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Red Pocket mobile ebay plans
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I have mentioned RedPocket in several other threads and having recently ordered and received the starter kit a few days ago I thought I'd make it a thread on it's own. There are two sources of the RedPocket service. First is their website, the second is ebay which has the better deals.

Their site

https://goredpocket.com/

The ebay deal I took
[url= https://www.ebay.com/itm/Red-Pocket-1-Ye...507]$5 a month plan[/url]

This plan is $60 a year or $5 a month for 100 minutes of talk, 100 text and 500 Mb of data. That sounds very limiting except the phone will always be connected to a hotspot with unlimited data as well as having Goggle voice and hang outs to make calls and receive text via the web. I could have ported my Cricket number to Freedompop but after being a forum pro for them I had seen more that one port go bad. I simply did not trust them to do it offered more talk, text and data.

They also advertise free calling to 72 countries.

With Red Pocket mobile you get to chose whichever carrier you want as long as your phone will handle it. I had hoped to go with Verizon but my CDMA phone was Sprint branded so I had to use them. This upset me at first but again the hootspots and Google voice makes the phones carrier a after thought. Luckily they send you a sim for each carrier so I did not have to reorder.

There are a bunch of different plans on their website and on ebay. For $99 a year you can get 500/500/500. For $179 a year you can get 1000 minutes of talk, unlimited text and 1 gig of data. For $24 a year you get unlimited talk and text plus 2 gigs of data. There are other plans with a wide variety of options.

I need to give a shout out here to the chat person that worked very hard to get me up and running after I messed up the activation thinking I could use the Verizon sim. She also assisted in the porting of my Cricket number and it was done before the chat was over. The phone works great on its plan and there is a acceptable lag in Google voice considering it gives me unlimited talk and text.

So now my $5 a month phone can piggy back off my $5 a month hotspot and should work just about anywhere. The rest of the sims can be used to activate a plan on a different phone. Just buy the plan and use the activation code.

I will let you all know if something goes amiss any time soon.
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https://slickdeals.net/f/10708716-52-eba...ommentsBox

$52 - eBay - Red Pocket Basic - 1 Year 100 Minute / Text - 500 MB LTE Data Per Month Plan
http://www.ebay.com/itm/132288143818

$88 - eBay - Red Pocket Essentials - 1 Year 500 Everything Per Month Plan
http://www.ebay.com/itm/132043269270
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jimindenver (11-01-2017)
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I was just about to come post those, thank you for doing so. I think I would have gone for the 500/500/500 at $88 had I the chance.

I have always focused on the hotspots and data until recently. I can not believe how inexpensive phone service is now. I remember paying more a month for a limited amount of T&T than you can have it for a year now. Heck, my taxes and fees back then was more than TPO's $7.99 a month for unlimited T&T.

The only bad thing about all of these great phone deals is that unlike the hotspots I can only report on the deals. I simply do not need that many phone planes.
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I was looking on the Red Pocket Ebay site at their deals. Their $88 / year plan looks good to me because 500 minutes and 500 texts are more than I will use each month. However the 500 MB of data/month  is probably going to be ok in the short term but I am likely to need more in 4-6 months from now.  I have a CDMA phone which is activated with Sprint that I just bought; I also have a GSMA  AT&T phone, that is not activated. I talked to Red Pocket - they said that if I buy the 1-year prepaid plan I am stuck with it until the term ends and I can't upgrade to another plan until the 12 mos. are over with. My situation is I don't know how much talk or data I will need because I am a new cell phone user attempting to go all cellular in a few months and cut the cord with my land-line telephone provider. So I should not go for the 1-year commitment but I still like their monthly rates of $10. I will be following your posts for the latest deals!
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With the 500/500/500 plan at $7.33 a month on sale on AT&T you could get a Verizon 3G hotspot at $5 a month and be connected just about anywhere. You can add data, talk minutes and text as you need it to the Red pocket plans but you could also connect the phone to the hotspot for unlimited data. Ad Google voice and now you have unlimited talk, text and data for $12.33. 3G isn't the fastest but it can be fast enough for streaming. I ran a speed test near Colorado Blvd and I-70 and got 3.1 Mbps which is more than fast enough.
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Jim, according to the above; does that mean I could have web browsing, voice phone and texts for 12.33/mo ? Would that be able to handle running Netflix on ?.........................THANKS,  KinA
Ken in Anaheim
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#8
If you want Netflix cellular data isn't really your best solution. Some plans and service can work ok. 

The a cheap redpocket plan is going to be out of data after a video or 2

I owned a prepaid cell phone store for 5 years. I sold H20 and Redpocket along with boost and some other oddball services.

For Netflix if your in a large city Sprint or TMobile or nvmo's of those services is the way to go. $40 or so a month could get you working Netflix, but leave the main part of town you won't have any service. 

I use an ATT mvno and have good coverage and have alot of data. Something like that is going to more in the $60 range and you still likey won't be able to binge watch Netflix everyday.
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I am using the $5 Verizon plan to watch Netflix right now. It works fine, sometimes it buffers, sometimes the towers are pretty busy and it won’t work, but most of the time it is fine. Netflix allows you to change the streaming quality and I always set it to the lowest. I connect my iPad to my mifi and it works. Is it perfect? No. But for $5 I am not going to complain.


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I have very little to no experience with Verizon. They aren't licensed in my region. $5 a month for hotspot sounds like a great deal. I'll have to look that up.
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