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Red Pocket Upgrades Data on $24.99 Plan, Now Offers 500MB

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Red Pocket Mobile, an MVNO operating under the big four networks, recently announced that they have made a few changes to its $24.99 plan available on T-Mobile's network. Starting today, Red Pocket GSMT's $24.99 plan now includes unlimited data with the first 500MB at 4G LTE speeds. In addition to improving its high speed data, the plan also includes free international calling to 72 countries. The unlimited international calling feature, however, is only a promotional offer. It is available with plans that include unlimited domestic calling.

Prior to this change, the $24.99 plan included unlimited talk, text, MMS and data with first 250MB at 4G LTE speeds hard capped. With the new announcement, customers under the plan get to enjoy more for the same price they have to pay.

The $24.99 plan is the only one that has been changed. Apart from this, the other plan options under Red Pocket GSMT include:

  • $19.99 GSMT monthly plan - comes with 100MB of 4G LTE data
  • $29.99 GSMT monthly plan - comes with 1GB at 4G LTE speeds
  • $34.99 GSMT monthly plan - comes with 300 voice minutes, unlimited text, MMS and data with first 2GB of 4G LTE speeds
  • $39.99 monthly plan - comes with first 1GB at 4G LTE speeds
  • $49.99 monthly plan - comes with first 2GB at 4G LTE speeds
  • $59.99 monthly plan - comes with first 5GB at 4G LTE speeds
Except for the $34.99 GSMT monthly plan, these plans also include unlimited talk, text and MMS, and free international calling to 72 countries.


Source: Prepaid Mobile Phone Reviews

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  1. These little bitty tit-for-tat increased "crumbs" among the MVNOs have become more of an irritant lately than genuinely true victories for the consumer. Besides, MVNOs have been dropping like flies lately - zero confidence in them anymore.

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    1. Red Pocket offers no value over going with a carrier-owned prepaid brand or Tracfone. As the carriers become more aggressive in their pricing, it may well be impossible for the smaller MVNO to compete.

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  2. 24.99 for 500MB Talk and Text on T-Mobile? not even sure what the throttled data is good for anyway. If its 64kbps is basically useless.
    At least you can say you have "unlimited" data.

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    1. Well, if apps are optimized for lower data consumption it would be a problem. Pandora works fine when I get throttled on MetroPC's $30 1gb plan, but something like Waze becomes useless.

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    2. Does metro throttle to 128kbps or 64?

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    3. MetroPCS doesn't specify the throttled speed but users have reported speeds of about 100 Kbps.

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  3. Rather pay the 5 bucks more and get the 30 plan on Metro Pcs and get 1gb of data.
    Also you don't have to worry about them going out of business unlike these guys.

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  4. Nowadays it seems like the only good deals are from the carriers and their subsidiaries.

    MVNOs like Red Pocket just aren't offering enough data to stay competitive.

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  5. Unfortunately, Tracfone/America Movil are going to end up putting a lot of smaller MVNO's out of business. People here in the US are going to lose jobs and these big corporations will continue to get all the money they can by monopolizing industries.
    I don't know about Red Pocket's costumer service but Tracfone companies have the worst of all. They offer more data but also a lot more aggravation and frustration to consumers.

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    1. Red Pocket's customer service is pretty bad. I'd say they have the worst customer service around after America Movil. Most of their plans are overpriced too. They deserve to go out of business.

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    2. The one time I needed customer service in six years it was a complete trainwreck. However, the 2000+ other days were fine. I'll take those odds when I'm saving more than half off my phone bill. Some people won't and that's fine too.

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    3. I have had a good experience with Red Pocket CS with the online chat. Every problem I've ever had was resolved in a matter of minutes. No idea about phone support.

      And IMO, there is no better value than the Red Pocket CDMAV (Verizon) $19.99/month 300/Unlimited/1GB plan. It is 3G only so you'd have to have an appropriate phone to use it. We use our unlocked and rooted Moto G 1st Gen and absolutely love the service.

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  6. They used T-Mobile before than they droped T-Mobile, now they offer T-Mobile again. If their plans, on ANY of their carriers is 60% off the prepaid brands of the carriers themselves, its a good deal. Short of that its a poo poo on a stick.

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  7. Ultra Mobile multi-month plans are the best single-line-value around. And if you sign up for an Amazon credit card with a $50 promo...then you could get a whole year of their $29 plan for just $150 (compared to $228 on Ultra's website).
    Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B015TPYTNO/ref=pd_aw_sim_sbs_107_1/163-3965268-2601923?ie=UTF8&dpID=41lamlJDq4L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL100_SR100%2C62_&psc=1&refRID=30FFWEDZBJVXN0YEE5ST

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    1. What if you don't like the service, coverage, company goes out of business etc mid year or so...do they prorate you? A lot of prepaid services won't give you any money back.

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  8. No prepaid service gives your money back. Ultra is one of the biggest prepaid carriers. If T-Mobile works well in your area, then you are set! Link: It is almost identical service to MetroPCS.
    www.inc.com/magazine/201509/lindsay-blakely/2015-inc5000-a-telco-giant-killer-stalks-another-target.html

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    1. I rather go month to month before making a year commitment. T-Mobile is not reliable in my area.
      "It is almost identical service to MetroPCS"
      Does Ultra roam at all? I know Metro roams for talk and text.

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    2. There's no roaming on Ultra. Ultra's strength is inexpensive unlimited talk and text including international. The only thing Ultra and MetroPCS have in common is that they both use the T-Mobile network.

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  9. Has anyone actually experienced Metro roaming? When I was with them I just lost service. But yes...do not risk getting t-mobile based service if reception is poor

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  10. Ive never had metro pcs but i do have t-mobile based service and most of the time (90%) my coverage is adequate but sometimes i lose reception even in places where i previously had it. I dont know if it has to do with network congestion or some other factor but i can live with the service although not completely reliable like other companies ive had.

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  11. More specifically: Ultra's strength is the absolutely cheapest 1gb of 4G, plus unlimited T&T, plan at way under $15 per month, No taxes

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    1. What plan price is that?

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  12. Just working the available discounts here...to get to $13 per month! The breakdown is (through that Amazon link - only three left) the $29 Unlimited T&T plus 1GB of LTE plan is about $17 per month or less when prepaying $199 ($150 total w/Amazon Credit Card instant credit sign-up @ check out prompt)

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  13. I've been using the 199 a year redpocket plan and it's been great! Under 20 a month for 1000/1000/1000 talk/text/mb per month.

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    1. I would need more like unlimited T&T and at least 500MB of data so the red pocket plan would not really work for me.

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    2. 229 1000 min, unlimited text and 1gb data

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