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Last Edited by yuenshing0606 February 9, 2014 at 06:07 AM
Just went to RingPlus [ringplus.net] site to check my usage and saw this '2014 Free BYOSD Plan' 120 minutes, 50 global SMS & 10MB data. This plan is not as good as the previous one which had 325 minutes, 70 SMS & 10MB data but it's free. Take what they offer.

Get ready your old Sprint phone on 2/10.

Good luck!

UPDATED: 2/7/14 - The 2014 Free BYOSD Plan allotment has increased to 200 min / 500 SMS / 10MB data. Thanks for sellitcb & monkeybiz PM me for updating the title.
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Last Edited by maodu March 28, 2014 at 05:19 PM
1. Buy a phone or use an existing phone
2. Go to this site: https://my.ringplus.net/device_va...quests/new
3. No need to open the cell phone package too (if it is new).
4. Type in the long MEID (DEC) in the site above.
5. If the phone works, you will get a message that says your phone will work with Ring Plus.
6. Now establish an account with a user name and password.
7. Go to Setting; Payment Methods; Add credit card information and save it.
8. Wait till the promo time.
9a. Add a new credit card number or delete and re-add the one you put in in step 7, it will kick out a NIL error unless you do this.
9b. During promo time, log into your account, enter MEID (DEC) again, select the FREE BYOSD plan. The free plan will show up only during the promo time.
10. It may take a while to get a cell phone number. Sometime you may get website error due to heavy traffic. Keep trying. Eventually, you will get it. It may take a while to get a number. Just stay on the webpage.
11. Open the cellphone packaging (if it is a new phone).
12. Follow the instructions in the dashboard to activate your phone. There is no time pressure to activate the phone. You got a number with a FREE plan and hence, you can leisurely activate the phone.


Good luck.
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R+ ACTIVATION http://discourse.ringplus.net/t/g...l-info/857 or Sprint HELP http://support.sprint.com/support/devicelistpage
other issues after the fact, submit a support ticket http://support.ringplus.net/

Free andorid app to check your ringplus usage:
https://play.google.com/store/app....ringminus

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*****Do not use save CC info in your profile, even you are going to use the same CC, just enter it as a new card******* If not , you will get an error

After successful registration into the free plan, follow these steps to get started on the service with your phone:
Quote :
Getting Started on your Device - Helpful Info [ringplus.net]
1. Reset The Existing Carrier Data
Note: You will erase all data on the phone, i.e. photos, contacts, etc. Be sure to back up the phone before following this step.
  1. Fire up the dialer application
  2. Dial ##72786# -It will ask you for your password or "MSL" - Your MSL can be found in the Accounts page of your RingPlus Dashboard.
  3. Click "Done" or click "OK" until your phone reboots.
2. Manually Provisioning Your Phone Number
  1. Fire up the dialer application
  2. Dial ##MSL# (Your MSL can be found in the Accounts page of your RingPlus Dashboard)
  3. Enter your 10-digit phone number (without any hyphens or punctuation)
  4. Click "Done"
  5. Click on "MSID"
  6. Enter the 10-digit MSID that is found in the Accounts page of your RingPlus Dashboard.
    Note: Please remove all of the zero's at the beginning!
  7. Click "Done" or continue to click "Done" until your phone reboots.
    You should now be able to make phone calls and texts! Next comes setting up your data connection.
3. Update Your Data with a System Update (Android)
Strongly Recommended: Connect to a local WiFi signal. If you get an error at any point that says "No update available," connecting to a WiFi network will allow the handset to go over the Internet and reach the provisioning servers.
  1. Hold down the "Home" button or click on the "Application" icon
  2. Click "Settings"
  3. Click "System Updates" - depending on your version of Android (2.3, 4.0, 4.1, etc...) this may also require you to swipe side-to-side to find it on a different screen.
  4. Click "Update Profile". The device will connect via the internet and provision your data.
Your phone will now reboot and when it comes back up, you should have full data!
***if ##72786# not working, try *#*#72786#*#*
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2014 Free Plan - Rules of the Road [ringplus.net] (Updated 2/7)
1. You must make a successful outbound call within 24 hours.
2. You must make a successful outbound call one time at least once per week and 10 successful outbound calls per month. (Updated 1/26/14)
3. You cannot have multiple active lines and switch between them to avoid topping up.
4. Having multiple phones per member (not per account, but per physical person) is prohibited.
5. Do not attempt to circumvent regular billing to gain more time than the allotted free amount.
6. Within the first 7 day period after activation, inbound calls should not exceed outbound calls by a ratio of 10:1 over two or more consecutive days except if you make more than 17 outbound calls within 7 days. (Removed 1/26/14)
6. If you disclose that you brought a phone which is not allowed on the system (including an iPhone, Blackberry, Virgin Mobile/Boost subsidized device, etc.), then...
7. Do not use the phone for any activity that is illegal and prohibited by law.
8. Do not harass other members with marketing and other inappropriate phone calls.
9. You cannot resell activated phones to other users for financial gain.
10. Any other behavior deemed inappropriate for the health of the program.

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now i just need a bag an old sprint phone that will work with this

anybody got any ideas?
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does bad emei work with this?
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Glad I got in on the better free byosd plan last September.
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Let the games begin.

I just realized that I have class at that time. Tough decision.
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does bad emei work with this?
I don't think phones with bad emei will work in this plan. But you can always go to the site and do 'Check Your Device' to see if your device is compatible with RingPlus.
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Umm, isn't Feb 10 a Monday?
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any tips to getting in on the deal? Last time I had phone w/ clean ESN ready, account open, and went to the page a few minutes ahead of time and kept trying to get in on the deal ... ended up not getting it.
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any tips to getting in on the deal? Last time I had phone w/ clean ESN ready, account open, and went to the page a few minutes ahead of time and kept trying to get in on the deal ... ended up not getting it.
You will definitely get it this time because nobody want this shabby 120 minute by following those painful rules
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You will definitely get it this time because nobody want this shabby 120 minute by following those painful rules
easy there, they have been listening and updating the offer since you checked, outgoing calls reduced to 10 month. Here's an idea, have two cheap craigslist Sprint phone ready and activate both for double the plan!!
I'll try to update the wiki from the previous thread as time permits and events unfold.
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, stay tuned while they hash out the plan.
Update 1/26/14 - Number of monthly calls dropped from 30 to 10, old rule 6 removed.

All rules and plan offerings may be modified until the 2014 Free Plan goes live on Tuesday, February 10th at 10AM.

You must make a successful outbound call one time at least once per week and 10 successful outbound calls per month. (Updated 1/26/14)

http://discourse.ringplus.net/t/2...d-1-28/824
I'd suggest getting two Sprint phones ready so you can call the other to meet usage easily.
however they also said the next promo will last two hours. That remains to be seen.

Like last time, they plan to add to existing plans as they gain momentum. A really good outfit, not your typical telco.
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Last edited by monkeybiz January 31, 2014 at 11:32 AM
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.> Here's an idea, have two cheap craigslist Sprint phone ready and activate both for double the plan!!

Just don't let them detect one person is using multiple accounts/phones (or they will deactivate all your accounts).
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Probably should make this a sticky:

Congratulations on joining the 2014 Free BYOSD Plan! Herein are the "Rules of the Road." The list below may seem slightly long at first, but there are quite a few things we use to gauge customer involvement and we wanted to boil them down to the simplest terms. The vast majority of our members have no trouble complying with them if they use their RingPlus phone regularly as their normal phone.

To avoid suspension for not following certain rules, please top up your account and purchase a “Free Card.” Click for more details.

Note: The previous promotions of 2013's plan and the 2014 Free BYOSD plan are different plans. Members who were previously on the free plan in 2013 will not see a change at all in their plan allotment or rules.

Update 1/28/14 - The 2014 Free BYOSD Plan includes 120 min / 50 SMS / 10 MB data.

Update 1/26/14 - Number of monthly calls dropped from 30 to 10, old rule 6 removed.

All rules and plan offerings may be modified until the 2014 Free Plan goes live on Tuesday, February 10th at 10AM.

1. You must make a successful outbound call within 24 hours.

Reason: People may sign up with a device that is not a valid Sprint device or does not function properly. In addition, users may leave it on stand-by or for use as an emergency phone. Unfortunately, this plan isn't geared towards those usage habits as this costs money and takes up space that could be filled by a new member who has a phone that can be used immediately.

2. You must make a successful outbound call one time at least once per week and 10 successful outbound calls per month. (Updated 1/26/14)

Reason: Advertisers pay for your plan because they want you to hear their ads, so you must be making calls to hear the ads.

3. You cannot have multiple active lines and switch between them to avoid topping up.

Reason: We don't want a member having more than one active line. Please be aware that if it is a family with multiple lines for different members, we will not deactivate you.

4. Having multiple phones per member (not per account, but per physical person) is prohibited.

Reason: Only one phone per member. Different devices on one account is OK. If the same person has multiple phones using the same voicemail email, it's not ok. Voicemail settings may be changed by clicking on "Voicemail" in your device's dashboard and checking to "voicemail-to-email" box, then entering your desired email address.

5. Do not attempt to circumvent regular billing to gain more time than the allotted free amount.

Reason: While it's fun for everyone to find a loophole, it is not fun for the rest of us who end up paying the bill through increased costs. Let's keep it fun for everyone!

6. Within the first 7 day period after activation, inbound calls should not exceed outbound calls by a ratio of 10:1 over two or more consecutive days except if you make more than 17 outbound calls within 7 days. (Removed 1/26/14)

6. If you disclose that you brought a phone which is not allowed on the system (including an iPhone, Blackberry, Virgin Mobile/Boost subsidized device, etc.), then...

Reason: We have to, by our contract with Sprint, deactivate you. We're sorry.

7. Do not use the phone for any activity that is illegal and prohibited by law.

Reason: These are not members we'd like in our community.

8. Do not harass other members with marketing and other inappropriate phone calls.

Reason: If you'd like to use RingPlus for advertising or marketing, we're here to help. We can offer advertisement spots for you to purchase in the ringback space, and then our members will get more free minutes instead of your costing them minutes.

9. You cannot resell activated phones to other users for financial gain.

Reason: It's a good idea, but you must please phone us first, and we will allow you to create your own MVNO to sell as many phones as you like.

10. Any other behavior deemed inappropriate for the health of the program.
Reason: Since we can't foresee all possible scenarios, this is simply a rule that will only be applied on an individual member basis. If we discover other inappropriate behavior, we will discuss and publish it.
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You will definitely get it this time because nobody want this shabby 120 minute by following those painful rules
2014 Free Plan - Growing Over Time
In 2013, people really enjoyed, and really let us know, that we managed to grow the Free Plan over time by increasing the number of free minutes, texts, and megabytes in the free plan. Just to let you know, we were excited to be able to do it and we love the idea of growing plans over time.

So, in 2014, we plan to do exactly the same -- this new plan will grow over time and you'll continue to get more and more free min/sms/mb as it grows (amongst other potential benefits.) While we're still working out the details internally, I'd suggest it may behoove you to get in early this year. money_with_wings

As soon as we have the details fully ironed out and looking sharp, we'll post them on the Discourse Forum for community discussion.
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.> Here's an idea, have two cheap craigslist Sprint phone ready and activate both for double the plan!!

Just don't let them detect one person is using multiple accounts/phones (or they will deactivate all your accounts).
Good point but wonder what algorithm they use to detect if it's me or my sister on the line. Anyway for light talkers you can't beat it but my favorite part is having a cheap data on demand plan. If I ever take a trip I'll gladly pay 2cents/MB overage for tethering to my phone data.
There have been some downtime on their end to be aware of but it's usually short-lived. Some growing pains to be expected but I've been impressed with their transparency and flexibility.
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