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Ringplus (Your Plan)-cell plan: Name Your Own Price and/or get it for free. Open Friday, Oct 30, 12pm PDT – 5pm PDT. And Saturday, Oct 31, 12pm PDT – 5pm PDT

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Last Edited by annie930ny November 2, 2015 at 07:34 AM
And yet another deal... just found on the ringplus forum. Especially interesting how the free cell phone service can now be combined with a paid plan above the free allotment. We never know what comes out of the ringplus kitchen. Smilie I've posted the deal below:


Get (Unlimited In-Network Calling, 1500 nationwide anywhere minutes, 1500 nationwide anywhere text, and 500 MB LTE Data) / month for FREE.


https://discourse.ringplus.net/t/...m-pdt/6642

If this free monthly allotment is not enough for your needs, we may be able to help. Here's how it works:

1) At sign-up you will be asked your expected needs in each of the following categories:
a. Minutes per month
b. Texts per month
c. MB LTE Data per month
d. Multi-Media Messages (MMS) per month.

2) You'll also be asked how much you would like to co-pay for the plan you've created.

3) While your proposed plan is evaluated, you will be placed on a plan of (Unlimited In-Network Calling, 1500 nationwide anywhere minutes, 1500 nationwide anywhere text, and 500MB LTE Data) / month for FREE. If your proposal is feasible, then switching to (Your Plan) will occur automatically starting within 24 hours after sign-up.

If unfortunately your proposal is not yet possible, you will stay on the Plan of (Unlimited In-Network Calling, 1500 nationwide anywhere minutes, 1500 nationwide anywhere text, and 500MB LTE Data) / month for FREE.

4) If we can't place you on (Your Plan) within the first 24 hours (and since our goal is to provide full free phone service to everyone), we will constantly go through this list and automatically place you on the plan you created as soon as it becomes feasible.

5) We also will automatically reduce your offered co-payment over time, as more and more free allotments become available.

It is our belief that cooperation like this in telecom is of benefit all of us. We really want you to get the deal you create, so please enter realistic expectations to get your deal immediately or in a timely manner. We believe that a program like this helps all of us. RingPlus will achieve the target subscription numbers to attract more sponsors, and we as a community will reach our final goal of completely free cell service for everyone. And in the meantime, we can offer you the most economical cell phone plan possible anywhere.

For credit card processing reasons, a minimum top up of $15 is required. The top up balance is available for you to use for the following situations:

1) If you are on the base Free Plan (1500/1500/500) and you go over your free allotment, the overages are charged at 2 cents per minute, text, or MB LTE

2) If you are on Your Plan, the top up balance will be applied to the monthly co-payment as overages (2 cents per minute, text, or MB LTE)

3) Then of course any other charges, like porting numbers, swapping devices, etc. as outlined in RingPlus prices.

This plan will be open to all new and current Members. To make this offer available to all Members, we also will upgrade the majority of the waiting list for the Future Plans tomorrow. Everyone on a Future Plan will have the opportunity to propose a Your Plan if they choose.

This plan will be available at www.ringplus.net starting Thursday, October 29, at 12pm PDT until 5pm PDT. If you don't see it on the website right now, don't worry, it will appear right before opening.

This Plan Includes:

100% free 1500/1500/500 voice, text, MB data LTE per month!
No contract
Real cell service, not VoIP
Free voicemail to email
Emergency number setup and social network integration
Free parental control features (block data, texts, and picture mail, blacklist or whitelist calls, and block all calls and texts by time
Over 25 RingPlus+ Radio stations included. Choose from Billboard Top 100 to Classical, or stay up-to-date with World and Financial News
WiFi calling via Sip client available
You can Bring Your own Sprint Device (BYOSD) Check ESN here:https://my.ringplus.net/device_va...n_requests

Foreseeable questions:

Question: So if I propose an allotment and it is accepted, how can I be sure that a lower proposal from someone else for the same allotment was not accepted too, and I have overpaid?

Answer: You will pay more than the other Member, but only for the first month. Then our system will automatically adapt your co-pay to the lowest price possible.

Question: If I propose the highest possible allotment (minutes/text/LTE Data/MMS) and bid zero dollars, do I always get auto-upgraded to the best free plan available all the time?

Answer: No, if your proposed allotment is higher that a currently available Free Plan, the system will disregard your proposal until Free Plans reach your proposed allotment.

But the proposed co-payment that was not initially accepted, may become feasible, and then you be automatically switched to Your Plan and you're good to go.

Question: I am currently on a Future Plan ex. 1000/1000/1000. This new Your Plan is a gamble for me.

Answer: The Future Plans are a part of third-party research. With a new Your Plan, you will switch checkbooks from third-party research to RingPlus. It may be a short-term financial loss, but the long term benefits may by far outweigh the benefits of the Future Plans. (Please don't interpret this as that RingPlus has any indication that the Future Plans won't be available in the future).

Question: Can I activate a non-Sprint cell phone?

Answer: Not for this promotion, but next week we will run a promotion which includes an limited selection of AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon devices which will be able to be activated on a similar plan.

Question: I am currently on a paid plan, for example the Cherry Plan (unlimited voice, unlimited text, 2GB LTE Data) for $19.99. If make a proposal to switch to Your Plan, and offer exactly $19.99 for the same allotment as Cherry Plan (exactly the deal I have now), will I automatically save money when this allotment becomes available for a lower price?

Answer: Yes, but for processing reasons you may be stuck for 24-48 hours on the basic Free Plan of (Unlimited In-Network Calling, 1500 nationwide anywhere minutes, 1500 nationwide anywhere text, and 500MB LTE Data) / month for FREE

Available only a long as supplies last. RingPlus' terms & condition apply.

https://twitter.com/ringplusmobile
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Last Edited by Dfinding October 30, 2015 at 08:05 PM
Minimum Balance Required
This plan requires a minimum balance over $0.00 and will automatically top you up by $15.00 when your balance dips below.

This means when you initially sign up for this plan we will bill you the $15.00 and credit your balance. If you ever go over your plan allowances, you will be billed for the overage from your account balance. If your balance ever reaches $0 .00, then we will automatically bill your credit card for another $15.00 and credit your balance again.




FAQ
You will be charged for the TopUP during registration, for this promotion the TopUP is $15. This is a one time charge if you never go over your monthly allotment. The TopUP fee is NOT refundable in anyway



Please keep opinions out of the wiki. People should do their own research and read other users comments :

RingPlus - discussion of plans and plan changes at HoFO http://www.howardforums.com/showt...an-changes

Prepaidphonenews article and tracker http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2...0-min.html

Newswire http://www.prnewswire.com/news-re...98765.html

Ring Plus Overview http://www.prepaidreviews.com/blo...view-1002/

Cnet article with user feedback http://www.cnet.com/news/got-a-sp...vice-plan/


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If only they won't charge tax...
Washington 25.15%. Damn the government.
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If only they won't charge tax...
Washington 25.15%. Damn the government.
You do realize that those aren't government taxes? Since there is no breakdown of the fees. Its just a catch-all for their credit card processing fees and taxes and maybe even a "handling" fee for themselves.
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If only they won't charge tax...
Washington 25.15%. Damn the government.
I think they are overcharging. I have never seen the tax rate that high with any other cell phone company. But their service is literally free, so it is still a good deal
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You do realize that those aren't government taxes? Since there is no breakdown of the fees. Its just a catch-all for their credit card processing fees and taxes and maybe even a "handling" fee for themselves.
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I think they are overcharging. I have never seen the tax rate that high with any other cell phone company. But their service is literally free, so it is still a good deal
I would love to jump on their paid plan.
But:

$9.99

Estimated Taxes & Fees:
$3.40

Total:
$13.39

Damn.
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Am I reading that correctly that as a current subscriber I will be able to switch to this plan without having to buy a new device? I'm sure I've missed the part where existing customers get screwed over somehow. Ahh, I found it... " Everyone on a Future Plan will have the opportunity to propose a Your Plan if they choose.". I'm not on a Future Plan. And yeah Karl, this is exactly the kind of bitterness you get for treating new customers better than existing ones.
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You do realize that those aren't government taxes? Since there is no breakdown of the fees. Its just a catch-all for their credit card processing fees and taxes and maybe even a "handling" fee for themselves.
there is a breakdown in fees if you hover mouse over tax. 911 service alone is 70cents.
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I think they are overcharging. I have never seen the tax rate that high with any other cell phone company. But their service is literally free, so it is still a good deal
yes it's the price we pay for Free LTE in the great NW, only gets better with climate change. Go Seahawks bounce
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They're gonna do gsm now too?
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This is great news. They are going to expand to all the other carriers so we won't have to be stuck with the worst/Sprint!
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trend is higher topups and less data. doesn't look encouraging.

in other news, volts from phase 7 should be shipping shortly and will have the same bonus allotments as phase 11, if not put on phase 11 altogether, which is even better since there's no social media requirement. hope top-ups are baked-in the bundles. we shall see.
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If you look at your bill (under the device, then Billing History, followed by the clickable "invoice" link), there will be a line item for "Federal, State, local, and regulatory taxes" that will display a pop-up with a breakdown of of the individual charges. In my case, it was $1.26 for a $5 top-up.

As for this plan, it'll be interesting to see what people end up with in a day or two once they become active. Might be a good sign of what we could expect later this year.

Edit: sniped by others when I left mid-reply to get coffee. Y'all here on Slickdeals are quick!
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This is great news. They are going to expand to all the other carriers so we won't have to be stuck with the worst/Sprint!
Don't get too excited, I think they mean porting in certain phones like Phase 5 and you are stuck with that phone.
I posted a lower price on the Lumia 635 at BB for $39. Easy to tether if they add tethering to this Your Plan. http://slickdeals.net/f/8188655-vm-nokia-lumia-635-4g-with-1gb-best-buy-39
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Don't get too excited, I think they mean porting in certain phones like Phase 5 and you are stuck with that phone.
I posted a lower price on the Lumia 635 at BB for $39. Easy to tether if they add tethering to this Your Plan. http://slickdeals.net/f/8188655-vm-nokia-lumia-635-4g-with-1gb-best-buy-39
Sounds to me like iPhone, Google Nexus which are expensive.
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Hey guys I forgot.. let's get them to offer tethering for free. This conversation was on the ringplus forum:


Here's a question that wasn't addressed: Will tethering be an option? ie, I want to design a plan that has X minutes, Y texts, and Z data, and I'll pay this many dollars, but it must have tethering or no deal.

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titetanium3h
Oh man!, I was thinking the same thing too.

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iceweasel3h
Very interesting plan, I like it. Off to consider a plan for bit more data for the family.

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tom_rpr3h robmatic
Argh, just when we think we've thought of everything! The old rule: if everything seems ok you must be missing something.

We will address this question by tomorrow. The tethering functionality has a monthly base cost for RingPlus. I can only speculate that tethering (yes/no) will be a part of the Your Plan proposal form.

Thanks for the good catch!

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KarlRingPlus CEO3h
@tom_rpr @robmatic Thanks I will address it tomorrow with our team.

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