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New ROK Mobile Verizon Network Plans

New ROK Mobile Plans
A week ago Sprint and Verizon MVNO ROK Mobile added more data to its Sprint based plans. Now ROK has made the same plans available on the Verizon network, which ROK calls the "Other CDMA" network. (Verizon doesn't let its MVNOs use the Verizon name).

According to a FAQ item on the ROK site, the new Other CDMA network plans aren't available online, only from ROK dealers. A ROK dealer confirmed that and sent me the graphic above showing that the new plans are available on "both CDMA networks". The plans are listed below:

  • $20/mo - unlimited talk and text plus 1GB of hard capped 4G LTE data
  • $30/mo - unlimited talk, text and data with the 1st 3 GB at high speed
  • $40/mo - unlimited talk, text and data with the 1st 5 GB at high speed
  • $50/mo - unlimited talk, text and data with the 1st 8 GB at high speed 
The new ROK Verizon plans are are very competitive, offering the most data of any Verizon based operator at the $20 and $30 price points and bested only by TracFone brands at the $40 and $50 levels. Hopefully these plans will be available online soon as ROK has very few dealers. I wonder if any ROK dealers offer online sales?

Like all Verizon MVNOs, ROK's high speed data is throttled to 5 mbps and hotspot is not supported.

Source: ROK Mobile

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  1. Is roaming included in these plans?

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    1. Then BOOM Mobile it is!!! Roaming always

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    2. Wonder if boom! will feel enough pressure to remove data hard cap from their VZW $30 plan and/or up their data to 3 or 4 GB on their $35 plan.

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    3. No. Boom is already offering other perks like visual voicemail, hot-spot, VoLTE, roaming of talk text and data so when you think about it they offer more for the money.

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    4. Except Boom only offers limited extended network coverage which is very different from Verizon Post-Paid Coverage. Many are finding with Boom they no longer roam where they used to.

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    5. Does Boom allow wifi-calling?

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    6. I use roaming all the time. I have not been affected at all. I also called customer service and they confirmed that data talk and text still roam as always.

      No WiFi calling as of yet on Boom!

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    7. Have no idea how Boom can prevent me using WiFi + Hangout dialer with google voice number. I am in Cancun now, no verizon service with boom plan, but no problem to use wifi calls

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    8. Hangouts calling is not supposed to work in Mexico due to local laws. But some users have reported that it did work for them. See Callling From Mexico To USA with Google Voice/Hangouts - Google Voice Help.

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    9. I was in central and eastern Oregon during the last few days. Our Boom account definitely does NOT roam throughout there.

      Twice while trying to make voice calls we heard the "You must enter a credit card to complete this call" message.

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  2. Prepaid or Postpaid coverage?

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    1. Prepaid. No roaming of anything.

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  3. Wow...$20 for 1GB on Verizon? Ball's in your court, T-Mobile MVNOs (I'm looking at you, Lyca, Ultra)

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    1. Be aware that charge taxes and fees. For me they amounted to 6.00 for the 20 dollar plan and you can't buy refills from callingmart out other vendors like with Ultra or Lycamobile

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    2. That's 30% tax! Are you in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago or somewhere else with high taxes on prepaid or is ROK passing on business taxes and a "recovery" fee like postpaid operators do?

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    3. Yes, unfortunately I'm in Southern CA. We pay MTS taxes plus the other regular taxes already associated with prepaid. Rok does not cover any taxes or fees for you. My actual fee/tax is 5.79 so almost 6.00. With that money, I could just go to Boom and get the 24.99 plan with one GB and taxes included plus postpaid coverage and roaming data on a much better network than sprint. Unfortunately, I have a Sprint compatible phone that will not work with others. :(

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  4. Is hotspot detected and blocked actively, or just not offered.

    (On Cricket, for example, stock hotspot function is blocked, but with root or a custom ROM it works just fine. A Cricket employee told me that the company's unofficial policy is that if you don't do it "too much" they don't care.)

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  5. What about after the alloted high speed amount, do we get throttled data? 64 or 128 kbps?

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  6. Need option to buy refills from 3rd party vendor as necessary. Deal breaker for me.

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  7. red packet on eBay has better prices with same deal as Rok 20 plan,

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    1. Do you have to buy multiple months in advance with the eBay deal?

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  8. If it were $20 all-in without taxes and fees, with wide availability of refills ... I might bite. Otherwise, nah.

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  9. So you are a very very low APRU customer. They probably don't want you.

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  10. Let me give all you people a tip about tax... just register your address with tech support of your prepaid carrier in a state with no prepaid tax like Las Vegas. Then no tax no matter where you use service at!

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    1. Obviously, this won't work when getting refills in person, but how likely is this to work when buying refills online with a credit card (and a corresponding, truthful billing address?)

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    2. Roderick ToussaintJuly 5, 2017 at 11:49 AM

      The Las Vegas tip will not work. They base your tax on your mailing/billing address. Yes you can lie about it but your credit card will not go through because the billing address will not match.

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  11. I thought Rok Mobile was going out of business? No?

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    1. No. They are revamping their plans now with Sprint plus Verizon. They seem more competitive so i think they will be around a little longer.

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  12. I'd hit it, but Verizon still has those pesky, overly draconian activation restrictions.

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  13. Hi Dennis, just curious what prepaid companies you use now?

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    1. I currently use FreedomPop and T-Mobile Prepaid.

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  14. Boom's info needs to be updated. They did away with free and/or paid roaming and opted for an "Extended Network" coverage with a bigger footprint than prepaid coverage. My experience is that I lost coverage in a few areas in Idaho that I previously had coverage with Selectel. Boom offers more for less money so while I was sort of tempted to go back to Selectel, I will stay with Boom.

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  15. Rok is now offering the Verizon plans in their website but be aware that there's a glitch with the ESN checker. It says you are activated with another network if your phone is active and doesn't let you proceed.

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