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Promoted 12-23-2012 at 03:43 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 09:24 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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#1066
Hoping I save someone else from pulling their hair out here. If you plan on putting on a custom ROM, you may want to downgrade the radio to 1.00.00.521_2 from 1.00.00.928. You can see your radio number on the hboot screen. You'll find out later that the custom ROM reboots after 30 seconds. I ended up having to relock, unroot and such using the RUU and then doing those steps over again, among many other attempted solutions before stumbling across that fix. Perhaps everyone will not run into this issue but this will save you some time if you do.

Here is a thread about it if you end up down that road.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...p=34754055

If you use solution 2, remember to remove PK76IMG.zip after step 6 (so that it will stop scanning it in the future)

The RUU wasn't available in that thread anymore but you can find it here
http://androidfiles.org/ruu/?dir=Primo
it is called:
RUU_PRIMO_C_ICS_40A_Sprint_WWE_VM_1.08.652.6_Radio_1.00.00.0521_2_NV_VM_3.46_0503_PRL61008_release_262414_signed.exe

Yes, i know it says Sprint and seeing anything WWE related makes you think "IT'S FAKE!!!" Keep in mind this is Virgin Mobile and that's what the VM stands for. nod
Get the PRIMO C.... PRIMO C.... PRIMO C...


another thread about this issue
http://androidforums.com/one-v-al...evice.html
for further reading, you may enjoy this about the HTC RUU on XDA's site.
http://www.xda-developers.com/and...n-between/
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#1067
Sorry to revive a dead thread, but I have a question I'd like to pose to anyone who sees this or subscribed to the thread.

I bought 4 One V's and flashed to Page Plus for myself and 3 other family members. We're all happy with the savings with P+, however 2 of the recipients are older folk with no prior experience with any smartphone. I didn't think it would be that big a deal, but it's been over 2 months now and they still haven't gotten over the learning curve and I've been told by both that they hate the new phone (because they're having trouble learning how to use it). I've tried giving tutorials, but with very limited success. Luddites!!--Stick Out Tongue

Anyway, I was hoping someone would be able to point me in the right direction for a deal on a non-smartphone (something like a simple flip phone with a camera) that I could get and replace the smartphone for these 2 people with technology that doesn't scare them. I'd want to swap it out too, because both accounts already have an $80 credit on the standard plan with 1 year to use it.

I see P+ sells the Kyocera Torino S2300 for $49.95 and it's their only offering that's not an android. After this deal for the One V that price for that phone seems ridiculous, but I'm wondering if there are any other options? Is it even possible to flash or convert a non-smartphone to work with Page Plus?
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#1068
You can look for an old Verizon flip phone for them?
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#1069
Quote from wiredspider View Post :
You can look for an old Verizon flip phone for them?
Thanks wiredspider, that's a great idea! I can't believe I didn't think of that myself. shake head Hopefully P+ will be able to swap out the One V with a basic Verizon phone easily. I think I'll call them up before buying to confirm that they can do that type of swap easily and then search for a deal.

I had thought they would be happy to finally have a smartphone. laugh out loud
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#1070
Quote from treMMor View Post :
I bought 4 One V's and flashed to Page Plus for myself and 3 other family members. We're all happy with the savings with P+, however 2 of the recipients are older folk with no prior experience with any smartphone. I didn't think it would be that big a deal, but it's been over 2 months now and they still haven't gotten over the learning curve and I've been told by both that they hate the new phone (because they're having trouble learning how to use it). I've tried giving tutorials, but with very limited success. Luddites!!--Stick Out Tongue
I always recommend Windows Phones for older non-tech-savvy confuse-easily types, specifically Windows Phone 7 handsets, because you can buy them cheap used. The problem in this case is that Verizon only had one WP7 handset, the HTC Trophy (aka the HTC Participation Award) and it still sells for about $80 in good condition.

You could always alter the launcher to something like this
BIG Launcher [google.com] It's $10 if you can't find the apk to sideload.

One of the Windows Phone launchers [google.com] might are about the same thing, and maybe less insulting, depending on the age of the family member.
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#1071
Quote from treMMor View Post :
Thanks wiredspider, that's a great idea! I can't believe I didn't think of that myself. shake head Hopefully P+ will be able to swap out the One V with a basic Verizon phone easily. I think I'll call them up before buying to confirm that they can do that type of swap easily and then search for a deal.

I had thought they would be happy to finally have a smartphone. laugh out loud
I got my mother-in-law an old Verizon Motorola RAZR V3C flip phone in brand new condition for $12 shipped from eBay maybe 2yrs ago. I don't think they go for much and it was a really nice phone for its time (over half a decade ago).

They definitely do work on P+ if ESN is good, because that's what we activated it on.
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#1072
Quote from treMMor View Post :
Sorry to revive a dead thread... I didn't think it would be that big a deal, but it's been over 2 months now and they still haven't gotten over the learning curve and I've been told by both that they hate the new phone (because they're having trouble learning how to use it). I've tried giving tutorials, but with very limited success. Luddites!!--Stick Out Tongue
As a start check these
Code:
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Bok, D. (1990). Universities and the future of America. London: Duke University Press.

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Clark, M.C., Caffarella, R.S. (Eds.). (1999). An update on adult development theory: New ways of thinking about the life course. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Draves, W.A. (1984). How to teach adults. Manhattan, KS: The Learning Resources Network.

Kaplan-Leiserson, E. (2001). Aged to perfection. Training and Development. Oct. 2001. Retrieved July 4, 2004 from findarticles.com database.

Kennedy, R.C. (2003). Applying principles of adult learning: the key to more effective training programs. The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. April, 2003. Retrieved June 25, 2004 from findarticles.com database.

King, J.E., Anderson, E.L., Corrigan, M.E. (Eds.). (2003). Changing student attendance patterns. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Knowles, M. S. (1980). The modern practice of adult education. Chicago: Follet Publishing Company.

Long, H. B. (1972). The psychology of aging: How it affects learning. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Long, H. B. (1983). Adult learning: Research and practice. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Lowy, L., O'Connor, D. (1986). Why education in the later years?. Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath and Company.

Merriam, S. B. (2001). The new update on adult learning theory. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Merriam, S. B., Caffarella, R. S. (1991). Learning in adulthood. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Schaie, K. W. (1994). The course of adult intellectual development. American Psychologist, 49, 304-313.

Sheppard, T. (2002). "The learning journey." Navy Supply Corps Newsletter. June-August, 2002. Retrieved July 4, 2004 from findarticles.com database.

Sternberg, R. J., Berg, C. A. (Eds.). (1992). Intellectual development. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Swain, L. (1995). "Aging and the aged." Encyclopedia of nursing and allied health. Retrieved June 25, 2004 from findarticles.com database.
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#1073
Question: I have an extra one of these that was bought as "insurance" and flashed to P+ along with the rest way back when this deal happened. The other day one of the phones in use was recently put through the wash cycle of a washing machine and came out clean (and non-functional). Trying to dry it out but I think the owner might have plugged in in too soon and fryed it even if it might've rebounded once dry. Still won't know for a while I guess.

Now needing to use the extra phone, do I need to go through all the steps I did initially to flash the phone with the MSI etc. of the dead phone? If so I hope the relative can locate the piece of paper I wrote that info on since we can't (as of now) recover it from the phone directly. Although, I suppose Page + CS could provide it to me.

Or since the new phone's already been flashed to work on P+, can we just call up P+ CS and have them transfer the phone number they have for the dead phone to the new one? Don't really care about that number because we have Google Voice, but that account has almost $80 credit on it that I don't want to lose. TIA and sorry for reviving a dead thread again Wink
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#1074
Hi,I have a brand new VM HTC One phone and my husband would like to flash it to use with PagePlus. Is this still valid and working without much problems?
I just went to PagePlus website and noticed their plan is pay as you go. Last time when I read this thread (up earlier pages in December) I thought their plan was about $15 or $20 a month or something... Now I see their plan is by how much you use the phone. Are their rate a good deal?
He will use it for limited talk,text and maybe data.
Thank you for any advice.
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#1075
Quote from readingrainbow View Post :
Hi,I have a brand new VM HTC One phone and my husband would like to flash it to use with PagePlus. Is this still valid and working without much problems?
I just went to PagePlus website and noticed their plan is pay as you go. Last time when I read this thread (up earlier pages in December) I thought their plan was about $15 or $20 a month or something... Now I see their plan is by how much you use the phone. Are their rate a good deal?
He will use it for limited talk,text and maybe data.
Thank you for any advice.
They have pay as you go and regular no contract monthly plans.
https://www.pagepluscellular.com/plans/
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#1076
1. I am wondering the same thing - Is the process different for the one shown here for flashing the VM HTC One V to Page Plus Cellular

2. BTW- a tool kit with quick away to unlock the bootloader and root plus afew other things for the HTC ONE V at Xda-dev.com by hasoon2000 - http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=1676686 -. Also, the author has made versions of this tool for some other phones .

Quote from readingrainbow View Post :
Hi,I have a brand new VM HTC One phone and my husband would like to flash it to use with PagePlus. Is this still valid and working without much problems?
I just went to PagePlus website and noticed their plan is pay as you go. Last time when I read this thread (up earlier pages in December) I thought their plan was about $15 or $20 a month or something... Now I see their plan is by how much you use the phone. Are their rate a good deal?
He will use it for limited talk,text and maybe data.
Thank you for any advice.
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#1077
I noticed that about 10% of my incoming text messages never come in.

I already did this a long time ago:

"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"

It seems like whenever I am running other apps (like an pretty graphics intensive game), I don't receive text messages at all. When I turn off the apps, the message never gets through and friends get annoyed at me for not answering their text. Has anyone else run into this problem?
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#1078
port 80 or 8080
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#1079
After months of procrastinating I finally got my phone flashed to P+.
Works well, thanks everyone!
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