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Freedompop to Ringplus to Pageplus? Doable?

Mike_Hawk 5,493 1,657 March 29, 2016 at 01:57 PM
Here's the thought process:

Buy a Freedompop phone.
Cancel service, free the esn.
Use said 'freed' phone with my current RingPlus plan, see how I like it.
If I don't like Ringplus's coverage/quality, my ultimate fallback will to then use the device with PagePlus.

I know the Freedompop to Ringplus is doable as that's what a lot of people have done on here. But what about Ringplus to Pageplus?

Device in question is an LG G2 btw.

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Blah, doesn't look so.

VS980 (verizon) vs LS980 (sprint)

So farking sick of the carriers being a-holes which which devices they allow.
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Quote from Mike_Hawk View Post :
Blah, doesn't look so.

VS980 (verizon) vs LS980 (sprint)

So farking sick of the carriers being a-holes which which devices they allow.
To keep thinks simpler when/if evaluating ringplus, I wouldn't port your number in. Pick up a ~$30 sprint prepaid phone (moto e or tribute duo depending on current sale) and try the free plan. If you make your evaluation within 14-30 days depending on return policy you can always return the phone.

There are a few phones that are a bit more carrier agnostic (recent iphones, nexus 5x, 6p , etc). Pageplus uses Verizon ringplus and freedompop use Sprint. CDMA carriers have to white list devices and sprint and verizon use different LTE bands and most phones don't support both bands.

I also would resist the urge to buy a freedom pop refurb, quality can vary a lot. Pay a little more for a better, newer phone. Consider buying used from swappa.
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Last edited by jkee March 29, 2016 at 04:17 PM
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Yeah, I'm already rocking a 1st gen moto g on R+, another moto g on P+, and a Verizon LG G4 on T-Mobile. laugh out loud

In my perfect world every phone would have every band and be allowed on every carrier Big Grin

Oh and screw porting. GV is where it's at Smilie
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Yeah, I'm already rocking a 1st gen moto g on R+, another moto g on P+, and a Verizon LG G4 on T-Mobile. laugh out loud

In my perfect world every phone would have every band and be allowed on every carrier Big Grin

Oh and screw porting. GV is where it's at Smilie
I don't know much about Moto G's but how to you like you 1st generation & how does it compare to 3rd gen?

Thinking of getting a 3rd gen to use on R+.
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Love love love the OG Moto G. Especially since I got them for only $40 back in 2013 (Boost mobile, with $35 cash back).

Cons:
Little on the thick side
Battery not user replaceable
No SD card
Only 3g
Only 8gb

However they are perfect for my wife as her daily driver who only checks facebook and texts. I also use one as my media streaming / Runkeeper gps device while jogging.

I've wanted to upgrade to get LTE on R+ but I just can't find a pure winner for $40 as compared to my 1st Gen Moto G, it still hangs with these cheap $20/$30 throw away current phones.

Dunno the diff between the generations, look em up on phonearena
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Last edited by Mike_Hawk March 29, 2016 at 11:12 PM
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Thanks! I currently have the LG Stylo & really love the 5.7" screen size so I'm not sure if I can handle only 5". lol

The Moto G (3rd gen) does have some nicer camera features (except I don't see image stabilization the Stylo has) & a few other features that I would like but then I really like LG's Knock Code so not sure I want phone without it. Smilie

The Moto G seems to have decent reviews & faster processor. Both the Stylo & Moto G are only 1gb ram & 8gm storage so for cheapish phone I can live with that.

Seems the different generations are just based on when they came out .. gen 1 released in 2013, gen 2 in 2014 & now gen 3 in 2015. So your gen 1 doing as good as new cheaper phones means I'd probably get couple years out of a new one.

Appreciate your response. Decisions .. decisions. Want to get something on R+ before the FED loophole gets closed April 17th.
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