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In the United States, when it comes to cellphone service, there are many different options. When researching cellphone plans, many people find themselves wondering about Red Pocket versus US Mobile. Which is better? Let’s take a closer look at each company to help answer that question!
Red Pocket is a prepaid wireless carrier that offers both monthly plans and pay-as-you-go services. They’ve been in the industry since 2006 and now operate on all three major networks: Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile USA, and AT&T. They’ve traditionally catered to users who need to call internationally, and people with low data usage.
When comparing US Mobile to Red Pocket, we’re more focused on enhancing the connectivity experience with better design, smarter plans, useful features, and some of the best plans for all types of users.
What’s the difference between Red Pocket plans and US Mobile plans?
Plans and pricing are some of the most important things about picking a wireless carrier. At US Mobile we have six main plan types—Unlimited All, Unlimited bundles, Family Plans, Custom Plans, and Pooled Plans. At Red Pocket they have 4 main types of plans—unlimited talk & text with different data bundles, annual plans, data-only plans, and family plans.
Red Pocket data plans vs US Mobile plans
US Mobile’s custom plans are not for everyone. They’re for people who pay attention to their phone bill and know how much talk, text, and data that they actually use. For those users being on a custom, the plan can help them save a ton of money.
Luckily, we also have a Usage Analytics tool that shows you how much talk, text, or data that you use. You can start off with one of our unlimited plans, track the usage across a month then switch to a custom plan. Read more about our usage analytics over here.
The Red Pocket alternative to our custom plans is their data-only plans, which are only on their GSMA network.
Here’s how those plans compare to US Mobile’s plans:
|Plans||Red Pocket plan||The better US Mobile plan|
|1 GB Only||$10/mo on their GSM network||2 GB on GSM & Super LTE with custom plans for $10|
|5 GB Only||$25/mo on their GSM network||5 GB, w/ Unltd. talk & text, up to 5GB data abroad for $15 on GSM & Super LTE|
|20 GB Only||$40/mo on their GSM network||30 GB w/ Unltd. talk & text, up to 5GB data abroad for $30 on GSM & Super LTE|
Red Pocket Unlimited Bundles vs US Mobile Unlimited Bundles
However, if you don’t want a tailored plan, and don’t quite need unlimited data both Red Pocket and US Mobile offer pretty great plans. Here is what Red Pocket Mobile offers:
And here are US Mobile’s Unlimited Bundles:
Here’s the head to head comparison:
|REDPOCKET 🟥||COST||US MOBILE 🇺🇸||COST|
|Unlimited talk, text & 1GB fast data & 2G after||$10✅||Unlimited talk, text & 1GB at Ludicrous & 5G speed||$12⚠️|
|Unlimited talk, text &3 GB fast data & 2G after||$20⚠️||Unlimited talk, text & 5GB at Ludicrous & 5G speed||$15✅|
|Unlimited talk, text & 10GB fast data & 2G after||$30⚠️||Unlimited talk, text & 12 GB at Ludicrous & 5G speed||$20✅|
|Unlimited talk & text w/ 22GB fast data &2G after||$40⚠️||Unlimited talk, text & 30GB at Ludicrous & 5G speed||$30✅|
Here are the differences you should consider about these plans:
Red Pocket pros
- Unlimited 2G*
- Free international calling
- Available on all 3 major networks
- Limited high-speed data
- Network & plan selection confusing
- International roaming not included
US Mobile pros
- More high speed data
- Up to 5GB/mo fast data abroad
- Same plan for both our networks
- No unlimited 2G data
- No free international calling
- Not available on AT&T
We know that plans and pricing, are not the only decision-making factor when it comes to choosing a carrier. Therefore we have catered to some other preferences as well, such as:
To stream music and high definition videos (without buffering)
We often hear that MVNOS and low-cost carriers might suck with data speeds, but what if they don’t? How much speed do you usually get with an MVNO? 5 or perhaps 10 Mbps, if you’re lucky, let say 20 Mbps. Well, guess what, US Mobile’s ludicrous speed goes up to 200 Mbps. And with that, you can finally stream videos of choice as well as listen to non-stop music all day.
We recently stumbled upon a review by Team Clark for Red Pocket Mobile, where download speeds averaged around 25 to 30 Mbps with both the CDMA (Verizon) and AT&T SIM cards. But again, you need to decide, whether you want to stick with Red Pocket Mobile speeds.
Or you can check out our speeds here.
Do you want to add more than one line or perhaps a few more? But you’re probably wondering if adding more than one line is worth it or not. How about getting significant discounts on each additional line. Here is what it looks like to have 5 lines on the unlimited all plan with Red Pocket Mobile:
Looks cool though, but what about the 10 GB limit, what if you want more data. Seems like a buzzkill, bringing your friends and family over and you can’t go beyond 10 GB. On the other hand, you can get unlimited talk, text with US Mobile at more or less similar rates.
And that’s not it. With more than 2 lines on the Unlimited All plan it gets down to just $25 for each line and you also qualify for a streaming perk, all you have to do is keep your autopayment on. You can check out our family cell phone plans cost calculator and bring your loved ones right away.
Not only are you getting an unlimited line at a discounted price, in fact, but, with US Mobile you are also getting top-notch music, video, and gaming benefits for FREE.
How does it work?
When we talk about customizability, we don’t want to restrict you to talk, text and data plans only. To be able to choose what you want is inherent in our culture. And the same applies to our streaming perks. Whether you want to binge-watch your favorite episode on Apple TV or stream quality music on Spotify, the choice is yours.
Here are 3 simple steps to get extra perks:
- Get unlimited lines.
- Pick one perk with 3 unlimited lines and two perks with 4 unlimited lines. Just make sure to verify it with us.
- After your first month, we will apply service credit towards the line’s autopay that earned the perk.
Excellent customer service 24/7
MVNOS are often known for bad customer service, the general perception is that you won’t be able to get in touch with customer support, and even if you do, that might be for limited hours only. For many, the buck stops with responding to customer queries, but at US Mobile, things are done differently. Not only do we provide 24/7 customer support through live chat, emails, and calls, our dedicated support team goes out the extra mile to ensure that your issue is resolved. You can read more about how we have scaled our customer support experience to a whole new level.
We recently did a little test, where we logged in to Red Pocket Mobile and reached out to their customer service on chat, and we got this:
Understandably, it was a weekend, but with US Mobile, we saw that one of our customer service reps was more than willing to help us.
Red Pocket vs US Mobile: Which one should you get?
At US Mobile, we treat you like our family, which allows us to be honest and straightforward. Red Pocket Mobile is truly a commendable carrier and may have some great offers. But if you don’t want to compromise on excellent customer service, amazing plans, and discounts, look no further and make the switch now. You can also check out our blog post on questions, you might have before switching.
Use the promo code FREEBLOGSIM to get a free starter kit and hey, if you don’t feel like it. Just let us know and the risk-free trial is on us.