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Red Pocket Launches $60 per Year, 500 MB, 100 Minutes, 100 Texts per Month eBay Plan

Red Pocket $60 Annual Plan
Multi-operator MVNO Red Pocket Mobile is selling an interesting new $60 per year annual plan through its eBay store. The plan includes 500 MB of LTE data, 100 minutes and 100 texts per month. It's available on AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile or Sprint. The $60 price includes SIMs for AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon SIMs. Shipping is free. Customers with Sprint phones need to use the SIM that came with their phone.

At $60 per year, the plan costs $5/month, making it by far the least expensive 500 MB plan available from any US operator. This a great deal for anyone whose usage fits the plan's rather modest talk, text and data allotments. Additional minutes, texts and data are available at $2 for 100 minutes, 100 texts or 100 MB or $5 for 250 minutes, texts or MBs of data. The add ons expire at the end of your plan month making then a bad deal when added late in the plan month.

If you consistently need more minutes, texts or data, Red Pocket has some other eBay exclusive plans:

  • $99/year ($8.25/month) 500 minutes, 500 texts., 100 MB per month
  • $179/year ($15/month) 1000 minutes, unlimited texts, 1 GB per month
If you need unlimited talk and text, the Red Pocket monthly, semi-annual and annual plans that are available exclusively at Amazon.com are a good deal:

  • Unlimited talk and text, 1 GB/month: $25.50 for a single month, $127.50 for six months ($21.25/month), $204.00 for 12 months ($17.00/month).
  • Unlimited talk and text 3 GB/month: $29.75 for a single month, $153.00 for six months ($25.50/month), $255.00 for 12 months ($21.50/month).
For more about Red Pocket Mobile, see our Red Pocket prepaid operator profile.

Source Red Pocket eBay Store via Reddit

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  1. Flaky. Very Flaky. Desperate moves to bring in pennies. Verge of collapse. On the other hand, although I do not use MVNOs and see them as a complete nuisance, I am glad Carlos Slim[e] doesn't have his hooks into RP.

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    1. Or maybe they're trying to reach every user segment?

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    2. I'm thinking replacing freedom Pop with this, suck of babysitting the Sim to make sure no mysterious charges show up, ect. Plus FreedomPop won't even accept prepaid debit cards. I assume red pocket doesn't require any billing info?

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    3. Anony 914a sounds a bit dramatic to me. This is a perfect plan for those looking for a simple way to make a hand full of calls and texts for a decent price.
      Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Dennis, it's nice to have choices especially for us non-data hogs.

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    4. I've maintained a family member's line on RP for the past year and have yet to have a single problem. Very solid service and great pricing. I think their bread and butter are carving out these somewhat "niche" plans to attract different segments (for example, a $5/month plan is probably trying to attract what would otherwise be PAYGO customers).

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  2. Dennis,
    The $179 plan should say "unlimited texts" not 1000 texts.

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  3. This plan says $339! On eBay, low /limited stock?

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    1. What plan are you talking about? The links in the post take me to the $60 plan.

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    2. In think they were looking at the wrong thing, the $339 is the supposed savings in the normal price!

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  4. It sounds like a good deal, but I'm wary, because last time I signed up for their $5 500MB deal was about two weeks before T-Mobile booted them off their network.

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    1. Then don't use t-mobile

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    2. They use any of the 4 networks

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  5. This plan is pretty sweet. Probably perfect for my needs.

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  6. Fantastic plan!! I might switch away from Lyca and freedompop for this!

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  7. Why pay $60 when Freedompop is free?

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    1. Why mess around with all the Freedom pop rigamarole when you can get this for a measly $5 a month?

      Dale

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    2. I'm cheap when it comes to cell service, but even FreedomPop is just to shady for me, billing tricks ECT.

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    3. Totally agree. This is a great plan...no longer worth messing with Freedom Poop. Thanks for the heads up Dennis.

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    4. I had a few bad experiences with FP.

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  8. Tracfone killer. Hopefully this stays around when my service with TF expires in a few months. TF is minimum $50 for a year of service plus the cost of phone minutes to get the $50 service. More than enough for my limited needs.

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    1. "Tracfone killer. Hopefully this stays around when my service with TF expires in a few months. TF is minimum $50 for a year of service plus the cost of phone minutes to get the $50 service. More than enough for my limited needs"

      More like a fly on Tracfone's windshield. The Tracfone juggernaut, shoddy as it is, is everywhere, including having heavy promotion from the country's largest brick-and-mortar store. Hardly anyone knows Red Pocket exists.

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  9. 100 minutes a year is like 8 minutes a month. lol

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    1. This plan is a monthly service plan. The only thing is you have to pay for a whole year in advance. You get 100 minutes a month for 12 months.

      Reading comprehension. lol

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    2. "The plan includes 500 MB of LTE data, 100 minutes and 100 texts per MONTH."

      Reading comprehension FTW. ;)

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  10. Had great luck with Red Pocket and still have one of my kid's phones on the $19.99/month plan (300/Unlimited/1GB).

    Pro Tip: If you need support, always try the online chat first available on their website. I managed to solve 95% of issues and they are fast and friendly.

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  11. This is a good deal, as someone said, if your usage patterns fall into line with the limits of the plan. Downsides for me are: no international texting on GSM-A (AT&T) or CDMA (Verizon); there's no mention of hotspot usage on any of the networks, so it's safe to assume there is none; Red Pocket isn't an officially supporter carrier on iPhone, so extras like WiFi and VoLTE are probably nowhere to be found even though the underlying networks support both.

    It would be great to hear user experiences from those to take this or other Red Pocket offers...

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  12. Any ideas on a cheap android handset? Seems almost any unlocked ATT would work? I don't need much for this..it's for a parent but they want more than a flip. Thanks in advance.

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    1. AT&T phones don't need to be unlocked to use on AT&T MVNOs. You could use an AT&T Prepaid phone like the $50 LG Phoenix 2, Samsung Galaxy Express 3, $80 Huawei Ascend XT or $200 iPhone SE.

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    2. Do we have to worry about the "used one year" policy or was that just Sprint?

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    3. Only Sprint and Verizon block the use of their prepaid phones on MVNOs.

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  13. Great, at least RP is going in the right direction. Now, if they offered 30 minutes, 30 texts and 100MB per month for 20 per year it would be even better. No one would have waste time with Freedompop anymore.

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    1. And freedompop wouldn't make a dime off it, the charge they absorb to start a new line is probably more than that.

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  14. Useful for me - I have a number of T-mobile lines at a good price. But, sometimes I'm in a dead zone, so I can get an AT&T network SIM for $5 for month for backup.

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    1. Get the Truphone ATT sim card. $30 for the card and 150 minutes or texts combo. No expiration if you use the service once per quarter. Could last you for several years easily.

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  15. But for low usage consider the $10 every 3 months H2O paygo plan. $40 per year
    5c min talk or text. 10c for 1mb data

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    1. Truphone sim even better for an emergency att phone.

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    2. i have noticed that once you get to 3 bucks, you can't make any calls, at least with my experience with H20

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  16. Us mobile though still a good value , can't beat this, their plan with identical allotments is $16/mo , of course you don't have to pay all upfront on us mobile.

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    1. Only on t-mobile right now and they still haven't launched Verizon yet.

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  17. This package is right in my strike zone. Could be the perfect economy plan for many.

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    1. Do the phone's APN settings have to be changed?

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    2. That depends on which of the four networks you choose. Any phone on any network needs to have the correct APN setting for data and MMS work.

      APN setting happens automatically with all phones on the Sprint and Verizon networks and with iPhones on the T-Mobile network. Android phones on AT&T & T-Mobile may need the APNs setup by the user.

      With iPhones on the AT&T network the APNs are locked and it's not possible to set them correctly, so data will work but MMS won't.

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  18. If I buy a set now, can I active the SIM card with the one-year plan 2 months later? Does Red Pocket have something similar to MintSIM's 45-day activation requirement? I still have 2 months of service with another provider so wanted to wait.

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    1. They told me you have a year to activate

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  19. mint sim is actually a much better deal than the 1gb plan, if you have good coverage on t-mobile.

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    1. really..well speak up! Don't say something like that and then leave us all hanging!

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    2. I don't see anything better than $15/month on Mint Sim...could Anonymous 709a be a shill?

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    3. Hes referring to the 45 for 3 months deal from MintSim however that is promotional only, after the 3 mos the prices will be higher.

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    4. MintSIM calls these promotions "limited time," but they ran the last set for a full year and then gave Dennis plenty of notice before they changed pricing recently. Even if the promotional price goes away, you can still get the same effective price via purchasing a year of service up front - and that's the normal price for that.

      I know that's a lot up front, but for an effective price of $15/mo to get 2GB LTE + unlimited everything else (including fallback data which I was once even still able to use hotspot with), you can't beat it - especially when most of us have more significant needs than this RP plan allows for.

      I am considering the RP plan on Verizon for an emergency backup against poor coverage, though.

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  20. Not a fan of year long pricing, and the data prices leave a lot to be desired.

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    1. For $60 not much to lose.

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  21. Can you keep your phone number and renew the $60 plan next year? Or do you need to use a new number each time?

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    1. Renewing will not affect your phone number.

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  22. I'm interested in this plan but I'm new to Red Pocket.

    Can someone tells me what "T-mobile kicks Red pocket off their network" mean?
    And then what does "T-mobile is available on all 4 network" means?
    I read earlier comments and I have no idea what they mean.

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    1. In June, 2015 RedPocket discontinued its T-Mobile network plans suddenly and users of those plans lost service, although they were allowed to port their numbers out.

      Red Pocket resumed offering T-Mobile in January, 2016.

      For more information see these posts:
      Red Pocket Mobile Suddenly Discontinues T-Mobile Based Plans | Prepaid Phone News
      Red Pocket Announces Changes to Plans, Returns to T-Mobile | Prepaid Phone News

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    2. If T-mobile has stopped service before, there's a chance that T-mobile would stop this plan again?

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    3. Of course, there a chance that service from any provider will end some day.

      MVNOs go out of business regularly. PTel, BYO, Charge, Envie, Espanol, Kajeet, Mingo, Next G, Prepayd, RingPlus, Spot and TalkForGood are some of the MVNOs that failed in the last few years.

      I don't think that Red Pocket T-Mobile service is any more or less likely to disappear than service from any other MVNO, but it could happen.

      If you want stability stick with an mobile operator than owns its own network.

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  23. They updated their plans for the better:

    https://goredpocket.com/plans-new

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