RingPlus Discontinues Some Legacy Plans
Sprint MVNO RingPlus discontinues some legacy plans, according to a message sent out to users with affected plans. The carrier’s notice includes list of plans that will not be renewed after monthly cycle expires. All included plans are legacy plans, which route calls through RingPlus servers.
List of Discontinued RingPlus Plans
- Commitment (Member+)
- Free Plan
- Future – Phase 11
- Future – Phase 3
- Future – Phase 5
- Future – Phase 6
- Future – Phase 9
- Leonardo 2
- Leonardo 3
- Midsummer Night’s Dream
- Seashore (Memorial Day)(Non-Member+ Upgrade)
- Truly Free
- Truly Free 2
- Truly Free 3
Customers with discontinued plans will have a 30-day period beyond their plan expiration date to choose which plan on the new RingPlus system (routes calls directly through Sprint network) they want to choose to switch on. During that period, they will have access to 200 minutes, 200 texts, 200 MMS, and 200 MB of LTE data. If customers don’t choose one of the new plans from RingPlus website during the first 30 days, they will lose service but their phone number will be kept for another 30 days. That leaves even more time for customers to port out and keep their number.
RingPlus Free Mad Oak Plan
Currently, carrier is offering only one free plan, Mad Oak Plan, and few paid ones that customers can switch to. A free upgrade to Mad Oak plan seems to be available only to those who have their top up balance $5.01 or more. Those who haven’t got their balance over $5 will have to pay the $15 auto top up. The free Mad Oak monthly plan includes 1000 VOIP minutes per month for outgoing calls. Incoming calls are routed through Sprint network and are deducted from 200 regular minutes which are included in a plan. It also has 750 SMS, 750 MMS, 750 MB of LTE data and tethering. Customers can pair this plan with tablets, too. Overages for talk and text are 5 cents per each and $14.99 per GB. The plan requires $15 top-up that will be reloaded once balance reaches $5.
RingPlus will probably in time switch all legacy plan users to new plans that route calls through Sprint. New plans must be slightly more expensive and offer less value since they don’t include ads. Therefore, it’s up to users to decide whether or not service and value are still suitable to them.