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Red Pocket Simplifies Plan Line Up With New Unlimited Plan Replacing Most Plans


Multi-carrier MVNO RedPocket Mobile has made a huge change to its plan line up. All of Red Pocket's old plans, except the $10/month Essentials plan, are gone, replaced by a new $20/month unlimited plan plus four upgrade options.

The $10 Essentials plan includes 500 minutes, 500 SMS or MMS and 50 MB per 30 day month. It's available on your choice of the AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile or Sprint networks, which for contractual reasons Red Pocket calls GSMA, CDMA, GSMT and CDMAS respectively.

Additional minutes texts and data can be added:
  • Extra minutes: 500 for $10 or 1000 for $15
  • Extra SMS or MMS: 500 for $10 or 1000 for $15
  • Extra data: 500 MB for $10 or 1 GB for $15
The base $20 ($19 with autopay) Unlimited plan is also available on all four networks. It includes unlimited voice and messaging and 100 MB of LTE Data.

The 100 MB of data on the base plan is hard capped, data stops working once you use 100 MB. For customers who need more than 100 MB, Red Pocket offers four upgrades to the unlimited plan:
  • $30 ($25 with auto pay) for 500 MB of data, hard capped on AT&T and Verizon, throttled to 2G speeds after 500 MB on T-Mobile and Sprint.
  • $35 ($30 with auto pay) for 1 GB of data, hard capped on AT&T and Verizon, throttled to 2G speeds after 1 GB on T-Mobile and Sprint.
  • $50 ($45 with auto pay) for 3 GB of data, throttled to  2G speeds after 3 GB on all four networks
  • $65 ($60 with auto pay) for 5 GB of data, throttled to  2G speeds after 5 GB on all four networks
The unlimited plan, with or without an add-on, also includes unlimited international SMS and unlimited international calling to 72 countries.

As far as I'm concerned, the new unlimited plan is really five plans, but that's still a huge change from Red Pocket's old bloated line up of at least 17 plans. It's not clear what happens to users on the old plans, I'm guessing that current users on the old plans are grandfathered, at least temporarily. The new plans are better than the old at just about every price point so most customers will probably want to switch.

For posterity's sake here are all of Red Pocket's old plans that are going away.

GSMA Plans
NamePrice VoiceText/MMSData
Pay As You Go$8.33/mo and up. 110¢/min10¢/10¢10¢/MB
$24.99 Monthly Plan$24.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimited100 MB 3
$29.99 Monthly Plan$29.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimited500 MB 3
$39.99 Monthly Plan$39.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimitedunlimited, 1 GB HS 2
$49.99 Monthly Plan$49.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimitedunlimited, 2 GB HS  2
$59.99 Monthly Plan$59.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimited Unlimited, 3 GB HS  2
$69.99 Monthly Plan$69.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimitedUnlimited, 4 GB HS  2
1 $8.33 is the minimum monthly cost which is achieved by using a $25 top up every 90 days. Available top-ups are: $5/15 days $10/30 days, $25/90 days, $50/180 days, $100/365 days.
2 After the high speed (HS) allotment is used data speeds are throttled to 2G speeds (64-128 Kbps) for the rest of the plan month
3 hard cap, data stops after 100MB or 500MB

GSMT Plans
NamePrice VoiceText/MMSData
$19.99 Monthly Plan$19.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimited100 MB 1
$24.99 Monthly Plan$24.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimitedunlimited, 500 MB HS 2
$29.99 Monthly Plan$29.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimited1 GB 1
$34.99 Monthly Plan$34.99/30 days300 minunlimitedunlimited, 2 GB HS 2
$39.99 Monthly Plan$39.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimitedunlimited, 1 GB HS  2
$49.99 Monthly Plan$49.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimitedUnlimited, 2 GB HS  2
$59.99 Monthly Plan$59.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimitedUnlimited,  5GB HS  2
1 hard cap, data stops after 100MB or 250MB
2 After the high speed (HS) allotment is used data speeds are throttled to 2G speeds (64-128 Kbps) for the rest of the plan month.
3 hard cap, data stops after 100MB or 500MB


CDMA LTE Plans
NamePrice VoiceText/MMSData 1
$30.99 Monthly Plan$30.99/30 days3000 minunlimited500 MB
$36.99 Monthly Plan$36.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimited1 GB
$52.99 Monthly Plan$52.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimited4 GB
$64.99 Monthly Plan$64.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimited6 GB
1 hard cap, data stops after amount listed

CDMA Non-LTE Plans.
NamePrice VoiceText/MMSData
$19.99 Starter Plan$19.99/30 days300 minunlimited1 GB 1
$29.99 Monthly Plan$29.99/30 days3000 minunlimited500 MB 1
$34.99 Monthly Plan$34.99/30 days300 minunlimitedunlimited, 2 GB HS 2
$39.99 Monthly Plan$39.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimitedunlimited, 1 GB HS 2 
$49.99 Monthly Plan$49.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimitedunlimited, 2 GB HS 2 
$59.99 Monthly Plan$59.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimitedunlimited, 3 GB HS 2 
1 hard cap, data stops after 1GB or 500MB
2 After the high speed (HS) allotment is used data speeds are throttled to 64-128 Kbps for the rest of the plan month

CDMAS Plans.
NamePrice VoiceDomestic Text/MMSData
Pay As You Go$8.33/mo and up. 110¢/min10¢/N/AN/A
$29.99 Monthly Plan$29.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimited SMS & MMS500 MB 2
$34.99 Monthly Plan$34.99/30 days300 minunlimited SMS & MMSunlimited, 2 GB HS 3
$39.99 Monthly Plan$34.99/30 days300 minunlimited SMS & MMSunlimited, 1 GB HS 3
$49.99 Monthly Plan$49.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimited SMS & MMSunlimited, 2 GB HS 3 
$59.99 Monthly Plan$59.99/30 daysunlimitedunlimited SMS & MMSunlimited, 3 GB HS 3 
1 $8.33 is the minimum monthly cost which is achieved by using a $25 top up every 90 days. Available top-ups are: $5/15 days, $10/30 days, $50/180 days, $100/365 days. The $25 and higher top ups include double minutes as a launch promotion
2 Hard cap, no data after 50 or 500 MB is used.
3 After the high speed (HS) allotment is used data speeds are throttled to 64-128 Kbps for the rest of the plan month

Source Red Pocket Mobile via Prepaid Mobile Phone Reviews

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  1. Wonder if they will continue with the eBay annual plans--I'm currently using one of those (Verizon flavor) and it's working really well for me.

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    1. That was my thought too.

      Without a decent sale/discount for annual plan purchase I don't see anything compelling vs. boom! Mobile v network at the $30/$35 price point boom! offers more.

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    2. How does the pricing for the eBay plans compare to their new plans?

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    3. 25-40% off "rack rate" depending on plan and the deal offered.

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  2. "Additional minutes texts and data can be added:
    Extra minutes: 500 for $10 or 100 for $15
    Extra SMS or MMS: 500 for $10 or 100 for $15"

    Typos? Probably 100 should read 1000.

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    1. Thanks, you're right. I've updated the post.

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  3. I can't wait to see what follows the current "unlimited" craze. Surgery to implant your phone into your head?

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  4. If the unlimited plan starts at $19 shouldn't the $6 and $11 add-ons work out to $25 and $30 instead of $26 and $31?

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  5. Does Red pocket charge taxes?

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    1. It doesn't matter. If they do, just use callingmart for refills.

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  6. In my opinion, plans with unlimited throttled data should be headlined and described as "unlimited throttled" not just as unqualified "unlimited" which is very misleading. The major carriers have REAL unlimited talk, text AND Data plans at higher prices. Unqualified "unlimited" should be reserved for these plans.

    We should not adopt every intentionally misleading naming practice that prepaid companies come up with.

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    1. If they said "Unlimited LTE" that would be misleading but I don't think they're saying that.

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    2. Saying unlimited LTE would be misleading for the major carriers plans too, since after about 22 GB they deprioritize and may throttle.

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  7. Agreed I thought RP had unlimited data.

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    1. Who cares..RP is dead!

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    2. RP is fine. R+ is dead.

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    3. What's RP?

      RePublic Wireless?

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  8. Still not competitive.

    After all, most people's "essentials" can be as much as 5GB for casual on the go usage.

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    1. Most of us have better things to do than spend 18 hours a day taking pictures of our meals at McDonalds, sending KIK pics and updating our dating habits on facebook. 1GB is more than sufficient casually.

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    2. I'm blasting through 50gb a month, but have never taken a photo at McDonalds, and I think KIK is a corn cereal, right?

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    3. Plan is obv. not geared towards 5GB users.

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  9. I think is time that these carriers stop playing these semantic games with the consumer on what is unlimited. Just give us the price and the allotted data per month and we the consumer will decide if your prices render us any value.

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  10. Why not just go with Metropcs or Cricket unlimited everything for just $30.00 a month you only get One gigabyte of LTE but you get unlimited talk text and 2G Data

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    1. The average American uses 2-4GB of data, so 1GB IMO is not tenable unless maybe you get high speed and (unlimited) slow speed buckets that you can toggle between as per your needs. Even then I'm not sure 1GB would be enough.

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    2. Sounds like a sales pitch from a wireless carrier.
      The "average American" never has to pick a plan; there is no such person.

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    3. The "average American" does indeed exist. According to statistics, he/she is the parent of 2.3 children.

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    4. Because there are some people that use less than 1GB a month. Why pay more only to not use it? I use 250MB a month an paying for 1GB is a waste of my money when I know I won't use it.

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  11. Lycamobile is good at $23 unlimited with 1gb of data

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  12. No conference calling is a no go for most of us here...

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    1. Way to speak for "most" people. I think you are just speaking for yourself.

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