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SpeedTalk Wireless Launches Verizon Network Service With RingPlus Style Marketing

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T-Mobile MVNO SpeedTalk Mobile has started offering service on the Verizon Network.

SpeedTalk is launching their new Verizon service in an unconventional way with "Flash" promotions that are advertised on defunct Sprint MVNO's RingPlus' user forum. There are two Verizon based promotions:

  • The Starter Plan - $5.99/month for 50 minutes of voice, 100 SMS or MMS and pay as you go data at 2¢/MB. Overage minutes and texts are also 2¢ each. There's a mandatory $19.99 auto top at activation and anytime the user's balance drops below $2. This promotion is on now and will only be available until 10 AM PT Tuesday April 18.
  • The Quality Plan - $19.99/month for unlimited talk and messaging and 1000 MB of data. Overage data is 3¢/MB and there's a mandatory $5 auto top-up at activation and whenever the user's balance falls below $2.  This promotional plan will be available From 11 AM PT Sunday April 16 until 11 PM PT Monday April 17.
There's also a promotional plan on the T-Mobile network:

  • The Hello Plan - $2.99 for 100 minutes, 100 MMS or SMS and 100 MB of data. Overage rate is 5¢ per minute, message or MB. There's a mandatory $9.99 auto top at activation and anytime the user's balance drops below $2. This promotion is available from 9 AM to 10 PM PT Monday April 16 only.
Monthly plan charges and overages are deducted from the user's top up balance. Because an auto-top occurs when the balance goes below $2, there's no way to spend that last $2 dollars. Consider it a $2 activation fee.

Flash promos and mandatory top-ups were a big part of RingPlus' business model when they were actually in business. I have to wonder why SpeedTalk Mobile would want to associate itself with a failed business, especially one where customers lost the money they paid for mandatory auto top-ups, and in some cases $100 "lifetime" memberships, when it went under.  If it makes you feel better, a RingPlus representative on the forum says that RingPlus is only providing a place for SpeedTalk to advertise its plans and is not involved in SpeedTalk's actual business.

These promotions are pretty good deals if the included minutes, messages and data meet you needs and you are disiplined enough to watch your usage carefully to avoid getting hit with lots of overage charges.

If you want to sign up for one of these promitional plans, visit clubplans.speedtalkmobile.com/home during the Flash promo hours for the plan you are interested in.

Source: RingPlus Forum via HowardForums

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  1. here we go again. whack-a-mole MVNOistics.

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    1. If their service on Verizon is anything like their service on T Mobile, my suggestion is to steer clear. They charge for unanswered incoming calls, they charge for calling your voicemail, they charge for calling their 888-373-9887 number to check your balance or customer service. Their 611 number which is supposed to be the customer service number does nothing but play 'on hold' music without ever connecting. At least they don't charge for that. I've written three emails to them an have yet to receive a response.

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    2. This would be good if the service was on Sprint and it was free after $5 top up. Otherwise, I am not watching this movie again.

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  2. It won't be like Ringplus unless it ends up having plans named after Austria-Hungarian painters, defunct toilet paper brands, and Charlton Comics superheroes.

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  3. "Odd" is being kind !

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  4. How do you get the speed talk Sim cards to sign up

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    1. The Speedtalk site says a SIM is included with the activation kit.

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  5. so can I put the SIM in the old ring plus phones

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    1. Not unless your phone is an unlocked universal phone that supports Verizon like a mofo X PE orNexus 6.

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  6. do I even need a sim? can't I just program the phone over the air after giving them the esn number like I did ring plus?

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  7. I thought Verizon is CDMA so their phones don't use sim cards?

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  8. can Sprint prepaid phones be activated on this company?

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    1. Technically, a CDMA 'SIM' is not a SIM. It's a UICC (Universal Integrated Circuit Card) and it serves an entirely different function than a SIM. Look it up. To type out the differences would be somewhat lengthy.

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    2. True, but all modern "SIMs" uncluding the ones used by 3G and 4G GSM networks are also UICCs. See Universal Integrated Circuit Card - Wikipedia for some of the gory details.

      UICCs are commonly called SIMs by non-technical folks regardless of network technology.

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  9. RingPlus style service on a CDMA carrier?

    That's the worst idea ever, as proven by RingPlus.

    Everyone hated waiting for those flash promos, and hated them even more when they oftentimes weren't open to current subscribers.

    The latter aspect is what turned it into a ponzi scheme, with new activations subsidizing their current offerings until the entire thing went belly-up.

    The irony is that people on their forum pointed this out, but just wound up getting censored and banned for "being too right."

    In the end, those "haters" and "trolls" turned out to have been the only objective observers (as is always the case) because the sky really did fall.

    It fell right on top of lifetime memberships, existing balances and multiple lines of service.

    Everyone got knocked down into Ting's "bucket hell" where the prices weren't even competitive, so god help the wallets of those who weren't savvy enough to avoid them like the plague.

    Now these guys are either pretending like that debacle never happened, or they're so out of the loop that they don't realize how terrible they look for trying to mimic a horribly mismanaged business.

    Either way, I'd steer clear of anything resembling RingPlus now that they've proven how unsustainable their business model really was.

    The only exception would be for GSM-based service, in which case you could just pop in another sim if the carrier failed.

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    1. As is said, there's a sucker born every minute. In this case, thousand of them who have never heard of R+ and will not exercise due diligence.

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    2. Stephen: Add on top of that the legions of RingPlus fanboys who will latch onto this like ugly on an ape.

      You know, those who see the phrase "Due Diligence" and think it must be the name of a forgotten 1993 grunge band.

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    3. "In the end, those "haters" and "trolls" turned out to have been the only objective observers (as is always the case) because the sky really did fall."

      The real trolls will keep insisting to the end that those who used the data they paid for in RingPlus plans (no more than, and usually much less than the paid limit) are "abusers" and destroyed the company.

      "Everyone got knocked down into Ting's "bucket hell" where the prices weren't even competitive, so god help the wallets of those who weren't savvy enough to avoid them like the plague."

      I've been getting the $35 "come on over" promo payment from Ting every month since I left RingPlus... which I was on mostly as an experiment.

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  10. Some people still don't have it figured out! RP isn't advertising Speed Talk out of the goodness of their heart!

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    1. Ring Plus is advertising? I thought they were toast...

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    2. They are "toast" but they still have an active forum that has not went away. Many of the same fanboys are still posting daily plus some of the more vocal fans have started their own new website so that they can all keep in touch! lol Not sure if I were another MVNO that I'd want RP associated with my service.
      I suppose you take the free advertising where you can get it if it's free.

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    3. From my experience, SpeedTalk is not just "another MVNO". They see to be cut from the same cloths as RingPlus. Sketchy customer service, questionable charges, etc. They should get along well for however long they exist.

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  11. SpeedTalk validated the MEID of my new, unlocked GoPhone SE for Verizon service.

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  12. Have fun with that.

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  13. The T-mobile Hello plan is on sale now. It's the least expensive tmo network plan with mobile data at $2.99/month. SpeedTalk jacked up the shipping cost to $4.99 from $2.60 for the promo, so the initial cost is $18.

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  14. Puppy Wireless, Republic Wireless, Scratch Wireless, SpeedTalk Mobile and UppWireless all have missing or outdated network tags on this site

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  15. signed on the Hello plan on April 17 and activated on the 20th, and the plan is still incorrect being billed as $10 PAYG plan. No one, has reported they got the plan they signed up for; instead all ended up with one kind of PAYG plan or the other. stay away.....

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