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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.

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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  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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  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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