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Red Pocket Juggles All 4 Carriers

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Red Pocket has changed around their Flagship Plans this week and they now have plans using all four big carriers, although they don’t actually use their names. It isn’t hard to figure out which is which though, with a bright magenta T, calm blue A, fiery red V and a cheerful yellow S at the top of each…but at least it will be easy to know who your service is with and which devices to use.

These four Red Pocket plans are available on all four networks (for the most part) and are as follows:

  • *$29.99/30 days – unlimited talk, text, 500 MB ‘reduced speed’
  • *$39.99/30 days – Unlimited talk, text, 500 MB ‘high speed’ before throttling
  • $49.99/30 days – unlimited talk, text, 1 GB ‘high speed’ before throttling
  • $59.99/30 days – unlimited talk, text, 3 GB ‘high speed’ before throttling.

*It should be noted that the $29.99 is not available on GSMT and the $39.99 is not available on CDMAS, but both are coming soon.

As for each individual carrier, there are specific plans available:

GSMA

  • PayGo – reload for $0.10/minute/text/MB; free international calling

GSMT

  • $19.99/30 days – 300 min talk, unlimited text, unlimited data at ‘regular speeds’
  • $24.99/30 days – unlimited talk and text. No data

CDMAV

  • $19.99/30 days – 300 min talk, unlimited text, unlimited data at ‘reduced speeds’
  • $34.99/30 days – 300 min talk,  unlimited text, 2GB high speed data, unlimited data at ‘reduced speeds’

CDMAS

  • $34.99/30 days – 300 min talk,  unlimited text, 2GB high speed data, unlimited data at ‘reduced speeds’
  • PayGo – reload for $0.10/minute/text; free international calling

You can check out the coverage for each service here under ‘device specific plans.’

For the plans that say ‘reduced’ or ‘regular’ data speeds, Prepaid Phone News suggests that users should expect between 64 kbps – 128 kbps and a HowardForums user reports 64Kbps on the $19.99 GSMT plan. I expect it will vary from person to person, but that should give an idea.

I don’t believe there are a lot of MVNOs who are willing (or able) to deal with all four carriers at once, so it should be interesting to see if Red Pocket manages to stay on top of it all and provide the support that customers need. Keeping everyone happy is a rough business, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed. Good to see someone else going the distance to offer more options to consumers.