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Last Edited by DeathCab May 20, 2014 at 04:24 PM
Based on other suggestions, I decided to make this its own thread. If the moderators wish to merge it that is fine but this way I believe it will get more peoples attention since it is a brand new deal...

Plan includes 1200 minutes / 3000 texts or MMS / 100mb data usage

1) Offered by Page Plus Cellular; a Verizon Wireless MVNO (Reseller).
2) No activation fee. No fees. No taxes.
3) Same coverage area as Verizon Wireless Prepaid.
4) You may use: a) ANY Verizon Postpaid handset with a clean ESN. (Except banned list below!) b) Other CDMA handsets may possibly be used with/without flashing.
5) $29.95/Month fee can be lowered even further by purchasing refill cards at various discounters.

Page Plus: http://www.pagepluscellular.com/

More Info: http://www.howardforums.com/showt...?t=1576900

Coverage Map: http://www.pagepluscellular.com/W...20Map.aspx

As of 5/19/2014, Verizon iPhone 4 and 4S models can now be officially activated on PP. iPhone 5/5s models are still not officially allowed and will not activate without flashing. YMMV.



Calling Mart discount codes are likely to be 5% for now on at the HIGHEST. I still recommend and use PagePlusDirect.com for discounted pins at a 6% discount (or higher)

Other Plans available:

"The 12" - $12/month. Includes: 250 Minutes / 250 SMS or MMS / 10MB Data
Unlimited TnT - $39.95/month. Includes: Unlimited Minutes / Unlimited SMS or MMS (not including data) / 20MB Data
"The 55" - $55/month. Includes: Unlimited Minutes / Unlimited SMS or MMS (not including data) / 500MB Data


Original thread for unlimited plan:
http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?t=1489919


July 12, 2010, 3:05 pm: System Notice: This thread has been automatically renewed after reaching a post limit. Most of its content has been moved to this thread for reference purposes.

Community Wiki

Last Edited by joeblow789 May 23, 2014 at 10:49 AM
Will the (fill in blank) phone work on Page Plus? This is the most frequently asked question by lazy & incompetent folks who can't be bothered to read or search. Here's the answer:
  1. The ONLY iPhones officially allowed are the CDMA 4 & 4S. If you manage to get any other iPhone activated, you may also get booted off the network at any time without recourse.
  2. ALL 4G / LTE phones are officially prohibited (If you don't know what 4G or LTE is, or if your phone has it, GOOGLE IT!) It MAY be possible to get 3G data working [xda-developers.com] on some 4G phones, but that's ENTIRELY up to YOU.
  3. ALL other postpaid Verizon phones with a clean ESN / MEID will work.
  4. More info is in the Compatible Phones section below.

Why choose PagePlus Prepaid?:
This plan is good for you if you talk and text a lot.
This plan is good for you if you want Verizon at a non-Verizon price.
This plan is good for you if you don't like contracts.
This plan is good for you if you don't like to pay additional fees/taxes every month.
This plan is NOT good for you if you use a lot of data.

PLAN UPDATES- Plans have been improving frequently, check this link [pagepluscellular.com] for the latest details

-The CDMA iPhone 4 & 4S are now officially supported, but only those two models.

-Talk n Text $29.95 plan has been increased from 250mb of data to 500mb of data for new renewals as of August 2013.

-Unlimited Talk n Text $39.95 plan will be increased from 200mb of data to 500mb of data, as of mid-August 2013. No exact date has been given yet.

-$69.95 Unlimited Talk n Text with 5GB data is now available

-Effective November 7th, 2012 Page Plus will be increasing the included amount of data as follows (effective for renewals after that date):

$29.95 Talk n Text 1200 increasing to 250MB of Data

$39.95 Unlimited Talk n Text increasing to 200MB of Data

In addition, the overage/non-renewal rates on these & The 55 Plan will be lowered to $.05/minute for voice, SMS and MMS will be $.05 each, and data will be $.05/MB. For example, you will now be able to add 200 MB of additional data to these plans for just $10, and any extra cash will roll over if not used in one cycle. Of course, monthly plan data does not roll over, but the extra cash added for overages will roll over, so long as it does not exceed cash limits and get used for renewals.


-Effective June 6th, 2012 Page Plus will be DOUBLING THE DATA on the $55 Plan from 1GB to 2GB

-Effective March 14th, 2012, Page Plus has extended the 1GB Data "promotion" on The 55 plan to be permanent.

Also, around the end of March 2012, the Unlimited TnT $39.95 plan will be increased from 20MB of data to 100MB of data.


-Effective January 26th, 2012, Data Overage Rate for the $29.95/mo, $39.95/mo and $55.00/mo plans will all have the same per megabyte overage rate.
Roaming Rate on the UTnT $39.95 and UTnT $55.00 Plans Reduced from 59 Cents to 20 Cents per Minute.


-Effective Dec 20th, 2011, a new $12.00 per month plan will be available with 250 minutes, 250 messages and 10MB of data.

-Effective Dec 7th, 2011, the price on the Unlimited Talk n Text $44.95 plan is changing to $39.95/month. ONLY the price of this plan is changing, all other characteristics and provisions of this plan are staying the same.

-Effective Aug 17th, 2011, the Talk n Text 1200 plan will now include 100 MB of data and 3,000 text/MMS messages (effective on your next renewal).

REMINDER for those on AutoPay: Talk n Text 1200 plan customers should not keep a cash balance of more than $29.94 in their cash account at any given time, and Unlimited Talk n Text customers should not maintain a cash balance higher than $44.94. Doing so will prompt Page Plus to debit your cash balance for plan renewals instead of leaving those funds alone for overage needs. Funds under these amounts in your cash account will remain there until you use them.


Company: Page Plus Cellular: http://www.pagepluscellular.com 1-800-550-2436
Network: Verizon Wireless Prepaid Network (is slightly smaller than postpaid network)
Coverage Map: http://www.pagepluscellular.com/Why%20Page%20Plus/Coverage%20Map.aspx
Activation: PagePlus online, phone. PagePlus Authorized Dealers: Check HOFO PP sub-forums for information (HOFO links near bottom of wiki).
Activation Fee: $10 for new line. $0 to port in number from another carrier.
Monthly Fee:
Option 1 - Setup autopay on PP portal $29.99 for TalknText1200 or $44.95 for Unlimited. Set it to autopay on date after the monthly plan expires. (MC and VISA only)
Option 2 - Monthly fee can be lowered by purchasing refill cards and entering PIN in PP portal manually every month: Ebay (cashback, ebay bucks), Callingmart, Pageplusdirect.com [pageplusdirect.com] the "cat" themed dealer, etc. Google best page plus dealer for more ideas.

Compatible Phones: GSM PHONES WILL NOT WORK (Such as AT&T, T-MOBILE, ETC.) Also, as of Aug 2011 no 4G / LTE phone will work. If you don't know if your phone has that, GOOGLE IT!
Search here for ideas on features & phones which should be compatible, but read this entire wiki before selecting a phone as some handsets may be banned: http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/finder.php?m=s&w=s&car=r&ca_2=y

***The ONLY iPhones officially allowed are the CDMA 4 & 4S***


Only CDMA phones will work. Short answer, Verizon phones with a clean ESN & no 4G / LTE. CDMA phones from other carriers may possibly be used with/without flashing. If you intend to use a non-Verizon CDMA phone, then you must enjoy a challenge and may need technical expertise & industry knowledge beyond that of most Slickdealers. Also, see InPulse info below.

UPDATE: Verizon's PREPAID Phones (A.K.A. INPULSE, FREE-UP, EASYPAY...etc. all monikers referring to Verizon's prepay service):
As of 1/25/2010, a new rule has been put into effect, regarding the activation of NEW Verizon Prepaid InPulse phones that you activate on PagePlus.
  1. Dealers cannot activate any NEW InPulse devices directly out-of-the-box.
  2. Dealers are being STRICT about this rule as they are getting reprimanded.
  3. Verizon is putting a HARD HOLD on ALL NEW InPulse phones. This means any number you port to a new Verizon Prepaid InPulse phones must have InPulse service.
  4. Long story short: Dealers cannot activate BRAND NEW InPulse devices on PagePlus. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY YOU MAY LOSE YOUR NUMBER IF YOU ATTEMPT TO DO SO.
    If you have an old InPulse phone you want to use on PagePlus, the phone's first activation date with InPulse/Verizon must have been 6 months ago or earlier.
NOTE: This does NOT effect ANY VERIZON POSTPAID phones. You may continue to activate most postpaid Verizon phones bought from retail or elsewhere freely without these restrictions.
For more information check out this link: http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=26930757&postcount=2037

Warning for data charges on Prepaid Plan: A smart phone can use a lot of data in the background without you knowing. Be careful when using a smart phone and prepaid plan since your account balance can go to zero very quickly when the phone uses data without telling you. The phone may allow you to turn off data, or you can use a firewall, or you can contact Page Plus and ask them to turn off all data for that account. I have been told you cannot turn off data on a monthly plan. See also the Android section below.

Android Phones
Here is an excellent guide for using an Android OS phone on Page Plus [howardforums.com] by Slickdealer juzt1. The key is limiting data usage, which Android gobbles up by default. Be aware, however, that as of Aug 2011 no 4G / LTE phone will officially work, though there may be workarounds. If you don't know if your phone is 4G/LTE, GOOGLE IT!

Blackberries
Blackberries are now being allowed to activate once again on PP as of 2/24/11. Changes/updates to this info may be found in the original post above by Deathcab, this wiki, and searching the thread for updates.

Flashing Smartphone Firmware/ROMs If you don't know what this is and/or aren't a geek who enjoys hacking/modifying tech, perhaps you shouldn't be considering something beyond your abilities, hmm? But, if you insist, Google search "<your phone model> ROM", and expect to do A LOT of reading before anyone on a flashing website will acknowledge any questions.

Steps to Activate New Service with PP. Get a new number or Port your number
  1. Have a compatible phone in hand.
  2. Setup online account on www.pagepluscellular.com
  3. Activate a new line on your compatible phone by PP online or phone (or by dealer for cheaper).
    (You can port your number later)
  4. You get free $2 credit to test coverage on your new number.
  5. Optional: After you are satisfied with coverage, you can call PP to port your number from another carrier first.
  6. Finally, purchase and load a TalknText or Unlimited PIN (if you port afterwards, you will lose the PIN and have to load another one)
Porting to PP: If you are breaking your old contract, make sure you check your cancellation/ETF fee. You need to have your old carrier's account number (different from cell number) and security passcode. Porting can be done by PP online or by phone. After porting request, your old phone may ring for the next few hours.

Change Phones (ESN Swaps): Can be done by calling PP or by dealer. Cannot be done online.

Change plans: You should wait until your current plan expires and call PP to make the change. (it doesn't convert existing PIN value.)

Run out of minutes/data during monthly plan: Logon to PP portal and add extra $10 airtime card. OR you can start a new prepaid 30 cycle by following extra steps (not worth the extra work IMHO):
Note: If you run out of minutes on your plan in the middle of a 30 day cycle (BEFORE your expiration), adding another TnT card will NOT start your plan over! You will be charged $0.12/minute per minute used at this point. To renew your plan BEFORE it expires, you will need to CALL CUSTOMER SERVICE and have them manually take you off of the TnT plan you are on, move you to the regular prepaid plan, THEN have the TnT card added, thus starting a new month with a new 30 day expiration.

You can send text messages by email 10_digit_number@vtext.com.

Texting bal to 7243 gives a data/text/min consumption summary (& uses one SMS).

ROAMING: When roaming on other networks, there is a charge of $0.20-$0.59/minute depending on your plan. Text messaging is deducted from your message allotment, and incur no roaming fees. The same applies for the UnTnT plan; text messaging is free. You must have an available excessive balance in order to make or receive calls while roaming For more details of how you can roam, and where the money is deducted from you may refer to my post here..
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=26924045&postcount=2024
and a general overview of roaming by Vig2000 here..
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=27094643&postcount=2133

If you transfer your old number after activating, you will lose all money in your account.

Registering on the Page Plus website: Customer service told me their website doesn't work well with yahoo email accounts. If you try to create a user account and never receive the welcome email, that may be why.

Questions????
HOFO PP thread: http://www.howardforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=518
HOFO PP Sub-forum: http://www.howardforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=364
HOFO FAQ: http://wiki.howardforums.com/index.php/Some_Page_Plus_FAQ%27s
PagePlus FAQ's http://www.pagepluscellular.com
Phones Wiki, Phones compatible with PP and how to enable data/wap [howardforums.com].
Why would Verizon do this??? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Price_discrimination Courtesy: adam1991 howardforums

If your questions are not answered by this wiki, then see this wiki [howardforums.com].

Or SEARCH THIS THREAD before posting!


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Virgin Mobile sounds rite up your alley, they just started offering unlimited data with 300 minutes for $25. Search the forums, been getting allot of buzz.
Thanks for the info, looks like a great deal but the phones on virgin mobile arent that appealing. Want an android phone. I have heard that certain carriers like sprint offer data only plans. Might be looking into that if there is a easy voip solution like sipgate + google voice for sms.
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Thats for the info, looks like a great deal but the phones on virgin mobile arent that appealing. Want an android phone. I have heard that certain carriers like sprint offer data only plans. Might be looking into that if there is a easy voip solution like sipgate + google voice for sms.
Yea the phone part is the stickler, but a thread was just started with the rumor touch, seems to be the best phone for that plan at the moment. If virgin offered a few more minutes on this plan I would probably switch, but I will say I have been mostly happy with pageplus, but their customer service is by far the worst I have ever experienced. Even worse then Paypal and I had thought that was impossible.
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Anyone using the HTC EVO with PagePlus? No opinions please - only actual experiences.
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Virgin Mobile sounds rite up your alley, they just started offering unlimited data with 300 minutes for $25. Search the forums, been getting allot of buzz.
Good suggestion, but please note that Virgin only accepts Virgin-branded phones for its plans (and those phones demand close-to-retail prices on eBay). I think one of their best phones is the Blackberry Curve, but that will run you close to $300.
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Quote from cddlimited View Post :
Virgin Mobile sounds rite up your alley, they just started offering unlimited data with 300 minutes for $25. Search the forums, been getting allot of buzz.
Straight Talk offers unlimited data on their unlimited plan for $45, but you are very limited in phone selection. Some don't look _that_ bad. See the Samsung R355C and Finesse. They get expensive too, though. Frown
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Anyone using the HTC EVO with PagePlus? No opinions please - only actual experiences.
Just having my Incredible *on* for an hour will suck up 50MB of data.... prepaid just isn't economical for data intensive smartphones right now. shake head
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Anyone using the HTC EVO with PagePlus? No opinions please - only actual experiences.
Anyone that is using the phone would have needed to flash it to work with Verizon....

I highly doubt anyone is, just based off the fact there's a way better selection of Verizon phones out there that work natively.
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Repped OP!
Keith Wireless how do you get $12.00 credit - I was on there site I did not see any mention of $12.00 credit.

I am new to all this - what is the most inexpensive phone I can buy that will work on this plan?.

Someone said minutes are irrelevant after Google Voice - how will google voice work to save my 1200 minutes.

I get call on google voice will connect to PP but wont the PP take away the minutes that I will be talking?

Similarly if I call using ggogle voice it connect to PP the minutes will be taken.

How will it effect the data credit if I use google voice.

Thanks to anyone who can help me understand these situations.
P+ hasn't offered $12 activations..aka Keith..since like last year. Keith stopped doing many services we have come to love since last year due to rampant fraud from assholes.

So we can't have nice things anymore.

Minutes are not irrelevant when it comes to Google Voice. I'm guessing you read some really old posts. What they mean is that on Sprint Verizon, or T-Mobile, they offer features like Pick 3/Friends & Family/myFaves. This allows you to set a certain number that you can get unlimited calling to.

P+ does not have this feature, so it is redundant. However, if you get an Android phone, you may be able to use the Google Voice mobile app, but again, that uses data, which P+ only gives you 50MB of, so it is also pretty redundant as it will be used it very quickly.

Hope that helps you understand.
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Thanks for the info, looks like a great deal but the phones on virgin mobile arent that appealing. Want an android phone. I have heard that certain carriers like sprint offer data only plans. Might be looking into that if there is a easy voip solution like sipgate + google voice for sms.
Sprint does not offer data only plans. Please let me know if they ever do laugh out loud

I haven't seen any carrier offer any unlimited data ONLY plans in a long while, due to very increased use of smartphones, and people getting smart with your technique.

Closest thing would have to be SERO...which does have unlimited data, unlimited texting, and 500 minutes for $30/month. This is a legacy/grandfather plan and is no longer obtainable through "direct" sources.
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Anyone using the HTC EVO with PagePlus? No opinions please - only actual experiences.
I don't think this is possible. I'm curious as to why? Why not a Droid, Droid X, Incredible..etc.? Those are configured to work on Verizon and will work seamlessly with P+.

I guess technically it could be possible if you did the right edits, but I haven't seen anyone place the $550+ investment to do so...
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Just having my Incredible *on* for an hour will suck up 50MB of data.... prepaid just isn't economical for data intensive smartphones right now. shake head
This has been known for a while now. Android smartphones suck a lot of data. Try googling around or searching the marketplace for a data blocker for only when you need it..
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Thanks Dzap appreciate the info.
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Try googling around or searching the marketplace for a data blocker for only when you need it..


What is this data blocker you speak of ?

I tried googling , but only got chat forums that lead me nowhere.

Can anyone elaborate on where i can get a data blocker for my droid for use with Pageplus ?
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What is this data blocker you speak of ?

I tried googling , but only got chat forums that lead me nowhere.

Can anyone elaborate on where i can get a data blocker for my droid for use with Pageplus ?
Try APNdroid from the marketplace. Or WiSyncPlus..but read the website and reviews first (I don't have access to an Android phone..so I had to look online)...and see if it'll work with Droids, as Verizon seems to have disabled some functionality back in January or something.


Here are two more ways that may work...
Quote :
Install Better Cut or Any Cut
Long press on the home screen.
Choose 'Shortcuts'
Choose 'Better Cut' (Or Any Cut if that's the case)
Choose 'Activity'
Select 'Data Call Settings'
Select an Icon, choose a name and select 'Create'

Then open the shortcut and it takes you to a menu.

just uncheck 'Data Call Enabled' and that will cut off all 3g/2g data.
Another way...
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To disable data:

- Open dialer
- Dial *#*#4636#*#* - 'Phone Info' screen appears
- Press Menu button
- Tap on More
- Tap Disable data connection

Simply reverse the steps to re-enable your data connection ... either immediately, or after your next reboot.
...tell me how that works out Smilie
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Good deal.I enjoy NO CONTRACT deal!
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Is anyone using a Samsung Alias 2 (u750) on this? I absolutely hate my Omnia, and I've had a couple of Verizon users recommend the u750 as a replacement. I know the u740 is out due to PP offering it themselves, but I'd rather go with the newer technology if it's available. Plus, I think PPC locks down the phones so that some fun tweaks are no longer possible.
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If anyone is looking for a great phone recommendation, I really recommend the LG Dare. I was previously using the very old LG EnV, but it was starting to die on me. Luckily, my girlfriend had a spare Dare lying around, so she gave it to me. The touch interface took a little time to get used to, but I really like this phone. Not only is it feature-rich, but it's also very stylish.
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Total phone newb here, but exactly what does 50 MB equate to on a phone? Say I were to get one of those U750 (Samsung) or LG Dare, would it drain data like people mentioned about the Android or is that a completely different circumstance?

I'm basically looking to get a new phone that I can talk & text on and maybe surf the web every now and then (not all the time). Would 50 MB be enough to do that?
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