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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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Can I use this as home phone using WIFI & google voice?? Smilie.. that way I dont have to buy 35$ plan..
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If this is true then you can buy it and flash it over to page plus for extremely cheap prepaid service. I love mine and using it as a home phone VOIP along with page plus when not within wifi reception.

http://slickdeals.net/f/5579144-Virgin-Mobile-HTC-One-V-Prepaid-Smartphone-50-Free-Shipping?v=1

Do you know if this phone will work with the $12 plan? I'm not familiar with Page Plus at all.
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One of my favorite phones I've used in a while. Easy to root, change settings, screen is quite high quality for the size and price.

Even if you just use it as an MP3 player or for YouTube it's great for the price.

Easy to activate on Page Plus too with the exception of 3G. You'll need a donor phone for that.
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Do you know if this phone will work with the $12 plan? I'm not familiar with Page Plus at all.

yes it will work just fine with that plan. If you want 3g data you will need the keys off a 3g phone. I have it on the initial $2 load that customer service put on. I am on wifi every where I go and this phone is not my primary phone. I have straight talk on iphone 5 as my everyday phone and this is a home phone voip that is tossed around the house all day long. It has hulu plus, netflix, play store, 32gb class 10 sandisk card and more. I am $68 deep ($50 HTC + $18 for card)and it runs circles around phones double the price. You will flash it over and then call customer care and have them put you on the $12 plan and just load up a balance from calling mart.
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heck ya! plus it qualifies for shoprunner 2-day shipping, we in there!
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If this is true then you can buy it and flash it over to page plus for extremely cheap prepaid service. I love mine and using it as a home phone VOIP along with page plus when not within wifi reception
do you happen to know if flashed to ppc you can use the $10 every 4 month plan or do you need a monthly plan
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With this phone from Virgin can I sign up for a "pay as you go" type usage? It says no contract, but I just want to use it as a temp phone when travelling in the USA. Thanks
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do you happen to know if flashed to ppc you can use the $10 every 4 month plan or do you need a monthly plan

Are you talking about just buying minutes at .10c or lower like the $80 for 2000 minutes for or $10 for 100 minutes.

I have $2 load on the phone and will be adding $10 in 2-3 months to keep it going. You can use it with $12 plan or by the minute. All that has to do with the plan programming and not the phone. As long as you can get the phone flashed over and activated on page plus then you should be able to use any plan on page plus.


100 minutes for $10
416 minutes for $25
1,000 minutes for $50
2,000 minutes for $80*
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With this phone from Virgin can I sign up for a "pay as you go" type usage? It says no contract, but I just want to use it as a temp phone when travelling in the USA. Thanks
No. It is only for use on the Beyond Talk plan not the PayLo pay as you go plan. Since Virgin is a prepaid MVNO you can activate for one month for $35 on the Beyond Talk plan then don't top up.
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Can I use this as home phone using WIFI & google voice?? Smilie.. that way I dont have to buy 35$ plan..
Yes. No need to activate
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do you happen to know if flashed to ppc you can use the $10 every 4 month plan or do you need a monthly plan
Page Plus doesn't restrict any phones to any plans. If you can activate the phone on their network (isn't a Verizon prepaid Phone, isn't bad esn, etc.) it can be used on any plan, from the Paygo $10 cards to the 5gb 69.95.
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Are you talking about just buying minutes at .10c or lower like the $80 for 2000 minutes for or $10 for 100 minutes.

I have $2 load on the phone and will be adding $10 in 2-3 months to keep it going. You can use it with $12 plan or by the minute. All that has to do with the plan programming and not the phone. As long as you can get the phone flashed over and activated on page plus then you should be able to use any plan on page plus.


100 minutes for $10
416 minutes for $25
1,000 minutes for $50
2,000 minutes for $80*
yes the 100 for $10 plan is all she needs and uses about none of that.thanks and repped
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No. It is only for use on the Beyond Talk plan not the PayLo pay as you go plan. Since Virgin is a prepaid MVNO you can activate for one month for $35 on the Beyond Talk plan then don't top up.

Where is the best option for me to look for that (pay as you go" type service where minutes carrty over after an inital load (or whatever)?
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Any cheep fillers ?
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Where is the best option for me to look for that (pay as you go" type service where minutes carrty over after an inital load (or whatever)?
Prepaid comparison chart: http://www.cellguru.net/prepaid_compare.htm

You really need to figure out coverage based on where you are going to travel to IMO.
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