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Red Pocket Mobile Review

Overview

Red Pocket Mobile differentiates itself from other mobile service resellers by focusing on the international market. Many of their plans include a bucket of international minutes that roll over to the next month if unused. 

Pros: The focus on international calling helps cover a particualr niche. Their lower-tier options, including the weekly and half-monthly plans, can provide value in the right situations.

Cons: The higher tier plans don't provide as much value as similarly priced plans on other carriers. There are simply too many plans.

Cheapest Price Per Minute: $0.10 to $0.15
Unlimited Data Available: No
Unlimited Texting Available: No
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Lowest Price Per Anytime Minute: $0.10 to $0.15  

Plans: Red Pocket Mobile offers a number of monthly plans, in addition to a weekly plan, a bi-weekly plan, and a pay-as-you-go option. The 7-day plan costs $13.99 and provides unlimited minutes, messages, and 10MB of mobile web. The 15-day plan offers the same services but with 25MB of mobile web for $22.99. The $19.99 monthly plan provides 250 minutes and 500 text messages. The $29.99 monthly plan includes unlimited minutes and text messages, plus 10MB of mobile web. The $39.99 monthly plan includes unlimited minutes and messages, plus 100MB of mobile web. The $49.99 monthly plan increases the mobile web to 500MB, and the $54.99 monthly plan increases it to 1GB. The pay-as-you-go plan costs 10 cents per minute or message, including international text messaging.  Read more about Red Pocket Mobile plans

Customer Service: Customer service can be reached by a website form or toll-free number, 24 hours a day. It is available in English, Spanish, Filipino, and the Mandarin and Cantonese dialects of Chinese.  

Free Nights: No  

Credit Check: None  

Free Weekends: No  

Contract: None  

Daily Access Fee: No  

Payment Options: Customers can pay for their Red Pocket phones and refill cards with credit/debit card and PayPal on the website, and with cash at retail outlets.  

Text and Picture Messaging: Domestic and international text messages are 10 cents with the pay-as-you-go plan. Unlimited text messaging is included in all plans except the $19.99 monthly plan, which includes 500 text messages. Unlimited MMS is available on all plans except for the $19.99 plan and the $29.99 plan. With the $29.99 plan 10 MMS are included.  

Data Plans: Red Pocket Mobile provides mobile web data with all plans except the $19.99 monthly plan, ranging from 10MB to 1GB.  

Downloads: No downloadables are available at this time.  

International Calling: Red Pocket Mobile offers calls to the US, Canada, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and three cities in Mexico -- Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara -- for no additional charge to normal airtime rates. Low international rates are available to other countries as well.  

Text Messaging Available: Yes  

Roaming Charges: Customers are free to roam on AT&T's primary national network.  

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Text Messaging Charge For Incoming: $0.10  

Calling Features: Voicemail, caller ID, and call waiting are available.  

Unlimited Text Messaging Plan Available: No  

Activation Fee: There is no fee to activate your Red Pocket Mobile phone.  

Nationwide Long Distance: All long distance calls are billed as normail airtime.  

Unlimited Plan Available: No  

411 Calls: Red Pocket Mobile charges only airtime for 411 calls.  

Earliest Minute Expiration: The 10 dollar card expires in 30 days. The 25 dollar card expires in 90 days. the 50 dollar card expires in 180 days, and the 100 dollar card expires in one year.  

911 Calls: Yes  

Phones: Red Pocket Mobile currently offers two different phones on their website. While they look are older models, they are unlocked, support both English and simplified Chinese characters for text messaging.  

Standard Calling Features: Voicemail, callier ID, call waiting  

Some Available Cell Models: MOTORAZR V3 unlocked (shown) Alcatel 207  

Coverage Map: View the Red Pocket Mobile coverage map (same as AT&T GoPhone).  

Cheapest Phone Model: vaires  

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Cheapest Price Per Minute: $0.10 to $0.15
Unlimited Data Available: No
Unlimited Texting Available: No
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Red Pocket Mobile Reviews
Average Rating by Users:
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3 stars of 5 based on 196 reviews

Darrin Strain 8/10/2013
Fantastic. I have used nearly all of the major carriers, and I always found the customer service very lacking. Finally, disillusioned with major carriers, I tried pre-paid. I was with Simple Mobile for a couple of years. It was okay, but not great. I finally switched to Net10, and I found it to be really painful. Reluctantly, I decided to try Red Pocket before going back at the big guys. Because Red Pocket costs more than most pre-paid services, I almost didn't give them a try. I am so glad I did. The features offered along with the superior service and rock-solid network makes Red Pocket a huge bargain. I am delighted to pay a few extra bucks for such an amazing experience. I couldn't be happier. Simply the best carrier of mobile service I have experienced.

Lauren 8/5/2013
Great customer service, great plans. No issues at all. Agents are also super polite and efficient. I'll be staying with them for a while.

Dennis 8/1/2013
Red pocket sim did work in my att iphone without my iphone being unlocked which was nice feature but their phone support couldn't get mms to work they kept telling me i needed to jailbreak my iphone and im like hell no. So i fooled around on google stumbled upon a few good websites and youtube vids, well it comes down to if you want mms to work your att iphone will need to be unlocked so i purchased the unlock and found out a tmobile sim allows access to the mms settings. I had an old tmobile sim laying around cut it to size and was shocked that a full sized sim i hacked down with scissors worked enough for me to enter those advanced mms settings. Long story short i have full access to internet and mms. However I'm not thrilled with red pockets data plans i may switch out to tmobile i rather my data throttled then cutoff i shouldnt be too suprised red pocket is an att ho-ho i mean mvno

Pinal Bavishi 7/19/2013
Great offers. Great Customer service. Pretty Good coverage. Extremely satisfied.

SK 4/30/2013
I switched to Redpocket from AT&T a week back and it has been really awesome. The coverage and data rates are the same as ATT. I had some jitters in the activation but the call center service was excellent. I always getting through to the service center in less than 2 minutes and the call center staff were very professional and helpful. Configuring the data plan on the phone was really easy.

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Cheapest Price Per Minute: $0.10 to $0.15
Unlimited Data Available: No
Unlimited Texting Available: No
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