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New Red Pocket $10 Monthly Plan With 500 Minutes, 500 Texts, 50 MB Plan Now Available

Red Pocket Essential Plan
Last week, Red Pocket Mobile launched a new annual plan on eBay that includes 500 Minutes, 500 Texts, 50 MB per month for a cost of $99 a year. That works out to $8.25/month which is a pretty good deal if it meets your needs.

But many people, myself included, are adverse to paying an MVNO for a whole year in advance. Needs change, people move, MVNOs go belly up with alarming frequency and stuff happens. Plus one of greatest advantages of prepaid is not being locked-in to a given mobile provider for a year or years. With number portability, Google Voice and unlocked and "universal" phones that work on all carriers, it's easy to switch providers as needed or whenever a better deal comes along.

Red Pocket apparently recognizes that there's resistance to year long commitments by prepaid users and has come out with a monthly version of the $99 yearly plan. It comes with the same 500 Minutes, 500 Texts, 50 MB per month, but costs $10/30 days. Red Pocket calls it the Essential Plan. Like its yearly counterpart, the Essential Plan is available on your choice of the AT&T network, which Red Pocket calls GSMA for contractual reasons or on the Sprint network, aka CDMAS. GSMA SIMs are $1 for the mini or micro sizes and $2 for the nano. CDMAS SIMs are $9.99, but unless your Sprint phone didn't come with a SIM you don't need one as Sprint SIMs are reusable.

Update 10-Mar-2017. The $10 Essentials plan now includes 100 MB/month insted of 50 MB and is available on all four networks.

Source Red Pocket Mobile

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  1. Wow.

    Can't wait until they raise the texting to unlimited.

    I guess it is all getting cheaper and cheaper.

    Way to go Red Pocket.

    Thanks for pushing the industry ahead.

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    1. FYI this plan is now available on all 4 networks. Not just the GSMA and CDMAS.

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    2. Where are you seeing that? The Red Pocket website only lists the $10 "Essential" 500 min, 500 texts, 500 MB under GSMA and CDMAS. It does not appear when clicking the "See all CDMA plans" or "See all GSMT plans" links.

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    3. On ebay at the top of the page it says.
      Red Pocket 1 Year Prepaid Wireless Essentials Plan - No Contract,SIM Kit Inc.
      <$8/Mo: 500 Min/Text 50 MB @ LTE - All 4 Top Networks

      $8/Mo: 500 Min/Text 50 MB @ LTE - All 4 Top Networks

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    4. Thanks, I've updated the relevant post: Red Pocket Launches New $99 Per Year Plan on eBay

      According to a chat I just had with Red Pocket support that change does not apply to the $10/month plan.

      Your Question: Is the $10/Mo: 500 Min/Text 50 MB plan available on GSMT and CDMA now? The website is ambiguous.

      09:13 CS Leslie: The Essential Plan, monthly one is available on GSMA and CDMAS. This is what we have on our website. Once they have updated the GSMT and CDMA, we will have the information updated on our page.


      I know that CS is often wrong but it's up to Red Pocket to communicate their product offerings clearly and unambiguously to prospective customers.

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  2. Pretty damn good. FYI, the cheapest no-data Grandma Plan is still the $20 for 360 day plan (about 30 minutes per month) --- Real Mobile

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    1. Make sure you get the sim card from ebay

      http://m.ebay.com/itm/New-REAL-Mobile-Triple-Format-Micro-Regular-Standard-Sim-Card-Prepaid-AT-T-Net-/131967586192?hash=item1eb9e18f90%3Ag%3A5RcAAOSwYIxX8vNi&_trkparms=pageci%253Aeeafe6f2-d20a-11e6-a602-005056b2416e%257Cparentrq%253A66a0708c1590a5e0a74491bfffbf7379%257Ciid%253A2

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    2. I was excited to see that $20 grandma plan, then I checked and it seems it is only offered on their CDMA (Sprint) service. Oh well, that's out.

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    3. You can try the global Freedom Pop plan, it gives 200 minutes per month and the sim right now is 1 cent.

      https://slickdeals.net/f/9607880-freedompop-global-3-in-1-sim-card-kit-100-free-mobile-phone-service-free-1gb-bonus-0-01?src=sticky

      They use ATT and if there is no signal on ATT they use TMO.

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  3. Its a good deal. I wonder they allowed int'l text on their plan?

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    1. Yes it does! And international calling to 72 countries.

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  4. What is a good phone choice that would work well with Red Pocket GSM for around $50-$60 or less?

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    1. These days, I would suggest to get a true universal phone that would allow talk and text and LTE on all 4 major carrier, unless if you are okay with hspa+ speeds and not using sprint, then a Verizon 4g LTE phone that has bands 2, 4, 13 will suffice, since it will have the 2g for TMO/VW and 3g for ATT/TMO/VW and the band 4 for ATT and TMO, but speeds will not be the best, hence hspa+, as when you have the main channel. But if you are already with the throttled MVNO speeds, then a little less, like 5 mbps to 4 mbps, should not bither you.

      But cricket has 8 mbps so, if you go from 8 to 4, you may or may not like it.

      But there are many MVNOs that have limits at 5 mbps.

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    2. LG phoenix 2 is $50 on sale

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    3. Blu R1 HD is good if you have Amazon Prime

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  5. Whadda Deal! "Real Mobile" has the "Asian-Version" of the Galaxy S7 running "Lillipop 5.1" on a 5.5"(?5.1"?) screen, a "larger battery"(not specified) &... wait for it...wait for it....."16 GB RAM" LMBO! Brand New $378!

    Real Mobile's Galaxy S7 Edge "Brand New $499"

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  6. How does this work... They say that free international calling, does it count in 500 min? I guess that could be it...

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  7. Does Red pocket charge taxes on the $10 plan?

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    1. Red Pocket is California based so they are required to collect the CA MTS tax from their California customers. If you aren't in California there should not be any taxes.

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  8. 100 MB should be shown for Red Pocket Essentials in the 'Sprint MVNO Prepaid Plans Compared' plan table.

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