- Oct 12, 2007
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EXPIRES Sunday, March 13 at noon, PDT (Don't forget Daylight Savings Time!)
If you read the recent Nerd Vittles article on RingPlus, you already know that your RingPlus cellphone plan can also be used as a SIP trunk. SIP calls are treated just like cellphone calls meaning each minute is deducted from your bucket of monthly minutes. But here's where it gets interesting...
Starting NOW until Sunday (3/13), Member+ program participants (one-time $69.99 lifetime fee per line*) can switch to the Eternity Free Plan at the end of your current billing cycle (or just add a new line) for a one-time fee of $15 and enjoy unlimited U.S. calling, unlimited U.S. texting, and 1.8GB of 4G LTE data service on Sprint every month at zero cost. Data overages are $8.99 per gigabyte. Additional details here. If you want to use the Sprint backbone as a free SIP trunk, this is the best deal on the planet.
Be advised that the SIP service reliability has not been perfect as RingPlus is working on their infrastructure. But outbound calling is now working and incoming SIP calling to Asterisk or SIP phones on the public Internet works. However, incoming calls to servers or SIP phones sitting behind a router on a private LAN still fail unless you forward UDP 5060 to the private LAN address of your Asterisk server or SIP phone registered directly with RingPlus. Complete details here.
Cellular service has been 100% reliable with outstanding call quality if you happen to be in a Sprint coverage area. SIP calls do NOT flow through your cellphone. You'll get a direct connection to the Sprint backbone so Sprint cellular coverage really doesn't matter for SIP calling.
Status of RingPlus services is now available here.
* Member+ fee is per line, not per account. Lifetime offer on Member+ also expires on March 13!
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