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Promoted 12-23-2012 by brisar at 02:43 AM View Original Post
RadioShack.com has Virgin Mobile HTC One V Prepaid Smartphone for $49.99. Shipping is free on $50+, so you will want to add this $0.79 Filler Item to your order for a total of with $50.78 with Free Shipping. Thanks etphonehome & Funkorama

Note, you may receive an extra $10 off $10 coupon for future purchase for orders $50 or more.

Price Research: Our research indicates that Virgin Mobile HTC One V Prepaid Smartphone is $43 lower (46% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices ranging from $94 to $170. - yuugotserved

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Edited December 23, 2012 at 08:24 AM by widgit
Radio Shack has the HTC One V for Virgin Mobile for $49.99 this week (Starting 12/23).
If you spend $50 or more you get $10 back in coupons, so I'm sure you can find a cheap filler to make this sweeter.

They also have the Samsung Galaxy S2 for VM for $299.99

http://www.radioshack.com/product...d=13221631
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*** Get $98 or $91 gift card ***
almost INSTANTLY at your local
Verizon Wireless corporate stores
by trading in VM HTC One V purchased
from Radio Shack!!!!!

(** $91 if you don't have corporate discount at VZW)



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OOS- Do Not Order! Removes from order in order submission. Filler still goes through, now have to call up to cancel order.


Price is good through 12/29 at Radio Shack B&M.
Use "FIND IT NEARBY" button to find Radio Shack locations, but "In stock" doesn't mean anything. Stores that are sold out will still say in stock.


Cheap fillers for free ground shipping and $10 coupon
http://www.radioshack.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=2032267&s=A-StorePrice-RSK

Or, free shipping with shoprunner

Full terms [radioshackwireless.com] for the $10 coupons.


NO, it cannot be used on Sprint. NO, it cannot be used on Verizon.

This is a CDMA phone, not GSM, so it's not going to work on T-Mobile/AT&T

How to Unlock your Bootloader, Root, Install a Recovery, Make a Backup, and Flash to PagePlus
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=56339212&postcount=491

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So I think folks have been complaining that the HTC One does not have a Wi-FI Hot Spot host ahh but it does and I stumbled upon it quite by accident.

Download ES File Explorer form the Play Store.

Launch it click on the top button App Manager at the top of the screen.

Now Click Category and choose System apps Scroll down to the bottom of the screen hold the Wi_Fi Hotspot button and choose create a shortcut. There you go, maybe this is not news but it was news to me. .
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Quote from cmorris1441 View Post :
This is a guide that will walk you through Unlocking your Bootloader, Rooting, Installing a Recovery, Making a Backup, and Flashing to PagePlus.

Disclaimer: This will void your warranty. I am not responsible for any problems this may cause with your phone (but I'll do my best to get it working).

NOTE: This was all done in Windows 7. I originally tried in Windows 8, but ran into too many problems so I installed Windows 7 on another Hard Drive and booted from it.

Also, since this was done on a new install of Win 7, I do not have Word installed, so I am using WordPad, which lacks Spellcheck. I think everything is good though.

Most of the content from this tutorial was taken from the xda-developers forum and modified to fix some missing steps and to be more specific and easy to understand. I did not figure any of this out alone by myself. The members at xda-developers did. Also, a big thanks to dzap, octavio, and all of the other members that helped me to get my phone working in the Cyber Monday thread for this deal.

PagePlus Plans (Monthly or Minutes)
Unlocking the Bootloader and Rooting
  • Follow the Primo C CDMA steps. Following the Primo U GSM steps will brick your phone.
Flashing TWRP
  • Copy it into C:\fastboot\
  • Boot into Fastboot and open CMD
  • Type: fastboot flash recovery twrprecovery.img
Making a Backup
  • plug your microSD card into the phone, if you haven't already
  • boot into bootloader and select "Recovery"
  • TWRP will open
  • Select "Backup", select the items you want to backup and then swipe
  • Backup will complete and you will now have a backup on your microSD card, copy this over to your computer
Flashing to PagePlus
  • NOTE: 3G will not work. Speeds will be 1X. No one from the Cyber Monday deal has been able to get 3G to work yet. It may be possible, but don't expect it.
  • This will not work on custom AOSP ROMs, install a custom ROM (if you want) after flashing
  • Open the Play Store, search "MSL Reader", download and install
  • Open "MSL Reader", grant it root access when prompted, get your MSL and write it down
  • Call PagePlus (800) 550-2436, select 1 at the menu for activation of a new phone
  • Hold tme has been about 15-20 minutes for me during the 5 or so times I have called in
  • Tell them you are flashing a new phone to PagePlus and you need a MDN (the phone number) and a MIN. They will ask you for the ESN, read them the MEID Decimal from the back of the phone.
  • They will try to have you dial a number for Over the Air Ativation, this is a VM phone so it woin't work. Tell them it doesn't work, but you know what you're doing. They will give you the MDN, MIN, and probably the SID. You do not need the SID.
  • Install CDMA Workshop and QPST
  • Plug your phone into the computer and dial ##3424# choose "ON' to put it in diagnostic mode, click "SELECT", enter your MSL at the prompt, it should say "Diag enabled"
  • Open 'Device Manager', just hit the windows key and type it in
  • Look for "HTC Diag", it was under "Other Devices" for me. It should have a yellow exclamation point next to it.
  • Right click it and select "Update Driver...", select "Browse my computer...", select "Let me pick...", "Show all devices", "Have disk...", "Browse..."
  • Navigate to the drivers you downloaded and choose either the 64 or 32 bit driver. Whichever your OS runs. Select 'Next' and then tell Winows it's safe at the prompt.
  • Open up CDMA Workshop, select "Port" from the top and double-click your phone which will be named "HTC USB Modem #", then click "Connect" (also up top)
  • Click the Security tab
  • On the bottom right it says “SPC/user lock”, enter the MSL the MSL Reader app gave you. Click SPC and select "Send". If you entered the right MSL, it should say device unlocked successfully.
  • Click SPC again and select "Write 000000", it should say successfully written.
  • Click the "Other" tab at the top, choose "Write" from under PRL and select the PRL file you downloaded. It should say successfully written.
  • Click the Main tab, click "Read" from above the security tab, then click "Read" in the bottom right corner. It will fail to read some items, this is normal, they are inactive or are only read in the non-demo version.
  • There are two boxes that say "MIN", delete the current MIN and enter the MIN that PagePus gave you.
  • Look for the "Dir_Number" and "Dir_PCS" boxes, delete whatever is in them and enter the phone number (MDN) that PagePlus gave you.
  • Click the "Write" tab, it will write, then close CDMA Workshop, save changes when asked.
  • The phone will reboot, close CDMA Workshop and open QPST.
  • Dial ##3424# again and make sure your phone is still in Diagnostic Mode
  • Hit the Windows key on your computer keyboard, type QPST and select "QPST Configuration"
  • Click "add new port", choose the COM port that your phone is plugged into.
  • From the top bar, select "Start Clients", then "Service Programming", uncheck "Show Serial and USB/QC Diagnostic ports only", double click on your phone (mine shows up as COM# - USB/QC Data Modem) and a new window will open.
  • Click "Read from Phone" in the bottom left of QPST, enter 000000 (yor new MSL you wrote in CDMA W)
  • At the top right, there are a bunch of tabs, click the right arrow until you see the "M.IP" tab, select it when you do, on the bottom it will say Mobile IP Behavior, select "Simple IP only"
  • Double click profile 2
  • In the "HA Shared Secret", select "Enter Text String" and then type in 'vzw'. Repeat this in the "AAA Shared Secret"
  • On the right, Home Address should be set to 0.0.0.0, both Primary and Secondary HA addresses should be set to 255.255.255.255
  • Hit ok at bottom left, now look at the tabs again and navigate to the "PPP Config" tab
  • Click "um"
  • Click in the password box and type “vzw”
  • Click the AN tab
  • Password is "vzw"
  • Click "Write to phone"
  • You will now get a read only error that pops up, this is NORMAL. The phonne will reboot and you will get another error saying that the phone disconnected. This is also NORMAL.
  • You are now done with QPST.
  • When the phone reboots, make a call, dial the phone number of another cell you own or your home phone. NOTE: Your phone will still say Virgin Mobile. This is because that is built into the ROM, you will be on PagePlus. To change this you will need a custom ROM.
  • Your call will go to a PagePlus automated message. Press 1 for English. Your account is now active and you have a $2.00 balance. Your call will now go through to the number you originally called.
  • Congratulations, you're done and now on PagePlus!
  • MMS will not work in the native app, donwload one from the Play Store or follow the guide in the Wiki.
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Fixes

This seemed to fix MMS.
Dial ##3282#
Select edit mode
enter your code (hopefully you have changed it to 000000)
Go to Advanced ==> MMSC Setting
Name= Production
MMS= http://mms.vtext.com/servlets/mms
Port= clear this field leave it blank
Proxy = clear this field leave it blank
Exit to Save

Turn off updates:
Settings > About > Software Updates, and turn off the update check from there




************************


*** Get $98 or $91 gift card ***
almost INSTANTLY at your local
Verizon Wireless corporate stores
by trading in VM HTC One V purchased
from Radio Shack!!!!!
Pleas see details in post# 816

(** $91 if you don't have corporate discount at VZW)



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#901
I went through all the steps to unlock and flash to page plus. At the end when I try to make a call it gets to "press one for" and then it says announcement 4 switch 79-1 and the call drops. Any ideas?

Thanks

[edit] Went through the process again and everything works now. I must have made a mistake earlier.
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Last edited by joeshmoe12 January 1, 2013 at 01:31 PM
#902
Thanks. I had a 30$ per month prepaid plan with t-mobile and wasn't using the 1500 min. In a different thought perhaps I can flash it to pageplus and get the 80$/year plan.
Quote from dzap View Post :
Jan. 30th. They count 30 days from the day you top-up.

Let us know how it goes. Data speeds are atrocious on Sprint's/Virgin's network compared to T-Mobile. Good luck though.
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#903
I ordered 2 phones and a $0.25 filler. Received only 1 coupon (the fillter hasn't shipped yet) Frown

I have a question though. I finally got a Google number and downloaded/installed Google Voice app on my HTC one V. Google Voice app is enough to make wifi calls, no? Do I need to get voip app too? Which one is recommended? Will rep Smilie

EDIT: During Google Voice configuration process on the unactivated phone, it says it needs to verify my phone #. This phone only has a Google Voice #. Don't know what to do from here.
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Last edited by DealNY December 30, 2012 at 05:12 PM
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Quote from dzap View Post :
Did you flash the boot.img in fastboot?

Also did you flash the JB boot.img zip in recovery?

Radios/wifi will not work without doing those. Don't skip steps.
I'm not running a JB rom now, is that the problem? (I tried all this with JB earlier with no luck but maybe I did something wrong).

With the radio rom on, I ran the recovery from the ruu guide-
fastboot flash recovery recovery_signed.img (from ruu rom.zip)

I thought the ruu update flashed the boot.img part of it since it's in the rom.zip too and it doesn't mention it in the guide. But then I also tried-
fastboot flash boot boot_signed.img (from ruu rom.zip)
And I tried the one from the r1-primo-cdma-superboot.zip (from the guide here)-
fastboot flash boot boot.superboot.img

Going from the radio rom, I flashed back to the stock ROM i had a backup of and ran through everything in the guide here. Still no luck.

Warning: I'm 3 days new to these phone programming things Smilie in case that helps (I may not always know what I'm typing)
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#905
I see two microsdhc cards at radioshack - SanDisk® Ultra® 32GB microSDHC™ UHS-I Card
(Model: SDSDQUA-032G-A11A | Catalog #: 44-406 ) and Model: SDSDQ-032G-A11M | Catalog #: 44-342, SanDisk 32GB microSDHC™ Card. May be the later is older model.
What is the difference between them, will the phone take any one of them? And is laptop sd reader will be compatible to both (definitely working for second one.)
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#906
Quote from dzap View Post :
Unlock bootloader, and use a custom ROM then. Take 30 minutes out of your day and do it if you want to save $15/month.
I read around and nobody has it working with any of the custom ROM's in fact that is one of the listed cons. Do you have a ROM that you know it works?
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#907
I flashed 3 phones to page plus following the instructions (thanks!) but I am having a couple minor issues.

I installed google voice and then grooveip and talkatone so these phones could be used over wifi mostly. With no minutes on the phone and after calls placed to the google voice number that do go through, I get text messages from PPlus saying insufficient funds and others saying to add money to my balance. It is annoying and I don't know how to stop them.

The other problem is the phone is asking to do a system update for better battery monitoring and when I do the update it goes into the TWRP backup program and does not install the update. I even did another backup and it still did not do the update.

Thanks for any help that can be provided.
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#908
Quote from mrn555 View Post :
i just did trade-in for 5 phones in a sprint store. but the credit has not shown up in my account yet. how soon will the credit show up in my account? thanks.
It should be pretty fast. If it hasn't shown up yet, I'd say keep checking and you will see it soon. Especially if you did it in store, I'd expect to see it within a 5-7 days, at most.
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Quote from freesty1er View Post :
It should be pretty fast. If it hasn't shown up yet, I'd say keep checking and you will see it soon. Especially if you did it in store, I'd expect to see it within a 5-7 days, at most.
how does Sprint handle their in-store trade-in? Do they hand out gift cards like
Verizon stores?

I just brought my last two VM HTC One V phones to the local Verizon Wireless
corporate store. They gave me two more $98 Verizon gift cards. I now have
ten $98 gift cards totally $980. I'm using one of them online right now to pay
this month's Verizon bill.

I bought 6 in Radio Shack stores and 4 on their website. The total paid was
a little over $437.(including taxes and some 25-cent filler items and coupons)
$980 Verizon gift card for $437 ain't bad at all!
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Quote from antmanbee View Post :
I flashed 3 phones to page plus following the instructions (thanks!) but I am having a couple minor issues.

I installed google voice and then grooveip and talkatone so these phones could be used over wifi mostly. With no minutes on the phone and after calls placed to the google voice number that do go through, I get text messages from PPlus saying insufficient funds and others saying to add money to my balance. It is annoying and I don't know how to stop them.

The other problem is the phone is asking to do a system update for better battery monitoring and when I do the update it goes into the TWRP backup program and does not install the update. I even did another backup and it still did not do the update.

Thanks for any help that can be provided.
For the update, did you set the MSL to 000000?
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#911
Quote from tenwinecans View Post :
how does Sprint handle their in-store trade-in? Do they hand out gift cards like
Verizon stores?

I just brought my last two VM HTC One V phones to the local Verizon Wireless
corporate store. They gave me two more $98 Verizon gift cards. I now have
ten $98 gift cards totally $980. I'm using one of them online right now to pay
this month's Verizon bill.

I bought 6 in Radio Shack stores and 4 on their website. The total paid was
a little over $437.(including taxes and some 25-cent filler items and coupons)
$980 Verizon gift card for $437 ain't bad at all!
Nice trade in! I don't know if anyone mentioned VZW for trade ins on these phones before (haven't really been following the thread). I also wonder if, like Sprint, that trade in value recently fell and was higher than $98 previously because that would have been one heck of a deal.

Sprint gives you credit, either to your account or towards an immediate purchase if you make one - but not a gift card. Sprint also requires you to have a current active account with them. Their trade in is currently $89 (down from $150, and then $91). If Verizon doesn't require an active VZW account, and gives gift cards at $98 value right now, they may be the better trade in for some. Thanks for sharing the info.
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Quote from freesty1er View Post :
Nice trade in! I don't know if anyone mentioned VZW for trade ins on these phones before (haven't really been following the thread). I also wonder if, like Sprint, that trade in value recently fell and was higher than $98 previously because that would have been one heck of a deal.

Sprint gives you credit, either to your account or towards an immediate purchase if you make one - but not a gift card. Sprint also requires you to have a current active account with them. Their trade in is currently $89 (down from $150, and then $91). If Verizon doesn't require an active VZW account, and gives gift cards at $98 value right now, they may be the better trade in for some. Thanks for sharing the info.
I do not understand why Sprint or Verizon is giving this phone such high trade-in value.
(but I'm not complaining, of course Smilie )

Verizon does not care if you are a customer or not. All HTC One V phones handed in
at the store get physical gift cards. $91... or $98(customers with corporate discounts)
There doesn't seem to be a limit on the number of phones traded in. In my case,
the same VZW employee processed all 10 of the HTC One V phones I brought in.
Each phone gets one $98 gift card.

People who are not Verizon customers can use the gift cards to buy prepaid phones,
accessories, tablets, or other stuff at the store or kiosks or website. Smilie

I just finished paying this month's Verizon bill and took off $98 from the total.
Planning to use the other 9 $98 gift cards during the next several months,
one a month... and maybe a few other accessories. Big Grin'

I usually hate Radio Shack... but in this case, I really appreciate their sale! Smilie
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#913
Quote from larry123 View Post :
For the update, did you set the MSL to 000000?
The MSL was set to 000000 when I converted the phone to PPlus. I assume it should still bee that. The update does not ask me to enter anything.
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Quote from tenwinecans View Post :
how does Sprint handle their in-store trade-in? Do they hand out gift cards like
Verizon stores?

I just brought my last two VM HTC One V phones to the local Verizon Wireless
corporate store. They gave me two more $98 Verizon gift cards. I now have
ten $98 gift cards totally $980. I'm using one of them online right now to pay
this month's Verizon bill.

I bought 6 in Radio Shack stores and 4 on their website. The total paid was
a little over $437.(including taxes and some 25-cent filler items and coupons)
$980 Verizon gift card for $437 ain't bad at all!
Insanely jealous. Wish I would have thought of this. Got 3 from the VM cyber Monday sale and figured that I was done. I would have gone crazy at the radio shack deal if I would have known about the high TIV with Verizon. Could have gone toward my bill or the S3 I am saving up for.
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#915
I have a corp discount, but only got $91. You can apply more than one card a month and/or have a credit balance. Would of tried for more, but my contract ends soon and I'm just going to go to pageplus.
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