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RingPlus 2014 Free BYOSD Plan 200 min, 500 SMS and 50 MB data, start 3/28/2014 12:00noon PST
Possible change in allotment

http://www.ringplus.net
Discussion: http://discourse.ringplus.net/t/2...-2014/1316

The 2014 Free BYOSD Plan will be open again on Friday March 28th, 2014 from 12noon PST until 12:30PM PST. This is a 30-minute window for everyone who wishes to sign up on the 2014 Free BYOSD Plan.

Note: The new allotment for the 2014 Free BYOSD Plan is now 200 min / 500 SMS / 50 MB. Changes in minutes and SMS allotments (if determined) are to be announced.

If you are currently on the 2013 Free BYOSD Plan and wish to be moved to the 2014 Free BYOSD Plan, please send a ticket to support@ringplus.net by 10PM PST March 27th, 2014 with your phone number and ESN and we will switch you during the promo period. This is only available to current 2013 Free BYOSD Plan users wishing to upgrade to the 2014 Free BYOSD Plan.
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tellme: 408-752-8052.
757-WEATHER (932-8437)- This one is a long distance call.
800-WEATHER (932-8437)- This one is Toll Free.
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to find imei: Type *#06# on your mobile phone and press Send.
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Old phone.
##(your MSL in account Dashboard)#
Then edit and key in the MDN(your ring+ 10-digit phone number) and MSID(in your account detail,without 0's)
Reboot.
or
Method 2)
To set it up with ringplus, type ##786# , then type 2 (to reset), and it would prompt you for MSL. MSL is displayed on your ringplus dashboard. After entering MSL the phone would reset and restart with all the new info. No need to edit all the info manually.
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Android app to keep track of your usage..

https://play.google.com/store/app....ringminus


According to the new Terms of Service, they will no longer refund any unused top-up balance on your line/account.
http://ringplus.net/legal/members/

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Prep for the event.
1. Buy a phone or use an existing phone (Sprint Branded)
2. Go to RingPlus site and check ESN
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. Note to rule #6: ....phone which is not allowed on the system (including Blackberry, Virgin Mobile/Boost...(translate: ...blacklisted phones may/may not be activated on promo date itself, bring blacklisted phone in at your own risk, R+ may kick you out, with or without advance warning.....)
6. Now establish an account with a user name and password.
7. Go to Setting; Payment Methods; Add credit card information and save it. Best to use card that have min of $1 since R+ may do a test charge.
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. (<- is there a reason to repeat number 7)
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.
13. Know the rules (ex: must make a call within 24 hours) etc.
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Validate your device:
https://my.ringplus.net/device_va...quests/new
Note to rule #6: ....phone which is not allowed on the system (including Blackberry, Virgin Mobile/Boost...
(translate: ...blacklisted phones may/may not be activated on promo date, bring blacklisted phone in at your own risk, R+ may kick you out, with or without advance warning.....)
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Note 2014 rule if you are planning to transfer from 2013 plan:
You must make a successful outbound call one time at least once per week and 10 successful outbound calls per month.
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If you were in previous R+ plan, your device maybe listed as "unknown". With R+ updated phone database, your device will now reflect more accurately the type of phone you activated IF you change to this plan or swap phone,
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babysitter for your android phones:
SchedCall to auto dial and auto disconnect on my phone. Some phone have battery saving features that automatically disable background process. For kyocera phone, there is an apps called "Eco Settings"...turn it off completely, restart phone. Now SchedCall works well, even when phone is sleep. bounce

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Summary of Free BYOSD Plans (minutes/text/data)
2013: General 325/70/10 MB
2014: feb: General 200/500/10 MB ...willl be automatically upgraded to 200/500/50 MB on Mar 28, 2014
2014: Mar: Surf & Turf (part of SF Bay Area, LA area) 200/200/200 MB
2014: Mar: Club 51 (part of NY) 300/500/10 MB
2014: Mar: General 200/500/50 MB
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2014 Plan Rules
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.
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. If you disclose that you brought a phone which is not allowed on the system (including Blackberry, Virgin Mobile/Boost subsidized device, etc.), then...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.
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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TOP UP (optional)
Minimum of $5. Tax & fees may apply, which is state dependent, from 3% to 25% based upon $5
This is not VOIP, uses Sprint network, YMMV on coverage.
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It is still 2c per text, and 7c per MMS . If you go over your limit you can just Top Up

Here is how you can essentially block MMS:
The Most Common Steps
- Dial ##DATA# (##3282#) on most Android/Feature phones, or ##DATA## on Nexus 5 and other devices.
- Enter your MSL as located in your Accounts page on your RingPlus Dashboard.
- Depending on your phone, you may be looking for a link labelled MMSC URL.
- The MMSC URL may be located in a submenu, such as "Other" or "Advanced." Keep digging till you find it!
- Replace the existing MMSC URL with something random like http://mms.stopmms.com
- Save your changes!
- Reboot your phone and your picture messages should be ready to send!

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HTC Android
The following steps are intending for the majority of HTC devices running Android software.
The first thing you will need to do is ensure that 3G/LTE (if you have an LTE device), voice, and text messaging are all working properly on your device. To do this, a Carrier Wipe, and Profile & PRL update are required. Please follow the steps below:
1. Carrier Wipe
Open the dialer
Dial # # 72786 #
Enter your Master Subsidy Lock (MSL)
Press the "MENU" key
Select "Reset"
The phone will then powercycle
2. System Update
Touch the "Application" icon
Touch "Settings"
Touch "System updates" (on some newer phones, this may be one level up from the Settings menu)
(Note: If it says "No updates available" you may not be connected to the internet. Make sure your WiFi is enabled and connected. You also may need to change your WiFi sleep policy, check it out here)
3. Profile Update
Touch the "Application" icon
Touch "Settings"
Touch "System updates" (on some newer phones, this may be one level up from the Settings menu)
Touch "Update Profile". The device will restart when complete.
4. PRL Update
Touch the "Application" icon
Touch "Settings"
Touch "System updates" (on some newer phones, this may be one level up from the Settings menu)
Touch "Update PRL". Wait for the PRL update to complete, then touch "OK". Your device may restart after the PRL update. If not, please restart your device.
Once your device restarts, 3G/LTE data, voice, and text messaging should be enabled.

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For those having trouble activating Kyocera Kona phones:
Just wait a few hours and then do: (You have to wait a few hours for towers to update and will auto push the MDN and MSID to your phone.)

Activate using any of one below method

Method 1) The easiest method is to use "Update PRL". For Kona it is found under Tools > Update Phone > Update PRL. The phone will take 30 seconds to update itself then reboot and you are DONE!

OR

Method 2)
To set it up with ringplus, type ##786# , then type 2 (to reset), and it would prompt you for MSL. MSL is displayed on your ringplus dashboard. After entering MSL the phone would reset and restart with all the new info. No need to edit all the info manually.


But if you want to get rid of the auto update message at the beginning of a reboot, spinning circle, and/or error code 67, you need to top up $0.02 to get data and then do the method 1 or 2 again. (I did topup, so I can confirm.) It'll take about 2-3 mins to finish to whole process. Be patient!
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got VM kyocera event.. waiting for this one Smilie
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Question, how long does this plan last? Is it just for one month? For all of 2014 or for a 12 month period?

Or do the terms change month to month.

Tough time finding the answer to this.

TIA!
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Last edited by chumpsky2010 March 13, 2014 at 08:08 PM
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I'm on the NYC plan. Can I switch? Free plan has more data
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What is this
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what phone to get for this plan?
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Quote from jjbron View Post :
I'm on the NYC plan. Can I switch? Free plan has more data
Good Question....
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Finally a chance to switch my S2 from freedompop.
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Is there a monthly fee for Free plan?
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bring your own sim?
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thanks for the heads up and sign up a $10 hydro from target
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Is there a monthly fee for Free plan?
Yes, it's $100 a month, which is why they call it the "free" plan.

Jokes aside, no.
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What happened to the free surf and turf its gone.
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got VM kyocera event.. waiting for this one Smilie
that's a good one. LMAO
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