New Red Pocket Plans with 500 Minutes, 500 Texts and 50 MB of LTE Available Per Month and a Year
MVNO Red Pocket Mobile has launched a couple of new plans for its customers. Both new Red Pocket plans offer the same buckets of voice, texts and data but they last over a different length of time. The plans include 500 voice minutes, 500 texts and
50 MB 100 MB of high speed LTE data for $10 per month or for $99.99 per year. In addition, both plans operate on only two networks, AT&T’s GSMA and Sprint’s CDMAS, despite the fact that Red Pocket is offering prepaid service on all four major networks.
What Does New Red Pocket $10 Plan Include and Where to Purchase It?
In addition to 500 minutes, 500 texts and
50 MB 100 MB of LTE data, the new $10 Red Pocket plan, called Essentials plan, includes free unlimited international calling to 72 countries. The SIM cards for GSMA cost $1 for Micro and $2 for Nano SIM while CDMAS SIM can be purchased for $9.99. However, Sprint phones which already come with a SIM don’t need another one as they can be reactivated. The $10 Essential plan is available on the Red Pocket’s website.
Where to Find the $99.99 Red Pocket Annual Plan and Potential Risks of Getting It
The annual 500 minutes, 500 texts and
50 MB 100 MB of LTE data plan is available for $99.99 at Red Pocket’s eBay Store only. This plan monthly costs $8.25 but keep in mind that by purchasing service for the whole year, you obligate yourself to one provider. The entire point of going prepaid is to be free to switch between providers, searching for the best possible value and service without consequences.
There is also a risk of provider going out of business suddenly as it happened with PTel, one of the most reliable providers, where users can lose their money.
Also, TracFone acquiring more and more providers (Simple Mobile, Page Plus Cellular, GoSmart Mobile, Walmart Family Mobile) might be a good reason for some users not to get obligated for longer period. Nowadays, you just don’t know who next might be purchased by TracFone and some users strongly refuse to be part of their service, even for good value.
Add-Ons for the $99.99 Red Pocket Annual Plan
Customers who use up all their allotment of minutes, texts or data can buy additional ones for $10 and $15 a month. For $10 a month, users get 500 minutes or texts or MBs of data while for $15 a month, they can get 1000 minutes or texts or MBs. A month after purchase, add-ons expire.
Updated March 15, 2017: Essential plan now includes 100MB of 4G LTE data instead of 50MB.