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RingPlus' First Batch of Promotional Plans For This Year Are Here


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If you've been waiting for RingPlus' promotional plans, they have just announced availability of the first offers they have for 2017. The offers are available for both free and paid plans.

RingPlus Free Plans

The Free Plans available from RingPlus include the following options:

  • Mad Hot Chocolate Free Plan - This free plan comes with 100 minutes, texts, MMS and MB of data with overages at 10 cents for each unit of service. This plan requires an auto top up of $5.
  • Mad Hot Chocolate Free Plan (Member+) - This plan includes 500 minutes and MB of data with unlimited text and MMS with tethering included. An auto top up of $30 is required. 
With either plan, Add Ons are required to be used.  A screenshot with the available Add Ons is available below:

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RingPlus Paid Plans

As for the promotional offers under paid plans, RingPlus has separated them into two groups.

Group 1:
  • Mad Espresso ($3.99/month) - Includes 300 minutes, texts, MMS and data. Tethering is available at $2.99 and requires a top up of $15 along with an activation fee of $5.
  • Mad Espresso (Member+) ($3.99/month) - Includes 300 minutes, texts, MMS and data. Tethering is available at 99 cents and requires a top up of $10.  
  • Mad Cappuccino ($5.99/month) - Includes 500 minutes, texts, MMS and data. Tethering is available at $2.99 and requires a top up of $15 along with an activation fee of $5.
  • Mad Cappuccino (Member+) ($5.99/month) - Includes 500 minutes, texts, MMS and data. Tethering is available at 99 cents and requires a top up of $10.  
  • Mad Mocha ($9.99/month) - Includes unlimited minutes, texts, MMS and 1GB of data. Tethering is available at $2.99 and requires a top up of $15 along with an activation fee of $5.
  • Mad Mocha (Member+) ($9.99/month) - Includes unlimited minutes, texts, MMS and 1GB of data. Tethering is available at 99 cents and requires a top up of $10. 
Add Ons are required for Group 1 paid plans. Options include the following:

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Group 2:
  • Mad Latte ($17.99/month) - Includes unlimited minutes, texts, MMS and 1,750 MB of data. Tethering is included. A top up of $25 is required along with an activation fee of $5 or Member+. 
  • Mad Macchiato ($30/month) - Includes unlimited minutes, texts, MMS and 10GB of data. Tethering is not available. A top up of $20 is required along with an activation fee of $6.75 or Member+. 
The available Add Ons for Group 2 are:

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 These plans launched at 9PM yesterday (PST) and are said to remain open until supplies last.


Source: BestMVNO

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  1. $0.10 an MB? As in $102.4 per GB?

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    1. Sadly, that's not the worst of it. There's a thread in the forums now about how the data accounting has gone from a minimum unit of 0.01M (10KB) per transaction to one of 0.1MB each.

      Anyone who's ever looked at their account's data usage can tell you Android makes dozens or even hundreds of tiny data bursts a day. With this single 10x change people who had minimal discrepancies between what R+ shows for data use and Android's own accounting, now show massive variances. Reports have been all over the map (exceeding 50℅ in one reported case), but most are showing usage 25-40℅ over what Android says.

      That and several other reasons are why they will be relegated to backup status for me when my plans end after this month. I will be going to MintSIM, which is far more trustworthy and professional IMHO. Thank goodness for Google voice making it easy to switch to whatever deal is best each month.

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    2. Since an unresolved data usage error in October 2016 that happened while data was completely turned off on my device, I've had data disabled on my RingPlus dashboard and use my RingPlus phone purely for outgoing voice calls.

      As a RingPlus subscriber of over a year, I still recommend prospective users read the terms of service before signing up and if after reading they decide it would work for them, spending only discretionary and disposable income when signing up for a plan.

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  2. Company is a train wreck.

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  3. RingPlus charges extra for voicemail on paid plans now?

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  4. I get that things can't be free forever, but this is just garbage now.

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  5. Need let this boat....sink for real!!!

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    1. Try to find a cheaper sprint mvno then

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  6. Forced add-ons? Overages? RingPlus is done, finished. They've given too many people the run-around and now they're just another expensive MVNO.

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  7. I don't think that any Sprint MVNO's can match the price structure for RP right now especially the Mad Macchiato plan. Yes there are taxes, but it's probably the best plan for the money. Compared to Tmobile not so secret 30 dollar plan you are getting voice, text, and 5 more mb plus a better network.

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    1. Sprint native network via a MVNO is "better" than t-mo plan with roaming??????!!!!!

      I carried both for a while and can say I never saw an area with Sprint native service that didn't have t-mo or t-mo roaming on at&t service. Lots of places where Sprint was 0 bars & t-mo / roaming was usable. In the boonies t-mo really relies on at&t for coverage but it works.

      I would strongly disagree with your statement from my experience.

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    2. Believe roaming for tmobile only for 40 or higher plans on prepaid

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    3. All T-Mobile Prepaid plans have voice and text roaming. $40 and high plans have limited data roaming.

      All Simple Choice plans include 200 MB of roaming data per month. The $50 and $60 Simply Prepaid plans include 100 MB of roaming and the $40 Simply Prepaid plan comes with 50 MB of roaming data.

      Simple Choice plans also include unlimited voice, text and data roaming in Mexico and Canada. Data roaming includes high speed data with the same limits as domestic data.

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  8. Dont think tmobile prepaid has roaming.native sprint beats native tmo anyday

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    1. T-Mobile prepaid has voice and text roaming.

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    2. T-Mobile, while being smaller than AT&T and Verizon, definitely does have a larger native footprint than Sprint.

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  9. These arrn't the greatest plans ever launched by ringplus bit theybare still very competitive. $10 ($12 with voicemail) for unlimited talk text mms and 1gb lte data - who comes close to that?

    Seems like lots of people are jealous of others saving money because ringplus didn't work out for them!

    Free is free. For $5 you can have a completely free plan others charge $100 a year for. If ot lasts 1 month you have saved money - hardly a big risk.

    Get over losing your free super high data plans. They might be back when ringplus launch their smart dialer.

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    1. Jealousy? No, its the opposite. I feel nothing but pity for Ringplus users whos either lack of funds, or extreme frugality made them choose an absolute garbage MVNO on the worst US cell phone network. I am going to feel sorry for all the people are going to unexpectedly lose service and possibly lose their number when Ringplus finally goes dark for good without warning.

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    2. "Free is free. For $5 you can have a completely free plan others charge $100 a year for. If ot lasts 1 month you have saved money - hardly a big risk."

      Huh? A $5 plan that is "completely free"???

      Come back when you learn not to type nonsense.

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    3. The "$5 totally free plan" from RP is one for the record books... along with the "$30 totally secret T-Mobile" plan that is mentioned on every single forum.

      I look forward to similar such amazing plans, such as one that gives free 2G LTE data, 'Bingo On' which allows unlimited gambling with blue-hairs, and another that lets you use Apple Galaxy 6s6 phones with unlimited telegraph.

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  10. Anyone considering Ringplus needs to spend some due diligence time on the social.ringplus.net community page and aee if the plan you want is actually working correctly. There is next to no support if you have any problems, and there are no actual employees participating on the forum. Waiting a week or longer is common with submitted tickets. It is about as customer hostile as any alleged company I have ever seen. Caveat Emptor doesn't half cover it. They don't even call themselves a cellular phone service company, it's a freewheeling social club or some such bizarro world language. Read the TOS, really, they will boot you, cutting off the phone line and keeping your top up funds for breaking The Rules, no lie, and one of the rules is you cannot do a charge back with your credit card even uf they fail to provide you with the service that you paid for.

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    1. the rule actually says to not chargeback without first attempting to solve issue with them first. And there's an email address provided for that purpose. They do issue refunds for billing mistakes.

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    2. So, just putting in a ticket isn't good enough, you have to read a long legal document to find a secret email address and what will you bet you can jump through all the hoops and still get retaliation for a charge back? I'm pretty sure this anti consumer behavior violates the merchant agreement and will come back to bite them.

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    3. re: email you mention about solving issues.
      That email goes to the volunteer mod/ethical committee.
      You trust these same jerks that moderate the forum to
      solve your billing issues based on if they like you
      on the forum or not? I don't!

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    4. The email for billing disputes is ethics@ringplus.net and it goes to RingPlus management, not to the volunteer "Ethics Committee" despite the similarity of name. Billing details are never shared with the volunteer moderators.

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    5. So... The option in the ticket system labeled Billing Dispute with several different kinds of billing problems goes into the bit bucket then? This explains why I have heard nothing for weeks now. Good thing I read this blog. Thanks, Dennis!

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    6. Ethics email. I can assure you I have never heard that anyone that sent a billing issue to ethics has received a reply or a fixed problem. The ethics email is a ruse and the NEW support ticket system is a failure just like the company and the above shill that says so!

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  11. What? No mention of the mysterious fictional nonexistent miracle vaporware R+ dialer? Why? Because there is none.

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    1. Yes but when you have mostly sheep that will believe anything you say then they can get away with a tale like that. They had to make up a really good story to get the data hogs off their plans and the only way to do it was to screw everyone.

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    1. it meets the needs of me and two other relatives quite nicely.

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    2. Yes. Even with the plan shuffling at the end of last year, I have five family members and a few friends who found plans that work for them and have been happy either the service for over two years now. RingPlus may not be right for everyone, but for them it has worked out great.

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  13. I am still confused with the haters. Ringplus has been almost free for most of us and people are complaining? I don't mind paying a little as I don't know where I can get cheap plans like these.

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    1. Why are you confused? Haters don't hate R+ because of the decent rates, they hate R+ because of no support, tickets that require weeks to be answered, mistakes in their plan offerings that are never addressed, classifieds failure, dialer failure, promises made and not fulfilled, over charges, hidden charges, rude moderators in their help forum, no roaming, no voicemail, no call block, inept management, bad behavior regarding refunding mistakes, slow porting with some taking weeks--shall I continue?
      This is why people hate R+.

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    2. Is there any sort of prepaid, refillable/etc credit card that can be used with RingPlus+

      Considering the widespread reports of credit card fraud (taking money for services never delivered, and several things listed in the above paragraph), it seems like that would be safest.

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    3. I highly doubt that R+ has committed credit card fraud and the things listed in the above paragraph are greatly exaggerated in my opinion.

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    4. I also rather doubt that the above claims of double charging and other illicit activities above are merely made up.

      You can counter with a harebrained theory about spies paid by Lycamobile to make up bad things about RingPlus and post them here, but no... I'm not drinking your Kool-aid. No sirree.

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  14. What's the point of the $0.0099 overage add-on?

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    1. Doesn't actually exist anyway - just another example of how half-assed of a half-assed company they have become. Used to be quite happy, but no more. I'm technically proficient enough that I generally wouldn't even need support if they did their jobs properly. Alas, of course they don't...

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  15. I've got a T-Mobile and a RingPlus phone and we travel almost constantly. There are a lot of places in the USA where I get Sprint signal but don't get T-Mobile signal (and a few where the reverse is true). T-Mobile is unbeatable when we're in Canada, though.

    The two plans, together, cost me less than one plan from most other providers and they provide good backup for each other. I'm happy with both.

    RingPlus makes me bang my head against the wall, sometimes, but the value is enough to make me look past the hiccups they've had, from time to time.

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    1. I agree I have 5 lines in my family. Some lines free some not. Ringplus was free for awhile and now you have to pay. That is like most things in life.
      If you are on the fence try it for free. If you like it. Then port your number. Or keep it for backup.

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    2. I find places where my TMO phone works and the Ring+ does not. At most of these places, TMO is on ATT roaming. Ring+ has worked out well for me. When my Ring+ phone stops working, I use my TMO ppd, which is likely on ATT by then.

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    3. TMo coverage is highly dependent upon having a device that supports LTE band 12. It runs on a much lower frequency than their other bands so goes much father and penetrates buildings better (the one minor drawback being it's technically slower, but it's still fast enough for most needs).

      Before comparing coverage you should ensure your device supports band 12 because that's what a lot of TMo's claims are based upon.

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    4. Yes, the comparison above is with a B12 phone. Without B12, there a huge gaps in TMO coverage. I use my devices without B12 on H2O.

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  16. The free plan is gone unless you have Member+

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    1. the free plan is gone for new activations but available for upgrades without member+.

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  17. Ringplus is very dishonest. In December Ringplus charged my credit card four times for three lines on free plans when no bill was owed. In the process, they stole over $60 of existing account credit in addition to the new fraudulent charges.

    Ringplus won't let you remove your credit card on file before or after porting. Since Ringplus didn't respond to my four support tickets or answer my calls, I was forced to port. Even after porting Ringplus continues to keep my control panel open with my credit card on file. The button to remove your credit card hasn't worked since midDecember.

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    1. I suspect there is more to this story.

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    2. "I suspect there is more to this story."

      Yes, an ongoing saga of incompetence on RingPlus+' part. Many episodes in this story. Many Jar Jar Binkses , and not a Han Solo or Obi Wan to be found

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  18. I think you would be better off going with the T-Mobile $30 totally secret plan and not any of these.

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  19. All these people arguing over free or unusually cheap mobile service. If you like it or at least see enough value in it to keep using the service then do, if not, then switch to another provider, it's pretty simple. I've been on RingPlus for over a year. Are they the best run company I've ever dealt with? No but sadly they aren't the worst either. I've been a customer of companies that have cost me more money for poorer service and rude customer service. The biggest complaint I've had about RingPlus over the past year is the unusable voice quality. That was fixed last month, now I have the same voice quality as any other provider for a lot less. People keep saying that RingPlus today is worse than ever before, I have to disagree. For the first time in their history every RingPlus plan offers the same voice quality and data speed as any other Sprint MVNO. As for the constantly changing plan lineup and frequent promotions, that's not really anything new, through out history many different types of businesses have taken this approach to draw attention to their business and attract new customers. It hasn't bothered me in over a year. I just picked a plan that had what I needed and kept it. I didn't sign up for a new plan every time a new promo came along and I saved money and enjoyed my service this way. It's not hard.

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    1. My experience is similar to yours. However, they are so unstable, iffy, and squirrely, that I would not dare recommend them to anyone else.

      And I consider myself lucky that I haven't had any of the awful problems that so many people have had.

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    2. ditto R+ unstable iffy squirrely. no longer recommending R+ to anyone. good friends will protect their friends and relatives from signing up and porting their numbers to ringplus. ringplus is the most dangerous chaotic mvno that people should stay away from.

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    3. My service has been very stable, even the mad plans.

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    4. "My service has been stable.............."
      Sure until you have a problem and try to get it fixed.

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  20. Changed to 15 days after original post I bet some will still call them honest! Can R+ get ANYTHING right?

    Mad Sunday 2017 $6.99+ tax /15 day
    Activation Fee $5
    (Auto Top Up of $25
    if Top Up balance
    is $5 or less) Flash only 100 spaces available

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    1. and they are changing people back to their original plan if they want or those who decide to stay will get a credit of $6.99 because of the typo. So yeah, I'd call that honest that they acknowledged it and are making it right.

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    2. Unfortunately it took an uprising on their forum to get someone to do something and then it was only a mod that posted the refunds message. The management that made the mistake had nothing to say, not even an apology. I really don't think RingPlus knows what they are doing! Honest perhaps but more like honestly incompetent. They make way too many mistakes to be a responsible business.

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    3. I don't know what "uprising" you're talking about. One of the mods stated they pinged support with an "emergency" as soon as it was noted and it was fixed promptly.

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    4. The real question asked above is why is R+ so incompetent?
      Keep drinking the kool-aid you sheep.

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  21. R+ has become such a joke of a business run by a bunch of incompetent imbeciles. yeah, just look at their latest Mad Sunday plan debacle. they don't even proofread their plans! they have NO QUALITY CONTROL at R+ because they they are so stupid over there making mistake after mistake after mistake. WARNING: DO NOT EVER TRUST TO PORT YOUR IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS TO THE IMBECILES AT RINGPLUS BECAUSE THE CHANCES ARE HIGH THAT YOU WILL LOSE YOUR NUMBER BECAUSE OF THE RINGPLUS INCOMPETENCE THAT CONSTANTLY REPEATS WITH MISTAKE AFTER MISTAKE AFTER MISTAKE.

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    1. I suspect there isn't much of a staff at R+, so the few people there are unable to keep up with all the mistakes. They need to clean up their existing messes before making new ones, but probably can't afford to do so without the advertising income their still vaporware dialer was supposed to generate. So they keep making more messes to keep money coming in. It's probably a race to the finish: either they'll get the dialer done and slowly recuperate as the income from it flies in, or they'll eventually implode. I'm leaning towards the latter scenario, but I'll keep using the plans I've got until then.

      So glad I have Google voice making it easy to switch without losing my number once the inevitable happens. I have a FreedomPop hotspot and TMo tab on free 200MB plan for backup should it come at an inconvenient time.

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  22. Ring Plus should be avoided. If you must use them, please use a disposable credit card and Google Voice so your exposure is limited. I learned the hard way. Free service with Ringplus was actually very expensive.

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    1. "If you must use them, please use a disposable credit card..."

      Do you have one that you recommend? I have tried to activate a couple, but they would not validate on their system.

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    2. it's only expensive if you kept upgrading. I have spent very little for over a year of service. So have my relatives.

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  23. I created a virtual credit card at my Citi Mastercard and put that on my Ringplus line. When you do this, choose a maximum charge of whatever you are willing to let them run. Mine is very low and it's a good peace of mind to have given that I see some posts of questionable charges starting to happen.

    Don't forget to manually assign a default credit card on each phone line, because "default" doesn't mean what you think it means. You have to assign a card for each of your lines or a charge will fail and it will get suspended. So then you can set a default and put in a ticket and be prepared to wait a month for someone to look at your ticket to remove the suspension manually.

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    1. Good information...thanks.
      Too bad they make it so difficult to remain a supportive customer.
      I sometimes think this company is being run by some 6th graders.

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