Sprint To Close the Gap of Activating Its New Prepaid Phones with MVNOs, New RingPlus Free Plans Available Until March 30
Sprint MVNO RingPlus has started new free plan promotions on March 28, 2016 at 6PM Pacific that’s offering Accretion Free Plan for non-Member+ customers and Borg Free Plan for those who are Member+ subscribers. In addition, the carrier has said on its forum that their customers and those on other MVNOs can expect Sprint to close the gap that accidently allowed activation of their new prepaid phones before they are eligible under Sprint’s FED policies.
Sprint’s policy allows phones from Sprint Prepaid, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile to be activated with MVNOs only after they’ve been active with carrier they originate from for at least 12 months. As RingPlus notes, this is not a new Sprint policy but an update that will just fix this loophole.
So starting April 17, 2016, customers will no longer be able to activate a new phone from Sprint Prepaid, Boost or Virgin Mobile with RingPlus or any other Sprint MVNO even if it’s purchased brand new from retailers as Best Buy, for example. Customers who have already activated such phone will be grandfathered but if they deactivate the service for any reason, new rule will apply.
New RingPlus Free Plans
New RingPlus free plans that will be offered until March 30, 2016 at 10PM Pacific, differ from previous plans as they can grow depending on how popular they are. To the initial talk, text and data allotments extra minutes, texts and MB can be added (x). The (x) will be equal to the total number of “Megaphone” likes on the post of this promo from registered users on the RingPlus Social forum, the “Deal Score” on the Slickdeals forum for this promo and the total number of new line subscriptions to these plans, divided by 3. So far, the number reached 195.
RingPlus Accretion Free Plan
Accretion Free Plan – new lines (Non-Member+); includes 1000 + (x) minutes, 1000 + (x) texts, and 1000 + (x) MB of data. This plan can reach maximum allotment of 3500 talk, text and data based on the value of (x). Overages are 2¢ per minute, text and data while tethering is available for $12.99 for this plan. The plan requires $25 top up at sign up that will be used for possible overages. Another $25 will be charged automatically only when or if ever balance reaches $0.
RingPlus Borg Free Plan
Borg Free Plan – Member + Exclusive, new lines only; includes 1500 + (x) minutes, 1500 + (x) texts, and 1500 + (x) MB of data. This plan can reach maximum allotment of 4500 talk, text and data based on the value of (x). Overages are 2¢ per minute, text and data while tethering is available for $9.99. The plan requires $25 top up at sign up that will be used for possible overages. Another $25 will be charged automatically only when or if ever balance reaches $0.
RingPlus will add additional data to customers’ accounts by Monday, April 4, 2016 at 5PM Pacific.
RingPlus free porting
RingPlus is offering free porting during promotion for customers who port their number to RingPlus Accretion and Borg free plans form Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and their MVNOs. Phones eligible are Sprint-compatible phones, Verizon’s iPhone 5C, 5S, 6, 6+, 6S and Nexus 6, AT&T’s iPhone 6, 6+, 6S and Nexus 6 and T-Mobile’s iPhone 6, 6+, 6S and Nexus 6.