RingPlus Free Future Phase 3 open 1000/1000/1000 Voice/Text/MB to every new subscriber September 29, 2015, from 9AM to 9PM PDT
Deal DetailsLast Edited by mlacey3 September 29, 2015 at 02:43 PM
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This is a free plan that includes 1000 Minutes / 1000 SMS / 1000 MB per month.
If you want to keep the plan beyond one month, you must add money to your account (minimum $5.00 top up). A positive top up balance has to be maintained on the account to pay for potential overages, which are billed at 2 cents per minute, text, and MB. Your credit card with be automatically charged for another $5.00 top up every time your balance reaches $0.00. Top-Up balances do not expire and can be used to pay for overages, add-ons, or other RingPlus fees (like ESN swaps, port-ins, or number changes). The free plans have no monthly fees or line charge, etc. If you don't use overages or exhaust your initial top up balance, you do not need any more top up and you will pay nothing each month.
4? MMS (can be disabled in the Dashboard)
3? International SMS
2? All other overages (minutes, SMS, MB)
Q: Is MMS included in the plan?
Answer: No, MMS is not included in any RingPlus plan. RingPlus plans only include domestic SMS in their text allotments. Each MMS is charged at the MMS overage rate (currently 4?). To use MMS, you must have an existing top up balance to deduct from.
Q: Do I have to maintain a top up balance?
Answer: Yes, if you want to keep the Future Plan beyond the first month. To keep the Future Plan, you have to add a minimum $5 top up before the month is over. Once you've added a top up, the balance never expires. If your balance ever reaches zero (due to overages, etc.), your credit card will be charged automatically for another $5 top up.
Q: What happens if I go over my allotment?
Answer: You will be charged overage, deducted from your top up balance. If you run out of top up balance, your credit card will be automatically charged $5 (+ tax) to replenish your top-up. If you anticipate needing more than your free allotment amounts, you can purchase add-ons, which are additional monthly amounts of minutes, sms, or data. For example, the 1 GB data add-on is $8 / month.
Q: How do I monitor my balance or usage?
Answer: RingPlus Dashboard website , or the RP Samara Android app .
Q: Can I set hard usage limits (ex: 1000 minutes, 1000 sms, 1000 MB, etc)?
Answer: No, you cannot set hard caps, but you can manually deactivate voice, text, or data for the Dashboard website at any time to prevent further usage.
Q: How do I disable MMS (or minutes, data, etc.)?
Answer: You can enable or disable MMS and other services from RingPlus Dashboard > Account > Manage Device
Q: Can I use WiFi calling (aka Fluidcall)?
Answer: Yes. You can set up your phone for Wifi calling if you'd rather not use regular cell towers (or are unable to get good reception). WiFi calling (aka RingPlus Fluidcall) can be used over any internet connection worldwide, including WiFi, 3G, or LTE, and is compatible with most SIP client applications. Click here for more information on WiFi Fluidcall or check out your Dashboard for setup instructions.
Q: What's required for WiFi calling / Fluidcall?
Answer: You can use a hardware device like the Obi or any software SIP client/application on your computer or mobile device. WiFi calling uses your RingPlus phone number and is treated just like regular cell calls. You can find your SIP login settings from the website Dashboard.
Q: Are there other fees?
Answer: Charges for additional services:
- $7.99 port-in fee. Your account will be charged after your phone number transfer is successfully completed.
- $0.99 ESN/device swap fee.
- $0.99 change phone number fee. You cannot choose the new number. It is automatically assigned based on your credit card billing zip code.
- All RingPlus fees are deducted from your top-up balance (not your credit card). You must have an available top-up balance in order to do anything that requires a fee. Minimum top-up is $5 + tax.
- Taxes can vary widely depending on locale. Average seems to be around 20%. Tax is only charged when adding money to your top-up balance.
Q. Can you roam to non-Sprint towers such as Verizon?
Roaming can provide coverage in areas where Sprint coverage is too weak to connect. For example, you could roam to a Verizon tower when a Sprint tower was not in the area. With RingPlus, you have to register through another company to enable roaming.
To enable roaming, you have to link your checking account to Zipmark, so be aware of the extensive personal information they require, which should be a concern to anyone in this day and age of identity theft and the ordeal that can get you into for the rest of your life.
- 1) Real name
- 2) Drivers license number
- 3) Last 4 of your Social Security number (worse than you think)
- 4) Checking account number
- 5) Birth date
List of phones that have been confirmed compatible (please add to this list)
- Sprint prepaid LG Volt (never activated before), however newly canceled Virgin Mobile LG Volt failed to pass verification (already activated on network error)
- Sprint Prepaid Moto E (never activated)
- Sprint LG Tribute
- Sprint Prepaid Samsung Galaxy S3 - SPH-L710T (BB Black Friday deal last year - never activated)
- Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4. SPH-L720. Non spark version. Regular phone, activated, deactived when I got a new phone.
- Sprint Apple iPhone 4s
- Boost Mobile Kyocera Hydro (not previously activated)
- Boost Mobile ZTE Speed
- Boost mobile LG Realm
- Boost Moto G (activated with Boost a year ago for 1 month)
- Boost Samsung Galaxy Rush M830
- Boost Sharp Aquos Crystal (not previously activated)
- Virgin Mobile Galaxy S2
- Virgin Mobile LG Volt (never activated before)
- Virgin Mobile Motorola Triumph
- Virgin Mobile Optimus V
- Virgin Mobile ZTE Awe/N800 (never activated before)
- TING samsung galaxy s3
- Republic wireless moto-g
- Motorola/Google Nexus 6 (XT1103)
- Motorola Photon Q
- Sprint LG G2 (use IMEI, MEID did not work for me)
- LG Nexus 5 (Purchased from US Google Play Store)
From the Discourse post:
Free Future Phase 3 open 1000/1000/1000 Voice/Text/MB to every new subscriber at 9:30 am
New sign-ups over the CNET link are required to re-tweet the ringplus article directly from the CNET website - as well as link their Twitter account to their ringplus account. The CNET article can be found here after 9:30 am pacific time:
Got a Sprint phone? Get a free mobile service plan - CNET
Or buy a compatible phone for just $50. Either way, you'll score a surprising amount of minutes, text messages and data. So what's the catch?
RingPlus Free Cell Service: 1000 Min 1000 Text 1000 MB/LTE absolutely free/per month (Tuesday, September 29, 2015, from 9AM to 9PM PDT while supplies last.)
RingPlus Cell Service:
? Absolutely Free (1000 Min Voice, 1000 Text and 1000 MB LTE) per Month
? No Contract
? No Activation Fee
? Bring Your Own Sprint Device (Real cell service, no VoIP)
? Free Voice Mail to email (Including emergency number set up and social-network integration)
? Free Parental Control Features (Black-list, white list calls, text by number and time as well as Data)
? Over 30 RingBack Radio Stations Included from Billboard to 100 to Classical and World News let you stay current.
? WiFi Calling over Sip clients available
? Open Developer APIs
How to get the Cell Service
Important - Share the link to this CNET's The Cheapskate article - featuring the Future Free Plan via Twitter and include #ringplus within your tweet.
To get this plan, you can Bring Your Own Sprint Device to activate on RingPlus (you can check if your device is eligible with the RingPlus Check Tool (https://my.ringplus.net/device_va...que
, or If you don't have a Sprint phone you can activate, you can buy an HTC Desire 510 (B-Stock) for just $50 (plus applicable taxes and shipping charges) or any other available phone in the RingPlus Store during the promo time at https://store.ringplus.
If you ordered a cell phone it will be shipped within 3 weeks, If you use your own Sprint Phone you continue with the instructions on the website ( www.ringplus.ne
Keeping the Plan Longer (5$ one time top-up)
After the first month on the Plan, if you want to keep it, the Plan will require a minimum $5.00 Top-Up balance to be maintained on the account for overages which are billed at 2 cents per minute, text, and MB. This means your credit card on file will be automatically charged $5.00 every time your Top-Up balance goes to $0.00. To be clear, the Top-Up balance will always be available for you to use, and it will not expire. So, it's not a monthly fee, or line charge, etc. If you don't use overages, you will not have to Top Up, and you will pay nothing each month. (certain required telecommunications fees will apply) at https://ringplus.net6.
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also Howard forums might help http://www.howardforum
Credit card rejected? https://discourse.ringp
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