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RINGPLUS **Valentine Day**Presidents Day**Promo FEB 12-16 11PM PST $0/mo. for 1,400 minutes, 1,400 texts, and 1000 MB of 4G LTE ***NEW BONUS WITH FREE PORT

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https://ringplus.net/ check your phone ESN under BYOSD before asking if it works.

NEW ADDITION SEE WIKI Bring Your Own Number (Port in) and get an additional 1000 MB for the first Month (Free porting)

** Presidents Day Opens MONDAY February 15, 2015 at 12Noon PST
Closes Tuesday February 16, 2016 at 11PM PST
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$0/mo. for 1,400 minutes (plus Unlimited RingPlus-to-RingPlus calling), 1,400 texts (plus Unlimited RingPlus-to-Ringplus Text), and 1Gig of 4G LTE data.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.
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LAST CHANCE For MEMBER UPGRADE, ENDS at 11PM MONDAY Please don't select this as a new line, the President Day deal is better!!
Closes Monday February 15, 2015 at 11PM PST Every current Member can immediately upgrade during the promotion to the Queen of Hearts, a 1000 Voice/1000 Text /650 MB Plan with tethering. This would allow every member currently on a different free plan, like Michelangelo, to gain even higher allotments including free tethering. A $10 Top Up is required to cover overages. If, and only if, the Top-Up balance reaches $0, another $10 auto Top Up will be automatically charged to your credit card on file.

https://discourse.ringplus.net/t/...2016/10613

Queen of Hearts Free Plan - Open to all
$10 topup $0/mo
1,000 minutes (plus Unlimited RingPlus-to-RingPlus calling)
1,000 texts,
650 MB of 4G LTE data with tethering

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RingPlus can activate most inactive Sprint postpaid phones as well as the unlocked iPhone 6s, 6s+, 6, 6+, or Nexus 5, 5X, 6 or 6P from T-Mobile, Verizon, or ATT; and the Verizon iPhone 5s or 5c. CHECK YOUR COVERAGE before you bother porting an important number http://opensignal.com/

Currently the best phones on sale at BB
the LG VOLT II for $49 http://www.bestbuy.com/site/boost...4209200.p?
and the Moto E for $39. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/sprin...2729581.p?
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Last Edited by Watercube February 15, 2016 at 12:37 AM
NEW ADDITION Presidents Day Free Plan TBA Presidents Day Opens Monday February 15, 2016 at 12Noon PST
Closes Tuesday February 16, 2016 at 11PM PST

$0/mo. for 1,400 minutes (plus Unlimited RingPlus-to-RingPlus calling), 1,400 texts (plus Unlimited RingPlus-to-Ringplus Text), and 1Gig of 4G LTE data.

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.

New Line Activation for new Members only

Bring Your Own Number (Port in) and get an additional 1000 MB for the first Month (Free porting)

All accounts can port for free. The 1000 MB applies for Port in from ATT + MVNOs, T-Mobile + MVNOS and Sprint MVNOs multi carrier MVNOs, which are less than 30 days old.

https://discourse.ringplus.net/t/...t-in/10637

RingPlus basics Official R+ Channel (youtube video tutorials on setup, top-up, usage, troubleshooting common problems (data not working), etc) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?...IuhHqcw_D7

Other videos:
3rd party review of RingPlus service: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8bXCcUqZW8

To get the best (ace plan 2k/2k/2k) with ANY of these choices + cost of new phones
1. top off total of $45 (mix old&new) or $55 (all new), and 3 lines ...ie (Queen $0/$10 old/new, King $20 new, Ace $25 new)
2. top off total of $45 and 2 lines (signup Farina feb 13 deadline $20 new, Ace $25 new)
3. top off total of $35 and 2 lines (signup Gibson feb 13 deadline $10 new, Ace $25 new)


WiFi Fluidcall has been down since around 2/1/2016. RingPlus knows they are down and are working to fix the outage, but since it isn't a critical system they aren't in a rush to fix it.

Latest updates
============== Quick Start ==============
  • Background
    • RingPlus provides service using the Sprint network.
    • RingPlus intends to provide "free" or cheap service by playing advertisement, instead of ringback tone, on outgoing calls.
  • Hardware you need
    • You need a phone that works on the Sprint network.
    • The easiest bet might be a new phone from Best Buy, and Best Buy usually has the best deal.
    • Click on this link [bestbuy.com] to see available phones that should work, with price sorted from low to high. The Moto E is pretty popular.
    • The new phone will already include a SIM card.
    • But do NOT open the retail packaging until after successful RingPlus sign-up.
  • How things work
    • Visit https://ringplus.net/#plans.
    • Select a plan, and click on "Sign Up" on the right.
    • Enter both MEID and ICC ID (from outside the retail package) when you sign up.
    • After successful sign-up, open the retail package and power on the phone. Allow it to complete a hands-free activation.
    • Set up Wifi on the phone soon, so updates do not use up your data allotment.

============== FAQ ==============

This Wiki below is meant to answer frequently asked questions, but it is not meant to be all encompassing.

Be sure to read in desktop mode ("Request desktop site"), not mobile mode, so bullet items are displayed properly.

=============== Preamble ===============

Find a heading to jump to a section quickly
  • Background
    • What is RingPlus
    • More things to be aware of
    • More things to know
  • Hardware you need
    • Phones HAVE TO have been WHITELISTED by Sprint
    • SIM Card (for a 4G LTE phone, if not already included)
  • How things work
    • Sign-Up (to register a "user" and under it one "line")
    • A "User/E-mail/Your Dashboard" can have multiple "Lines/Phone Numbers/Accounts"
    • For each Line: Account Balance, Top-Up, (usually) Monthly Allotments
    • Taxes and Fees on Top-Up
  • Misc
    • Activation (for service, i.e., provisioning) problems, if you do not get proper phone service
    • Upgrade Waiting List (for upgrading to a PROMO PLAN previously open ONLY to NEW LINES)
    • Swapping vs. New line Waiting Period
    • Porting
    • Enable built-in tethering for LG phones (root NOT required)
  • In each section, start with first-level bullet items. Read second-level bullet items and beyond for additional details.
  • You can always press Ctrl-F in this Wiki to do a quick search.

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.

============== Background ==============

What is RingPlus
More things to be aware of
More things to know
=========== Hardware you need ===========

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.
    • You should be able to reuse a Sprint or MVNO (Boost, Ting, Virgin) SIM card, as long as it was properly released by its previous carrier.
    • 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.
  • Buying SIM card from RingPlus to "lock in" a promo:
    • In each "RingPlus forum topic" announcing a promo, you can usually find: "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."
    • However, you will probably need to contact RingPlus to get this processed after you receive your SIM card.

============ How things work ============

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, (usually) 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 usually 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.
  • 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:

================= Misc =================

Activation (for service, i.e., provisioning) problems, if you do not get proper phone service
  • If a phone does not activate for service properly after powering on, try RingPlus' Help Center [ringplus.net].
    • In the Help Center, besides following "Typical Provisioning Steps", be sure to also check suggestions for your specific device.
  • If you have a 4G LTE device, you should have entered ICC ID during sign-up or "Swap Device".

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] (please click on link to see what, if any, is available and how to sign up)
    • 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, NOR when/if you will be upgraded.
    • 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.
  • Porting times will vary greatly. My personal experiences from start of port until it is complete varied from less than 1 hour to 3-4 days (started on a Tuesday). If you start on a Friday or near the weekend, it will take longer due to the weekend and I assume some part of the porting process needing a manual component or something. Other posts in the thread also have similar experiences. If you have a problem in the process, it is usually user error, either you typo-ed or you have the account num, PIN, address on file doesn't match where you are porting from.
  • Tip: You may want to consider porting to Google Voice, and forward calls from Google Voice to RingPlus.

Enable built-in tethering for LG phones (root NOT required)

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TD for ringplus going low daily.....
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so with king, you need to change to queen, and add a line?

Same with Ace? You need to basically change to queen, add king, and then you can add Ace?

Geez, thats confusing

Is it total $25 topup the entire account or $10/$20/$25 = $55 needed?
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so with king, you need to change to queen, and add a line?

Same with Ace? You need to basically change to queen, add king, and then you can add Ace?

Geez, thats confusing
yes it is, but a few things stand out on some. Tether included, lower top offs. Much to sort out.
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Well that sounds pretty messy. First Queen, then add King, then Ace? And then I'd have 3 different lines? I just want the Ace!
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to quote Hoan:
A perfect combo i have to say :+1:

Just wanna summarize in a few words for folks who might have question.

If you look for obtaining ACE plan, you must have QUEEN and KING activated in your account.

QUEEN: for new and current subscribers
KING: QUEEN must be activated with a phone first, then your second phone will be allowed to have KING
ACE: when you have a QUEEN phone line and a KING phone line, your third phone will be allowed to activated with ACE

For folks who activated the current promo plans which are Althea Gibson or Giuseppe Farina, you DON'T need to have QUEEN and KING phone lines, you can have activate a new phone line with ACE plan
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So basically, to get an Ace plan, you have to have three plans in your account (Queen, King, and Ace). If you cancel the King or Queen, then the Ace gets downgraded.

So it will cost you $55 in top-ups and three compatible, non-used phones to get an Ace plan.
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So, if you would open a dummy line with Giuseppe Farina and then add Ace of Hearts you'd be at 2000/2000/2000 as long as you maintain farina by using it once a 90 days for an initial top up of $45 between the two....too bad it isn't just a one time upgrade from Farina to Ace of Hearts.....I hate the idea of maintaining a second line for all this.
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Quote from monkeybiz View Post :
to quote Hoan:
A perfect combo i have to say :+1:

Just wanna summarize in a few words for folks who might have question.

If you look for obtaining ACE plan, you must have QUEEN and KING activated in your account.

QUEEN: for new and current subscribers
KING: QUEEN must be activated with a phone first, then your second phone will be allowed to have KING
ACE: when you have a QUEEN phone line and a KING phone line, your third phone will be allowed to activated with ACE

For folks who activated the current promo plans which are Althea Gibson or Giuseppe Farina, you DON'T need to have QUEEN and KING phone lines, you can have activate a new phone line with ACE plan
I want to activate 2 new lines and really want 1 King and 1 Ace. How should I it? Get 1 Althea or Guiseppe now and upgrade to Ace and then activate a King on Friday?
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Well there's the 2gb people were wanting now let's see how many do what it takes to get it.
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I'm not good at reading comprehension..

Anyone summarize/clarify their new promo?
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Was hoping for free swaps or ports for current members. I guess those aren't going to happen again any time soon. Didn't have my new phone last time they offered those.
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If I'm a new customer can I order any of the three?
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Quote from 123zzzz View Post :
I'm not good at reading comprehension..

Anyone summarize/clarify their new promo?
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So, if you would open a dummy line with Giuseppe Farina and then add Ace of Hearts you'd be at 2000/2000/2000 as long as you maintain farina by using it once a 90 days for an initial top up of $45 between the two....too bad it isn't just a one time upgrade from Farina to Ace of Hearts.....I hate the idea of maintaining a second line for all this.
Boss13 pretty much gets it.

The second line (although you would buy it first) would be a 12/12/12 at $0 per month - not that much of a burden to be carrying around in order to maintain a 2K/2K/2K.also for $0.

Effectively this boils down to getting an Ace if you're willing to forgo $20 of your Farina top off and give it to someone that will use it once every other month.
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