Red Pocket Mobile Expands Offerings To Include Verizon Wireless 3G Devices

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One of our favorite prepaid wireless carriers just opened up to a whole new group of users. Red Pocket Mobile has expanded their service offerings from their original AT&T GSM coverage once again to now include plans for Verizon Wireless 3G capable devices. This brings Red Pocket Mobile to the forefront of MVNO’s as they now offer coverage for those with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless devices.

The new Verizon compatible plans include the following offerings:

  • $19.99 – 300 minutes, unlimited text and 1GB of data.
  • $29.99 – unlimited talk, text and 100MB of data.
  • $34.99 – 300 minutes, unlimited text and 2GB of data.
  • $49.99 – unlimited talk, text and 2GB of data.

When you look at the bevy of 3G devices that are floating around in people’s drawers and on Craigslist right now, it becomes tempting to jump on a few of these plans. The $19.99 and $34.99 plans are ideal for those that text a ton and are looking for a bit of data for social networking. The $29.99 plan matches the heavy talker and texter. The 100MB of data is really only sufficient for MMS messages, so don’t plan on doing much surfing with this one. The $49.99 plan really shines as the stand out as it is a much stronger value than Verizon’s new All Set Prepaid Plan. The $45 starting point with $15 a month in additional data charges for the same plan will run you $10 a month less on RPM.

Currently, these new plans are only available from Red Pocket Mobile dealers, but if you just can’t wait, email smartphonedeals@gmail.com to get signed up right away. You can also visit www.4gfastdata.com for more details on the new offers from Red Pocket Mobile as soon as they are made public.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. sam says:

    They only support handsets authorized by them. If you buy a device off ebay or at a random place it may not be officially supported. The plans do look good, but without an official byop program this offer leaves some to be desired.

    1. The program is actually still in the beta stages. So far none of the handsets (remember 3G only) that we asked about have been rejected. According to the dealer we spoke with, any Verizon Wireless 3G handset that is not blocked or currently under contract with Verizon may be activated. Prepaid handsets may not be activated on these plans unless they have been released by Verizon as well. It is our understanding that Verizon requires that a prepaid device be active for 180 days before it is released for use on their post-paid or for use on an MVNO.

      As for the second part, we don’t recommend buying a used Verizon device off any online source. Without being able to run the ESN through the system prior to purchasing, you may end up buying a $200 paperweight. We have a feeling that there will be some entry level devices run out on the plan from Red Pocket soon though. They just expanded their offerings from AT&T SIM only this year, so there is quite a bit of work to do with their offerings for handsets.

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