Really interesting RingPlus plan (“Elevator”) open tomorrow for anyone interested. To rehash – this is a free phone plan service operated on the Sprint network.
3250 minutes, 3250 texts, 3250 MB 4G LTE data every month completely free, for a one-time $32.50 top-up fee.
Open to everyone 2PM to 10PM PST Sunday, April 24.
That’s nice in of itself, but the really interesting thing is RingPlus is offering a free phone loan service, where you place a deposit for a phone, and they send you one to use on the service for as long as you want. And when you’re done, you can return it for a full refund of your deposit.
That significantly reduces the overhead cost of signing up with RingPlus. Normally, you’d have to buy a phone (unless you already have one compatible with the Sprint network) to put on the service – but here, you don’t. You can borrow one, test out the service for as long as you want on a perfectly good brand new Samsung Galaxy S3, and then if you like the service, you can buy a much better phone to use long-term on RingPlus, and return the loaner phone for a full refund (I just bought an iPhone 5s for ~$180 to throw on the service, as one example).
If you already have a good phone of your own that’s compatible with Sprint’s network (you can check if this is the case here: https://my.ringplus.net/device_validation_requests/new), that’s also totally fine. There’s zero need to use RingPlus’s loaner phones, you can bring any phone of your own.
To signup for the “Elevator” Plan for a one time $32.50 top-up fee with your own device, see details here: https://social.ringplus.net/discussion/4375, and between 2-10PM, go to https://ringplus.net/ and signup for the “Elevator” plan.
To signup for the plan with a loaner phone, go here between 2-10PM PST Sunday and buy the phone of your choice: https://store.ringplus.net/Loaner-Phones_c_55.html
And here are the details on returning the phone: https://social.ringplus.net/discussion/2900/faq-how-to-return-your-loaner-phone
I’ve been on RingPlus for almost 5 months now, and have absolutely zero complaints. Flawless service exactly identical to what you would get with Sprint, which works without a hitch here in San Francisco. And the price is literally $0/month, so it’s extremely hard to complain here. The only thing to be cautious of is RingPlus could implode and crater at any point, but for $32.50, you’d only need the service to last for one month before you get your money’s worth…and then it’s all net benefit thereon out.