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Ring Plus Adds Data Plans

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Ring Plus, a Sprint MVNO, is continuing to make changes to its lineup of plans after previously rolling out the “mad” plans. The company stopped activations for about a week, and when it returned, it debuted a new phone plan as well as three new data device plans.

Here’s what the lineup of plans is looking like now, before taxes, with the changes in bold:

  • Mad Fiesta Free— $0/month with $19.99 auto top up when balance is below $2—  500 minutes, 500 SMS, 500 MMS, and 500MB of data. Overage draws from top up.
  • Mad Fun—  $2.99/month300 minutes, 300 SMS, 300 MMS, and 300MB high speed data. Overage draws from top up.
  • Mad Feast—  $9.99/month— Unlimited minutes, unlimited SMS and MMS, and 500MB high speed data. $12/GB overage charge. $15/GB overage charge.
  • Mad Festival— $14.99/month— Unlimited minutes, unlimited SMS and MMS, and 1GB high speed data. $12/GB overage charge.
  • Mad Jubilee $19.99/month— Unlimited minutes, unlimited SMS and MMS, and 2GB high speed data. $10/GB overage charge.

Data Device Plans

  • Mad Light— $5.99/month — 500 MB high speed data
  • Mad Torch— $10.99/month — 1 GB high speed data
  • Mad Blaze— $21.99/month — 2 GB high speed data

So, Ring Plus was able to shave a couple of dollars off of most of its plans, but the overage fees are still very real. Additional data is available for purchase, though, and runs at $14.99/GB… So I guess if you are on the Mad Festival or Mad Jubilee plans, it would actually be cheaper to just get an overage.

All of these plans operate directly from Sprint’s network, unlike the regular plans (which are not accepting activations) that still operate on ads. While it’s nice that Ring Plus is adding payable options so customers can meet their needs, you can tell the company is trying to take in all the revenue they can by piling on overage fees and auto top-ups.

Ring Plus has refurbished phones available for purchase on its website, and accepts unlocked CDMA devices. You can check out coverage and device compatibility on Ring Plus’ website.