discussion forum found on RingPlus’ own website by Edgar_D., who went on to say that the subject of the court filing was not made clear, but it does have something to do with “other fraud.” Edgar_D also took the opportunity to post a link of the filing, and further noted that only a person who has access to Pacer will be able to browse the contents of the filing.
The initial post by Edgar_D has generated reactions from other users in the discussion group. A certain user has stated that the filing is for a legal dispute involving patents or trademarks. Another user has opined that the lawsuit may be connected to the unexpected disappearance of new RingPlus activations on Sprint’s network, plus the unusual lack of any official statements coming from RingPlus with regards to those activations.
But later on, the topic eventually found its way on Reddit, and by that time, some new information has emerged. The complaint turned out to be for a lot of things -- namely, fraud, breach of contract, extortion, trade dress infringement, patent infringement, unfair practices and competition, unjust in enrichment, declaratory judgment, and injunctive relief.
Also, as of the date of the filing of the lawsuit, Sprint has disabled RingPlus’ application program interfaces (APIs) for new customer activations. Moreover, the major US wireless carrier has also notified RingPlus that it will be discontinuing all service to RingPlus (and to all of the MVNO’s customers) on February 11th. Obviously, it may be a wise decision for existing RingPlus customers to start looking for other options. Sure, a lot can still happen in a week’s time, but it would be smart to plan ahead now.
For those not familiar with RingPlus, the MVNO is currently (or more accurately, it used to be) leasing network capacity from Sprint. RingPlus has built a reputation as a low-cost operator, even going as far as introducing a completely 100 percent free mobile phone plan back in June of 2015. Then more than a month later, the MVNO had followed that up by unveiling a couple of additional mobile plans, both also free of charge.
Update 8:30 PM PT 2/3/17:
You can read RingPlus' court filing at: https://www.sendspace.com/file/4y8qdr (Click the blue download button to download the pdf)
RingPlus has emailed its customers confirming that service will end Feb 11 unless RingPlus can get an extension from Sprint or an injunction blocking the shut down. You can read RingPlus' message to subscribers here.