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Last Edited by unlvrebels December 6, 2014 at 10:20 AM
UPDATE: 12/6/2014:
Page Plus To Block Flashed Phones After Jan 15


The change will mainly effect Page Plus users and dealers who have been buying inexpensive Sprint, Cricket CDMA and other non-Verizon phones and flashing them to work on Page Plus. It also blocks users who want to use a modern LTE Verizon phone on the Page Plus pay as you go or $12 plans. Page Plus currently doesn't allow LTE phones on those two plans unless they are programmed ("flashed") to work as 3G devices.

The policy change should have no effect on users who currently have a non-Verizon phone active on Page Plus. I'm sure that current flashed phones will be grandfathered and will continue to work as long as the user doesn't do anything to the account that would cause a deactivation, such as putting a different phone on the account, doing an ESN reset to fix data issues or letting the account expire for non-payment.

Source:
http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2...after.html


UPDATE: 10/18/2014

LTE speeds are capped with PP.
Maximum 4G Data Speed: 3.5 Mbps
Maximum Download Speed: 3 Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed: 1 Mbps

Source:
http://www.howardforums.com/showt...st15616177


Monthly Plan Pins and Refills (Good pricing)
$10.80 ($12 plan)
$26.95 ($29.95 plan)
$35.96 ($39.95 plan)
$49.50 ($55 plan)
$62.96 ($69.95 plan)

$9 ($10 refill)
$22.50 ($25 refill)
$45 ($45 refill)
$72 ($80 refill)

http://www.prepayrefill.com/produ...ute-plans/
http://www.prepayrefill.com/produ...hly-plans/


UPDATE: 09/23/2014

SIM pre-order information obtained from Kitty:

- All SIMS Cost $7.99 per SIM. This includes shipping & handling.
- Customers are limited to a total of 5 SIM Cards, and you can mix and match the SIM types to get a total of 5 for the entire order.
- We have two types of Page Plus 4G LTE SIM Cards that you can choose from. The two cards are exactly the same in terms of functionality, but different in terms of size.
- See this chart below? We definitely have the NANO SIM, for sure, but we are unsure if we have the NORMAL or MICRO one coming additionally.
- Let's say we get the NORMAL SIM, you could cut that down into a micro sim or nano sim if need be.
- Let's say we get the MICRO SIM, and you need the NORMAL one, you could use an adapter kit to make the MICRO into a NORMAL.
- So there are options. It doesn't change the fact that you will absolutely need a SIM card. If it were me, I would honestly order one of each, or multiple of each, so that you have options when the time comes.
- This situation with SIM Cards is simply too new and too fluid at this point in time. If we find out we will have a different type of SIM before 9/26, we will simply let people know and let you adjust your orders.
- You are RESERVING your SIM Card slot. Which means if you order 3 SIM Cards, you'll get 3 SIM Cards and we'll let you choose which types you get.
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Information obtained form Kitty

Just released from Page Plus today:

- New policy regarding ALL (3G and 4G) activations: When 4G launches, all new activations and port-ins will require that a plan PIN be applied to the new account at the time of activation. In the case of port-ins, the PIN will be in a reserved state until the port completes. So, a 3G New Activation or Port-In will require at least a $10 PIN and a 4g New Activation or Port-In will require at least a $29.95 PIN at the time of activation or port.

- In conjunction with the above, we will no longer provide a complimentary $2.00 credit on the account at activation.

- Compatible LTE devices and Page Plus SIM cards are required for Page Plus 4G LTE. LTE devices from other carriers will not work.

- ESN swaps: You will NOT be able to perform an ESN swap between a 3G device and a 4G device. You WILL be able to do a 3G-to-3G swap, and a 4G-to-4G swap (simply by swapping the SIM cards).

- The importance of power cycling: When making any changes to the account of a 4G device, it will require power cycling the device to get the changes to go through.

- Temporary numbers: We will no longer be using temporary phone numbers to port in, for both 3G and 4G. The plan PIN from a port-in activation will be held until the port completes, then applied, rather than moving a plan/balance from a temporary number.

- Device upgrades/downgrades: Upgrading from a 3G to a 4G device, and downgrading from a 4G to a 3G device, will not impact the active plan or expiration date. This applies to customers staying on the SAME PLAN and just upgrading/downgrading their device.

More information to be coming soon.
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09/09/2014

Source: Jakks Wireless FB update.

4G LTE will begin in October. SIM will be available at stores. Applicable for all monthly plans except $12 plan. The rates will remain the same.
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Last Edited by plusring December 6, 2014 at 11:11 AM
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IIt doesn't seem like much info was released, but maybe someone knows... I had my Verizon Galaxy S3 flashed to Page Plus - am I going to have to "unflash" it? I'm also wondering if this is only for new customers.

I was actually getting ready to dump PP due to the slow internet.

Thanks for the head up OP. Repped.
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Does this mean we can now flash 4g phones?
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Does this mean we can now flash 4g phones?
Or better yet, activate them without flashing.
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Hmm... I am interested, but not holding my breath. No specific details yet; however, I am on the 12 plan so I use no data anyway
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Interesting. I love how competitive MVNOs are getting and really like how the big boys are starting to respond too.
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Interesting. I love how competitive MVNOs are getting and really like how the big boys are starting to respond too.
It depends what areas you're talking about. For very low use "pay as you go" service, prices have been going up. I've watched it happen to PlatinumTel, Lyca Mobile, Virgin Mobile, T-Mobile, etc. I REALLY hope PagePlus doesn't change their pay as you go plans. I like only having to spend $30 a year. It's not as good as T-Mobile's $10 per year (with gold rewards) but that may be coming to an end.

Now, if you're talking about smartphone plans, then yes, MVNOs are getting more competitive.
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Where can you get cheap but decent smartphone like Galaxy S4, S5, Note 2/3, etc to use with Pageplus?
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Quote from gabe23111 View Post :
IIt doesn't seem like much info was released, but maybe someone knows... I had my Verizon Galaxy S3 flashed to Page Plus - am I going to have to "unflash" it? I'm also wondering if this is only for new customers.

I was actually getting ready to dump PP due to the slow internet.

Thanks for the head up OP. Repped.
My understanding is that yes, it will need to be unflashed. I'm not 100% clear if that's to have it continue to work period, or strictly to get 4G.
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Or better yet, activate them without flashing.
This is what I've read, but that it will be restricted to Verizon phones only. No flashing.
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Does this mean the new iPhone 6 will work on PP? I am just about to dump PP to get iPhone 6 on LTE, but if this is the case then I will be staying!
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Quote from gabe23111 View Post :
IIt doesn't seem like much info was released, but maybe someone knows... I had my Verizon Galaxy S3 flashed to Page Plus - am I going to have to "unflash" it? I'm also wondering if this is only for new customers.

I was actually getting ready to dump PP due to the slow internet.

Thanks for the head up OP. Repped.
I paid someone to flash my Sprint S3 4G phone to 3G Pageplus. I wish that I don't have to pay again to get PP LTE.
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have a flashed sprint note 3 on page plus. Do you think this will effect me?
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It depends what areas you're talking about. For very low use "pay as you go" service, prices have been going up. I've watched it happen to PlatinumTel, Lyca Mobile, Virgin Mobile, T-Mobile, etc. I REALLY hope PagePlus doesn't change their pay as you go plans. I like only having to spend $30 a year. It's not as good as T-Mobile's $10 per year (with gold rewards) but that may be coming to an end.

Now, if you're talking about smartphone plans, then yes, MVNOs are getting more competitive.

$30 a year included tax?
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