The $95 1000 min., unlimited text, 1gb HARD CAPPED plan doesn't compare favorably for me vs. recently purchased $120 NET 10 unlimited/unlimited/1gb SOFT capped plan.
If you'd never approach 1000 min./mo. maybe the +$25 isn't worth the "data insurance" and/or you'd be just as happy paying RP some or all of that $25 for some high speed add on data if & when you need it.
I think it will go away. Maybe it will get replaced with a T-Mo 'value' plan, but likely not at the same price.
I keep expecting the annual plan to go away-- at some point, Red Pocket has to figure they'll have to transition folks to T-Mobile service before a year goes by.
RP has also continued to upgrade existing account holders. I purchased a 12 month 5 GB plan about 3 months ago, it was upgraded to 7 GB automatically about a month ago and noticed it was now upgraded to 8 GB today.
Yes the 3gb plan is $169.99 but most should be able to get 5% ebay bucks. Just have to activate the promo so effectively costs less than less year. Can't remember if tax was charged last year or not but that can't be helped.
Pretty sure I got eBay bucks last year (might have been 10%) plus 5% back via Chase or Discover for paying w/PayPal. In any case none of that $ comes from RP.
I'm keeping a curious eye on slickdeals threads for reports of plan renewal code being emailed. People are using DE or OR mailing address to avoid tax. If you don't need a SIM (renewing & not switching MNO) should work.
The description says 7 gig but on top says 8 gig???? Also when you click "more" it says the usual cmda,cmdas,hasn't. Ect
UNLIMITED LTE Data(7GB @ LTE) (7GB @ LTE). Verizon LTE compatible or other unlocked LTE CDMA Device to use with our service. One GSMA, CDMA or CDMAS LTE SIM card. You will not be able to exceed the allotted amount of data."
This plan now available for both CDMA and GSM phones.
Posted this on another thread today:
I noticed on the eBay $30 one year Red Pocket "CDMA" plan there is an option to select a GSM sim card, and I was under the impression that this plan was CDMA only in the past. If so, the ability to now use GSM T- Mobile is a plus for this very cheap plan.