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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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  24. I would like to transfer a home number on a land line to a cell phone since we are moving. Don't use the phone much. I have a Metro PCS service now & the wife still has a flip phone with Page Plus that is only $10 for 4 months ($2.50 per month) Would I be able to use this on a wi-fi at home without being charged minutes or would they be charged anyway?

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    1. I'm not sure what you are asking. But if you are asking about carrier WiFi calling, MetroPCS offers it, Red Pocket and Page Plus don't. On plans with limited minutes, carrier WiFi calling counts against the included minutes, but all MetroPCS plans have unlimited minutes so WiFi calling wouldn't cost anything extra on Metro.

      You could also use a VoUP app like Hangouts to make free calls over WiFi on any Android or iOS phone.

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    2. A third cellphone for a light use home phone number you want to keep is a good idea. Keep it simple.
      There are good pay-go plans that only charge 2-3c/minute for what you use, with monthly minimums ranging from <1c to $5. Tello and Expo on Sprint. Expo on Verizon. SpeedTalk on T-Mobile. Check the Carrier Reviews on this site for details.

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  25. Port to wireless / mobile carrier of your choice then port to Google Voice ($20) and do as Dennis mentioned, use over WiFi with a smartphone or buy a obihai box ($40) which will provision with your GV account/# and provide dial tone to your house wiring or a cordless phone set. Free home phone, be advised no e911 though, can add that but will cost just under a buck to $2 a month.

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    1. No way. I'm not letting Google scan all my phone calls so they can make more money selling info from my personal talk to advertisers.

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    2. It's "free" so I don't care. Since they do such a good job of screening robocalls and scammers it hardly rings at all anymore anyway. Unless you use a VPN your ISP is logging all your internet activity and making $ on that info. & you are paying them $100's a year. THAT bothers me.

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    3. Google tracks you 15 or 16 different ways. At least learn how to minimize that.
      https://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2013/05/10/15-ways-google-monitors-you You give them permission )"I Agree") to own and sell your digital life.
      I use a fast, no-logs VPN with lots of servers. DuckDuckGo no-logs search. I avoid Google services, and clear cookies and web info often (like after I post here).

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  26. Just a big thank you to all that answered. I'm still somewhat confused about what I should do but at least I have some more info on which I can do more research. I'm pretty stupid when it comes to all this Hi-tech stuff. I'm old.

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    1. I get it that you don't want them tracking all your info, that's cool. I just don't think it bothers me quite as much as it seems that it does you. I guess maybe I figure I'm not that interesting and they'll quit after awhile. Yeah I know it's a way for them to target me with ads. But I am pretty good at ignoring things I'm not interested in. I'm sure it gums up your emails but just the last couple of days I signed some little petition and already I've got 3 things from different animal rights that I just unsubscribed from. I love animals but it was a one time thing for me, give it up already. Just like I sent $10 to some political outfit, non-partisan. When I did I wrote a note telling them it was a 1 time donation. In the last year they have sent me enough mail that they have more than used up the 10 bucks in postage asking for more and they have sold my name to dozens of other outfits asking for money. It all winds up in the trash.

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    2. I only donate anonymously. Once a year, divy up the pot, get money orders (my CU does them free), send to organizations, no return address. Save MO receipt as proof of donation. Get no solicitations.

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    3. You can port your home number to Freedompop for under half what Google charges ($9.99). Then you can use your home phone number on your other cellphones via the Freedompop app (over WiFi or cellular). You don't have to use their SIM card installed to use their app with your former home phone number.
      Your Freepop number is a Google Voice number without the ability to forward calls to other/multiple numbers (you must use their app).
      There is no charge to port FreedomPop numbers to other carriers.

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    4. That may work for some who are somewhat savvy and willing to jump through FP hoops and maneuver around their traps/pitfalls but for the typical oldster or "not tech interested" person who I'm helping eliminate landline bill I find the GV route (with or w/o Obihai) MUCH simpler (& less issues / "support" followup) albiet more $ up front.

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    5. A double port and setting up a a obihai box is not 'much simpler.' An older, not tech interested oldster is going to get help anyway. Better to save $50 up front plus save taxes every month by using FreedomPop.

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    6. Initial set up is not for "them" and is certainly no simpler. It is after that. GV is a no brainer, my experience with FP is that it is nothing but problems for "them" after initial set up.

      GV is free every month so not sure what re taxes. Under $1 mo. if you want e-911 but I usually just set up dialplan if setting up Obi.

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    7. Obi does not even agree with your 'no brainer' assessment:
      "..you can still place and receive calls using a Gmail account configured on your OBi device. It is important to note, this does not change the previous statements from Obihai that we no longer support direct connections to Google Voice on OBi devices. We strongly recommend all OBi owners using the Google Voice service obtain a new service to ensure continued, uninterrupted calling from the phone connected to the OBi."
      That is going to cost the oldster at least $40/year on top of the $48 device, e911 fees, $20 port fee and the hassle of a double port and obi + VOIP accounts and device setup.
      A complicated and expensive solution that they cannot maintain on their own.

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    8. AnonymousOctober 17, 2017 at 1:04 PM
      You are either totally clueless or trying to spread FUD.
      I can assure you that Obihai + GV is working flawlessly in the over 2 dozen ones I have set up.
      In over 5 years using them the most I have ever had to ask of an "oldster" was to unplug the power strip for 15 seconds, then plug in after they had an internet outage.
      There is nothing for them to maintain on their own once it is set up. Now FP on the other hand is always changing terms and trying to get you with gotchyas in one case costing a huge headache and prolonged charge backs. Their business model is built on surckering in the uwary or those who don't stay right on top of it. Just the opposite with GV, free after port, no gotchyas, add $40 if you have to have an old fashioned "landline" style experience.

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    9. Look on the Amazon or Newegg site pictures, the current boxes even have "Google Voice" in pretty graphics painted right on them.

      ACTUAL CURRENT info. Per Obihai-
      "OBi200 VoIP Phone Adapter

      Free Premium Features with OBi and Google Voice
      Works with Google Voice
      Caller ID
      Call forwarding
      Call waiting
      3-way calls
      Faxing
      Block anonymous calls
      Do not disturb
      Missed call notifications via email
      Voicemail notifications via email / text
      Voicemail forwarding as email audio attachments
      Voicemail-to-text via email and web
      Free Canadian calling
      Ring multiple phones simultaneously
      Multiple numbers (4)"

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