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RingPlus New Years Promos - Free Plans, Paid Plans Free Port-Ins, Tablet Plan and Loaner Phones

Sprint freemium MVNO RingPlus unveiled a bunch of New Years promotions today. Now through Noon local time Tuesday 1/5/2015, the following deals are available:

  • Goya Free Plan 1750 minutes, 1750 texts and 1750 MB of data per month for "free", $20 (plus about 20% in taxes and fees) top up at activation (added to plan balance) and whenever the account balance reaches zero. Available for new activations only.
  • Dali Free Paid Plan Same as the Goya plan except that it costs $5/month and includes. Available for new activations only.
  • A waiting list for current customers who want to upgrade to Goya or Dali will open January 6, 2016
  • Picasso Paid Plan $19.99/per month for new activations and plan changes. It includes unlimited minutes and texts and 2 GB of data per month. No top-up required.
  • Rembrandt Paid Plan for data-only devices like tablets. $19.99/per month for new activations and plan changes. It includes 2000 MB of data per month. No top-up required
  • All port-ins to RingPlus are free (reg $6.99).
  • Ports from Verizon to a RingPlus paid plan get a free $100 top-up and 2016 MB of data good 3 months for free. RingPlus will also match your initial top-up (up to $300).
  • Ports from AT&T to a RingPlus paid plan get a free $50 top-up and 2016 MB of data good 3 months for free. RingPlus will also match your initial top-up (up to $200).
  • Ports from T-Mobile or Ting or any other multi-carrier Sprint MVNO to a RingPlus paid plan will get a free $25 top-up and 2016 MB of data good 3 months for free. RingPlus will also match your initial top-up (up to $100).
  • Loaner phones: Borrow a refurbished HTC Desire 510 or Apple iPhone 4 8GB. A $75 deposit is required, the deposit will be refunded if the phone is returned in good condition.
All RingPlus' plans are ad sponsored. Customers hear ads in place of the usual ringing tone before a call is answered. When a user hears an offer of interest to them they can press the five key on their phone and get a text message or an email containing a coupon or additional information.

RingPlus calls use traditional cellular voice, not VOIP so call quality is similar to that of Sprint. However, the ad injection creates some latency (delay). The latency has a tendency to make people talk over one another, some users can adjust to it others can't. 

RingPlus can activate most inactive Sprint postpaid phones as well as the unlocked iPhone 6s, 6s+, 6, 6+, or Nexus 5, 5X, 6 or 6P from T-Mobile, Verizon, or ATT; and the Verizon iPhone 5s or 5c. Although not officially supported, brand new, never activated Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Sprint Prepaid phones also usually work.

On all RingPlus plans, the overage rate is 2¢ per minute, text or MB of data. None of RingPlus plans include MMS which are 4¢ extra each. There are additiona fees for things like phone number changes (99¢) and device changes ($1.99). 

Source: RingPlus Forum

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  1. 750 minutes should read 1,750 minutes

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  2. The RingPlus site says my phone will work but it is a T-Mobile iPhone 6+ model MGAX2LL/A that I am using currently with a SIM from Platinumtel. How can it work if it is not a Verizon/Sprint CDMA phone? I want to sign up for the Goya plan but I am nervous that it won't work. If you have any insight on this it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    1. You just need a Sprint sim.

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    2. The iPhone 6 and later are "Universal Phones" which support both GSM and CDMA. Sprint and RingPlus have been activating iPhones from other carriers for a few month. As Anonymous said you need a Sprint which RingPlus can sell you.

      However, you have reason to be nervous however especially if you are porting a nunber, RingPlus support seems to be overwhelmed and under motivated and is very slow. SIM shipping takes a long time and there seem to be more porting problems with RingPlus than with other operators. If your iPhone is your only phone I'd advise against RingPlus as there is the potential to be without a working phone for an extended period of time.

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    3. you can get a Sprint SIM part# 436C from Apple store for free.

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    4. i think you need a ringplus sim not sprint sim

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    5. A Sprint SIM will work. I'm using one with RingPlus. Sprint and all Sprint MVNO SIMs with the same part number are identical.

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    6. The great thing about Sprint MVNOs is that you only ever need One Sim to use them all.

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    7. "you only ever need One Sim to use them all."
      That only works if you never upgrade your phone, or are very lucky.
      Sprint uses different SIM models for each SIM size,
      You can't expect your SIM will work with a new phone unless you verify before buying.

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    8. The great thing about upgrading a phone on Sprint is that all Sprint phones come with a sim.

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    9. Well, all new Sprint branded Sprint LTE phones come with a Sprint SIM.
      Same as AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon phones.
      That leaves a whole lot more new and used phones for Sprint use that don't have one.
      Drive to the nearest corporate store that has the exact SIM part number and beg for it, since you are not a Sprint customers, or pay a lot of money online and wait.
      Not great.

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    10. If someone isn't using a Sprint-branded Spark device (as The Lord Sprint Carrier intended) then it's really their own fault.

      Nobody's actually forcing anyone to use overpriced premium-brand devices like the Nexus and iPhone.

      That's a (questionable) decision people made on their own because they weren't pragmatic enough to see through the hype and judge those phones based on their actual practical value.

      Glorified status symbols don't mean as much when you're tearfully groveling in a Sprint store and shouting "MY KINGDOM FOR A SIM CARD!"

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    11. If I buy Sprint Prepaid phone can I use the SIM for new RingPlus activation? I want to use an unlocked iPhone 6+ from AT&T.

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    12. That's the spirit, Barack. Sprint phones are always worth buying.

      But because you understand the importance of Sprint branded devices, I'll save you the trouble (and expense).

      https://ting.com/shop/nanoc4

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    13. The AT&T iPhone 6+ works fine on Sprint - supports all 3 LTE bands and carrier aggregation for the fastest speeds possible. No Sprint logo required.
      Most of the Sprint bloatware won't work on RingPlus anyway, so you won't miss it.
      Any nearby Sprint corporate store (not a franchise) can give you the correct SIM for your iPhone, and you probably won't have to beg for it. I was just kidding earlier.

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  3. "A new waiting list for this current Promo will open January 6, 2016."

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  4. There are 4 different sprint micro sims available, lol.
    Leave it to perpetually confused sprint.

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  5. I have a free and paid plan on ring plus on the same account, I want to cancel the free plan as I don't need it and want to free it up for another potential customer, when I go to cancel it the wording makes it look like I'm cancelling the entire account instead of just that line, anybody know how I should proceed? (both lines have cash balances) thanks

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    1. Pushing "Cancel this plan" does not cancel your whole account if you have two active plans.

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    2. If you cancel the line it'll cancel the plan and you'll lose the cash balance.

      You should exhaust the cash balance on the free plan first before cancelling, unless you just want to ragequit and file a chargeback (which I wouldn't recommend without a fallback provider).

      Honestly, RP's balance transfer and refund policies are still a complete con job and it's a shame they make everything so difficult.

      They really should allow refunds for unused top-ups and offer user-initiated balance transfers once per line per month. It'd do wonders for their usability.

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    3. Keep pipe=dreaming.
      Prepaid phone companies don't give refunds for unused service.
      Virtually none of them allow you to transfer funds from one line to another.

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  6. Honestly, the average RP balance is probably $10 or less. Would it be nice to get that transferred? Sure, but chances are the person is moving up to a better plan. I only like to push greed so far.

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    1. People are so impatient. They can't stand to use the waiting list to upgrade their current plan.

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  7. I can't see how anyone can rely on this as their main "daily driver" phone.

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    1. Same way we told you before.
      Use your favorite VOIP app as a backup calling method.

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    2. Works great, been doing it for months.

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  8. can you use Nexus 6P you bought from Google.

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    1. I don't see why not. See Sprint Community: Space: Nexus 5x and 6p for part numbers of the required Sprint SIM.

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  9. how can all these free plans be sustainable at all?
    or is this just something to enjoy a few free minutes or data
    before it inevitably goes away
    it's one thing for sprint to encourage subscriber increases
    but not at the expense of losing their paid ones on their own brand? aka to use ringplus you almost need to be a current sprint user to have coverage!

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    1. If we could predict the future we would not be reading prepaidphonenews ;-)
      Bloggers have been predicting the demise of RingPlus free plans for many months, and so far they have all been wrong. None of them have admitted it, though.

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    2. Who cares how long it lasts, and chances are, if you are in a major metropolitan area you will have decent Sprint coverage. And if you happen to be a wise person using prepaid plans you could be on Tmobile, Att, Verizon, or Sprint mvnos. This ain't brain surgery. Grab a cheap phone or two and jump onboard and save a little cash as long as you can!!

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  10. What's your experience with RingPlus' Customer Service; specifically Online Chat, email, Query Ticket and the Voice Response system at their phone # 310-919-0915

    My personal experience has me totally put off until I see a more mature interface

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    1. RingPlus' automated activation and account management systems have always worked for me so I've never had to use RingPlus customer service.

      By most accounts RingPlus support is mostly non-existent, but that's to be expected with a free service.

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  11. I got the Goya plan, 1750x3 for my Verizon iPhone 5S this afternoon. LTE works.
    Goya was still available at 330PM EST.
    Thanks to prepaidphonenews!

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  12. Any details on the waiting list for current customers?

    There was a problem activating your account.
    Your Device is currently in use with another carrier on the Sprint Network. We will be able to automatically move you over soon, please contact support for more details.

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  13. It looks like the New Years and CNET promos are over, except for the waiting list. However when I check my MEID, R+ offers me Leonardo 2 (1500x3) by signing in or creating an account. When I sign in, only Michaelangelo is offered (500mb). Has anyone been able to get Leonardo 2 by registering another account? I do not want to do that unless I have to.

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