month for FREE

Available only a long as supplies last. RingPlus’ terms & condition apply.
Please see our continuously updated RingPlus Promotions Tracker to keep up with all of RingPlus promotions.

Source: RingPlus Discourse Forum

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  1. "This plan will be open to all new and current Members. To make this offer available to all Members, we also will upgrade the majority of the waiting list for the Future Plans tomorrow. Everyone on a Future Plan will have the opportunity to propose a Your Plan if they choose."

    Any clarification on whether this will be open to current members through their dashboard as an "upgrade" or will this be only through the wait list?

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    1. The wording is very clear. All and Everyone.

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  2. It says "all members" so it should be available as an upgrade through your dashboard.

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    1. Unfortunately nothing is clear on what Ring Plus posts on their Discourse page and they have a bad habit of never answering question like this.

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  3. I hope they quit offering plans for a bit!
    Discourse is becoming a whine board. I've never seen so many entitled people in one place!

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    1. I hope they offer a new plan every day just to annoy people. They could sell 'RingPlus for Dummies' books for at least $19.99. After reading the book, some people would still complain "it's not clear..." and "Did you really mean what you just said about..." and "They need to offer a plan with 10 minutes, 10,000 texts and 10 GB for free." Others would complain that the book should be free because "it's so confusing."

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    2. If General Motors were run like RingPlus+, you''d have about 800 car models every year, each living in dealer show-rooms about as long as the lifespan of a firefly.

      Showrooms, of course, if you want to talk to a salesman, you have to wait about 8 days on average. And oil changes can take 3 weeks.

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    3. If Government Motors was run like RingPlus, they would give away free cars. You would be one of the first in line, and figure out how to get 4 free cars instead of one per person, complaining all the while that the rules were too confusing, not clear. You’d also whine about having to make a small service deposit to get each free car, and post online that GM should give away free gas too, since they said the car would be free (“Everyone should file a FTC complaint! Start a class-action lawsuit!). You would complain bitterly about the long wait times for your free oil changes, insisting that GM should give away fewer free cars to give you faster service. You’d believe the free cars plan was looking like a ponzi scheme because the service deposits had increased for your 3rd and 4th free cars, and you might never get your 4 free oil changes, only the first and second ones. And you would insist that you would never spend a penny of your hard-earned money on the car; you only wanted the free stuff. Did I miss anything?

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    4. yes, the guy would complain that there were too many cars to choose from, and it was too confusing to pick 3. after his fourth car, tho he would insist that GM should offer free crew cab pickup trucks with AM radios, free onstar for life and dualies.

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    5. "Did I miss anything?"

      Yes. Analogous to the Sprint service with expensive roaming, you could only drive on about 1/3 of America's highways with the free car. A lot more roads available if you pay 25 cents per mile toll.

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    6. OK, but you're not thinking big. Why limit yourself to highways? People will demand that every free car be able to drive EVERYWHERE in the USA, whether they actually expect to go there or not. And if they discover the car can't drive everywhere, they will insist on trading it for another free car that can at no extra charge, not even 99c.

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    7. Too funny. That is why the big carriers do nothing to attract the bottom feeders. These people will complain bitterly that they are getting screwed because new signups getter a better deal than they did. Yet, these are the same people will ask what the minimum usage requirements are to avoid being cancelled.

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  4. Not very clear on if you have to keep $15 as a minimum balance or if it can reach zero before having to refill.

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    1. I think that it's very clear.

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    2. No, it is everything but clear. You leave yourself open to serious disappointment to assume anything with R+.
      If they don't answer the questions then it is probably best to presume it is the worst case scenario.

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    3. Go ahead and assume the worst if you don't mind being wrong virtually every time. If it's not clear to you, it's because you are always assuming the worst. A hidden, sinister agenda. 'It's not really going to be free; they have a way to steal my hard-earned money.'

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    4. Wow the R+ Fanbots are trolling here as well?
      All that is being asked is if you have to maintain a $15 balance at all times? I will add, will your account be topped up if you currently have a balance or will it only be topped @ $15 if you hit zero. These are basic questions that should not be too hard for Ring Plus to answer so customers do not have to speculate on them. As far as worse case, Ring Plus has proven that time after time over the last several months.
      $15 top up is not free nor are any overages you may incur and the trade of was supposed to be us listening to RBT ads over a traditional RBT and that is payment in and of itself.

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    5. soon the top-up will be $20 and up.

      yeah, expect the "top-up" to eventually be $60 per month.

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    6. OK, OK, it's only clear to people who can read and understand what they read. Everyone else just wants to bloviate and whine. It sure is hard for RingPlus to give away free service.

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    7. "soon the top-up will be $20 and up.

      yeah, expect the "top-up" to eventually be $60 per month."

      etc etc. And if it happens, I will leave RingPlus+, and be out just the $5 I have paid so far for a buffer top up (assuming I don't choose to add more) and the $39 for the new "Moto E" I bought for it... much of which I can get back by selling the phone.

      Not earthshaking.

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  5. "next week we will run a promotion which includes an limited selection of AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon devices"

    Does this mean they are going to beat FreedomPop to GSM? Or that some other carrier's LTE devices can be activated on Sprint's network?

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    1. It's the latter. Probably the same Nexus and iPhone models they already listed in Future Phase 8 - click on the Tracker link above.

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    2. I will propose 250 min, 250 text and 2gb mb for zero dollars.

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  6. I wish this company would spend more time on customer service, and less on new weekly plans, which are starting to make the company look more and more like a ponzi scheme. First $5 min balance/top ups. Then it was $10. Now $15?

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    1. You forgot about the $25 start-up plan! Do you even know what a ponzi scheme is? RingPlus can't give free cellphone service without being accused based on no evidence of breaking the law? Just don't take the free service if you are worried about a small minimum balance for all those free minutes, texts and mb. Pay a lot more money for a lot less service to another company and you will feel much better!

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  7. I guess when R+ terminate Future plan, they will use same way to let users switch their own plan.

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    1. Just like last time--when the free plans cause too much trouble they go away!
      I can hear the belly aching already. I guess free just isn't good enough for some.

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  8. ringplus has jumped the shark. they are done with their "future" plans because the "research" is over. but ringplus is addicted to doing promos. where now current members can also participate. seems like the crowd for this is no bigger than it is and now ringplus has to feed on itself by trying to milk the existing member base to hook on those people to see who bites on paying the new $15 increase. yeah ringplus has jumped the shark.

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    1. "seems like" = imagination gone wild, IMO. RingPlus Derangement Syndrome (RDS).

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  9. I want to have Ring Plus service. The phone number in my phone is active on another device. I do not want to use this phone number. How do I get a new number from the start?
    Thanks.

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    1. When you activate a phone it gets a new number by default. You don't need to do anything special.

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  10. Ringplus is CS is bad. No number you can call and talk to someone. You have to put a ticket in and they will message you back. I don't like that. I rather talk to someone if I have a problem with their service not this message me and I'll message you back crab.

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    1. LOL, you forgot ......... they will message you back [in about a month, if you are lucky.]

      Open ticket 24 days and counting and I must have followed up at least10x. Ring Plus doesn't have customer service!
      They have said that they are bringing some help on soon. The problem with that is those who have been serving as C/S are at best incompetent, so we have them training the new hires. Not something to look forward to.

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    2. ringplus customer service is the absolute worse. just hope you never have problems, because when you do, expect no help from ringplus and only expect putdowns from the trolling dlexious idiots in their fanboy discourse.

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    3. The trade off for free service in this case is slow response to tickets filed. If you want 1st class customer service with live customer service and hot towels to sooth you while you have issues then go to another MVNO. If you have technical issues then filing a ticket is generally the only way to resolve the problem. Discourse while I agree has a few trolls, should only be used as a reference tool or perhaps some easily answered question that you can't find somewhere else. Discourse issues and questions are almost never answered by any RP employee. You will see new plans posted on discourse by an RP employee but that's about as far as it goes on that site with any further assistance. Look, discourse is like any other social media site--read and do your homework before you ask a stupid question. Lastly if you appear at all demanding or entitled (most on discourse lately have) then don't expect one bit of help !! You get what you pay for, you knew that when you signed up--or had you done your homework you SHOULD have known!

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    4. The worst thing about Discourse is that they have disabled web page search. Real bad, since web page search is indispensable fir using such forums to solve problems.

      I have to save the page to Notepad and search in there.

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    5. "ringplus customer service is the absolute worse. just hope you never have problems, because when you do, expect no help from ringplus and only expect putdowns from the trolling dlexious idiots in their fanboy discourse."

      I'll second that!

      They have that troll specifically to drive any criticism away and to distract from the actual issue. It is not even worth posting on Discourse, but if you do Open a ticket and just post your exact issue and your ticket number and then PM Karl, Startledmarmot, tom_rpr and RP_PR, flood their in box!

      I have read through a lot of the advice being given on Discourse by these these newer members and so much of it is incorrect. Anyone want advice on Ring Plus please also post on HoFo!

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    6. "trolling dlexious idiots in their fanboy discourse"

      "They have that troll specifically to drive any criticism away and to distract from the actual issue."

      good god, hate that stupid punk troll. gives out maybe some helpful comment with one hand but then slaps you with a stupid putdown with the other hand.

      discourse is the absolute worse with that troll and the clueless idiot newbies who don't know what they're doing who don't read the requirements for the way-too-many future promo plans. those discourse fools deserve each other.

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    7. Ringplus cs is straight garage. I was on the free vip pepper plan and was top up 7 times for no reason. I did't go over my mins, text or mb. I open a ticket cuz there was no other way to talk to a live person. I didn't get a message back untill 7 days later. All I got was we are very sorry there was some mistalk on our system and we will refund your money back. sorry for inconvience. After this happen to cancel my plan and never look back.

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    8. "The trade off for free service in this case is slow response to tickets filed." What tripe, R+ actually had decent C/S prior to opening up to all the these new promos. Chat actually functioned well and is now useless, I just spent 40+ minutes with an open chat and no response, I can't sit there all day hoping they won't just close the chat while I am waiting, something they have done 2 times on me this week alone.

      It was Ring Plus's call to go ahead with these promos with complete disregard to add support staff to take care of the imminent influx of customer support issues. That decision was just plain greed on their part wanting as many new subs as possible at the expense of customer service, they are truly not better for it and I would say the customer service blowback is only in its infancy.

      At minimum those stuck with no access to R+ C/S should file a complaint with their BBB!

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  11. Is it possible to bring a republic wireless phone to ringplus?

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  12. No, Republic Wireless phones only work on Republic Wireless.

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  13. LOL, another Ring Plus Promo Dead of the the Gate! They really should rename it "Ring Circus"

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  14. I have verizon nexus 6. I can't activate. Do I have to wait until next week?

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  15. The wild instability makes me less likely to risk more money on it, promote it, and rely on it. Not being a whining moocher; just wish they would stick to their promises and steer a steady course.

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  16. I'm glad I got as many 1000/1000/1000 Future plans as I wanted from their recent promos. Those seem good enough for my usage and I don't have to follow these ever changing and sometimes confusing promos anymore.

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    1. Come next year they will cancel all the plans people got for free. That what this company does. This is just to rise money for them.

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    2. Free plans are going away!
      Good luck with all your free phones...lol

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  17. I am going to propose 250 mins/ 500 SMS/ 750 MB/ 25 MMS for $2 per month. Compares to a free VIP Pepper plan with the Don't Get Milked bonus, and just adding a few MMS to round it out.

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    1. OK, but I guess do you really need the additional 250MB data?
      If you don't it's cheaper taking the plan they offer 1000/1000/500 and pay the extra 7 cents for the 25 MMS.

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    2. Its 1500/1500/500 base plan and the 25 MMS would be $1.

      If R+ considers 1500/1500/500 to = 0 then why discount your plan by 1250 min and 1000 text only adding 250MB and 25 MMS?
      This whole offer is a gimmick like no other I have seen so far. Good way to get future plan holders with 1000MBs to downgrade to 500MB.

      Here is my plan, 1000/1000/1000 and 100MMS for $0 and Ring Plus saves $6 if you go by overage costs over 1500/1500/500. I would only consider paying more for the plan if you just add to the base "free" allotment. Not sure where this all comes into play when they are already discounting add ons at a pretty reasonable rate?

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  18. If this was a legitimate "good promo", they'd be allowing you to keep *whatever* plan you're currently on while seeing if "your plan" pans out with what you're looking for.

    Instead it's just a ruse to get people off the 1k/1k/1k plans

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    1. A "ruse"? wouldn't consider getting this if had a 1/1/1 plan. Why would you?

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  19. I proposed 300/10/10(mms)/1500 mb. And It said it will be active on next billing cycle.
    Is it approved?

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  20. I proposed 100 mins, 100 texts, 30 mms and 2gb data. and its says it will be come active next billing cycle. I don't know if I was appoved.

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  21. The only thing active or will be come active at this point is the base Plan 1500/1500/500

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    1. I can hear the whiners now. Their offer won't be approved and they will be bounced down to the 1000/1000/500 plus have to pay the $15. Let the whine begin !!!

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  22. Is the promo dead or all spots filled because I don't see it anyway when trying to upgrade or even sign up for a new line.

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    1. The promo runs Oct 30 and 31 from Noon to 9 PM PDT. So it should be closed now and reopen at noon PDT.

      However it looks like it's actually open now to new activations only at https://www.ringplus.net/#plans It should open up for upgrades on your RingPlus at noon.

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  23. Anyone know how I can get a cheap android to use on RingPlus?? Seems their cheapest phone right now is $90 for the iphone4. I have 2 sprint phones, but they don't pase the FEC, so I guess my real question is what are the cheapest androids out there that will pass FEC for (any) BYOSP program?? Thanks!!

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    1. I bought a new $39 Moto E to use on Ringplus, at Best Buy.

      Real nice phone.

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  24. Walmart has a $29.99 Boost ZTE Speed that should work.

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  25. I wonder why they don't promote their promos by email. I have a VIP Pepper phone and would probably top up for a promo lile this one but missed the blog. Some folk with plenty of hobby cash do not use social media or hover on blogs but do read email.

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    1. Ringplus does promote via email. Just sign up for their promo email list.

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  26. SO, ANY 4G LTE droid from sprint PP, Boost, or Virgin will activate on BYOSD Ringplus?? or most anyway??

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    1. Many but not all. Brand new, never activated Boost, Virgin Mobile and Sprint Prepaid phones generally activate on RingPlus, but not always. The success rate with used phones is lower. I recommend only buying phones for RingPlus that can be easily returned or else checking the MEID (it's on the outside of the box) on the RingPlus site before buying.

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