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Promoted 01-27-2016 by RevOne at 02:35 PM View Original Post
RingPlus offers new subscribers their Free RingPlus Legends 3 Cell Phone Service on Sprint's Network in two plan options for Free monthly w/ a one-time $20 Top Up fee to get started. Thanks Southern100

Offer Details:
  • Bring your compatible device to RingPlus, or click here to purchase a compatible device via RingPlus
    • Click here to check for Sprint/Boost/Virgin Mobile device compatibility
    • Click here for a list of compatible Non-Sprint devices
  • Next, click here and select any one of two Free RingPlus Legends 3 Phone Service plan options below
    • Duke Free Plan $0/Month (w/ $20 Top Up)
      • Includes:
        • 750 Minutes + 2000 Texts + 1GB Data allotment per Month
    • Shirly Strickland Free Plan $0/Month (w/ $20 Top Up)
      • Includes:
        • 1500 Minutes + 2000 Texts + 500MB Data allotment per Month
    • Also, receive a $30 Top Up Credit with port-in activation from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile or any of their partner MVNO service providers
Top-Up Details:
  • Note, a valid debit/credit card on file and initial $20 'Top Up' charge is required to cover possible overages of your free monthly allotment.
  • If you exceed your free monthly allotment, this Top Up balance will fund any overage fees. If/when your existing Top Up balance reaches zero, another automatic $20 Top Up fee is charged to your payment method on file and applied to your account.
  • If you remain within your free monthly allotment, no additional charges are applied and your account remains funded w/ your last Top Up amount

Editor's Notes & Price Research

Written by RevOne

  • Offer valid from 1/26/15 to 1/30/15 for new subscribers only
  • Please refer to forum thread and Wiki for a list of compatible devices, more sign-up incentives (including port-in options w/ $30 sign-up bonus), and further details regarding Free RingPlus Mobile Phone Service.
  • A comprehensive list of terms/details for this promotion may also be found by clicking here & here ~RevOne

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Edited January 26, 2016 at 07:40 AM by BostonGirl
It's that time again:

Legends 3 Promotion:

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 12 Noon local regional times until
Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 12 Noon local regional times

Availability Notice:
Subscriptions will open at each local regional time rather than the whole country at once. Plans will be available at the following times per region in the USA. Starting with East Cost RingPlus will open at 12 Noon EST, followed by 12 Noon CST, 12 Noon MST, and 12 Noon PST.
Due to the high demand of RingPlus Free Cell Plans and ultra low cost cell service, we have to implement some limitations with our wireless partners to handle the capacity.
Any time during the promo, you may see a message during the sign up process; "We are sorry, but the maximum capacity has been reached please try again within an hour." This means RingPlus had to temporarily close for new subscriptions, and will re-open soon due to the volume we absorbed within that hour.

Plans:

Duke Free Plan:
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$0/mo. for 750 minutes (plus Unlimited RingPlus-to-RingPlus calling), 2,000 texts (plus Unlimited RingPlus-to-RingPlus Text), and 1000 MB of 4G LTE data. (tethering add on available for $4 per month)

A $20 Top Up is required to cover overages. If, and only if, the Top-Up balance reaches $0, another $20 auto Top Up will be automatically charged to your credit card on file.
This plan is open only to new subscriptions or new lines.

Shirly Strickland Free Plan:
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$0/mo. for 1,500 minutes (plus Unlimited RingPlus-to-RingPlus calling), 2000 texts, and 500MB of 4G LTE data, plus free tethering included.

A $20 Top Up is required to cover overages. If, and only if, the Top-Up balance reaches $0, another $20 auto Top Up will be automatically charged to your credit card on file.
This plan is open only to new subscriptions or new lines.

Free Porting + We credit your top up with $30 for any number ported from T-Mobile, ATT or Verizon (Top up non refundable or transferable). MVNO's from Verizon, ATT, and T-mobile qualify for the Free Porting and $30 top up. So good news for PTEL Mobile subscribers.
Activate two or more lines and get additional 200 Minutes 100 Text 100 MB on each line (Lines have to be on the same account)


For information on how to port-in to RingPlus, please visit https://promos.ringplus.net/store..._Save.html and https://promos.ringplus.net/store..._Free.html
Details:
The plans in this Promotion can be accessed by Bringing Your Own Device ("BYOD") at ringplus.net, or by buying a phone or a SIM card during the Promo time at Store.RingPlus.net. (If you purchase a SIM during the promo, we will reserve your place as long as you activate within 14 days after receiving your SIM card.)
*During sign up for these plans, we kindly ask that you link your Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn account to post about our service.
*All offers available while supplies last.

Important

Please do not deactivate your current service with another provider until your port-in to RingPlus is complete, and your phone is up and running on RingPlus. Otherwise, you may lose your phone number permanently, and lose service temporarily.
Please check with your current carrier to make sure you don't owe any money on the phone or plan, and please note that if you activate any eligible device with RingPlus, and you have an existing contract with a different carrier, you are responsible for any unpaid costs due on your phone, your plan, and other fees that may be applied by your current carrier.
All other RingPlus legal terms also apply, and can be found at https://promos.ringplus.net/legal-terms.html. Please read them. If there is any difference or conflict between the terms of this offer and any other RingPlus legal terms, the terms of this offer will control (i.e., the terms of this offer will override the other legal terms).

To our Existing Members:


You may want to listen carefully to your RingPlus Radio when you make a call - and be sure you have your Twitter account connected!
When you hear "re-tweet now," press 0 (zero) to retweet and you will receive 100MB and 200 SMS added to your account each month for the next 3 months.

Note: You need to have your Twitter account linked to your RingPlus account to participate. Multiple retweets will be counted as one.
If the number of members retweeting exceeds 2,000 during this promotion, an additional 100 MB will be added for a six month period for all participating members.

One more thing;
MVNO's from Verizon, ATT, and T-mobile qualify for the Free Porting and $30 top up. So good news for PTEL Mobile subscribers.
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Last Edited by andyk January 29, 2016 at 11:20 PM
NEW: Ringplus now has a YouTube Page with (29 and counting) different "How To" Videos. Check them out at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?...IuhHqcw_D7

Could people PLEASE STOP answering questions from members who clearly have never even bothered to search the Wiki, let alone just reading a relevant section? Please also consider updating or clarifying the Wiki, instead of answering individually, so your knowledge is not buried given the voluminous posts.


RingPlus support system!
http://support.ringplus.net/support/login

RingPlus is not for everyone
  • RingPlus is not as simple as buying a branded phone and phone card from a retail store.
  • If you are not willing to do some reading and searching around, RingPlus may not be for you.
    • Press Ctrl-F in this Wiki to do a quick search.
    • This Wiki should be read in desktop mode, not mobile mode.
    • There are not that many first-level bullet items. Read second-level bullet items and beyond for additional details.
  • There have also been several service outages, and certain features (e.g., voicemail [ringplus.net]) still do not work reliably or as expected.
  • If these are not acceptable or you have lots of issues, RingPlus may not be for you either.

For a new phone, do NOT open the retail packaging until after successful RingPlus sign-up
  • So the phone can be returned if sign-up fails.
  • If you power on the phone before sign-up, the phone might (or likely will?) activate automatically to its original mobile operator (e.g., a Boost phone activate automatically to Boost). A factory reset might not fix it.
  • If you power on the phone after successful sign-up, the phone might (or likely will?) activate automatically to RingPlus.

RingPlus current promotionRecap of previous deals:
Legends 1: 2000/2000/500
Legends 2: 1000/1000/750

What is RingPlus
More things to be aware of
More things to know
Phones HAVE TO have been WHITELISTED by Sprint
SIM Card (for a 4G LTE phone, if not already included)
  • A 3G or older phone does NOT require a SIM card.
  • A 4G LTE phone requires a Sprint or MVNO (Boost, Ting, Virgin) SIM card.
    • A new (presumably 4G LTE) Sprint-specific (including Boost and Virgin) phone will already come with a compatible SIM card.
    • Otherwise, see both OP and Wiki of thread with SIM card models and pricing info.
      • Either SIMGLW426C or SIMGLW446C will work for Nexus 6.
      • SIMGLW406R for iPhone 5. SIMGLW426C or SIMGLW436C for other iPhones.
      • Sprint SIM cards are NOT universal. Make sure you get a correct one.

Sign-Up (to register a "user" and under it one "line")
A "User/E-mail/Your Dashboard" can have multiple "Lines/Phone Numbers/Accounts"
  • A user (or unique e-mail login) has one Your Dashboard (URL contains "users"), and can have multiple lines (URL for a line contains "accounts").
  • Each line (or unique phone number) is an "account", and has its own plan, its own monthly allotments, and its own account balance.
  • A person should not use more than one free line [ringplus.net] according to RingPlus CEO in 10/2015.
  • You may want to have only ONE line under a user and NOT "Activate a New Line", because you might only be able to add an e-mail once to an upgrade waiting list.

For each Line: Account Balance, Top-Up, Monthly Allotments
  • Except for the "Truly Free" plan, a plan typically require an initial top-up (plus taxes and fees, see below), so that your account balance is more than $0.
  • You receive monthly allotments, depending on your plan, of: (x) voice minutes, plus (y) text messages, plus (z) MB of mobile data.
    • Monthly allotments are renewed every 30 days to the minute, with NO rollover.
    • You can track your usages (against your monthly allotments) when you click on a line in Your Dashboard.
    • But you CANNOT set a limit to prevent overage (while you can with FreedomPop).
    • When you click on a line in Your Dashboard, data is shown in GB, and 1 GB = 1024 MB. For example, 1200 MB is shown as 1200 / 1024 = 1.17 GB.
    • If you are still concerned, for Android phones, under Settings, Data usage, you can set warning and limit for mobile data usage.
  • Account balance is deducted for MMS, International SMS, Overage, fees [ringplus.net] you to incur, and add-ons you buy.
    • MMS can be disabled when you click on a line in Your Dashboard, under Account Features, Manage Device.
    • Overage is typically 2 cents per minute, text message, or MB that you go over your monthly allotments.
    • SMS and/or Data can also be disabled, just like MMS, when you click on "Manage Device".
  • Account balance does not expire and carries over to next month.
  • If a plan has a $0 Monthly Price (i.e., no monthly charge / "free"), you will NOT be charged again if your account balance stays above $0 (i.e., you will ONLY be charged if and only if your account balance drops to $0).
    • For example, suppose your account balance is $2.01, and further suppose device swapping costs $1.99. After you "Swap Device" to another phone, your account balance will be $2.01 - $1.99 = $0.02, and your credit card will NOT be charged because your account balance will still be above $0.

Taxes and Fees on Top-Up
  • For $x in top-up (or add-on), you are charged ($x in top up + $y in taxes and fees).
    • The $x in top-up shows up in your account balance.
    • The $y in taxes and fees show up once in your invoice. The taxes and fees do NOT recur.
      • This example is in fact normal for the first month. No need to create a new ticket/post.
  • If you buy an add-on, and it costs less than your account balance, the cost will be deducted from your account balance. Otherwise it is charged separately and taxed:

Activation (for service, i.e., provisioning)
Upgrade Waiting List (for upgrading to a PROMO PLAN previously open ONLY to NEW LINES)
  • What is an upgrade waiting list for?
    • If you have already signed up (i.e., you have an existing line), you can sign up for an upgrade waiting list, so that the existing line can potentially be upgraded to a PROMO PLAN that was previously open ONLY to NEW LINES during a previous promotion.
      • For example, the Legends 1 promotion ran from 1/15 to 1/18. One promo plan was called Sammy Baugh, and it was open ONLY to NEW LINES (i.e., existing lines were NOT eligible) from 1/15 to 1/18.
      • On 1/20, an upgrade waiting list for Sammy Baugh became open, so that if you had an existing line, you could sign up and potentially be upgraded to Sammy Baugh later on.
    • If you just want to upgrade to a NON-PROMO PLAN, you do not need to be on an upgrade waiting list. Instead, simply click on "Upgrade Plan".
      • If your existing plan is "free", you must toggle "Next Billing Cycle" to Yes.
  • Currently OPEN upgrade waiting list [ringplus.net]
    • Not all promo plans have an upgrade waiting list.
    • People do NOT know when/if/which promo plan or its upgrade waiting list will open or close.
    • To make changes, click on link in previous e-mail. Or, sign up again and click on link provided in new e-mail (may need to cancel and sign up again).
  • CLOSED upgrade waiting lists:
  • Upgrade top up charge:

Swapping vs. New line Waiting Period
Porting
  • Beware of likely delays if you port over a weekend or holiday. RingPlus does not work weekends and holidays, and supposedly porting is a manual process.
  • Tip: You may want to consider porting to Google Voice, and forward calls from Google Voice to RingPlus.

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Does T-Mobile prepaid porting qualify for $30 topup?
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Many how can I do questions can be answered with this link https://www.youtube.com/playlist?...IuhHqcw_D7
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Quote from Watercube View Post :
Many how can I do questions can be answered with this link https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfJ6AWxceLcKiuae0eOCemkIuhHqcw_D7
That's a nice link, Watercube. Should find a way to work that into the Wiki somewhere.
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Does T-Mobile prepaid porting qualify for $30 topup?
In the past porting was porting, RingPlus didn't care from where
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good deal
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Horrible customer service, or lack of service...

If you are new to ring plus,I would highly advise that you do not port your primary number over. It's fine as a backup phone, but I had a nightmare experience trying to use it as my primary...
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Is porting to an old line free at this promotion period?
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Please make note of the offer for existing members:

You may want to listen carefully to your RingPlus Radio when you make a call - and be sure you have your Twitter account connected!
When you hear “re-tweet now,” press 0 (zero) to retweet and you will receive 100MB and 200 SMS added to your account each month for the next 3 months.

Note: You need to have your Twitter account linked to your RingPlus account to participate. Multiple retweets will be counted as one.
If the number of members retweeting exceeds 2,000 during this promotion, an additional 100 MB will be added for a six month period for all participating members.

Also, RingPlus_PR added the following note on the Discourse forums:
MVNO's from Verizon, ATT, and T-mobile qualify for the Free Porting and $30 top up. So good news for PTEL Mobile subscribers.

Added into main post.
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Last edited by Southern100 January 25, 2016 at 09:49 PM
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I find these plans slightly more acceptable. Thumbup
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how is this a good deal compare to their previous deals?
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Has anyone ported a FreedomPop number to RingPlus? How many days does it take? TIA.
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Waiting for the 1500mb w/ tethering or 1750mb+ plan. Is it going to be the Superbowl or Valentine's Day that does it?
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