Red Pocket

CDMAS Essentials 500 Minutes

Red Pocket
Bring Your Own Phone
Bring Your Own Phone
Total Price
$10 per month
Calls & Texts
500 Minutes
Free unlimited calling to 72 countries

500 Messages
Domestic & International Text / Unlimited MMS

International Calls
International calls included to 72 countries
No Contract

Plan Details

About this Plan

The Red Pocket Essentials plan comes with 500 minutes, 500 texts and 500MB 4G LTE data. You can then customize your plan by adding more minutes, texts and/or data:

  • Extra Minutes: get an extra 100 mins for $2 or 250 mins for $5
  • Extra Texts: get an extra 100 texts for $2 or 500 texts for $5
  • Extra Data: get an extra 100 MB for $2 or 250 MB for $5

International Calls

All plans come with international calls to 72 countries ( rated same as US domestic calls.

Features & Benefits

Included Features

With all Red Pocket Mobile plans, the following features are also included:

  • Choose any major network
  • Unlimited MMS
  • Voicemail
  • Call Waiting
  • Three-Way Calling
  • Bring your phone
  • Keep your existing phone number

Free Activation

No credit checks, no activation or setup fees, plus no fees for porting-in or porting-out your number.

Nationwide Network Coverage

Red Pocket Mobile offers wireless service through nationwide CDMA network.

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Key Points


  • No Long Distance Charges (Domestic USA)
  • Free voicemail (or included in monthly minutes)
  • No Roaming Charges in USA
  • Bring Your Own Phone


  • Able to change plan up and back for free
  • Bring Your Own Phone (Sprint Network)
  • International calls included to 72 countries

Full Cost Breakdown

Description Upfront Monthly
Plan Red Pocket CDMAS Essentials 500 Minutes - $10.00
Minutes 500 Minutes (Free unlimited calling to 72 countries) - -
Data 500MB Data - -
Messages 500 (Domestic & International Text / Unlimited MMS) - -
Fees FREE SIM Card with Plan - -
Total - $10.00


Rates Cost
Additional minutes $0.00 per minute
Text messages $0.00 each
Picture messages $0.00 each
Excess data $0 per MB

Data Packs

Description Cost Data Excess
100 MB 4G LTE $2 per month 100MB -
250 MB 4G LTE $5 per month 250MB -

Message Packs

Description Cost SMS Excess
100 Extra Texts $2 per month 100 -
500 Extra Texts $5 per month 500 -

More about Red Pocket

MVNO Red Pocket was launched in 2006 and offers no-contract wireless service nationwide. Red Pocket has service plans running on both GSM and CDMA nationwide networks.

Red Pocket Mobile's rate plans range from pay-per-minute to monthly plans, and from mobile data-only service to unlimited talk and text plans. Running on three different networks, they offer three different types of plans: GSMA, 4G Mobile Internet and CDMA. Most plans are for 30 days but you can also buy PayGo refills and top-up your account whenever you need it.

  • GSM plans: they all offer unlimited talk, text and global MMS, plus mobile web, and up to 200 minutes free international long distance. You can sign up for auto-refill program for unlimited plans with a billing period of 30 days.
  • 4G mobile internet: they provide nationwide mobile internet at 4G speeds with tethering which is included for free.
  • CDMA plans: they all offer unlimited talk, text and global MMS, plus mobile web, and up to 200 minutes free international long distance. You can sign up for auto-refill program for unlimited plans with a billing period of 30 days.

In terms of device options, Red Pocket does not directly sell new devices to customers but gives you the option to buy a new or used phone from one of their partners. Red Pocket redirects you to those external merchant sites of cell phones. You can also bring your own device as long as it is an unlocked GSM phone with the 850mhz/1900mhz frequencies standard in the USA with the purchase of Red Pocket Mobile SIM Card. You can also bring your Sprint and Verizon devices for CDMA plans, and T-Mobile and AT&T devices for GSM plans.

Getting Started: Red Pocket Cell Phone Plans

Fast Facts: Red Pocket
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Red Pocket is an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) that runs on GSM and CDMA networks.

  • Network: Red Pocket uses the same networks as the major US carriers. Their GSMA uses the AT&T network and GSMT use the T-Mobile network. Their CDMA uses the Verizon network and CDMAS use the Sprint network. However, all  services and plans are exclusively provided by Red Pocket Mobile.
  • Coverage: To check coverage,visit the Red Pocket Website to confirm what coverage would look like in your area.
  • Where to Buy: Red Pocket operates entirely online so all you need to do is navigate to their website to purchase your sim card and sign up. You may also visit local/dealer stores like Wal-Mart, CVS, Family Dollar and Target.
  • Bring Your Own Phone to Red Pocket: Customers who have an unlocked AT&T or T-Mobile device can easily bring their phone to Red Pocket. For those who have a Sprint or another phone compatible with a large network will need to enter in the device's ESN / MEID / IMEI and the SIM number.
  • Tethering: As of right now, hotspot and tethering will only work on GSMT (T-Mobile) network

Fact: Red Pocket has competitive plan pricing and takes pride in its customer service.

Red Pocket CDMAS Essentials 500 Minutes