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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
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(** $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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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




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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!!!!!
Pleas see details in post# 816

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



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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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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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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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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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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.

Cavanaugh, J.C., Blanchard-Fields, F. (2002). Adult development and aging. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thompson Learning.

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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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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Last edited by bamx2 June 29, 2013 at 09:53 AM
#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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port 80 or 8080
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Last edited by PedroR July 11, 2013 at 08:10 AM
#1079
After months of procrastinating I finally got my phone flashed to P+.
Works well, thanks everyone!
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